LaTeX manuscripts submitted to Optica Publishing Group journals may use these instructions and this universal template format. The template simplifies manuscript preparation and eases transfer between Optica journals. Applied Optics, Journal of Optical Communications and Networking, JOSA A, JOSA B, Optics Letters, Optica and Photonics Research authors may also use the previous, legacy templates, particularly if a precise length estimate is needed. Authors will still need to adhere to article-length restrictions based on the final, published format.
Once your article is complete, you may submit it directly to Prism (Optica's article tracking system) via the 'Submit to Optica' option in the Overleaf editor.
This LaTeX template can be used to prepare a supplementary document for inclusion with submission to Optica Publishing Group's journals.
This document, which may include supplementary information such as expanded descriptions of materials and methods, will be published as a PDF linked to the primary article. The supplemental file should only present information that would be useful and worthwhile for the reader, for example, details that would be necessary to reproduce an experiment. The article, however, must be coherent without the supplemental PDF file. Please see the Author Guidelines for Supplementary Materials for more information.
Supplementary documents are not copyedited and so should be prepared carefully with the template provided. Note that a coversheet with final article title, author block, publication date, journal branding, and other details will be added to your supplemental document during production. Do not include such details directly in this document..
Note that this template can be run from your own TeX system or within the cloud-based Overleaf system.
This template can be used to prepare a research article for submission to the Optica/IEEE Journal of Optical Communications and Networking (JOCN).
Note that this template can be run from your own TeX system or within the cloud-based Overleaf system (formerly writeLaTeX).
Once your article is complete, you may submit it directly to Prism (the Optica Publishing Group's article tracking system) via the 'Submit to Optica' option in the Overleaf editor.