The Optics and Precision Engineering is not able to provide free English-language editing services to the authors. It is the author’s responsibility to produce a fluent, grammatically error-free manuscript and to edit their manuscript according to our journal’s general format and style. Link to the journal’s General Editorial Policies here
Acceptable manuscript file types include Word only. PDF is acceptable for the review process only and a source Word is required for production.
The Manuscript, including the abstract, references, and captions, should be set up for 21.6 x 28 cm (8-1/2 x 11 inches) A4 pages with ample margins. It should be carefully proofread by the author. The manuscript must be in good scientific English; this is the author's responsibility.
The title page should contain the title of the article, the names and affiliations of the authors, and a short abstract. The manuscript should be arranged in the following order: title, author, affiliation, abstract, text, acknowledgments, appendices, and references. Papers should not be lengthened by unnecessarily long descriptions and repetitions, but neither should authors use a telegraphic style detrimental to the clarity and understanding of the paper.
The title should be as concise as possible but informative enough to facilitate information retrieval. Acronyms are not allowed in the title. They should be used sparingly elsewhere.
The abstract should be limited to no more than 300 words and should be self-contained (containing no footnotes or references). It should be adequate as an index (giving all subjects, major and minor, about which new information is given), and as a summary (giving the conclusions and all results of general interest in the article). The abstract should be written as one paragraph and should not contain displayed mathematical equations or tabular material.
Authors' names should preferably be written in a standard form for all publications to facilitate indexing and avoid ambiguities. Author names should be centered in 10-pt. bold font and appear as used for conventional publication, with first and middle names or initials followed by surname.
Authors with Chinese, Japanese, or Korean names may choose to have their names published in their own language alongside the English versions of their names in the author list of their publications. For Chinese, authors may use either Simplified or Traditional characters. Chinese, Japanese, or Korean characters must be included within the author list of the manuscript when submitting or resubmitting. The manuscript must be prepared using Microsoft Word only. Author affiliation
All author and affiliation should be styled in the following below. If all authors share one affiliation, superscript numbers are not needed. All authors must be grouped using superscripts for each affiliation. Abbreviations may not be used. For example:
Yuhong Bai1, John Love2
1. Changchun Institute of Optics, Fine Mechanics and Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences 16, Dong Nanhu Rd, Changchun, Jilin, 130033, P.R. China
2. Physics Education Centre, Bldg 38A, Australian National University, Canberra, ACT 0200, Australia
Three to five key words should be list at the end of the abstract divided by semicolons. For example:
Key words: fibre lasers; evanescent waves; silver films; 3D FDTD
The first line of the first paragraph of every section should be start flush left. All main text should be alignment double justified. Section headings may be numbered consistently throughout the paper in Arabic numbers and typed in 14-pt. bold font. Numbering of section headings and subsection headings is encouraged and must be used consistently throughout the paper.
Equations should be centered, unless they are so long that less than 1 cm will be left between the end of the equation and the equation number, in which case they may run on to the next line. Equation numbers may appear at the right-hand margin, and the number should appear on the next line when the equation is long. For very long equations, the right side of the equation should be broken into approximately equal parts and aligned to the right of the equal sign. The equation number should appear only at the right hand margin of the last line of the equation:
All equations should be numbered in the order in which they appear and can be referenced from within the main text as Eq. (1). The MS Equation Editor should be used in the text.
Figures should be included directly in the document. The figures should be in digital form and placed appropriately in the electronic document. All illustrations should be numbered consecutively with Arabic numbers. The size of a figure should be adequate to clearly show the information conveyed by the figure; a 6cm x 6cm size is recommended. The figures should be centered with the figure captions centered beneath the figure in 10-pt. font. The positions of figures should be close to where they are first mentioned in the main text.
Fig. 1 Sample figure
Ensure that each illustration has a caption. A caption should comprise a brief title (not on the figure itself) and a description of the illustration. Keep text in the illustrations themselves to a minimum but explain all symbols and abbreviations used.
Tables should be centered and numbered consecutively. Detailed explanations or table footnotes should be typed directly beneath the table. Tables should be inserted as closely as possible to where they are mentioned in the main text.
Notation must be legible, clear, compact and consistent with standard usage. All unusual symbols must be identified the first time they appear, and at all subsequent times where confusion might arise. Superscripts are normally set directly over subscripts; authors should note where readability or the meaning requires a special order.
The Acknowledgements section should be ahead of the References and begin with the title “Acknowledgements” in 12-pt. that is not numbered as a section of the paper. Please identify all proper funding sources, organizations and individuals in this section.
Author biographies should be included at the end of the paper. The title of this section is in 12-pt. bold font. Please supply the information of all authors, which includes name, educational background, research interests and E-mail addresses.
