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Lighting Research & Technology

2014 Impact Factor: 1.691
2014 Ranking: 36/86 in Optics | 11/59 in Construction & Building Technology
Source: 2014 Journal Citation Reports ® (Thomson Reuters, 2015)

Chairman
David Carter MSc PhD CEng FCIBSE FILE FSLL University of Liverpool, UK

eISSN: 14770938| ISSN: 14771535|Current volume: 47|Current issue: 5 Frequency: Bi-monthly

Published in association with The Society of Light and Lighting, which is part of the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers, Lighting Research & Technology is the leading international peer reviewed journal that publishes the highest quality original research on the subject of light and lighting.

Lighting Research & Technology publishes papers by authors from around the world on all aspects of the subject of light and lighting. These range from the human response to light to all aspects of the science of light generation, light control and measurement. It also covers all aspects of lighting design including equipment for both interior and exterior environments, as well as daylighting, energy efficiency and sustainability.

The journal is published quarterly with around 20 papers published each year. All papers are peer reviewed and usually include a discussion contribution with a reply from the author.

The journal has been published continuously for almost forty years. It is recommended by the CIE, International Commission on Illumination, and has recently been accepted for inclusion into the ISI Science Certification Index Expanded. Both of these awards indicate the quality and authority of the journal.

The Editorial Board is keen to consider works dealing with research studies, in-depth reviews, case-studies describing innovative design and discussion papers concerned with all aspects of light and lighting and its related topics.

The overall aim is to help improve our knowledge of the subject and hence the quality of the lit environment.

LR&T is essential reading for everyone involved with the subject of light and lighting from the new student to the experienced practitioner, from the university academic to the industry technologist as well as specialist designers.

If you are not already a subscriber and are involved with some aspect of the subject and its associated elements then you should subscribe now.

This journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).

Lighting Research & Technology is the leading international peer reviewed journal that publishes the highest quality original research on the subject of light and lighting and is published in association with The Society of Light and Lighting, which is part of the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers.

Lighting Research & Technology publishes papers by authors from around the world on all aspects of the subject of light and lighting. These range from the human response to light to all aspects of the science of light generation, light control and measurement. It also covers all aspects of lighting design including equipment for both interior and exterior environments, as well as daylighting, energy efficiency and sustainability.

The journal is published bimonthly with around 50 papers published each year. All papers are peer reviewed and usually include a discussion contribution with a reply from the author.

The journal has been published continuously for almost forty years. It is recommended by the CIE, International Commission on Illumination, and has recently been accepted for inclusion into the ISI Science Certification Index Expanded. Both of these awards indicate the quality and authority of the journal.

The Editorial Board is keen to consider works dealing with research studies, in-depth reviews, case-studies describing innovative design and discussion papers concerned with all aspects of light and lighting and its related topics. The overall aim is to help improve our knowledge of the subject and hence the quality of the lit environment.

Lighting Research & Technology is essential reading for everyone involved with the subject of light and lighting from the new student to the experienced practitioner, from the university academic to the industry technologist as well as specialist designers.

If you are not already a subscriber and are involved with some aspect of the subject and its associated elements then you should subscribe now.

Technical Editor
Peter Boyce PhD FIESNA MCIBSE Independent Consultant FSLL, UK
Secretary
Stephen A. Fotios BEng PhD CEng MEI MSLL MILE University of Sheffield, UK
Editorial Board
Stephen Cannon-Brookes BSc BArch PhD MSLL Cannon Brookes Lighting and Design, UK
Iain Carlile MSc MEng (Hons) MIET MSLL DPA Lighting Design London, UK
Teresa Goodman BSc ARCS CPhys MInstP National Physical Laboratory, UK
Brendan Keely SLL, UK
David Loe CEng FCIBSE FSLL FIESNA Independent Consultant, UK
Kevin Mansfield BSc PhD MSLL University College London, UK
John Mardaljevic BSc (Hons) Mphil PhD FSLL Loughborough University, UK
Luke Price Msci Public Health England, UK
International Advisory Board
Dr Yukio Akashi University of Fukui, Japan
Prof. Dahua Chen Fudan University, China
Dr Elisa Colombo Universidad Nacional de Tucuman, Argentina
Mr Christopher Cuttle Independent Consultant, NZ
Dr Dominique Dumortier Ecole Nationale des Travaux Publics de l'Etat, France
Prof Liisa Halonen Helskini University of Technology, Finland
Prof Warren Julian University of Sydney, Australia
Dr Richard Kittler Institute of Construction and Architecture, Slovakia
Dr Martine Knoop Technical University of Berlin, Germany
Dr Ciji Pearl Kurian Manipal Institute of Technology, India
Dr Mojtaba Navvab University of Michigan, USA
Prof Edward Ng Hong Kong University, Hong Kong
Ashish Pandharipande Phillips Research, The Netherlands
Prof Mark S. Rea Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA
Prof Patrick Rombauts Vrije University, Belgium
Prof Paolo Soardo Instituto Nazionale di Ricerca Metrologica, Italy
Prof Stephan Völker Technical University of Berlin, Germany
Dr Jennifer Veitch NRC Institute for Research in Construction, Canada
Prof He Xu Academy of Building Research, Beijing, China
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    1. Article types
    2. Editorial policies
      2.1 Peer review policy
      2.2 Authorship
      2.3 Acknowledgements
      2.4 Funding
      2.5 Declaration of conflicting interests
      2.6 Data
    3. Publishing Policies
      3.1 Publication ethics
      3.2 Contributor’s publishing agreement
      3.3 Open access and author archiving
      3.4 Permissions
    4. Preparing your manuscript
      4.1 Word processing formats
      4.2 Artwork, figures and other graphics
      4.3 Supplementary material
      4.4 Journal layout
      4.5 Reference style
      4.6 English language editing services
    5. Submitting your manuscript
      5.1 How to submit your manuscript
      5.2 Title, keywords and abstracts
      5.3 Corresponding author contact details
    6. On acceptance and publication
      6.1 SAGE Production
      6.2 Access to your published article
      6.3 Online First publication
    7. Further information

