Aims and scope
The Journal of Infrared, Millimeter, and Terahertz Waves offers a peer-reviewed platform for the rapid dissemination of original, high-quality research in the frequency window from 30 GHz to 30 THz. The topics covered include: sources, detectors, and other devices; systems, spectroscopy, sensing, interaction between electromagnetic waves and matter, applications, metrology, and communications.
Purely numerical work, especially with commercial software packages, will be published only in very exceptional cases. The same applies to manuscripts describing only algorithms (e.g. pattern recognition algorithms).
Manuscripts submitted to the Journal should discuss a significant advancement to the field of infrared, millimeter, and terahertz waves. Manuscripts not fitting the aims and scope, and minor extensions or copies of previous work, will not be considered for publication.
There are seven categories in which manuscripts will be considered.
Letters should be of particular interest to the community and they should be short in length. The number of figures is limited to three, the abstract should not be longer than 80 words, the main text should not exceed 1,000 words (1,250 words for two figures), the number of references is limited to fifteen. The review process will be expedited for this manuscript category.
All manuscripts discussing sources should be submitted to this category. Examples include systems based on photoconductive antennas and related techniques, resonant tunneling diodes, microwave devices, vacuum tube based sources, free electron lasers, synchrotrons, high power microwave sources, gas lasers, quantum cascade lasers and sources relying on parametric down conversion.
All manuscripts discussing THz detectors or detectors arrays or part of detectors such as mixers or antennas should be submitted to this category.
Examples for this category are modulators, reflectors, filters, waveguides as well as metamaterial based devices.
Manuscripts which discuss system aspects should go in this category. This could be reports on entire emitter-receiver systems, imaging systems, characterization of systems, but also data extraction algorithms and metrology problems.
Manuscripts which discuss the interaction between THz waves and all states of matter should be submitted to this category. This includes THz spectroscopy on solids, liquids, gases, and plasma.
Manuscripts which discuss possible applications e.g. for industrial inspection, bio-medical sensing, material science, and communications should go in this category.