Translational medicine encompasses aspects of medicine from laboratory research, preclinical studies, clinical trials, clinical practice, through to diagnostics and therapy and combination technologies with a focus on cross-functional collaboration between researchers and clinicians.
Translational Biophotonics (TBIO) is an international, peer-reviewed, open access journal dedicated to bridging the gap in translating medical photonic research into clinical practice. Optical and photonic technologies have proven their potential regarding specific diagnostic and therapeutic needs in proof-of-concept studies; however, their actual effectiveness has rarely been tested under routine clinical conditions on larger databases/patient cohorts.
In extension to its sister journal – Journal of Biophotonics (JBIO) - Translational Biophotonics serves as a platform for translating photonic methods and technologies in all medical areas to solve unmet medical needs in diagnosis and therapy.  The symbiosis between photonics and medicine serves as the bridge in integrating translational research into clinical practice.
The journal publishes original papers, reviews, letters, preclinical and clinical validation studies. TBIO will also feature tutorial reviews that help researchers and clinicians understand the common ground in their work.


Fields of Application:

  • Medicine
  • Health
  • Biomedicine
  • Life Sciences
  • Environment and Nutrition

Featured Technologies:

  • Microscopy / Imaging / Endoscopy
  • Spectroscopy
  • Photonic therapeutic approaches
  • Photonic point-of-care / point-of-use


Open Access and Copyright

All articles published by Translational Biophotonics are fully open access: immediately freely available to read, download and share. All articles are published under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY) License, which permits use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. Copyright on any research article published in Translational Biophotonics is retained by the author(s).
Authors grant Wiley a license to publish the article and identify itself as the original publisher. Authors also grant any third party the right to use the article freely as long as its integrity is maintained and its original authors, citation details and publisher are identified. Further information can be found on our open access license and copyright page here.


Peer Review Policy

Peer review is conducted with scientific independence, quality and speed as guiding principles. Reviewer identity is not revealed at any stage unless explicitly requested by the reviewer.



Translational medicine as well as Biophotonics are truly interdisciplinary, thus the journal appeals to scientists such as physicists, chemists, and biologists; physicians and engineers interested in the application of light in life sciences; professionals with specific interests in translational medicine, biotechnology, and biochemical and biomolecular engineering; healthcare researchers and other professionals

Online ISSN: 2627-1850