Focus and Scope

The "Ophthalmology Journal" is a new peer-reviewed, scientific publication created by German and Polish experts in the field, directed to the international community of ophthalmologists. The Journal welcomes submission of original research reporting clinical observations and laboratory investigations with clinical relevance. Editors will also accept case reports, up to date reviews, editorials, education articles, letters and other relevant manuscripts that relate to the sense of sight, especially these describing new diagnostic and surgical techniques, also instrument and therapy updates. Manuscripts covering regional issues should also address a global context.

Peer Review Process

Review process and manuscript selection
″Ophthalmology Journal″ is committed to prompt evaluation and publication of submitted articles. All manuscripts together with supplementary files should be submitted online at www.cardiologyjournal.org. The submission and review process is fully electronic and submissions by e-mail or postal mail will not be accepted. Please follow the manuscript preparation directions presented below. Manuscripts submitted for publication in OJ are evaluated as to whether they present new insights into the announced topic and are likely to contribute to progress in research or to changes in clinical practice. Received manuscripts are initially examined by the Journal editors. Manuscripts with insufficient priority for publication are rejected immediately to allow the authors to recognize deficiencies and submit the paper to another journal or submit a revised version to OJ. Incomplete submissions or manuscripts not prepared in the required style (see ′Preparation of manuscripts′) are sent back to the authors without scientific review. If manuscript is accepted for review, the authors will be notified in the electronic way only with the reference to the article ID number in the electronic system. Articles are evaluated by at least two outside referees who are contacted before being sent a paper and asked to return comments within 3 weeks. All submitted manuscripts are treated as confidential documents, and reviewers are instructed to treat manuscripts as such. The peer review process is also confidential and identities of reviewers are not released. Referees are asked to provide a written review together with recommendation of acceptance, requirement for revision or rejection of the article. Submitted papers are accepted for publication after a positive opinion has been returned by the referees. Authors are notified of decisions by e-mail only. Selected papers are edited to improve accuracy and clarity and for length. Papers submitted to OJ but not accepted for publication may, in some cases, be eligible for publication in other journals of the Publisher.

Reviewers’ criteria for manuscripts qualification

Title reflects the subject undertaken
Assumptions are proper
Work of practical nature
Work of educational nature
Aims are clearly defined
Appropriate methodology*
Ethical criteria fulfilled*
Research-based work*
Results are adequately presented*
Statistical analysis is reliable*
Discussion refers to results*
Conclusions based on study findings*
Conclusions refer to aims*
Suitably chosen, proper number and up to date references
Proper length
All figures and tables are required
Standard of written English acceptable 

*criteria exclusively for research papers

Open Access Policy

Articles published on-line in the Journal are available in open access immediately after publication and are published under Creative Common Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) allowing to download articles and share them with others as long as they credit the authors and the publisher, but without permission to change them in any way or use them commercially.

Via Medica (Publisher) self-archiving policy establishes that authors can archive only accepted manuscripts including final PDF version and/or  'ahead of print' in any repository. In details, the author may only post their version provided acknowledgment is given to the original source of publication and a link is inserted to the published article on Via Medica (Publisher) website. Apart from the link mentioned above, the acknowledgment should be provided with the full bibliographic record with DOI number.

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