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Are "Idea-Type" Papers a Good Idea? Reader Response
Author(s): Jack D. Gaskill

Paper Abstract

In my editorial in the November 1987 issue of Optical Engineering, II invited reader response to Joe Geary's recommendation that we accept "idea-type" papers for publication in the journal. An "idea-type" paper is, presumably, one that simply puts forth ideas without including any results or substantiated conclusions. I received a response from Bud VanderLugt, who is opposed to this idea, and I will attempt to paraphrase his remarks in the following paragraphs.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 March 1988
PDF: 1 pages
Opt. Eng. 27(3) 270348 doi: 10.1117/12.7977907
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 27, Issue 3
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Jack D. Gaskill, Editor (United States)

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