Submission Preparation Checklist

As 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 the Comments to the Editor box).
  • The manuscript has all appropriate sections: title page, abstract, main text, declarations, figure captions, tables, and references in a single Microsoft Word document.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the guidelines for original articles, case reports/case series, or brief reports.
  • During the submission process, the author has filled in the following data in the Metadata tab: co-author information, abstract, keywords, supporting agencies, and reference list.
  • Full names (not initials) for all co-authors are included in the List of Contributors with the following information: e-mail, country, full affiliation (department, organization, city, country).
  • The ICMJE Conflict of Interest form has been filled out and submitted.
  • The Asian JO Publication Consent Form has been filled out and submitted for manuscripts containing personal information (clinical data and images) that may identify an individual.
  • Figures (photographs, charts, illustrations, etc.) have been submitted as separate files in JPG, PNG or TIFF format, have a resolution of at least 300 DPI, and files are labeled according to figure number.
  • All figures have captions and are referenced in order of appearance throughout the text. Although figure files must be submitted separately, they may also be included in the manuscript.
  • Copyright permission has been obtained and is included for any table, diagram, or illustration to be reproduced from other publications. Copyrighted items are appropriately acknowledged in the references.
  • Tables are included at the end of the text. All tables have titles and are referenced in order of appearance throughout the text.
  • References are consecutively numbered throughout the text and accurately reflected in the reference list.
  • References have been formatted according to US National Library of Medicine guidelines and DOIs or URLs for the references have been provided where available.

Author Guidelines

Asian JO endorses the Recommendations for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing and Publication of Scholarly Work in Medical Journals (ICMJE Recommendations). We strongly recommend that authors review the ICMJE’s Preparing a Manuscript for Submission to a Medical Journal, as it provides a helpful framework to preparing clear and well-structured articles.


Please download the Asian JO Author Guidelines to structure your manuscript. Manuscripts that do not adhere to these instructions will be returned to the corresponding author for technical revision before undergoing peer review, delaying processing times. Please note that manuscripts that do not comply with the guidelines after one technical revision will be automatically declined.


Types or articles
All manuscripts should fit the journal scope, adhere to the journal’s ethics policy, address novel or emerging aspects, have clinical relevance, and be clear, concise, complete, and original.


Original articles (Peer-reviewed)
Original articles feature original primary research conducted and written by the authors themselves, which comply with the following:
- A maximum of 3,500 words excluding abstract, references, tables, figure captions, and addenda.
- A structured abstract with a maximum of 350 words under the following headings: Purpose, Study design, Methods, Results, Conclusion, and 3–5 keywords or phrases.
- A maximum of 10 figures and 4 tables.
- A maximum of 50 references.
It is recommended, but not mandatory, that authors follow the reporting guidelines specific to their study design available from the EQUATOR Network website: examples include CONSORT for randomized trials, STROBE for observational studies, and STARD for studies of diagnostic accuracy.
Evaluation of quality for original articles involves consideration of whether the research question is adequately formulated and the methods used to answer it are well described; the design and methods are appropriate to answer the stated research question; the data analysis is appropriate; and the conclusions are supported by the results. The title and abstract should be relevant and concise, tables and figures should accurately reflect and aid understanding of the manuscript's information, and the references should be relevant and up to date.


Case reports/Case series (Peer-reviewed)
NOTE:
Due to the volume of submissions, Asian JO will not be accepting case reports and case series from April 1 to August 31, 2021. We want to concentrate our efforts on processing existing submissions and avoid undue delay on new submissions. We apologize for the incovenience and welcome your case report and case series submissions from September 1, 2021.
Case reports and case series feature unique or interesting cases in terms of presentation or management and provide contributory insight into the management or detection of ocular diseases. Case reports feature a maximum of 2 cases, while case series feature between 3 and 10 cases. Articles in this section must comply with the following:
- A maximum of 2,500 words excluding abstract, references, tables, figure captions, and addenda.
- A structured abstract with a maximum of 250 words under the following headings: Background, Case presentation, Conclusion, and 3–5 keywords.
- A maximum of 5 figures and 2 tables.
- A maximum of 15 references.
It is recommended, but not mandatory, that authors follow the CARE reporting guidelines.
Evaluation of quality for case reports/case series involves consideration of whether the cases are presented from and observational and descriptive perspective and involve unique, novel, or interesting aspects in terms of presentation or management. The title and abstract should be relevant and concise, tables and figures should accurately reflect and aid understanding of the manuscript's information, and the references should be relevant and up to date.


Brief reports (Peer-reviewed)
Brief reports focus on insightful new clinical findings, understanding of new concepts, or investigational observations, which comply with the following:
- A maximum of 1,500 words excluding abstract, references, tables, and figure captions.
- An unstructured abstract with a maximum of 150 words summarizing the manuscript’s salient points and 3–5 keywords or phrases.
- A maximum of 2 figures and 1 table.
- A maximum of 10 references.
Evaluation of quality for brief reports involves consideration of whether the report focuses on insightful new clinical findings, understanding of new concepts, and/or investigational observations. The title and abstract should be relevant and concise, tables and figures should accurately reflect and aid understanding of the manuscript's information, and the references should be relevant and up to date.


Letters to the editor (Reviewed by editor)
This is the section for interaction between authors and readers, including constructive criticism, agreement with the published manuscript, discussion, and additional information by the authors. Letters to the editor should comply with the following:
- A maximum of 500 words excluding references and figure captions.
- A maximum of 1 figure.
- A maximum of 5 references.