For some time now, authors of SPIE Proceedings papers have been receiving, as part of their author's kits, invitations to submit photocopies of their papers to the Editor of Optical Engineering to be considered for publication in that journal. These invitations inform the authors that their papers will be reviewed and, if accepted, that they must be retyped and submitted in the format required for Optical Engineering manuscripts. The invitations have not gone unheeded, and I have been literally deluged with such papers since I became Editor this past July. In fact, I have been receiving far too many submissions of Proceedings papers, and I would like to try to stem the tide.
Jack D. Gaskill,
"Editorial: Submission Of Previously Published Proceedings Papers To Optical Engineering," Optical Engineering 25(1), 250106 (1 January 1986). https://doi.org/10.1117/12.7973772