“OPTICHESKII ZHURNAL” and The Journal of Optical Technology, which is published in English by OSA simultaneously with the Russian version, publishes articles and reviews presenting new results of theoretical and experimental researches in physical optics, technics and technologies, as well as in biophotonics. Analytical reviews on topical subjects are ordered by Editors of the Journal. Self-reviews of the authors' previously published works are declined.
According to VAC's () list of scientific specialties, the Journals’ subjects for publishing are results of R&D in the following areas:
01.04.21 Laser Physics
05.16.09 Material Science (optical)
05.09.07 Lighting Engineering
05.11.07 Optical and Optoelectronic Devices and Systems
03.03.01 Physiology (eyesight)
05.11.18 Imaging, its Devices and Methods
Results of those researches that have interdisciplinary format are published in the Journal depending on their volume and significance of optical aspects. An issue of a possible non-compliance of an articles’ subject to the Journal’s specialty is discussed on meetings of Editorial Board by submission of Editorial Office or any member of Editorial Board. In the case of articles rejection by the reason of the subject non-compliance, its review is not done, an extract from the meeting minutes with a justification of the refusal is sent to the Authors for their ask.
The section “Letters to the Editor” is for a prompt (less that 3 months after getting the article) publishing materials that need a priority confirmation and which are containing information about discoveries or principally new phenomena.
If an article was published earlier in any domestic and foreign editions, it can’t be published in the “Journal of Optical Technology”.
Articles in Russian or English are accepted.
An initial submission of articles to the Editorial Office of the Journal can be done by electronic mail ( email@example.com - for articles in Russian, and firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com - for articles in English) in a format providing reading them by Peer-Reviewer(s), members of Editorial Board, and Editorial Office (with Figures, Captions and Tables included inside the text of the article, and References as a separate file).
Authors shall keep in mind that after completing all peer-reviewing procedures and accepting an article to publication by Editorial Board, they shall format the final version of the article according to Formatting Rules.
The volume of the article shall not exceed 37-37 thousand characters (which corresponds approximately to 20 pages A4 at the font size 14 and 1.5 pt. interval, including text, references, tables and captures); the number of figures shall not exceed 7.
The volume of a review can be increased to 30 pages and 12 figures.
The volume of a Letter to Editor can be include 5 pages and 2 figures.
The Authors shall nominate a Corresponding Author which e-mail address and affiliation shall be given in the presented article/ The Editor Office registers the article by the date of receiving, and sends to the Corresponding Author the registration number not later than in 5 days. All further correspondence shall have the reference to this Reg.#.
Authors shall make a Standard agreement on copyright transfer and royalty.
This Agreement shall be sent to the Editor Office by mail, or sent to Editor Office as its electronic copy (in scanned PDF format).
After the registration, the Ediitor-in-Chief forwards the article to Reviewer(s), according to the Articles review order .
The Authors, getting a criticism of the Reviewer(s), shall, as an answer, either correct the errors/shortcomings, or to make a written argumented objection. the final decision on publishingn the article, its sending on another review, or its rejecting the article is made by the Editorial Board at its conference. In the case of rejection, the Authors will get a final conclusion of the Reviewer(s).
After getting a review and acceptance of an article for its publication by Editorial Board, the submitted materials shall be formatted according to and sent to Editorial Office by e-mail. The final package of files attached shall contain
(a) the text of the articles, references, captions to figures, and tables as a single file
(b) figures as separate files for each figure.
So if there are, e.g., 6 figures in the article, the attachement shall contain 1 file for text material, and 6 files for figures.
The article that is accepted for publishing is forwarded to a Scientific Editor of the issue.
As a rule, at this stage the Editor makes corrections, in a contact and agreement with the Corresponding Author. However, in such cases as small technical or stylistic errors, which do not deliberately change the contents of the article, such corrections can be done without Author’s agreement.
The last chance to make correction in the article (in a limited extend) the Authors gain on the stage of proofreading; the electronic copies of the stamps are sent to the Authors by the Editor of the issue.
At the stage if editing, it is important that the Authors react immeditely to the notes and remarks of the Editor, otherwise the preparation of the article for publishing can be out of technological schedule, and the article can be excluded form the prepared issue, and will be published, with a corresponding delay , in one of subsequent issues.
Editorial Office gives the Authors , for their ask, the information of the present status of the article.
The Editor Office does not return of received paper materials.
All mailing to the Editorial Office shall be done WITHOUT DECLARED VALUE!
Any fees for any article, including those from postraguate students, are not collected.
of advanced academic degrees. Due to translation differences, these committees are sometimes translated as the "State Supreme Certification Commission"
 VAK is an abbreviation of the Higher Attestation Commission (Russian: Высшая аттестационная комиссия), the name of a national government agency in Russia that oversees awarding of advanced academic degrees. Due to translation differences, this committys are sometimes translated as the "State Supreme Certification Commission"