Opto-Electronic Engineering
Welcome to the website for Opto-Electronic Engineering. The guide to answer the following questions for Authors:
1. Is my manuscript suitable for Opto-Electronic Engineering? (Scope + Editorial Policy)
2. How do I format my manuscript for Opto-Electronic Engineering? (Format of Papers)
3. How do I submit my manuscript to Opto-Electronic Engineering? (Submission of Papers)


Opto-Electronics Engineering (OEE) publishes original results in all areas of optics and electronics engineering not only in theoretical, applied and engineering research, but also in applications with broad interest. OEE provides readers with the most influential developments and innovation ideas in opto-electronic engineering with the goal of promoting optical and electronics research.
 The Peer-reviewed research papers emphasize scientific and technology innovations in all aspects of optics and electronic engineering.
You can learn more information about OEE topics from the page “About the Journal”.

Editorial Policies

Submission to Opto-Electronic Engineering implies that all authors have seen and approved the full manuscript. To avoid unnecessary delays in the review process, please consider the following policies carefully before submitting your manuscript.

Authorship and Copyright 

Submission of an article implies that
1) The work described has not been published previously (except in the form of an abstract or as part of a published lecture or academic thesis or as an electronic preprint), it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere.
2) Its publication is approved by all authors and tacitly or explicitly by the responsible authorities where the work was carried out.
3) If the paper is accepted, it will not be published elsewhere including electronically in the same form, in English or in any other language, without the written consent of the copyright-holder.
Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the conception, design, execution, or interpretation of the reported study. Any changes to the author list after submission, such as a change in the order of the authors, or the deletion or addition of authors, must be approved by a signed letter from every author. The corresponding author must confirm that he or she has had full access to the data in the study and final responsibility for the decision to submit for publication. Changes of authorship or in the order of authors are not accepted after acceptance of a manuscript in principle. Once an authorship dispute arises before publication, the process should be halted until the dispute is resolved. 
Contributions by individuals who made direct contributions to the work but do not meet the criteria for becoming the author should be noted in the Acknowledgments section of the manuscript, including their roles, affiliations, and potential conflicts of interest. This is consistent with the editorial policy of the Opto-Electronic Engineering(OEE).
As the manuscript has been accepted, all authors should transfer the copyright of the article, including that of the printing and on-line version, to the publisher. All authors must sign the copyright transfer agreement before the article can be published.Editors would inform the corresponding author to return the copyright transfer agreement before the chief- editor’s final examination. 

Human Subjects and Animal Experiments 

All research involving human participants must have been approved by the authors' institutional review board or equivalent committee(s), and that board must be named in the manuscript. For research involving human participants, informed consent must have been obtained (or the reason for lack of consent explained — for example, that the data were analyzed anonymously), and authors should be able to submit, upon request, a statement from the research ethics committee or institutional review board indicating approval of the research.
For studies involving animals, all work must have been conducted according to applicable national and international guidelines. Prior approval must have been obtained for all protocols from the relevant author's institutional or other appropriate ethics committee, and the institution name and permit numbers must be provided at submission. For research involving non-human primates, all studies must be performed in accordance with the recommendations of the Weatherall (2006) report. Where unregulated animals are used or ethics approval is not required by a specific committee, the article should include a clear statement of this fact and the reasons why ethical approval is not required.

Conflicts of Interest

In the interests of transparency and to help readers assess any potential bias, all submissions must include disclosure of all relationships that could be viewed as presenting a potential conflict of interest.
All authors are requested to disclose any actual or potential conflict of interest including any financial, personal or other relationships with other people or organizations within three years of beginning the submitted work that could inappropriately influence, or be perceived to influence, their work.
Referees are also asked to indicate any potential conflicts they might have in reviewing a particular paper.

Peer Review Policy

All contributions that are selected for peer review are sent to two or more independent reviewers. The identity of reviewers is confidential and manuscripts are considered private information.
This peer review stage may take one months or longer. Note that the comments of the anonymous reviewers are the key to decide the fate of the manuscript, but the result is determined by the editor. Papers may be rejected without external review at the Editor’s discretion.
Authors are encouraged to suggest or recommend for exclusion reviewers at the time of submissions. Authors should also provide upon submission any kind of supplementary material that will aid the review process.
Reviewer selection is critical to the publication process, and we base our choices on many factors, including expertise, reputation, and specific recommendations. For more information, see the web page of“For Referees”.

