Journal of Ophthalmic and Vision Research (JOVR) is the official scientific publication of the Ophthalmic Research Center, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences. JOVR is a quarterly, peer-reviewed, open-access journal with the mission to disseminate research, information and viewpoints on different aspects of ophthalmology and vision science including basic and clinical research aiming to advance the science, technology, ethics and art of ophthalmology. The scope of the journal is intended to include not only clinical ophthalmology, but also related basic science disciplines that contribute to the science of vision.

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Journal Ethics

 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. 

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.

Digital Archiving

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About the Ophthalmic Research Center

The Ophthalmic Research Center (ORC) was established in 1999 as the first Iranian eye research center. ORC as the WHO Collaborating Center for Prevention of Blindness is affiliated to the Ophthalmology Department at Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences. The vision of this center is to contribute towards the elimination of avoidable blindness and the main mission of the center 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.

Aims and Scope

The journal covers basic, translational and clinical studies related to different subspecialty fields including cornea and ocular surface, lens and cataract, glaucoma, vitreoretinal disorders, uveitis, ocular oncology & pathology, neuro-ophthalmology, pediatric ophthalmology & strabismus, and ophthalmic plastic & reconstructive surgery. Other areas of interest include ocular imaging & surgical techniques and ophthalmic epidemiology, in addition to controversial and challenging topics. For more details of the journal's aims and scope, click here.

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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ISSN: Print -2008-2010, Online - 2008-322X