    This Journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics
    There are no fees payable to submit or publish in this journal.

    Please read the guidelines below then visit the Journal’s submission site http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/lrt to upload your manuscript. Please note that manuscripts not conforming to these guidelines may be returned.

    Only manuscripts of sufficient quality that meet the aims and scope of Lighting Research and Technology will be reviewed.

    As part of the submission process you will be required to warrant that you are submitting your original work, that you have the rights in the work, that you are submitting the work for first publication in the Journal and that it is not being considered for publication elsewhere and has not already been published elsewhere, and that you have obtained and can supply all necessary permissions for the reproduction of any copyright works not owned by you.

    Lighting Research & Technology is the leading international peer-reviewed journal that publishes material on the subject of light and lighting. It is included in Science Citation Index Expanded (SCIE) and endorsed by the Commission Internationale de l’Eclairage (CIE). To be acceptable for publication the material must be original, a useful extension of knowledge, well-presented and free from commercial bias. Authors are advised to consult the Technical Editor if they have any doubts about the suitability of their material for Lighting Research &Technology.

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    1. Article types

    Contributions usually take one of the following forms:

    • Research papers describing original theoretical, laboratory, or field investigations.
    • Review papers on a particular aspect of light or lighting or a related topic.
    • Case study papers describing new and innovative lighting installations and giving details of the design concepts and performance data.
    • Discussion papers, which explore a subject from a theoretical view point.
    • Correspondence about previously published papers.

    Papers should be no longer than 5000 words and with no more than ten illustrations - at the Technical Editor’s discretion. Correspondence should not normally be more than 1000 words.

    For papers, acceptance is conditional on authors’ addressing the referee’s comments transmitted by the Technical Editor. Discussion may be solicited from outside commentators for publication with submissions. Authors will normally be given an opportunity to reply.

    All materials submitted for publication is assumed to be exclusively for Lighting Research and Technology, and not to have been submitted for publication elsewhere. All authors must assign copyright to the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineering (by completing the copyright assignment form).

    The opinions expressed by the authors and contributors to discussions are those of the individuals concerned and are not necessarily those of the Institution or the Society of Light and Lighting.

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    2. Editorial policies

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    2.1 Peer review policy

    Lighting Research and Technology operates a traditional single blind peer review process in which the reviewer’s name is withheld from the author. Each manuscript is reviewed by at least two referees. All manuscripts are reviewed as rapidly as possible, and an editorial decision is generally reached within 6-8 weeks of submission.

    Priority and time of publication are decided by the Technical Editor, who has the customary right to edit material accepted for publication if necessary.

    As part of the submission process you will be asked to provide the names of 2 peers who could be called upon to review your manuscript. Recommended reviewers should be experts in their fields and should be able to provide an objective assessment of the manuscript. Please be aware of any conflicts of interest when recommending reviewers. Examples of conflicts of interest include (but are not limited to) the below:

    • The reviewer should have no prior knowledge of your submission
    • The reviewer should not have recently collaborated with any of the authors
    • Reviewer nominees from the same institution as any of the authors are not permitted

    Please note that the Editors are not obliged to invite any recommended/opposed reviewers to assess your manuscript.

