With this issue Optics Express begins Volume 5 of publication, and
continues to set international standards for electronic publishing.
Authors around the world are learning about, and then taking advantage of, our
exceptionally rapid turn-around. The average time-to-publication in Optics
Express, including two peer reviews, is many months shorter than normal
scientific journals and approximately two months shorter than what is available in
familiar letters journals.
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