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Articles Formatting Rules



These rules are compulsory only for final versions of articles while preparing them for printing.

An initial submission of articles can be done in any format providing reading them by Peer-Reviewer(s), members of Editorial Board, and Editorial Office (see Publication Order). After completing all peer-reviewing procedures, the final version of the article shall be formatted according to rules formulated below, this formatting is needed for printing paper and electronic versions of the article.

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.

Articles  in Russian or English are accepted.

Preferable font: Times New Roman (or alike), font size 14 points, line spacing 1.5, 70-72 signs per line, 30-32 lines per page A4, left border not less than 30 mm, top and bottom borders - not less than 20 mm.

The Authors may use a template containing these rules and formatted according it.

Title page shall include :

ü  Code of Universal Decimal Classification (see http://www.udcsummary.info/php/index.php?tag=0&lang=en );

ü  Title of the Article

ü  Family names and initials of the Authors, with their the academic degree (PhD, DS etc) after the name (e.g. E.Smith, PhD; J.Wang, postgraduate student; etc.)

ü  Affiliation (each with a red line), in the same order as Authors are given. The Authors are attributed to organizations by asterisks point after Authors’ name and before name of organization;

ü  Electronic mail of the Corresponding Author

ü  Abstract (not more than 14 lines)

ü  Key words which should help search systems to link the Article to a corresponding large section of optics and to special directions of investigations and development;

OCIS codes (see http://www.opticsinfobase.org/submit/ocis/) in the order of their importance;

Submitted _____ (date is affixed by Editorial Office).


The title and summary shall not contain non-deciphered abbreviation even if they are generally accepted, and references.


Footnotes in the text are sequentially numbered and placed under the line at the bottom of the page they are referred to.


List of references, titled “References”, Tables and Figure Captions are typed on separate pages.

Details of mathematical calculations that are necessary for understanding the article are provided in Applications that are placed in the end of article.


All pictures shall be submitted as separate files and not be included in the text!


Text formatting

It is necessary, throughout the entire article, to keep the principle of using unified conditional letter symbols and characters with their obligatory explanation at the first use. The usage of the same symbols or letters for designation of different physical and/or mathematical values is not allowed.


Special requirements to the text and formulas formatting:


In the text:

ü  Abbreviations used in subscript and upperscript indices are typed in the normal font, without dots.

ü  All Greek letters are typed in the normal font

ü  Abbreviations in capital letters are typed in normal fonts;

ü  Vectors are typed in bold font, no arrows above;

ü  Mathematical symbol such as rot, div, lg, lim, exp, sin etc are typed in normal fonts;

ü  Chemical elements and chemical formulae are typed in normal fonts;

ü  In all other cases not listed above the Latin letters are printed in italics..


In formulae and equations:


Formulae shall not be “high-raised”, not more that “two stages” are allowed.

For example, use exp(-x) instead of e-x; use slashes and brackets to separate numerator and denominator in fractions. Do not use multiplication sign “×” in formulae. Use symbol “×” only for designation of the vector composition of vector quantities, as well as in number combinations like 5×104, to denote dimension (2×2) or magnification (2×), and also in the case of formula decomposition for transferring. Symbol “.” can be used only for scalar composition of vectors, and also in chemical formulas (CuSO4·5H2O).

Do not place designations of physical quantities units in formulae!

Negative indices in complex dimensions of physical quantities shall be typed using slash “/”, do not use an exponential form such as “cm-2”: “…the gravitational acceleration at a sea level is equal to 9,8 m/s2  ”

For basic formulae a sequentially numeration is used. The numbered formulae must be typed in separate lines.

Formulae and equations typed using special equation editors must be typed on separate lines.

Formulae in the text within a paragraph must be typed in the text mode. While typing, the formula mode and text mode must never be used simultaneously.

Only Microsoft Equation and MathType formula editors are allowed, without changing standard settings (do not change font, font size, scales, zoom).


The list of references is made in the order of its appearance in the Article. In the text, a reference is given by its number in square brackets (for example, [1], [3-5, 7]). The list of references is typed on a separate page with subheading “References” with the digitization without brackets. Do not overload article body with unnecessary references; limit yourself with the most necessary.

Use Formatting Rules Template a template for different types of references.


List of References format (see also examples below):


ü  the surnames and initials of authors are typed in italics;

ü  for journal articles, the surnames and initials of all authors, the article title, the journal title (use only standard abbreviations), year, volume, issue (number) the initial and the final pages are indicated;

ü  for books: surnames and initials of all authors, the book title, place of publication, publisher name, year, total number of pages (or the definite pages on which the author refers) shall be indicated;

ü  for patents: surnames and initials of all authors, title, country, number, year shall be indicated.


