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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: 4 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. Peer review policy
    2. Article types
    3. How to submit your manuscript
    4. Journal contributor’s publishing agreement
      4.1 SAGE Choice
    5. Declaration of conflicting interests policy
    6. Other conventions
    7. Acknowledgments
      7.1 Funding acknowledgement
    8. Permissions
    9. Manuscript style
      9.1 File types
      9.2 Journal style
      9.3 Reference style
      9.4 Manuscript preparation
      9.4.1 Titles and abstracts: Helping readers find your article online
      9.4.2 Corresponding author contact details
      9.4.3 Guidelines for submitting artwork, figures and other graphics
      9.4.4 Guidelines for submitting supplemental files
      9.4.5 English language editing services
    10. After acceptance
      10.1 Proofs
      10.2 E-Prints and complimentary copies
      10.3 SAGE production
      10.4 OnlineFirst publication
    11. Further information

    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 and Technology.

     

    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.

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    2. 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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    3. How to submit your manuscript

    Before submitting your manuscript, please ensure you carefully read and adhere to all the guidelines and instructions to authors provided below. Manuscripts not conforming to these guidelines may be returned.

    Lighting Research and Technology is hosted on SAGE track - a web based online submission and peer review system powered by ScholarOne™ Manuscripts. Please read the Manuscript Submission guidelines below, and then simply 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.

    All papers must be submitted via the online system. If you would like to discuss your paper prior to submission, please refer to the contact details below.

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    4. Journal contributor’s publishing agreement   

    Before publication SAGE requires the author as the rights holder to sign a Journal Contributor’s Publishing Agreement. For more information please visit our Frequently Asked Questions on the SAGE Journal Author Gateway.

    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.

    4.1 SAGE Choice
    If you wish your article to be freely available online immediately upon publication (as some funding bodies now require), you can opt for it to be included in SAGE Choice subject to payment of a publication fee. The manuscript submission and peer reviewing procedure is unchanged. On acceptance of your article, you will be asked to let SAGE know directly if you are choosing SAGE Choice. For further information, please visit SAGE Choice.

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    5. Declaration of conflicting interests                  

    Within your Journal Contributor’s Publishing Agreement you will be required to make a certification with respect to a declaration of conflicting interests. It is the policy of Palliative Medicine 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 include any declaration at the end of your manuscript after any acknowledgements and prior to the references, under a heading ‘˜Conflict of Interest Statement’. If no declaration is made the following will be printed under this heading in your article: ‘˜None Declared’. Alternatively, you may wish to state that ‘˜The Author(s) declare(s) that there is no conflict of interest’.

    When making a declaration the disclosure information must be specific and include any financial relationship that all authors of the article has with any sponsoring organization and the for-profit interests the organization represents, and with any for-profit product discussed or implied in the text of the article.

    Any commercial or financial involvements that might represent an appearance of a conflict of interest need to be additionally disclosed in the covering letter accompanying your article to assist the Editor in evaluating whether sufficient disclosure has been made within the Conflict of Interest statement provided in the article.

    For more information please visit the SAGE Journal Author Gateway.

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    6. Other conventions

    None applicable.

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    7. Acknowledgements                                                         

    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.

    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, writing assistance, or a department chair who provided only general support. Authors should disclose whether they had any writing assistance and identify the entity that paid for this assistance.

    7.1 Funding Acknowledgement
    To comply with the guidance for Research Funders, Authors and Publishers issued by the Research Information Network (RIN), Lighting Research and Technology additionally requires all Authors to acknowledge their funding in a consistent fashion under a separate heading. Please visit Funding Acknowledgement on the SAGE Journal Author Gateway for funding acknowledgement guidelines.

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    8. 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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    9. Manuscript style

    9.1 File types
    Only electronic files conforming to the journal's guidelines will be accepted. Preferred formats for the text and tables of your manuscript are Word DOC, RTF, XLS.files are also accepted.  Please also refer to additional guideline on submitting artwork and supplemental files below.

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

    9.3 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, download the SAGE Vancouver output file by following this link and save to the appropriate folder (normally for Windows C:\Program Files\EndNote\Styles and for Mac OS X Harddrive:Applications:EndNote:Styles). Once you’ve done this, open EndNote and choose “Select Another Style...” from the dropdown menu in the menu bar; locate and choose this new style from the following screen.

    For a journal
    Sandor N, Schanda J. Visual colour rendering based on colour difference evaluations. Lighting Research & Technology 2006; 38: 225-239.

