Submitted papers are evaluated in the following three aspects: relevance to the journal’s focus, academic merit, and standard of writing. The decision on the acceptability of a contribution is made by AOSL editors based upon the opinions of corresponding reviewers. AOSL editors have full power and responsibility in deciding whether to accept or reject a paper. All submitted manuscripts should contain original research not previously published and not under consideration for publication elsewhere.
AOSL have a length limit of 5500 words including figures (one figure is equivalent to 400 words), tables, references and an abstract of no more than 250 words. All submissions should be made online at AOSL Scholar One Manuscripts website. New users should first create an account. Once logged on to the site, submissions should be made via the Author Centre. Online user guides and access to a helpdesk are available on this website.
Manuscripts may be submitted in any standard editable format, including Word and EndNote. These files will be automatically converted into a PDF file for the review process. LaTeX files should be converted to PDF prior to submission because ScholarOne Manuscripts is not able to convert LaTeX files into PDFs directly. All LaTeX source files should be uploaded alongside the PDF.