2. Article Types
Before submitting to a journal, before even preparing a manuscript for submission, you should familiarize yourself with the various article types and determine which type best fits the results you want to communicate.
Most scientific articles published are original research (including both full-length and short reports/Letters), Reviews, Case Studies, or Methodologies. However, there are several other types of less-commonly published papers, and there can be a wide variety of names used for the same article types.
This section will describe many of the common types of articles and their purpose, and identify which types of articles may be considered for publication in Optica Publishing Group journals.