Journal of Laser Applications Adopts e-First Publishing Model
MELVILLE, NEW YORK, 7 March 2007 — The Laser Institute of America announced today that beginning with the February 2007 issue, the Journal of Laser Applications (JLA) will post each accepted paper online as soon as it is copy edited, composed, and approved for publication. This process, known as e-First publishing, will speed online publication of some papers by up to three months.
"Rapid publication is becoming increasingly important in research, and e-first provides authors and readers the fastest possible delivery of accepted papers," said Peter Baker, the executive director of the Laser Institute. "Now articles in JLA will be published quickly and with a high degree of functionality, incorporating the many online features enabled by the Scitation service."
In addition to accelerated publication times, e-First publication makes all display formats available immediately, including full-text HTML. Print publication will follow the completion of the online volume. JLA is hosted on Scitation, the online platform owned and operated by the American Institute of Physics.
Laser Institute of America (LIA), founded in 1968, is the professional society for laser applications and safety. It is comprised of laser researchers, manufacturers, integrators, and end users working together to increase the use and safe application of laser technologies. Fulfilling its mission of fostering lasers, laser applications, and laser safety worldwide, LIA is the secretariat and publisher of the American National Standards Institute Z136 series of laser safety standards. The Journal of Laser Applications« is the official journal of the Laser Institute of America and serves as the major international forum for exchanging ideas and information in disciplines that apply laser technology.
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