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    2.2 Authorship

    Papers should only be submitted for consideration once consent is given by all contributing authors. Those submitting papers should carefully check that all those whose work contributed to the paper are acknowledged as contributing authors.

    The list of authors should include all those who can legitimately claim authorship. This is all those who:

    1. Made a substantial contribution to the concept and design, acquisition of data or analysis and interpretation of data,
    2. Drafted the article or revised it critically for important intellectual content,
    3. Approved the version to be published.

    Authors should meet the conditions of all of the points above. Each author should have participated sufficiently in the work to take public responsibility for appropriate portions of the content.
    When a large, multicentre group has conducted the work, the group should identify the individuals who accept direct responsibility for the manuscript. These individuals should fully meet the criteria for authorship.

    Acquisition of funding, collection of data, or general supervision of the research group alone does not constitute authorship, although all contributors who do not meet the criteria for authorship should be listed in the Acknowledgments section. Please refer to the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) authorship guidelines for more information on authorship.

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    2.3 Acknowledgements

    All contributors who do not meet the criteria for authorship should be listed in an Acknowledgements section. Examples of those who might be acknowledged include a person who provided purely technical help, or a department chair who provided only general support.

    2.3.1 Writing assistance
    Individuals who provided writing assistance, e.g. from a specialist communications company, do not qualify as authors and so should be included in the Acknowledgements section. Authors must disclose any writing assistance - including the individual’s name, company and level of input - and identify the entity that paid for this assistance.
    It is not necessary to disclose use of language polishing services.

    Any acknowledgements should appear first at the end of your article prior to your Declaration of Conflicting Interests (if applicable), any notes and your References.

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    2.4 Funding

    Lighting Research and Technology requires all authors to acknowledge their funding in a consistent fashion under a separate heading.  Please visit the Funding Acknowledgements page on the SAGE Journal Author Gateway to confirm the format of the acknowledgment text in the event of funding, or state that: This research received no specific grant from any funding agency in the public, commercial, or not-for-profit sectors.

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    2.5 Declaration of conflicting interests

    It is the policy of Lighting Research and Technology to require a declaration of conflicting interests from all authors enabling a statement to be carried within the paginated pages of all published articles.
    Please ensure that a ‘Declaration of Conflicting Interests’ statement is included at the end of your manuscript, after any acknowledgements and prior to the references. If no conflict exists, please state that ‘The Author(s) declare(s) that there is no conflict of interest’.

    For guidance on conflict of interest statements, please see the ICMJE recommendations here

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    2.6 Data

    SAGE acknowledges the importance of research data availability as an integral part of the research and verification process for academic journal articles.

    Lighting Research and Technology requests all authors submitting any primary data used in their research articles alongside their article submissions to be published in the online version of the journal, or provide detailed information in their articles on how the data can be obtained. This information should include links to third-party data repositories or detailed contact information for third-party data sources. Data available only on an author-maintained website will need to be loaded onto either the journal’s platform or a third-party platform to ensure continuing accessibility. Examples of data types include but are not limited to statistical data files, replication code, text files, audio files, images, videos, appendices, and additional charts and graphs necessary to understand the original research. [The editor(s) may consider limited embargoes on proprietary data.] The editor(s) can also grant exceptions for data that cannot legally or ethically be released. All data submitted should comply with Institutional or Ethical Review Board requirements and applicable government regulations. For further information, please contact the editorial office at prb.lrt@btinternet.com.

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    3. Publishing Policies

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    3.1 Publication ethics

    SAGE is committed to upholding the integrity of the academic record. We encourage authors to refer to the Committee on Publication Ethics’ International Standards for Authors and view the Publication Ethics page on the SAGE Author Gateway

    3.1.1 Plagiarism

    Lighting Research and Technology and SAGE take issues of copyright infringement, plagiarism or other breaches of best practice in publication very seriously. We seek to protect the rights of our authors and we always investigate claims of plagiarism or misuse of articles published in the journal. Equally, we seek to protect the reputation of the journal against malpractice. Submitted articles may be checked using duplication-checking software. Where an article is found to have plagiarised other work or included third-party copyright material without permission or with insufficient acknowledgement, or where authorship of the article is contested, we reserve the right to take action including, but not limited to: publishing an erratum or corrigendum (correction); retracting the article (removing it from the journal); taking up the matter with the head of department or dean of the author’s institution and/or relevant academic bodies or societies; banning the author from publication in the journal or all SAGE journals, or appropriate legal action.

