1 August 1986 Editorial: Figures Of No Merit
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The subject of this editorial is figures-not the kinds of figures seen on the beach or those displayed in the columns of a ledger. The figures of concern here are those included with manuscripts submitted to Optical Engineering. You might ask, "Why an editorial on figures?" I'll tell you why-because we have been receiving too many crummy ones! I don't wish to exaggerate the severity of the problem, but approximately 11 out of every 10 illustrations submitted are bad. I don't understand the reasons for this, particularly when the journal to which they are being submitted is one involving optics, but it is true.* I just can't figure it out.
Jack D. Gaskill, Jack D. Gaskill, } "Editorial: Figures Of No Merit," Optical Engineering 25(8), 258150 (1 August 1986). https://doi.org/10.1117/12.7973927 . Submission:


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