Papers and Reviews will normally be published three or four months from the date of acceptance, but Letters will be published more quickly if possible. Authors will not receive proofs of Letters.
Submission of a paper to Optical and Quantum Electronics will be taken to imply that it presents original unpublished work, not under consideration for publication elsewhere. In order to transfer copyright to the Publisher, a Publishers agreement form will be sent on submission of the manuscript which authors are required to sign and return. This agreement will be void if the paper is not accepted for publication. The copyright covers the exclusive rights to reproduce and distribute the article, including reprints, photographic reproductions, microfilm or any other reproductions of similar nature, and translations.
Language and style
Submissions must be in English, typed in double spacing on one side only of the paper, with a left-hand margin of at least 4cm.
Every paper should include a brief and factual summary. This should not exceed 200 words and should be in English.
Papers should be divided into sections and sub-sections numbered as exemplified in the headings of these 'Instructions'.
References should be numbered consecutively in the text, thus:
'According to a recent theory ...' and collected at the end of the paper in the following style:
4. E. E. UTHE and R. J. ALLEN, Opt. Quantum Electron. 7 (1975) 121.
A separate list of captions for illustrations should be provided. The Publisher will return illustrations after use if requested.
Line diagrams: Originals drawn in indian ink should be submitted. A suitable form of lettering is Letraset 705 or a comparable stencil.
Photographs: Copies for final reproduction should be glossy prints and have good contrast. Colour printing will be available subject to the author meeting the extra cost involved.
Contributors are asked to follow the recommendations of the IUPAP (Nuclear Physics 1 (1956) 539-56 and 7 (1958) 299-304).
It is preferred that SI units be used.
Letters should communicate new and newsworthy results and should not normally exceed four printed pages (including figures). An abstract not exceeding 50 words should be included though section headings are not necessary.