Formatting examples


An article

1. Weaver C.S., Goodman J.W. A technique for optically convolving two functions // Appl. Opt. V. 5. № 10. P.1248-1254


A book

2. Rusinov M.M.  Nonspherical surfaces in optics. Calculation, fabrication, control. Moscow: Nauka, 1996. P. 256.

3. McCartney E.J. Optics of the atmosphere. N.Y.: Wiley & Sons, 1977. 400 p.


A patent

4. N. Tesla, System of electrical distribution// United States Patent. No. 390413, Oct. 2, 1888.


Report outlines


5. Delfyett P., Bhooplapur S., Klee A., Sarailou E., Bagnell K. Semiconductor laser based optical frequency combs - applications in communications and signal processing // Techn. Digest of XVII Conference "Laser Optics", St.Petersburg, 2016, P.22.


Deposited manuscript

6. Terekhov P.D., Shamkhi H.K., Gurvitz E., Evlyukhin A.B., Shalin A.S., Karabchevsky A. Strong asymmetry of forward scattering effect from dielectric nanoantenna in media. arXiv:1810.07916v1 [physics.optics]


Article in a book

7. Usami A. Optical and electrical modeling of nanocrystalline solar cells // in: Nanostructured materials for solar energy conversion / Ed. by Soga T. Amsterdam: Elesevier, 2006. P. 361–443.


Abstract of a thesis

8. Georgas M.S. Optical receiver techniques for integrated photonic links // Thesis. Ph D.,Boston: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Electr. Eng. and Comp. Sci., 2014. 129 p. (Citable URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1721.1/87918)


Unpublished works are allowed to cite only if the referenced article is approved for publication in an appropriate edition; herewith it is necessary to indicate the journal title, year, volume number and (desirable) number of the issue with the referenced publication.

Authors are recommended not to use references for electronic publications without simultaneous citing existing printed sources.


Tables are made in Word or Excel, they shall have a serial number and a name. Tables are typed on separate sheets and are not embedded in text. The location of the table is specified by a reference to it in the text.

Headings of tables shall not contain blank lines.

Sources of reference data used in the table shall be quoted in the list of references.

Footnotes relating to table are indicated by asterisks (one, two etc.) and placed under the table.

General remarks to table content are typed under the table after the word “Note”.


Figures are attached to the text as separate files for each figure in two separate versions: the first, containing numeric/alphabetic notations, and the second, with “blind” figures: only curves/images, without notations.

Photographs and raster images (with resolution not less than 300 dpi) are presented in formats *.tif, *.png, *.jpg, *.bmp. Vector graphics (figures, diagrams, block diagrams, flow charts etc) is presented for example in Visio 4, 5,2002_2003 (*.vsd); Coreldraw (*.cdr); Excel; AdobeIllustrator; AutoCad; Matlab (exported in *.ai, *.wmf.

No figures with extensions *.doc or *docx are allowed!

Do not insert figures in an article body!

Scale marks on coordinate axes shall be paid inside the figure. The field of pictures shall not contain any word inscriptions, only alphabetical and numeric notations are allowed, and their explanation shall be done in captions.

Captions shall be as concise as possible, not containing explanatory text fragments.

If curves are visually merged within some interval of argument values, this interval must be either excluded, or presented separately in a suitable scale.

To identify the curves in the captions only digitizing is used, it is not allowed to use symbols (circles, triangles, squares, stars etc.).

Captions are typed on a separate sheet and placed at the end of article.

It is recommended to submit colour figures, to be published in Internet version of the Journal. However, Authors shall have in mind that in hard printed version of the edition all figures are usually printed in gray scale, and are allowed to be printed in colour only as an exclusion, at essential necessity.

Simultaneous usage of tables and figures for presentation of the same results is not allowed. It is necessary to pay attention to coherence between the explanation of the figure in the text, content of the picture and its caption.

Figures are numbered in the order they are mentioned in the text.



Packaging of materials sent to Editorial Office.
The text of the article, references, captions to figures, and tables are included in one file; 
Each figure is represented by a separate file. 
So if there are, e.g., six (6) figures in the article, the attachement shall contain one (1) file for the text material, and six (6) files for figures. 



Additional information

For authors’ attention: Editorial Office has a right to decline articles that do not comply with these rules.