Universal manuscript template for Optica Publishing Group journalsOfficial
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 (the Optica's article tracking system) via the 'Submit to Optica' option in the Overleaf editor.
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Length-check LaTeX template for preparing an article for submission to Optica Publishing Group journals AO, JOCN, JOSA A, JOSA B, OL, OpticaOfficial
This template can be used to approximate final page count for submission to Optica Publishing Group’s journals Applied Optics, Journal of Optical Communications and Networking, JOSA A, JOSA B, Optics Letters, Optica, and Photonics Research. Use the shortarticle/true option for Optics Letters and short Optica articles.
Note that this template can be run from your own TeX system or within the cloud-based Overleaf system. When compiling on your own TeX system, you may need to run bibtex fullrefs additionally to generate the full reference list for certain journal submission types.
Once your article is complete, you may submit it directly to Prism (the OSA's article tracking system) via the 'Submit to Optica' option in the Overleaf editor.
Version 1.4, 2015/10/20: update includes addition of Advances in Optics and Photonics style and update to Optics Letters template to include automatic generation of the two reference list styles (abbreviated and full).
Version 1.5, 2016/04/19: update to OCIS code styling.
Version 1.6, 2016/08/25: refactored .tex to make it more streamlined and less cluttered.
Version 1.7, 2017/12/06: journal titles are automatically abbreviated when using BibTeX.
aop.sty Version 1.1, 2017/03/25: AOP manuscripts have a narrower column.
Version 1.8, 2018/05/20: OCIS codes are no longer compulsory.
Version 1.9, 2018/07/19: The styles/ folder is now renamed legacy-styles.
2019/08/01: Added disclosure information.
Version 1.10, 2019/08/05: osajnl.cls is updated to be compatible with latest TeX Live/MikTeX packages.
Version 1.11, 2019/09/01: osajnl.cls is updated to be compatible with latest caption package.
2020/06/11: Added optica.sty.
Version 1.12, 2020/12/22: Added backmatter environment and
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LaTeX template for preparing supplementary material for submission to OpticaOfficial
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.
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Template for Manuscript for Submission to an Optical Society of America Meeting or Conference
LaTeX users preparing manuscripts for OSA meetings or conferences should use the osameet3.sty style file and should observe these guidelines to adhere to OSA requirements. Users of BibTeX may use the osajnl.bst style file, which is included in this distribution. Comments and questions should be directed to the OSA Conference Papers staff (tel: +1 202.416.6191, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).