Submissions

TYPES OF ARTICLES

JoMO will look to publish original articles, original research, case report and literature reviews, article reviews, textbook reviews, photo essays, theme/recurring columns, editorial columns, “guess-the-disease” images and letters to the editor.

AUTHOR GUIDELINES & INFORMATION

  • Submitters do not have to be Board Certified in Medical Optometry
  • Submit a Title Page along with contact info and a statement that the work is original and that the author has no commercial interest in the subject of study. See “Policies and Disclosures” for details.
  • Submit your manuscript as a single Word Document; single spaced with Font: Main Body—12 pt. Times New Roman
  • If figures are included, use high-resolution figures as a jpeg file or higher.
  • There are no word count minimums/maximums, but the author should be conscious of the length and willing to work with editors on length. We would like to have case reports near a 2000 word count (around 3 pages on Word) but this is not a firm rule. Articles and research would be longer and the reviews and photo-based articles would be shorter.
  • Pattern manuscript style after the American Medical Association Manual of Style (10th edition). For Case Reports, follow this outline:
    • Abstract: Background; Case Report; Conclusion; Keywords
    • Main Text: Introduction; Case Report; Discussion; Conclusion; References
  • Refer to drugs and therapeutic agents by their accepted generic or chemical names, and do not abbreviate them.
  • Regarding reference citation: JoMO follows the recommendations of the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) which can be found here: https://www.nlm.nih.gov/bsd/uniform_requirements.html

POLICIES AND DISCLOSURES

The corresponding author must affirm the following:

  1. All authors meet the requirements for authorship including substantive contributions, review
    and approval of the submitted work, and accept public responsibility for the final manuscript;
    The submission is original unpublished work;
  2. The submission is not currently under consideration for publication elsewhere;
    The authors have full access to the data presented;
  3. The authors will provide the original data to the Editor for the purpose of review if requested.

The corresponding author must provide a statement regarding conflicts of interest and disclosure that address the following points:

  1. A statement indicating whether or not financial conflicts of interest exist for any author;
  2. A statement describing the sponsor or funding agency’s role in any aspect of the study.

 

PEER REVIEW PROCESS

Submitters are welcome to enter ideas/abstracts to our JoMO portal and the Editor-in-Chief will respond with feedback. The submitter can also upload finished articles. Manuscripts deemed unsuitable for publication will be returned to the author with reasons for declining. Manuscripts that fit the journal’s aim and scope will be sent to peer review. The author will be notified that the manuscript is in the peer review phase. Peer review is a double-blind process that takes place through the portal. Once the manuscript passes through the review process and is accepted for publication, the author consents to allow JoMO to publish the manuscript. JoMO reserves the right to edit manuscripts to ensure conformity with the Journal’s style. Such editing will not affect the scientific content.

 

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