Plagiarism and Duplicate Publication

Plagiarism is when an author attempts to pass off someone else's work as his or her own. Duplicate publication, sometimes called self-plagiarism, occurs when an author reuses substantial parts of his or her own published work without providing the appropriate references. Plagiarism without dishonest intent is relatively frequent, for example, when an author reuses parts of an introduction from an earlier paper.
Because of some confusion as to the appropriate use of other authors' writing, we offer the following guideline in addition to the normal principles regarding plagiarism: if more than 5 consecutive words are taken verbatim from the text of another publication (including the authors’ own work), this fact should be indicated by the use of inverted commas, as well as citation of the original source. It is not appropriate to make trivial changes to the wording instead. This rule can be relaxed slightly for descriptions of methodology from the authors’ own papers, or for common phrases.
Papers submitted for review are checked for plagiarism. All manuscripts containing plagiarism, including self-plagiarism, and dishonesty are rejected.
If plagiarism is found, the journal will contact the author and, in some cases, the author's institute and funding agencies. The paper containing the plagiarism will be marked on each page of the PDF, and depending on the extent of the plagiarism, the paper may be formally retracted, and all the authors on the papers may be blacklisted from further submissions to the journal.
The authors should ensure that they have written entirely original works, should not in general publish manuscripts describing essentially the same research in more than one journal or primary publication. Authors submitting a manuscript should notify the editor(s) if part of their contribution has appeared or will appear elsewhere, or if any related material is under consideration or in press elsewhere.

Correction and Retraction Policy

When an author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in his/her own published work, it is the author's obligation to promptly notify the journal editor and cooperate with the editor to retract or correct the paper.
Please note the following correction and retraction policy:
1) Erratum.
Notification of an important error made by the journal that affects the publication record or the scientific integrity of the paper or the reputation of the authors, or of the journal.
2) Corrigendum.
Notification of an important error made by the author that affects the publication record or the scientific integrity of the paper or the reputation of the authors or the journal.
3) Retraction.
Notification of invalid results. All coauthors must sign a retraction specifying the error and stating briefly how the conclusions are affected.
Decisions about corrections are made by the Editor (sometimes with advice of peer reviewers) and this sometimes involves author consultation. Requests to make corrections that do not affect the paper in a significant way or impair the reader's understanding of the contribution (a spelling mistake or grammatical error, for example) are not considered.

Format of Papers

Manuscript can be prepared as a Microsoft Word .doc/.docx file, and we cannot accept TeX or LaTeX (.tex) files. Please use the“sample manuscript” as a guide for preparing your article. This will ensure that your submission will be in the required format for Peer Review.  Please read all of the following manuscript preparation instructions carefully and in their entirety.
Manuscript should be written in good and easily-understood English with a definite theme and concise contents. It is recommended that authors who might not be familiar with the English language seek the advice of a native English speaking specialist before submission in order to insure that the narrative is clear, concise and written in standard English.

Title Page

The title should be concise (less than 10 notional words). Avoid beginning with an article or a preposition. The words "new" or "novel" should be avoided in the title and the text for legal reasons.
All authors should have played a significant role in designing and performing the research and in preparing the manuscript. Honorary authorship must be avoided. The full names of all authors including their given names should be given, such as “Jianguo ZHANG”, “Michael B. Wilson”. The corresponding author should be marked with an asterisk, such as “Jason T. Huff * ”.
Affiliations for all authors should appear on the title page.

Abstract and Key Words

Abstracts are required for all manuscripts, should be no longer than 300 words. The Abstract should be self-contained, including of the purpose, basic procedures, main findings and principal conclusions of the study. It should be written as one paragraph and should not contain equations or references.
Three to eight key words should be supplied below the abstract for the purposes of indexing. They are not capitalized, plural, separated by commas.


Equations should be punctuated and aligned to bring out their structure and should be numbered on the right, and numbered consecutively through the entire paper as simply (1), (2), (3), etc.
Equations need to be editable so we recommend that you create them with Mathtype. Variables are expressed in italics, vector and matrix expressed in bold italic.
Some examples follow:


Figures and images should be labeled sequentially, numbered and cited in the text. Each figure, e.g. Fig.1, Fig.2, Fig.3, should be saved in a separate file, and have its own caption. If a table or figure has been published before, the authors must obtain written permission to reproduce the material in both print and electronic formats from the copyright owner and submit it with the manuscript. The original source should be cited in the figure caption.?
OEE receives color images and free to authors, image should be suitable (resolution above 300 dpi) for immediate reproduction and embedded in the text.
For the figures, the main lines thicknesses should be about 0.5 pt in a Microsoft Word .doc/.docx file, and the assistant lines should be about 0.3 pt.
Some examples follow:


Tables must be should be labeled sequentially in order of appearance, e.g. Fig.1, Fig.2, etc, and must have titles which should be brief, goes above the table. A table should consist of at least two columns, and each column should have a heading.
Authors should ensure that the data in the tables are authentic, and consistent with those cited in the relevant places in the text.
Please do not submit tables as graphics, use Word’s “insert table” function.
One example follow:

Acknowledgements, general annotations, funding. Other references to the title/authors can also appear here, such as “Author 1 and Author 2 contributed equally to this work.”
If this work was supported by a fund or project, please identify all appropriate funding sources by name and contract number, such as “This work was supported by the National “973” Program of China (2013CBxxxxxx), and the National Natural Science Foundation of China (01020304 , 11223344)”.


