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About Electro Optics

Electro Optics is the leading resource for engineers involved in photonics business, technology and applications. Registered readers will have access to news of the latest technological developments, trends and opinions in the photonics industry as well as independent, in-depth editorial content. Electro Optics provides uncompromised, informed commentary and analysis on topics of interest to anyone involved in the photonics industry. Published 10 times per year, Electro Optics is available worldwide in print (free for qualified readers) or digital (free to all) formats.

In addition to the print and digital magazine, EONewsline and EOProductline are monthly email newsletters available at the request of our registered readers. 

Electro Optics is published 10 times a year and is circulated to its highly-targeted loyal readership, in addition to registered readers of Optics and Laser Europe, a title that Electro Optics purchased in 2010. It will also benefit from investment in editorial resource and improved digital and web facilities. In 2017, Electro Optics will celebrate 49 years of publishing and service to the photonics industry. Now truly global in its reach, it appears in print and digital magazine formats, e-newsletters, and a website that is updated daily.

Monthly Newsletters

EONewsline is a monthly emailed newsletter that keeps thousands of photonics engineers in regular touch with breaking news and events in technology, research, and the business world as it affects photonics. EOProductline is a monthly emailed newsletter highlighting new products and innovations in the photonics industry. Both newsletters reach more than 11,000 opt-in recipients every month.


Our website, www.electrooptics.com, is increasingly popular with visitor numbers climbing month by month. It carries web-exclusive material and is updated on a daily basis.

Editorial policy

Electro Optics is not an academic or research journal. We publish news, comment, feature articles, and product news, as well as white papers and webcasts. We do not publish research papers. 

We assert copyright over all material that we publish (apart from the ‘Press Releases’ and ‘White Papers’ section of the website, see below). 

Feature articles are, as a matter of general policy, written either in-house or by one of our regular freelance contributors, and we do not accept by-lined features from suppliers, PR companies and so on. This provides a modicum of assurance to our readers that there is at least a degree of independence from influence by advertisers in the editorial content. And we are certain that our readership values this independence. 

Naturally, we do seek interviews with and information from individuals and companies that have specialist knowledge in the sector on which we can base our feature coverage. A list of proposed future editorial features is available in our advertise page. In addition, the editor regularly sends out an email a few weeks’ prior to editorial deadlines with more details of the features in an upcoming issue and how to get involved. If you would like to be included on the distribution of this email, or if you see an item on the list where you think you might be able to contribute a point of view to the writer, please contact the editor at editor.electro@europascience.com. All such editorial contributions are free of any charge, but inclusion is at the discretion of the writer and the editor. 

The Press releases section of the website contains news and product press releases sent to us by companies and organisations in the field. These are published verbatim, without editing for style or content. Again, the inclusion of material submitted in this way is free of any charge. Although we do not edit the content of this section, inclusion is at the discretion of the editor. Press releases are considered to be free of copyright restrictions, and we do not assert copyright over material in this section. 

Contributions to our press releases and news sections are welcomed. Information should be sent (by email only) to editor.electro@europascience.com, and to no other address. Any images supplied are assumed to have no copyright restrictions and may be published without credit unless explicitly specified. 

Analysis and opinion is where we invite experts in the field (whether from a commercial company or a not-for-profit organisation) to contribute their opinions (hopefully controversial) as long as they can back them up by some analysis. It is a place where they can express themselves in their own words, but it is emphatically not a slot for marketing ‘puffs’ for a company or its products. Rather it is a place to address issues that are topical in the industry and of general interest where the writer has some original views. The author’s company or organisation does, of course, get acknowledgement. The higher the quality of, and the more impartial, the contribution, the greater credit redounds to the author and their organisation. All contributions are of course subject to the editor’s discretion and they will be edited to accord with our House Style. 

Guidelines for those wishing to contribute to Electro Optics can be found here. Please be aware that our house style may differ from your own. Spellings are British and not American English. We also adopt English typography. It is our style to place product or company names in lower case with an initial capital - so a product called THE BETTER MOUSETRAP will appear in our publications as The Better Mousetrap. The editor’s decision is final in all cases. We do not offer editorial material for client approval prior to publication. 

The White papers section of our website extends and complements our feature coverage. While our features tend to be ‘synoptic’  giving an over-view of a subject at a particular time  ̶  the ‘White Papers’ section contains material that offers greater technical detail and complexity, albeit with a narrower focus on specific specialist areas. Contributions to this section are provided by companies and organisations in the field, and are written in their own words without editorial intervention. We charge a fee for including White Papers on our website. 

Webcasts bring expert specialists together to present and discuss, in streaming audio format, topics that are of interest to the community that our publication serves. Because Electro Optics has such a wide geographical reach, we do not consider it appropriate to broadcast these as live events – because whatever the timing, it will be inconvenient for a proportion of our audience. However, to preserve spontaneity as much as possible, we do record and produce them ‘as live’. Contributions to this section are organised in cooperation with companies and organisations in the field, and will often include their own in-house specialists. We charge a fee for including webcasts on our website.

Europa Science Ltd

Electro Optics is produced by Europa Science Ltd, a UK-based company publishing five other titles in both print and digital editions:

  • Research Information, a publication aimed at European professionals working with the online collation, distribution and management of scientific, technical and medical information.
  • Scientific Computing World, a title dedicated to the use of software by scientists and engineers, with additional focus on high-performance computing for this sector.
  • Imaging & Machine Vision Europe, Europe's only dedicated publication for design and production engineers working in the industrial imaging and machine vision markets.
  • Laser Systems Europe, the new publication for integrators and users of laser systems.
  • Fibre Systems, formerly Fibre Systems Europe, is the leading publication covering technology, applications, business and regulation for the optical communications industry.

Company information

Europa Science Ltd 
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