Ukrainian Journal of Physical Optics 

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SUBMISSION: Manuscripts should be submitted to the Editorial Board by electronic mail (UJPO {at} ifo. lviv. ua). In case of any ambiguities in the text and equations or insufficient quality of figures and lettering, Editorial Board may require resubmitting necessary materials in printed or electronic forms. Printed manuscripts are to be submitted by conventional mail (Ukrainian Journal of Physical Optics, 23 Dragomanov St., 79005 Lviv, Ukraine). Articles should be accompanied with the Warranty Form and the additional accompanying documents necessary for Ukrainian contributors, which may be sent by conventional mail, fax or electronic mail (PDF file). Ukrainian Journal of Physical Optics is the journal with peer reviewing of papers.

PREPARATION OF MANUSCRIPTS: Manuscripts are to be written in English, using Microsoft® Word™97 (MS Office™97) or later versions (file formats DOC or RTF). Manuscript should be arranged in the following order: title of the article, authors' names, institutions and addresses (including E-mails), abstract, keywords and PACS numbers, text, acknowledgments, appendices and references. As a rule, articles should be divided into sections (Introduction, Experimental, Results and discussion, Conclusions, etc.).

Manuscript length: The maximum length of manuscripts is 20 pages (for invited articles or reviews), 10 pages (for regular articles) and 6 pages (for short notes or letters). The text should be typed, using Times New Roman font (11-point size, 1.2-line spacing).

Margins: Top – 3.0, bottom – 4.7, left – 3.5 and right – 3.5 cm.

    Abstracts: Each manuscript requires a leading abstract (less than 100–150 words) in English summarising significant coverage and findings.
    Keywords and PACS: Three to six keywords are required, which characterise the contents of the article, and relevant PACS numbers.
    Figures: Figures may be inserted immediately into the text or gathered at the end of the article. All of them should be numbered with consecutive Arabic numbers, have descriptive captions and be referred to in the text. Captions should be set immediately below the figures. Figures should be prepared in a readable computer form, with the resolution not less than 600 dpi (TIFF, PCX or PS formats). Colour figures should be prepared only in TIFF format (300 dpi). Figure size should fit into 14 cm journal column width. The line thickness must be chosen on this basis and all the lettering and symbols should correspond to the text font size.
    Tables: Insert tables into the text or gather them at the end of the article. Number tables consecutively with Arabic numbers and give each a clear descriptive caption at the top.
    Equations: Equations should be prepared using Microsoft® Equation Editor 3.0 for Microsoft® Word™97 or later versions.
References: Indicate references in the text by Arabic numbers enclosed in square brackets; collect and type the full list at the end of the paper. Listed references should be arranged as follows:

References for papers:
1.Chu S, Hollberg L, Bjorkholm J, Cable A and Ashkin A, 1985. Three-dimensional viscous confinement and cooling of atoms by resonant radiation pressure. Phys. Rev. Lett. 55: 48–51.

For the authors that refer to papers published in journals, translated into English by foreign publishing houses, the editorial board recommends to present these references as they appear in the English edition.

References for books and conference abstracts:
1. Born M. and Wolf E. Principles of optics. New York: Cambridge University Press (1999).
2. Danzmann K. Gravitational wave detectors on the Earth and in deep space. Australian Institute of Physics 16th Biennial Congress. Congress handbook and abstracts (2005) p.46.


1. Publication of articles in this journal is charged. Ukrainian Journal of Physical Optics is partially Open Access journal. The payment for their publication is determined by the budget of the journal and is calculated on the basis of a so-called ‘one author’s sheet’ (see the Ukrainian publishing-industry regulations on this subject). 

2. Payment for the publication of articles is contributed by the authors themselves, the institutions where the authors work, or their sponsors. 

3. The students of institutions of higher education, Ph.D. students of domestic higher education or scientific institutions, as well as members of the Editorial Board of the journal become free of payment for publication of their articles. 

4. If any article is published in co-authorship with collaborators from the Institute, it is not paid for. 

5. Publication of any article is free of charge if it is ordered by the Editorial Board itself. 

6. Publication of article if also free of charge if one of its authors is an employee of domestic or foreign institutions that have subscribed for the journal, the subject which is determined by separate agreements between the Institute and the corresponding institutions. 

7. The calculation of the cost of one published article, under the conditions when some categories of the authors are free of payment (see the item 3), is implemented according to the following scheme: FC = GC×(TA – FA), where FC is the final cost of publication of the article, GC the general cost of publication of this article, TA the total number of co-authors of the article, and FA the number of free-of-charge co-authors mentioned in the item 3.


Editorial Office:
Vlokh Institute of Physical Optics,

23 Dragomanov Str.,

79005 Lviv, Ukraine

tel.: +380-32-261-14-89

fax: 380-32-261-14-83

e-mail: UJPO {at} ifo (dot) lviv (dot) ua

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