References should appear before the section of author biographies that are at the end of the paper. This section does not follow the numbering scheme of the paper. The Optics and Precision Engineering uses numerical notation in brackets for bibliographic citations. At the point of citation within the main text, designate the reference by typing the number in after the last corresponding word . Reference numbers should precede a comma or period . Two references [3,4], should be included together, separated by a comma, while three or more consecutive references should be indicated by the bounding numbers and a dash [1-5]. The Optics and Precision Engineering adopts the following citation style:
For journal articles, authors are listed first, followed by the full title of the article. The symbol [J] indicates that the paper is from a journal followed by the journal’s title abbreviation, publication year, volume number and inclusive page numbers, e.g.:
 HELGERT C, MENZEL C, ROCKSTUHL C, et al.. Polarization-independent negative-index metamaterials [J]. Phys. Rev. B, 2009, 79(111):115430-115440.
For books, authors are listed first, followed by the book title in italics, city, publisher and year, e.g.:
 SHINAR J. Organic Light-Emitting Devices: A Survey [M]. College Park, MD: AIP Press, 2004.
Papers in conference proceedings
 LEE Y-P, CHEN L, KOU P-J. The projector light source: ultra-high performance (UHP) lamps [C] // Industrial and Commercial Power System Technical Conference IEEE, Detroit, Michigan, 2006, (s):1-6.
Internet links can be included as references. Internet links should list the title, date of access, and the full universal resource locator, e.g.:
 Plane wave-Edge effects [EB/OL]. [2009-10-01].
http://www.lumerical.com/fdtd_online_ help /user_guide_planewave_edge.php
Thesis for degree
 QIU Y. Investigation of cooling of cesium atoms in 3D optical lattice and light shift of atomic energy level [D]. Taiyuan: Shanxi University, 2008. (in Chinese)
 COK D. Signal processing method and apparatus for sampled image signals: US. 4630307 [P]. 1986.
To support the cost of wide dissemination of research results through publication of journal pages and production of an electronic database of articles, the author's institution is requested to pay a paper charge of only RMB 2000.
If authors supply usable color graphics files in time for the production process, color will appear in the online journal free of charge. A usable color graphics file must be in one of the following formats: Encapsulated PostScript (.eps), PostScript (.ps), Tagged Image File Format (.tif), and Portable Document Format (.pdf)
All figures in this journal are black & white, but authors may submit two versions of the same illustrations with colour ones only for the online version and black & white ones for the hard copy version.
Use this checklist to avoid the most common errors appearing in submitted manuscripts:
1. The manuscript must be double-spaced throughout.
2. Number all pages in single sequence.
3. Type references in the style used by this journal.
4. The original figures must be inserted in the most appropriate position, so that the reviewer and the reader can better appreciate your paper.
Authors whose manuscripts have been accepted for publication will receive correspondence informing them of the issue for which it is tentatively scheduled. Date of publication may be before the cover date of the issue. Authors may access publication data for their manuscripts online through our web station.
Proofs and all subsequent correspondence pertaining to in the production process should be addressed to:A limited number of alterations in the proofs are unavoidable, but the cost of making extensive alterations after the article has been typeset may be charged to the author. Please do not address correspondence about proofs, reprints, artwork, publication charges, color printing charges, etc., to the Editor. To do so simply delays the appropriate action and response.During the production process at the journal web station, authors may access information about significant milestones for their accepted manuscript through the submission system.
Shujun Li, Editor
Chinese Optics and Precision Engineering
Changchun Institute of Optics, Fine Mechanics and Physics ,
Chinese Academy of Sciences
No.3888, Dong Nanhu Rd
Changchun, Jilin, 130033
Telephone: +86-431-86176855; 84613407
One set of page proofs (as PDF files) will be sent by e-mail to the corresponding author (if we do not have an e-mail address then paper proofs will be sent by post) or, a link will be provided in the e-mail so that authors can download the files for themselves. The journal provides authors with PDF proofs which can be annotated; for this you will need to download Adobe Reader version 7 (or higher) available free from http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/readstep2.html. Instructions on how to annotate PDF files will accompany the proofs (also given online). The exact system requirements are given at the Adobe site:
If you do not wish to use the PDF annotations function, you may list the corrections (including replies to the Query Form) and return them to the editor in an e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org;email@example.com. Please list your corrections quoting the corresponding line number. If, for any reason, this is not possible, then mark the corrections and any other comments (including replies to the Query Form) on a printout of your proof and return by fax, or scan the pages and e-mail, or send by post. Please use this proof only for checking the typesetting, editing, completeness and correctness of the text, tables and figures.
Significant changes to the article as accepted for publication will only be accepted at this stage with permission from the Editor. We will do everything possible to get your article published quickly and accurately. Therefore, it is important to ensure that all of your corrections are sent back to us in one communication: please check carefully before replying, as inclusion of any subsequent corrections cannot be guaranteed. Proofreading is solely your responsibility. Note that Elsevier may proceed with the publication of your article if no response is received.
For inquiries relating to the submission of articles (including electronic submission where available) please visit this journal's homepage. You can track accepted articles at http://www.eope.netand an e-mail alerts will be sent to you when the status of an article changes has changed. Also accessible form here is information on copyright and frequently asked questions and more. Contact details for questions arising after acceptance of an article, especially those relating to proofs, will be provided by the publisher.