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Journal of the Optical Society of America B

Journal of the Optical Society of America B



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Tips for Preparing Your Manuscript
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Electronic Art Guidelines
Supplementary Materials
OCIS Codes

Peer Review and Production

Overview of Peer Review Process
Author Guidelines for Optica
Manuscript Tracking
Comments and Replies
Early Posting
Why Peer Review Matters, by Michael D. Duncan
Production Process Step-by-Step
Journal Review Criteria
Issues in Progress

Publication Charges and Reprints

Publication Charges
Optional Open Access
Color Charges
Reprint Orders

Journal Metrics Guide

JCR Metrics (Impact Factor)
Google Scholar

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Ethical Guidelines

Ethical Guidelines Documents
Editorial on Plagiarism

Copyright and Permissions

Copyright Transfer
Author Posting Policy
NIH Public Access Policy

Journal-Specific Information

Applied Optics
Now accepting Engineering and Laboratory Notes.

Optics Letters
Page limit is increasing to 4 pages, effective for new submissions beginning 1 May 2013

Authors consult the JOCN Author page

Applied Optics, JOSA A & JOSA B
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