Call for Papers: Optics in 2010
Have you reported significant findings in a peer-reviewed journal over the course of the past year? If so, please consider
submitting a summary of your published article in OPN’s special December issue, Optics in 2010.
This issue highlights the most exciting optics research to emerge in the preceding 12 months. This year we are looking
to showcase your multimedia results online, including videos, figure animations, etc. Optics in 2010 allows readers to
access, in a single source, summaries of cutting-edge optics research reported in the peer-reviewed press. We strive to
emphasize areas that created substantial interest in the optical community during the course of the year, and to represent the
tremendous breadth of the field.
We are asking authors to submit their summaries and figures through OSA’s online submission system (ADS). Please visit
www.osa-opn.org to submit your summary. The deadline for submissions is August 31, 2010. If you include multimedia files
with your submission, please send us a separate e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know.
Submissions are judged on the basis of the following criteria:
The accomplishments described must have
been published in a peer-reviewed journal after
The work should be illustrated in a clear, concise
manner that is readily accessible to the at-large
The authors should describe the topical area as
a whole and then discuss the importance of their
work in that context.
Summaries must be no longer than 500 words
and contain no more than five references,
with only one camera-ready figure or image.
Longer summaries may be disqualified from
Summaries should represent the best work
in a given area. Thus, we discourage multiple
submissions from the same individual or group.
OPN makes every effort to ensure that achievements in all optics subfields are recognized. For this reason, we may not
accept multiple submissions from one research group in a single, concentrated area of focus. OPN strives to ensure that
engineering, basic science and technology are all well represented.