Submission Preparation ChecklistAs part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
- The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
- The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
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- The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations (and illustration legends), figures (and figure legends), and tables (and table legends) are included in the submission.
- The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
- Please read this advice and download associated files. The International Committee of Medical Journal Editors has published a “Disclosure Form for Potential Conflict of Interest”, with the aim to establish uniform reporting system, which can go over the existing differences in current formats or editors’ requests. Eye Reports welcomes this initiative as a possible uniforming, standardizing way to have this important disclosure authorizing the publications of manuscripts. We therefore request you to duly fill in the “Uniform Format for Disclosure of Competing Interests in ICMJE Journals” and upload it on the Web site of the Eye Reports or email it back to us (firstname.lastname@example.org). The document is in Adobe PDF format, it includes instructions to help authors provide the requested information and the completion procedure is user-friendly. Kindly note that the form must be completed and signed by each author of the work. Please note that if this Disclosure Form is missing, we will not be able to publish your work.
Original ArticlesOriginal Articles should normally be divided an Abstract, Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, Discussion, Conclusions and References. The Abstract should contain about 180 words. A maximum of 10 authors is permitted, and additional authors should be listed in an ad hoc Appendix.
Review ArticlesNo particular format is required for these articles, though headings should be used to designate the major divisions of the paper. Reviews should have an informative, unstructured Abstract of about 250 words. Reviews may also include meta-analyses, guidelines and consensus papers by scientific societies or working groups. These studies must be conducted following proper, widely accepted ad hoc procedures.
Brief ReportsBrief Reports must provide conclusive findings: preliminary observations or incomplete findings cannot be considered for publication. They should have a short Abstract of no more than 150 words, a text of about 2000 words, a maximum of 3 tables and/or figures (total), and up to 20 references.
Case ReportsCase reports describe observations on clinical cases that can be educational, including adverse effects of drugs or outcomes of a specific treatment. They should be divided into: Abstract, Introduction (optional), Case report(s), Discussion, Conclusions and References. Case reports should contain about 2000 words.
Letters to the EditorThese are short essays that express the authors’ viewpoint, may respond to published manuscripts in our journals, or deliver information or news regarding an issue related to the Journal scope. If the letter relates to a published manuscript, the authors of the original manuscript will be given the opportunity to provide a respond. Authors of Letters to the Editor should provide a short title.
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