Submission Overview

Submission and Proceedings

Note: If you have an accepted paper from 2020 which was published, you will need to submit a new paper for OFS 2022 if you would like to attend and present.

December 20, 2021 to May 18, 2022 – Paper Submission
June 22, 2022 – Notification of Acceptance

The OFS-27 Proceedings will be published in the Optica Publishing (formerly OSA) online database. The manuscript for submission must be in English and shall not exceed 4 pages, single spaced and single columned.

Please pay attention to select your category and sub-category according to the conference scope before starting the online submission.

The reviewing process of OFS27 will be double-blind. This means that the names of the authors will not be visible for the technical committee reviewers. To keep the essence of this double-blind reviewing process, the organizers encourage the contributions to avoid in the written text any form of possible identification of the contributing authors.



The 35-word abstract should be a brief summary of the work. If the submission is accepted for presentation, this 35-word abstract will be included in the Conference Program Book.

4-page Summary: the author must include all text, including the 35-word abstract, title, authors, equations, tables, photographs, drawings, figures, and references. The text may be typed either single-spaced or double-spaced. Refrain from use of asterisk, job descriptions, or footnotes.

Style Guide

Style guides are provided in a variety of different formats to support authors’ needs. Style guides are the same for all OSA managed meetings. Be sure to confirm page count and paper size requirements for the meeting to which you are submitting. The style guides below are standard letter size, which is the preferred format of submission. 

Please make sure that the file contains no non-English font packages (for example, Japanese fonts, Korean fonts, Chinese fonts, etc.) in the body of the summary as well as in all figures and tables. Any characters in these fonts may not be viewable by reviewers. In the past, we have had particular trouble with MS-PGothic, MS-Gothic, and MS-Mincho.

If you have any questions regarding the paper preparation process, please contact OSA Technical Papers staff at [email protected].

If accepted for presentation, the summary will be included in the Technical Digest.

OFS 2022 is planning to have a Special Issue – more details to come!

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