    For a book
    Simpson RS, Lighting Control - Technology and Applications, Oxford: Focal Press, 2003.

    For a chapter within an edited book
    Kirby MW, Low pressure sodium lamps. In Coaton JR, Marsden AM, editors. Lamps and Lighting Fourth Edition.London: Arnold, 1997: 227-234.

    For a publication by an organization
    Commission Internationale de l'Eclairage, Road Transport Lighting for Developing Countries, CIE Publication 180, Vienna: CIE, 2007

    For conference proceedings and contract reports
    Ruffles PR. The lighting of the pump house: Proceedings of the CIBSE National Lighting Conference, University of Bath. London: Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers, 1996.

    For a PhD thesis
    Spreckley AV. Mesopic vision in road lighting. PhD thesis. Bradford: University of Bradford, 1996.

    For information taken from a website
    ADTSEA. Drivers education curriculum. American Driver and Traffic Safety Education Association (ADTSEA). Retrieved 10 May 2003, from http:/adtsea.iup.edu/adtsea/de_curriculum/de-

    9.4. Manuscript Preparation
    The layout of the paper should conform to the following general rules:

    • 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 12 point and in single column format with 1.5 line spacing.
    • Pages should be numbered in order
    • Roman, bold and italic type can be used, but only one typeface.
    • The text should be ranged left and unjustified, with hyphenation cancelled.
    • Indents, underlining and tabs should be avoided unless absolutely necessary.
    • Headings and paragraphs should be separated by two lines.
    • There should be only one space between words and only one space after any punctuation.

    9.4.1 Your Title and Abstracts: Helping readers find your article online
    The title 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 and write your abstract by visiting SAGE's Journal Author Gateway Guidelines on How to Help Readers Find Your Article Online.

    The title should indicate the content of the paper precisely and worded so as to distinguish the paper from other known publications. A short title (for the running head) of no more than 50 characters should also be given.

    9.4.2 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.

    9.4.3 Guidelines for submitting 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.

    Mathematical: All vectors and matrices should be shown in bold type. Avoid confusion between ambiguous characters and take care to ensure that subscripts and superscripts are clear. Numbers below 10 should be written out in the text unless used in conjunction with units (e.g. three apples, 4 kg). Full points (not commas) should be used for decimals. For numbers less than one, a nought should be inserted before the decimal point. Use spaces (not commas) within numbers (e.g. 10 000, 0.125 275). Equations should be numbered sequentially within each main section, e.g. (3.2) for the second equation in section 3, with labels on the right hand side of the page.

    9.4.4 Guidelines for submitting supplemental files
    This journal is able to host approved supplemental materials online, alongside the full-text of articles. Supplemental files will be subjected to peer-review alongside the article. For more information please refer to SAGE’s Guidelines for Authors on Supplemental Files.

    9.4.5 English Language Editing services
    Non-English speaking authors who would like to refine their use of language in their manuscripts might consider using a professional editing service. Visit http://www.uk.sagepub.com/journalgateway/msg.htm for further information.

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    10. After acceptance           

    10.1 Proofs
    We will email a PDF of the proofs to the corresponding author.

    10.2 E-Prints and Complimentary Copies
    SAGE provides authors with access to a PDF of their final article. For further information please visit Offprints and Reprints. We additionally provide the corresponding author with a complimentary copy of the print issue in which the article appears up to a maximum of 5 copies for onward supply by the corresponding author to co-authors.

    10.3 SAGE Production
    At SAGE we place an extremely strong emphasis on the highest production standards possible. We attach high importance to our quality service levels in copy-editing, typesetting, printing, and online publication (http://online.sagepub.com/). We also seek to uphold excellent author relations throughout the publication process.

    We value your feedback to ensure we continue to improve our author service levels. On publication all corresponding authors will receive a brief survey questionnaire on your experience of publishing in Lighting Research and Technology with SAGE.

    10.4 OnlineFirst Publication
    A large number of SAGE journals benefit from OnlineFirst, a feature offered through SAGE’s electronic journal platform, SAGE Journals Online. It allows final revision articles (completed articles in queue for assignment to an upcoming issue) to be hosted online prior to their inclusion in a final print and online journal issue which significantly reduces the lead time between submission and publication. For more information please visit our OnlineFirst Fact Sheet

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    11. Further information

    Any correspondence, queries or additional requests for information on the Manuscript Submission process should be sent to the Editorial Office as follows:

    Dr Peter Boyce

    prb.lrt@btinternet.com

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