5. Authorship

Authorship Guidance

Optica Publishing Group Journal Authorship Guidance

A full description of Optica Publishing Group journals’ authorship criteria is available in the Obligations for Authors section of our Guidelines Concerning Ethical Practices in the Publication of Research.  Below are some key points:

  • Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the concept, design, execution, or interpretation of the research.
  • Other individuals who made less significant contributions to the study may be acknowledged, but not identified as authors.