Journal of Ophthalmic and Vision Research (JOVR) is the official scientific publication of the Ophthalmic Research Center, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences.

The Ophthalmic Research Center (ORC) was established in 1999 as the first Iranian eye research centre. ORC, as the WHO Collaborating Center for Prevention of Blindness, is affiliated with the Ophthalmology Department at Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences. The vision of this centre is to contribute towards the elimination of avoidable blindness, and the main mission of the centre is to provide facilities to perform high-quality research and generate and disseminate information regarding eye health.

Clinical, basic and translational, and public health and epidemiological studies are conducted at the Ophthalmic Research Center. In addition, the ORC Knowledge Management Unit provides national clinical practice guidelines.

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Editorial Process

A manuscript will be reviewed for possible publication with the understanding that it is being submitted to the Journal of Ophthalmic and Vision Research alone at that point in time and has not been published anywhere, simultaneously submitted, or already accepted for publication elsewhere. The journal expects that authors would authorize one of them to correspond with the Journal for all matters related to the manuscript.

All manuscripts received are duly acknowledged. On submission, editors review all submitted manuscripts initially for suitability for formal review. Manuscripts with insufficient originality, serious scientific or technical flaws, or lack of a significant message are rejected before proceeding for formal peer review. Manuscripts that are unlikely to be of interest to the Journal of Ophthalmic and Vision Research readers are also liable to be rejected at this stage itself.

Manuscripts that are found suitable for publication in the Journal of Ophthalmic and Vision Research are sent to two or more expert reviewers. During submission, the contributor is requested to provide names of two or three qualified reviewers who have had experience in the subject of the submitted manuscript, but this is not mandatory. The reviewers should not be affiliated with the same institutes as the contributor/s. However, the selection of these reviewers is at the sole discretion of the editor.

The journal follows a double-blind review process, wherein the reviewers and authors are unaware of each other’s identity. Every manuscript is also assigned to a member of the editorial team, who, based on the comments from the reviewers, takes a final decision on the manuscript. The comments and suggestions (acceptance/ rejection/ amendments in the manuscript) received from reviewers are conveyed to the corresponding author. If required, the author is requested to provide a point-by-point response to reviewers’ comments and submit a revised version of the manuscript. This process is repeated till reviewers and editors are satisfied with the manuscript.

According to the new journal policy, all manuscripts will be accepted for publication once a formal Certificate of English Editing is provided by the authors. The certificate must be obtained by one of the following service providers:

Page proofs are sent to the corresponding author after final acceptance. The corresponding author is expected to return the corrected proofs within three days. It may not be possible to incorporate corrections received after that period. The whole process of submission of the manuscript to the final decision and sending and receiving proofs is completed online. To achieve faster and greater dissemination of knowledge and information, the journal publishes articles online as ‘Ahead of Print’ immediately upon acceptance.  

Journal Ethics

Journal/Association are committed to meeting and upholding standards of ethical behaviour 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. 

Digital Archiving

To preserve scholarly literature published in electronic form and to ensure that these materials remain available to future generations of scholars and researchers, Knowledge E content is archived in Portico, a not-for-profit organization with a mission and singular focus to provide a permanent archive of electronic scholarly content. Portico representative offices are located in New York, New Jersey, and Michigan.

Article Processing Charges and Fees

Article Processing Charges (APCs) are set at USD200.00 for articles accepted by the Journal of Ophthalmic and Vision Research. The APC is waived for invited articles. When authors are sent a formal notice of acceptance, they will receive a link to the online payment webpage. The APC should be paid before publication.

Copyright and Creative Commons Licensing

This is an open-access journal in which articles are distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY 4.0), where authors retain the copyright of their work, and this license permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided that the original work is properly cited.

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.


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