Microwave and Optical Technology Letters

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Edited By: Kai Chang

Impact Factor: 0.568

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2014: 74/87 (Optics); 190/249 (Engineering Electrical & Electronic)

Online ISSN: 1098-2760

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Microwave and Optical Technology Letters welcomes submitted manuscripts online at: http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/mop . Online submission offers receipt of manuscript on the day of submission, expedited transfer to reviewers; status review by authors of online submissions; and e-mail notification of manuscript disposition received by the corresponding author on the day of the decision.

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2. Only original papers will be accepted and copyright in published papers will be vested in the publisher.

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If you select the OnlineOpen option and your research is funded by The Wellcome Trust and members of the Research Councils UK (RCUK) you will be given the opportunity to publish your article under a CC-BY license supporting you in complying with Wellcome Trust and Research Councils UK requirements. For more information on this policy and the Journal’s compliant self-archiving policy please visit: http://www.wiley.com/go/funderstatement.

3. The language of the journal is English.

4. An abstract of not more than 50 words should be included. Authors should supply up to five key terms or phrases that characterize their manuscript. The maximum length of each article is five printed pages. Each printed page is equivalent to four double-spaced manuscript pages or four figures. Authors are requested to stay within these limits. The first page should contain the title, authors and addresses, email address and fax number for the corresponding author, key terms, and abstract. The paper should be reasonably subdivided into sections and, if necessary, subsections. The references should be numbered consecutively in the order of their appearance and should be complete, including authors' initials, the title of the paper, the date, page numbers, and the name of the sponsoring society. Please compile references on a separate sheet at the end of the manuscript, following the AMS style. See the examples below. Where possible, material intended for footnotes should be inserted into the text as parenthetical material. Please supply numbers and explanatory titles for all tables. Please supply legends for all figures and compile these on a separate sheet.

Reference Examples:

1. E. Conforti, C.M. Gallep, A.C. Bordonalli, and S.-M. Kang, Optical regeneration using feed-forward semiconductor optical amplifier with chirp controlled filtering, Microwave Opt Technol Lett 30 (2001), 438-442.

2. J.J. Morikuni and S.M. Kang, Computer-aided design of optoelectronic integrated circuits and systems, SPIE Optical Engineering Press, 1997.

5. Figures should be professionally prepared and submitted in a form suitable for reproduction. We recommend Adobe Photoshop for generating pixel-based graphics and either Adobe Illustrator or Macromedia's Freehand for generating vector-based graphics. Black and white (B/W) line art is either pixel based (typically generated by scanning the image) or vector based (generated using a drawing program such as Freehand or Illustrator). Pixel-based artwork should be supplied in TIFF format and at a resolution of not less than 1,200 dots per square inch (dpi). Vector-based artwork should be supplied as EPS files. B/W halftones should be supplied in TIFF format. The halftone should be provided at the proper resolution. The finished resolution should be at least 300 dpi. PowerPoint is also acceptable. Color artwork should be provided as an EPS or TIFF file. The finished resolution should be at least 300 dpi. Note that these file formats are not acceptable for printing: JPG, GIF, ONG, PCX, PNG, XBM, Word, and Excel. We recommend creating your graphics in Photoshop, Illustrator, or Freehand and importing them into your page applications as TIFFs with all fonts included. Do not scan figures as JPEGs and convert to TIFFs. All color figures will be reproduced in full color in the online edition of the journal at no cost to authors. Authors are encouraged to submit color illustrations that highlight the text and convey essential scientific information. For best reproduction, bright, clear colors should be used. Dark colors against a dark background do not reproduce well; please place your color images against a white background wherever possible. Please contact the Production Editor at jrnlprodmop@cadmus.com for further information.

To ensure that your digital graphics are suitable for print purposes, please go to Rapid Inspector™ at http://rapidinspector.cadmus.com/wi/index.jsp. This free, stand-alone software application will help you to inspect and verify illustrations right on your computer.

6. A covering letter must accompany each submission indicating the name, address, email address, fax, and telephone number of the author to whom all correspondence is to be addressed. An affiliation must be supplied for each author.

7. Due to the speed of publication, no proof will be shown to authors and, therefore, the manuscript must be submitted in final form.

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Neither the manuscript nor its figures will be returned following publication unless a request for return is made when the manuscript is originally submitted. Manuscripts and illustrations not conforming to the above requirements will be returned to the author and will have to be resubmitted for a future issue of the journal.

Publication Ethics and CrossCheck

CrossCheck is a multi-publisher initiative to screen published and submitted content for originality. To find out more about CrossCheck visit http://www.crossref.org/crosscheck.html. By submitting your manuscript to MOP you accept that your manuscript may be screened, using the iThenticate tool, for textual similarity to other previously published works.

Wiley follows ethical publication practices. Please see http://authorservices.wiley.com/bauthor/publicationethics.asp for further details.

MOP takes potential cases of scientific misconduct seriously and is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). If the team of editors have concerns about the publication ethics or research ethics of a submitted manuscript, in the first instance they will contact the author(s) to request further clarification. The editor will progress the situation by following the appropriate COPE flowchart. If the editors still have concerns after discussion with the author(s) and the issue is novel, it may be presented as an annonymised case for discussion at a COPE committee meeting.

This journal is a member of and subscribes to the principles of the Committee on Publication Ethics. More detailed information can be found at: http://publicationethics.org/
COPE - Committee on Publication Ethics

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