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Optical Engineering • Open Access

Editorial: Figures Of No Merit
Author(s): Jack D. Gaskill

Paper Abstract

The subject of this editorial is figures-not the kinds of figures seen on the beach or those displayed in the columns of a ledger. The figures of concern here are those included with manuscripts submitted to Optical Engineering. You might ask, "Why an editorial on figures?" I'll tell you why-because we have been receiving too many crummy ones! I don't wish to exaggerate the severity of the problem, but approximately 11 out of every 10 illustrations submitted are bad. I don't understand the reasons for this, particularly when the journal to which they are being submitted is one involving optics, but it is true.* I just can't figure it out.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 August 1986
PDF: 1 pages
Opt. Eng. 25(8) 258150 doi: 10.1117/12.7973927
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 25, Issue 8
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Jack D. Gaskill, Editor (United States)

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