References should be numbered consecutively in order in which they first appearance in the body of the manuscript, marked as a superscript. Two or more consecutive references should be indicated by the bounding numbers and an dash, e.g. [1-4], discontinuous references should be included together, e.g. [2,5],
When reference authors are mentioned in the text, use surnames only (unless further clarity is needed), and use "et al." and first author name when three or more authors are given.
The reference list will be given at the end of the text, the format of references is as follows:

Journal Article
1  Pendry J B. Negative refraction makes a perfect lens [J]. Physical Review Letters, 2000, 85(18): 3966-3969.
2  Fang N, Zhang X. Imaging properties of a metameterial superlens [J]. Applied Physics Letters, 2003, 82(2): 161-163.
Article not in English
3  Guo Yinghui, Pu Mingbo, Ma Xiaoliang, et al. Advances of dispersion-engineered metamaterials[J]. Opto-Electronic Engineering, 2017, 44(1): 3-22.(in Chinese)

4  Zhang Y. M. Applied Optics [M]. Beijing: China Machine Press, 1987.

5  Kim K, Chalidabhongse T. H, Harwood D, et al. Back ground modeling and subtraction by codebook construction[C]// Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Image Processing, Singapore, Oct 24-27, 2004: 3061-3064.

Electronic Material
6  Optoelectronic Industry and Technology Development Association. Future Vision of the Optoelectronics Industry. Digest Version [PDF on Internet]. Tokyo: Japan, [updated 6 March 2005; cited 6 May 2005]. Available from: http://www.oitda.or.jp/main/syourai/syourai04-e.html.
Submission of Papers

All manuscripts must be submitted to Opto-Electronic Engineering via on-line Manuscript Submission System . For manuscript submission, a single file including all text, tables, figures and references in Word Format is preferred, although attachment of separate files in MSWord, text, jpeg, tiff or other commonly used file formats is acceptable. If an acknowledgement by email is not received within 5 working days, please contact the Editorial Office.
Cover Letter

A cover letter should accompany the manuscript, including statements that:
Each manuscript must be accompanied by a cover letter
1. All authors agree with the submission;
2. The work has not been published or submitted for publication elsewhere, either completely or in part, or in another form or language;
3. If material has been reproduced from another source, the authors have authorization from the copyright holder (usually the Publisher) to use it, and have included this authorization with their submission; if no materials are reproduced from another source, please state "No materials are reproduced from another source."

Peer Reviewed

All submitted manuscripts, except invited reviews, will be peer reviewed by two or more international specialists, whose advice and suggestions will form the basis of the editors’ final decisions.

Manuscript Status

Authors can check their own manuscript status online at any time. It is required that manuscript ID number be mentioned any time when authors correspond with the editors for consult the manuscript status or deal with affairs related to the manuscript via emails or phone.

Revised Manuscripts

Manuscripts returned to the author for revision should be returned to OEE Editorial Office as quickly as possible. After revising the paper and writing a detailed reply to the reviewers with a list of changes made to the paper, the corresponding author will log onto the author center to submit a revised manuscript and response. The editor will then make a final decision or choose to send the manuscript back to reviewers.

Accepted Manuscripts

All accepted papers are subject to editing to ensure readability and conformity to OEE style. Authors will receive page proofs of their papers by e-mail with a PDF file. Page proof corrections should be returned the OEE Editorial office as soon as possible, preferably within 24 hours of receipt and preferably by e-mail, to avoid publication delays.

Other Information


The international standard serial number (ISSN) for Opto-Electronic Engnieering are 1003-501X.


The correct abbreviation for abstracting and indexing purposes is Opto-Electron. Eng.

Contact information

Should further assistance be required, then please contact the Editorial Office by the following information.
Editorial Office of Opto-Electronic Engineering
P. O. Box 350, Shuangliu, Chengdu, Sichuan, 610209, PRC
E-mail: :oee@ioe.ac.cngdgc@ioe.ac.cn
Tel: 86-28-85100579
You can also go to other parts of the website for more extensive information.