Instructions for Preparing and Submitting Your Manuscript to JOCN
Thank you for your interest in submitting your manuscript to the Journal of Optical Communications and Networking through OSA's Prism article tracking system (see below). The following guidelines will help you prepare your paper for JOCN.
Manuscript Preparation: Use of either MS Word or LaTeX is acceptable for manuscript preparation. Please use the following templates and tools to help you prepare your manuscript:
Please note that the MS Word and LaTeX templates also serve as a style guide for JOCN. You should try to follow the style in these templates, particularly in regard to the numbering of section and subsection headings, table preparation, and references.
A Note About Author Bios: You have the option of supplying a biography with or without a picture of each author of your paper. You may supply the bios along with pictures in the MS Word or LaTeX file at the time of submission, but please note that you will be asked to supply eps or tif files of the author pictures during the final preproduction review. You will receive further instructions about the image files at that time, but you can review the guidelines for the bios and pictures in the Instructions for Supplying Author Bios and Photos.
Manuscript Submission: Manuscripts should be submitted to JOCN through OSA's Prism article tracking system. OSA will manage the peer-review and production processes for JOCN. Questions about print copies should be directed to IEEE Customer Service.