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Wolters Kluwer and Journal/Association are committed to meeting and upholding standards of ethical behavior at all stages of the publication process. We follow closely the industry associations, such as the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) and World Association of Medical Editors (WAME), that set standards and provide guidelines for best practices in order to meet these requirements.
Original research articles, review articles, special articles, short reports, case reports and letters related to eye health and vision sciences are considered for publication in the “Ophthalmic Horizon”. An original research article should not exceed 6,500 words, review articles should not exceed 8,500 words and short reports also should not exceed 2,500 words including all illustrations and references. Letters should be brief and to the point (500-600 words).
While preparing manuscripts, please follow the Vancouver Style (Uniform requirements for manuscripts submitted to biomedical journals prepared by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors, which is available at http://www.icmje.org).
ORGANIZING YOUR MANUSCRIPT:
Organize each section as indicated below:
Full title of the manuscript should be stated clearly.
Some other information that must be included is:
No more than 6 authors will be accepted for all manuscripts without a letter detailing explicit contribution to all 3 phases of authorship
A structured abstract of not more than 250 words is required. It should be a factual description of the study performed organized with the headings of Background (includes aims, hypotheses, or objectives), Methods (includes patient population, procedures, and data analysis), Results, and Conclusions. The abstract should contain the data to support the key findings or conclusions of the study and this should be self-explanatory without reference to the text. The first time an abbreviated term is used, spell it out in full and follow with the abbreviation in parentheses; for example: ultrasound (US). Please do NOT cite any reference in the abstract.
Write the paper in the following format: Abstract, Introduction, Materials and methods, Results, Discussion, Acknowledgements, and References. Use the automatic page numbering function to number the pages. At the end of the article, give the name and address of the individual to whom reprint requests should be directed.) Please mention at the end of Methods section about the authority which has given you the permission to undertake this study.
Please maintain the following rules:
GENERAL FORMAT FOR CASE REPORTS:
Manuscripts should be organized as follows: Title, Abstract and Keywords; Text with the following sections: Introduction, Case Report, Discussion; Figure legends and References.
All articles should be no more than 1500 words long with a maximum of 10 references and 10 images. Manuscripts should also contain a separate abstract of up to 150 words.
Abstract: Abstract must not exceed 150 words. The Abstract should be comprehensible to readers before they have read the paper, and reference citations must be avoided. Following the abstract, 3-6 key words should be given for subject indexing.
Article structure: The main text of the paper should be up to 1500 words (excluding references and legends) and should be structured with the following sections:
Ophthalmic journal requires authors to declare any competing financial or other interest in relation to their work where an author gives no competing interests, the listing will read ‘the author(s) declares that they have no competing interests’.
A brief statement should acknowledge individuals, other than authors, who were of direct help in the reported work or if the work was supported by a government or commercial grant.
Please follow the ICMJE guidelines (http://www.icmje.org). Reference citations in the text should be identified by numbers in brackets (e.g. ). Number the references in order of their first appearance in the text (not alphabetically). Once a reference is cited, all subsequent citations should be to the original number.
The following file formats can be accepted:
Text within figures should usually be either Arial or Helvetica fonts; Courier may be used if a monospaced font is required. Text should be designed to be legible when the illustration is scaled to a width of 600 pixels.