Manuscripts must be original contributions and not previously published, with one exception: We will consider a manuscript if the abstract only has been published in the proceedings of a conference and/or as a poster presentation at a conference.
The manuscript cannot be under consideration by any other publisher. It must be written in English. If you need assistance with translation, please consult a manuscript preparation service.
Please read and review the instructions carefully.
Articles not submitted in accordance with our policies must be immediately rejected. Refer to the Submission Checklist.
One author should be designated as the corresponding author.
That individual will handle all interactions with the journal editors throughout the submission, review, and publication process. Each submission should be established in the name of the corresponding author. Under no circumstances should more than one author submit the same paper. To expedite submission handling, we need your help in keeping records simple and consistent.
Plagiarism/Falsification of Data
All manuscripts must represent the original work of the authors as required in the authors disclosure statements on submission; any use of another’s ideas, words, processes or intellectual property must be disclosed and attributed. Similarly, all data cited in a manuscript must accurately represent actual study results. Any submissions which are found to be plagiarized or to contain falsified data will be rejected; additionally, the authors may be banned from future submissions and their institutions may be notified.
Please send questions or report submission problems to the Journal Manager at Editor@eyebankingjournal.org.
Submissions and Reviewers: Submissions are subject to peer review by individuals with no conflict of interest or financial consideration for the subject or data of the submission. Reviewers must not use information gained from the review to further their own works or publications. Final determination for publication resides with the editor and or consultation with the editorial board. Submission selection is based on relevance to eye banking and corneal practice, originality, quality and clarity of presentation.
Revisions and Corrections: Revisions, corrections, and withdrawals may be submitted, if necessary, to the editor for submission changes before or after publication as the author may find required for accuracy.
Letters to the Editor: Letters to the editor concerning published articles may or may not be published. Letters to the editor not related to publications will be reviewed for level of contribution to current topics, balance of discussion, and clarity. In all areas questions and concerns should be sent to the Journal in order for transparency and highest ethical standards to be observed.
Please see the Manuscript Preparation guidelines for details on formatting, file management, style policies, and related requirements.
Please remove any identifiers such as names, institutions or email addresses.
Following subject heading guidelines set by the U.S. National Library of Medicine (http://www.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/), please supply 3 to 6 keywords in alphabetical order under which you believe the article should be indexed.
For proper style of scientific and medical terms, consult the American Medical Association Manual of Style (ed. 10), Dorland’s Medical Dictionary (ed. 31), and Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary (ed. 11). Listed below are a few key tips:
Authors are responsible for the accuracy of their references. Format references according to the American Medical Association Manual of Style (ed. 10.). Listed below are a few key tips:
Preparation of scientific images must preserve the integrity of the image data. Digital adjustments of brightness, contrast, or color applied uniformly to an entire image are acceptable if they do not misrepresent, obscure, or omit specific elements in the original figure. Cropping must not selectively eliminate visual information.
Please contact the Journal Manager prior to submitting your manuscript to review file formats and size constraints.
The Editor-in-Chief accepts the manuscript with the understanding that the authors cooperate in a timely manner with the production process, including any response to future correspondence from the editors or journal readers.
Each corresponding author is expected to read all pages carefully and answer all queries posed by the reviewer or editor within two weeks of receipt. It is that author’s responsibility to ensure that there are no errors in the proofs. Changes that have been made to conform to journal style will stand if they do not alter the authors’ meaning. Only the most critical changes for content accuracy will be made. Changes that are stylistic or are a reworking of previously accepted material will be disallowed.
A layout artist will produce page proofs. The corresponding author will receive a set of final page proofs to proofread. Turnaround time is ideally one week after receipt. Any egregious errors will be corrected before the manuscript is published. Note: This is not the time to be making any substantive changes in the article; it should be nearly ready for publication with only minor tweaking, if any.
The content of accepted articles cannot appear in print, on radio or television, or in any electronic form (including blogs and discussion groups) prior to publication on the journal’s website, nor can it be released to the scientific or lay media prior to publication. Even if your abstract has appeared previously at a scientific meeting, it is prudent practice to not provide presentation materials, slides, or additional information to members of the print or electronic media prior to the article’s publication within the peer-reviewed literature, whether the journal’s or elsewhere.