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    3.2 Contributor’s publishing agreement

    Before publication, SAGE requires the author as the rights holder to sign a Journal Contributor’s Publishing Agreement. SAGE’s Journal Contributor’s Publishing Agreement is an exclusive licence agreement which means that the author retains copyright in the work but grants SAGE the sole and exclusive right and licence to publish for the full legal term of copyright. Exceptions may exist where an assignment of copyright is required or preferred by a proprietor other than SAGE. In this case copyright in the work will be assigned from the author to the society. For more information please visit our Frequently Asked Questions on the SAGE Journal Author Gateway.

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    3.3 Open access and author archiving

    Lighting Research and Technology offers optional open access publishing via the SAGE Choice programme. For more information please visit the SAGE Choice website. For information onfunding body compliance, and depositing your article in repositories, please visit SAGE Publishing Policies on our Journal Author Gateway.

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    3.4 Permissions

    Authors are responsible for obtaining permission from copyright holders for reproducing any illustrations, tables, figures or lengthy quotations previously published elsewhere. For further information including guidance on fair dealing for criticism and review, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions on the SAGE Journal Author Gateway

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    4. Preparing your manuscript

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    4.1 Word processing formats

    Preferred formats for the text and tables of your manuscript are Word DOC, RTF, XLS. LaTeX files are also accepted. The text should be double-spaced throughout and with a minimum of 3cm for left and right hand margins and 5cm at head and foot. Text should be standard 10 or 12 point.

    For a LaTeX use (LaTeX Template). NOTE: The size of this journal is “short A4”. Please use the “ShortAfour” option when using the SAGE classfile. That is: \documentclass[ShortAfour]{sagej} (please see the classfile documentation in the guidelines for full instructions).

    For Word use the Word Template.

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    4.2 Artwork, figures and other graphics

    For guidance on the preparation of illustrations, pictures and graphs in electronic format, please visit SAGE’s Manuscript Submission Guidelines
    Figures supplied in colour will appear in colour online regardless of whether or not these illustrations are reproduced in colour in the printed version. For specifically requested colour reproduction in print, you will receive information regarding the costs from SAGE after receipt of your accepted article.

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    4.3 Supplementary material

    This journal is able to host additional materials online (e.g. datasets, podcasts, videos, images etc) alongside the full-text of the article. These will be subjected to peer-review alongside the article.  For more information please refer to our guidelines on submitting supplementary files, which can be found within our Manuscript Submission Guidelines page.

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    4.4 Journal layout

    Lighting Research and Technology conforms to the SAGE house style.  Click here to review guidelines on SAGE UK House Style.

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    4.5 Reference style

    Lighting Research and Technology adheres to the SAGE Vancouver reference style. Click here to review the guidelines on SAGE Vancouver to ensure your manuscript conforms to this reference style.

    If you use EndNote to manage references, you can download the SAGE Vancouver output file here

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    4.6 English language editing services

    Authors seeking assistance with English language editing, translation, or figure and manuscript formatting to fit the journal’s specifications should consider using SAGE Language Services. Visit SAGE Language Services on our Journal Author Gateway for further information.

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    5. Submitting your manuscript

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    5.1 How to submit your manuscript

    Lighting Research and Technology is hosted on SAGE Track, a web based online submission and peer review system powered by ScholarOne™ Manuscripts. Visit http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/lrt to login and submit your article online.

    IMPORTANT: Please check whether you already have an account in the system before trying to create a new one. If you have reviewed or authored for the journal in the past year it is likely that you will have had an account created.  For further guidance on submitting your manuscript online please visit ScholarOne Online Help.

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    5.2 Title, keywords and abstracts

    Please supply a title, short title, an abstract and keywords to accompany your article. The title, keywords and abstract are key to ensuring readers find your article online through online search engines such as Google. Please refer to the information and guidance on how best to title your article, write your abstract and select your keywords by visiting the SAGE Journal Author Gateway for guidelines on How to Help Readers Find Your Article Online

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    5.3 Corresponding author contact details

    Provide full contact details for the corresponding author including email, mailing address and telephone numbers. Academic affiliations are required for all co-authors. These details should be presented separately to the main text of the article to facilitate anonymous peer review.

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    6. On acceptance and publication

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    6.1 SAGE Production

    Your SAGE Production Editor will keep you informed as to your article’s progress throughout the production process. Proofs will be sent by PDF to the corresponding author and should be returned promptly.

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    6.2 Access to your published article

    SAGE provides authors with online access to their final article.

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    6.3 Online First publication

    Online First allows final revision articles (completed articles in queue for assignment to an upcoming issue) to be published online prior to their inclusion in a final journal issue which significantly reduces the lead time between submission and publication. For more information please visit our Online First Fact Sheet

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    7. Further information

    Any correspondence, queries or additional requests for information on the manuscript submission process should be sent to the Lighting Research and Technology editorial office as follows:

    Dr Peter Boyce
    prb.lrt@btinternet.com

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