Focus and Scope
The Journal of Ophthalmic and Optometric Sciences (JOOS) focuses on advancing the field of ophthalmologic and optometric research and facilitating collaboration between Iranian researchers and scientists worldwide. It is an open-access journal that publishes high-quality manuscripts covering various aspects of ophthalmic and optometric disorders, including diagnosis, treatment, epidemiology, etiology, biology, molecular aspects, clinical genetics, and the history of ophthalmology and optometry in Iran.
Open Access Policy
The Journal of Ophthalmic and Optometric Sciences follows an open-access policy, which means that all articles published in the journal are freely available to the public. There are no subscription fees or price barriers for accessing the full text of the articles. This immediate open access allows for a greater global exchange of knowledge and ensures that research findings can be accessed and utilized by researchers, professionals, and the public without any delays or restrictions.
JOOS is published quarterly, with articles being posted on the website as soon as they are ready for publication.
Peer Review Process
The peer review process in JOOS begins when the corresponding author submits the paper. The editorial office checks the composition and arrangement of the paper. If appropriate, the manuscript is sent to two reviewers who evaluate the paper's quality. The executive editor considers the reviewers' comments and suggestions before making a decision to accept or reject the manuscript. If revisions are requested, the revised version is reviewed again. Once the requested changes are successfully made, the article is accepted, and an acceptance letter is sent to the corresponding author.
Conflict of Interest
During the submission process, corresponding authors are obligated to confirm whether they or their co-authors have any conflicts of interest to disclose and provide specific details about these conflicts. If the manuscript is published, information regarding conflicts of interest will be conveyed through a statement in the published paper.
The opinions expressed in the articles are those of the authors and are not endorsed by the journal. The journal's advertisements do not imply warranty, endorsement, or approval of any products or services mentioned.