Background:-Highlights of Ophthalmology journal, started by Dr Benjamin Boyd in 1959, has the distinction of being the first journal in Latin America on Ophthalmology. Its Editorial Board constitutes prestigious ophthalmologists from different parts of the world.
Objective:- To disseminate scientific knowledge and keep Ophthalmologists updated on the latest trends, surgical techniques, medical therapies, and new equipment. Each theme-based issue presents reviews, comments, cases, and advances for the treatment of different pathologies in Ophthalmology. These themes are presented in a simple, easy-to-read language, with a fusion of modern design and very didactic color illustrations.
Audience:- As the reach & reception of new development, technology, and education are not uniform in all parts of the world, resulting in a gap & divide, our journal is a sincere attempt towards bridging this gap. It has been recognized by many experts, who contribute to our journals to address these issues. The Journal caters to the niche but a large segment of general ophthalmologists as well as Retinologists, with mainly non-English backgrounds, who prefer to have short, brief and concise articles, less text than the other journals and high quality images & illustrations.
Versions: Initially the Journal was available in printed format and since 2013 it has been published in digital format and accessed online at www.issues.elibraryweb.net.
The Journal is published every two months, six issues per year, simultaneously in English and Spanish. Jaypee Journals follows the policy of open access under the CC-BY-NC 4.0 license. For the details of self-archiving policy for authors:-
Policies and embargo periods may vary from Journal to Journal. Unless otherwise stated on the Journal website author instructions page. Authors may self-archive versions of their work on their own web pages, on institutional web pages, and in other repositories.
Authors may reuse the Abstract and how to cite information (e.g. Title, Author name, Publication dates) of their article anywhere at any time including social media such as Facebook, blogs, and Twitter, providing a proper acknowledgment is offered and wherever possible a link including the DOI number is included linking back to the article on the Journal/JAYPEE JOURNALS website. This is available in how to cite information on the article online.
Submitted version (SV) is recognized as the un-refereed author version of an article completed before submission for submission to a journal. This is often referred to as the “preprint” version. The author accepts full responsibility for the article, and the content and layout are set out by the author.
Authors may not make their for-submission version available anywhere at any time. This inhibits posting on their own personal websites, institutional or non-commercial subject-based repositories, commercial platforms websites or repositories, and or social media.
The accepted manuscript (AM) is the final draft author manuscript, as accepted for publication by a journal, including modifications based on referees’ suggestions, it excludes copy editing and typesetting and is often referred to as a post-print version. JAYPEE JOURNALS carries this version on the ready for production tab.
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In the journals where the embargo period is applicable the authors after the completion of the embargo period may:
Some of the JAYPEE JOURNALS may have Embargo periods and this may vary between journals. For details of a journal’s specific embargo period, please see the information for each individual journal on the About Journal Page.
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The PV as it appears in the journal following copyediting and proof correction may not be deposited by authors in institutional repositories or posted to third-party websites and made publicly available unless the article is published on an Open Access model license ( CC-BY-NC 4.0) that allows for such posting. Authors may share their PV with private groups within their institution or through private groups on non-commercial repositories that are signatories to the STM Voluntary principles for article sharing on Scholarly Collaboration Networks (SCN). The PV may not be uploaded or shared on commercial websites or repositories unless the website or repository has signed an agreement with JAYPEE JOURNALS permitting such uploading or sharing.
Authors who have agreed to publish their articles on an Open Access basis, and who have paid any associated fees, are entitled to make their articles publicly available according to the terms of their selected licenses. In the case of JAYPEE JOURNALS, the CC-BY-NC 4.0 is the agreed license that gives freedom for the non-commercial sharing of articles by authors upon publication.
This Publication Ethics and Publication Malpractice Statement is based on the Code of Conduct and Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors (Committee on Publication Ethics, 2011).
The editor is responsible for deciding on accepting, rejecting, or requesting modifications to the manuscript. In some instances, the editors may require multiple rounds of reviews and modifications. The editors communicate review results in a timely fashion. The editor reserves the right to edit, clarify, or shorten the manuscript as deemed necessary.
The editor must ensure that each manuscript submitted to the Journal is reviewed for its intellectual content without regard to the author’s race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy. The decisions will be based on the paper’s importance, originality, clarity, and relevance to the journal’s scope.
The editor and editorial staff always ensure that information regarding manuscripts submitted by the authors is kept confidential.
The editor and members of the editorial board of this journal shall not use unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript for his/her own research without the author’s explicit written consent.
Publication guidelines: Authors must follow the submission guidelines of the journal.
Authors must ensure that the work they are submitting as theirs is entirely original. Authors must certify that the manuscript has not previously been published elsewhere. Authors will appropriately cite or quote the work and/or words of others. Authors sign a declaration stating that the manuscript and the illustrations within are original, or that he/she has taken all the necessary steps to avoid breach of copyright.
Authors must certify that the manuscript is not currently being considered for publication elsewhere. Submitting the same paper to more than one journal constitutes unethical publishing behavior.
All authors mentioned in the paper must have significantly contributed to the research. The author submitting the manuscript to the journal ensures that all contributing co-authors and no uninvolved person(s) are included in the author list.
Authors must notify the editors of any conflicts of interest that may be construed to influence the manuscript.
Authors are obliged to provide retractions or corrections of mistakes at any point in time if the author(s) discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in the submitted manuscript.
Reviewers must keep all manuscripts received confidential.
Reviewers must ensure that authors have cited all relevant published work referred to in the paper in the endnotes and bibliography. Reviewers will bring to the editor’s attention any substantial similarity or overlap between the manuscript and any other published paper they are aware of.
Reviews should be conducted objectively. Personal criticism of the author is inappropriate.
Reviewers should express their views clearly with supporting arguments.
Reviewers should not review manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships, or connections with any of the authors, companies, or institutions associated with the paper(s).
In the event that a reviewer feels it is not possible for him/her to complete the review of the manuscript within the stipulated time he/she should notify the editor in a timely manner and withdraw from the review process.
Journal follows the high standards of peer review as set out in the COPE Ethical Guidelines for Peer Reviewers.
All research articles and other article types are subjected to thorough peer review, usually by at least 2 external peer reviewers. After an initial assessment by the journal Editor for suitability in the journal, the Editor will invite appropriate independent reviewers with sufficient and specific areas of expertise. The Editor's decision is made based on these reviewer reports, which are made available to the authors upon decision. Where the Editor of the journal is an author in the submission, adequate steps are taken to ensure blinding the Editor from the submission during peer-review. Further information about the journal's specific model of peer review is found on the journal’s information pages.