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Aims and Scope

IO is committed to provide Optometrists with relevant clinical knowledge for their daily patient care. The purpose of IO is to publish latest research studies, case reports, and clinical articles and to provide Optometrists with a platform to discuss the problems they are currently facing.
The Editorial team is committed to assist with your manuscript publication.

Instructions for Authors:

The clinical articles (Case reports, research studies and Review papers) will be accepted only after they are accepted in a peer review process. Non clinical articles (Legislation, jurisdiction, scope of practice, industry news etc) will be published after the acceptance by relevant editorial staff.

Publication Ethics:

Submitted should be an original contribution, must not be published or under consideration for publication elsewhere in any form or language. Authors are directed to confirm that the work followed the principles of declaration of Helsinki (Statement on this should appear in methods section).

Preparation:

The authors should follow the recommendations of the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors’ Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals (www.icmje.org).

Manuscript should be written clearly on an A4 size paper, double spaced and text lines numbered consecutively.

Parts of a Clinical Manuscript:

  1. Title
    the title page should contain the Title of Manuscript, Full Names of Authors, Highest Qualifications (Max two) and Institutional affiliations. Number of tables and figures, and the date of submission of paper should also be mentioned in title page. Finally, Name, full mailing address and Email address of corresponding author at the end of Page.
  2. Structured Abstract and keywords:
    abstract is expected to be structured according to instructions and limited to 300 words or less. Structure for original article should be in four parts (Purpose, methods, results and conclusions) and for case reports (Purpose, case report and conclusions). Define all abbreviations. Don’t cite references. Define atleast five keywords.
  3. Text: the manuscript should be separated into
    1. An untitled introduction to provide background
    2. Methods
    3. Results
    4. Discussion and conclusions
      Case report can be separated into an Untitled Introduction, case report, and Discussion.
  4. Acknowledgements: all sources of support should be acknowledged concisely.
  5. References: Number references consecutively in the order of their citation in the text and identify by superscript numbers. The journal follows AMA citation style. A guide for AMA style can be found here.  AMA Manual of Style: A Guide for Authors and Editors (10th Edition)