The article denotes a relatively complete,
comprehensive report of original research. An article usually has a fairly
complex narrative that is based on multiple techniques and/or approaches.
Article must contain the following components in the order stated as body
6 000 words excluding abstract,
references, figures and tables
Max of 50. Please use as current as
reports an important novel research result, but is less substantial than an
Article. Letters are peer reviewed, and typically occupy four printed journal
pages. This format begins with an introductory paragraph (not abstract) of
150 words maximum, summarizing the background, rationale, main results and
implications. This paragraph should be considered part of the main text, so
that any subsequent introductory material avoids too much repetition of the
introductory paragraph. Letters are not divided by headings, except for the
Methods section. Letters include received/accepted dates and may be
accompanied by supplementary information.
1 500 words excluding abstract, methods, references, figures and tables
Max of 30
Articles cover a focused area on the advancing edge of optics and photonics
and provide a balanced view of current research that can be understood by
researchers outside that specialty.
Articles do not require 'Materials and methods' or 'Results and discussion'
sections but can be structured using short topical headings.
Review Articles will be
subject to the established review process.
6 000 words excluding abstract, references, figures and tables
Max of 100
manuscript must be accompanied by a cover letter, including statements that:
• All authors agree with the submission;
• The work has not been published or submitted
for publication elsewhere, either completely or in part, or in another form or
• No materials are reproduced from another
source (if there is material in your manuscript which has been reproduced from
another source, please change this item to 'there are some materials which are
reproduced from other sources. We have gotten authorizations from the copyright
holders to use them, and have included these authorizations with this submission');
• Conflict of Interest Statement
Please use a common word-processing
package (such as Microsoft Word) for the manuscript text. Supplementary
Information should be supplied as a separate file in word or PDF format,
preferably in Word format, while not combined in the manuscript file.
Authors should follow the guidelines
outlined below, which also must be followed when submitting files for
Manuscript should be provided in a
single file, prepared using Microsoft Word; figures and tables should be
embedded into the file at proper position. The manuscript text file should
include the following parts, in order: a title page with author affiliations
and contact information (the corresponding author should be identified with an
asterisk); the sections required for each content type (see information for
different article types) then References, Acknowledgements (optional), Author
Contributions, Conflict of Interest statement. Footnotes to the text are not
allowed and any such material should be incorporated into the text as
parenthetical matter. Manuscript should include continuous line number.
(i) Title page
title page should include a succinct title (less than 200 characters); the full
names of all authors including their given names; the affiliations (including
city, state, country and zip code) of all authors; the official email addresses
of all authors, and the full contact details of the corresponding author
(including telephone number).
brief abstract (maximum 250 words) should state the purpose, basic procedures,
main findings and principal conclusions of the study. The abstract should not
contain abbreviations or references and should not be structured.
Introduction should summarize the rationale for the study and outline pertinent
background material. The Introduction should not contain either results or
should be described in sufficient detail to allow the experimental work to be
reproduced in another laboratory, and to leave the reader in no doubt as to how
the results were derived.
(vi) Results and Discussion
Results should be presented in a logical sequence in the text, tables and
figures; repetitive presentation of the same data in different forms should be
avoided. The Results should not include material appropriate to the Discussion.
The Discussion should not reiterate Results, but rather should consider them in
relation to any hypotheses advanced in the Introduction. This may include an
evaluation of methodology and the relationship of new information to the
existing body of knowledge in that field.
(vii ) Acknowledgements
should acknowledge the source of financial grants and other funding, and
declare any industrial links or affiliations. The contribution of colleagues or
institutions should also be acknowledged. Personal thanks and thanks to
anonymous reviewers should not be included.
(viii) Conflict of interest
conflict of interest statement must be included for each contributing author.
Please see the Conflict of Interest guidelines in the Editorial Policies
section for more information and for guidelines on what constitutes a conflict
All authors should be listed for
papers with up to three authors; for papers with more than three authors, the
first only should be listed, followed by et al. Abbreviations for titles of
medical periodicals should conform to those used in the latest edition of Index
Medicus. The first and last page numbers for each reference should be provided.
Abstracts must be identified as such. Papers in press and preprints hosted on a
recognized server may be included in the list of references.
Journal article, up to three authors:
Lu Min, Zhang Xiaoyu, Zhang Yu, et al.
Simultaneous Strontium Doping and Chlorine Surface Passivation Improve
Luminescence Intensity and Stability of CsPbI3 Nanocrystals Enabling Efficient
Light-Emitting Devices. [J]. Adv. Mater. 2018, 30 (50): 1804691.
Journal article, in press:
Min, Zhang Yu, Wang Shixun, et al. Metal Halide Perovskite Light-Emitting
Devices: Promising Technology for Next-Generation Displays. [J]. Adv. Funct.
Mater. (in the press).
Yen W M, Shionoya S, Yamamoto, H.
Phosphor Handbook [M]. CRC Press, 2007.
Y. (ed.), Conduction band caused by oxygen vacancies in aluminum oxide for
resistance random access memory, Proc. 1st National Conference on Porous Sieves,
Butterworth-Heinemann, London, 1997.
Young, W. R. Effects
of Different Tree Species on Soil Properties in Central New York. MSc thesis,
Cornell Univ., 1981.
A. C. Reusable laparoscopic retrieval mechanism. US patent 6,387,102, 2002.
Manaster, J. Sloth squeak. Scientific American Blog Network http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/psi-vid/2014/04/09/sloth-squeak (2014).
HOW TO SUBMIT
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Before submitting a manuscript, authors are encouraged to consult both our Editorial
Policies and the Submission Instructions for our online manuscript submission
system. If you have not already done so, please register for an account with
our online manuscript system. You will be able to monitor the status of your
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Submission of Revisions
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(1) A rebuttal letter, indicating point-by-point
how you have addressed the comments raised by the reviewers. If you disagree
with any of the points raised, please provide adequate justification in your
(2) A marked-up version of the manuscript that
highlights changes made in response to the reviewers' comments in order to aid
the Editors and reviewers.
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corresponding author will receive an e-mail containing a URL linking to the
proofing site. Proof corrections must be returned within 48 hours of receipt.
Failure to do so may result in delayed publication. Extensive changes cannot be
made at this stage.