All authors participating in Photon08 are invited to contribute regular research articles to a special issue of Journal of Optics A: Pure and Applied Optics

Previously papers presented in the QEP and Optics and Photonics conference strands have been published in separate journals. This year for the first time the papers from the two groups will be compiled into one special issue, thus covering the complete spectrum of optics research work. This gives the UK research community the opportunity to showcase the width and breadth of the excellent research work which is carried out in the UK.

The issue will be edited by Julian Jones, Allan Boardman and Andy Harvey.

All research articles will be subject to the usual peer review process by the journal, and must contain sufficient novel research work to justify publication. Articles should be between 3 and 10 pages in length. Journal of Optics does not have page charges, and we welcome the submission of multimedia files for on-line publication.For more detailed information on preparing your manuscript and submitting to the journal go to

All authors are requested to submit their research articles by Tuesday 30 September 2008. We will aim to publish the issue in mid 2009. All corresponding authors will receive a free copy of the journal.

If you have any questions about submitting to the issue then please contact Claire Bedrock ( or wait until Photon 08 where you can meet Claire at the exhibition.

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