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The following requirements must be followed as closely as possible. A technically acceptable manuscript that fails to follow these requirements may be returned for retyping, leading to delay in publication. We only accept submissions in PDF format. The Latex file must be provided after the manuscript is accepted.

Submission of Papers

Submission of a manuscript must be the original work of the author(s) and have not been published elsewhere or under consideration for another publication, or a substantially similar form in any language.

Authors are encouraged to recommend three to five individuals (including their research fields, e-mail, phone numbers and addresses) who are qualified to serve as referees for their paper.

Manuscript Preparation

All manuscripts should be written in English. Letters are generally no more than three journal pages. The supporting organization and the grant number should be given at the end of the manuscript. For more details of submission format, please see our Latex template: LaTeX Templates

Title: The title of the paper should be concise but informative.

Author name(s): A list of all authors, as well as corresponding addresses, should be provided on the title page. Authors’ names should be given in a consistent form on all publications to facilitate indexing. It will be better if the fax number(s), e-mail address(es), and telephone number(s) are all provided.

Abstract: The abstract should be no less than 300 words. It should be informative, without descriptive words or citations, and contain the major conclusions and quantitative results or other significant items in the paper. Together with the title, the abstract must be adequate as an index to all the subjects treated in the paper, and will be used as a base for indexing.

Main body of the paper: The body of the paper should include all the information of the research, but no subtitles.

Formulas: Formulas should be punctuated and aligned to bring out their structure, and numbered consecutively in round brackets on the right-hand side of the page.

Notation: Notation must be legible, clear, compact, and consistent with standard usage. All unusual symbols whose identity may not be obvious, including subscript or superscript, must be made comprehensible. Physical and mathematical variables should be in italic, vectors in boldface. Units, abbreviations and special functions should be upright. Please add notes to explain any other special symbols.

Figures: Figures should be original laser prints with high contrast, suitable for immediate reproduction, typed on separate sheets and identified by its number. They will normally be reduced to one column width (6-8 cm). In the figures, the main lines should be about 0.3 mm in width, and the assistant lines 0.15 mm. Notations in the figures should be distinct and consistent with the same ones in the text, and their font size will be 7-9 pt. The positions of figures should be marked in the text by boxes of a suitable size. Each figure should have its own caption. For photographs, the original photos must be supplied with good contrast and clearly distinguishable details.

Tables: Tables, numbered in order of appearance, should be appended on separate sheets and identified with appropriate titles. The table title, which should be brief, goes above the table. A detailed description of its contents or table footnotes should be given directly below the body of the table.

References: References must be published work, and numbered consecutively in order of their first citation. References should be listed individually at the end of the text and indicated in the text with a superscript number in square brackets. All of the references’ authors, as well as the titles of the referenced articles, should be given. Here are some examples of how to set the most common reference types:

Journals: M. Zhang, P. Ye, F. Zhang, Y. Zhao, and J. Wang, NOLM-based wavelength conversion with FBG band-pass filter for optical packet switching, Chin. Opt. Lett. 1, 3 (2003).

Books: N. Bloembergen, Nonlinear Optics (Benjamin, New York, 1965).

Conference proceedings: R. E. Kalman, “A new approach to linear filtering and prediction problems”, in Proceedings of Advanced Seminar on Generalized Inverse and Applications, M. Z. Nashed, ed. (Academic, San Diego, CA, USA, 1976), p. 111.

Patents: A. C. Hart, Jr., R. G. Huff, and K. L. Walker, “Method of making a fiber having low polarization mode dispersion due to a permanent spin”, U.S. patent 5,298,047 (March 29, 1994).

Dissertations: K. L. Corwin, “A circularly-polarized optical dipole trap and other developments in laser trapping of atoms”, PhD. Thesis (University of Colorado, 1999).

Online references: H. R. Sheikh, Z. Wang, L. Cormack, and A. C. Bovik, “Live image quality assessment database release 2”, (September 8, 2006).


Authors will receive a letter informing them whether the manuscript is accepted or rejected in 6 weeks. Authors should return their revisions to the Manuscript Office within one month on receipt. When an article has been amended in compliance with the comments of referee(s), an electronic file of the final version should be sent with the revised manuscript. Proofs will be sent to the authors and should be returned preferably within 48 hours to avoid publication delays.


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