Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Medical Hypothesis, Discovery & Innovation (MEHDI) Ophthalmology Journal is an international quarterly peer-review journal in which we publish evidence-based ideas and hypotheses in the realm of ophthalmology and visual sciences. We look for discoveries, minimal invasive surgeries, new modalities of treatment, software, innovative instruments, and any texts that contain creativity and ideas in ophthalmology and visual sciences in order to publish them for maximum visibility.
This journal currently indexed at:

(Listed in alphabetical order)

  • Chemical Abstracts
  • Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)
  • Genomics journalseek
  • Google Scholar
  • Hinari, World Health Organization
  • Index Copernicus
  • ISC
  • JournalTOCs
  • ProQuest
  • PubsHub
  • RoMEO,UK
  • OCLC knowledgebase
  • Ulrich's

And adding in more databases real soon!


Section Policies


Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Peer Review Process

All submitted manuscripts are subject to peer review and editorial approval. The submitted manuscript is first reviewed by an in-house reviewer. It is immediately rejected by the reviewer if the presented topic is not in keeping with our scope or if it has major methodological problems. After the reviewer’s sanction, manuscripts will be sent to 2 other reviewers. The final confirmation is made by the editor-in-chief, and the decision is then forwarded to the author.

Open access publishing model is based on author fees. The submission of a manuscript and peer-review process are free of charge. Processing fee applies only to manuscripts accepted for publication. If a paper is accepted for publication, the authors need to pay a publication processing fee equal to EURO 990 however we would like to offer a heavily discount rate for invited authors as well as for manuscripts from developing countries. Processing fee will include free extensive English editing, reference formatting, unlimited color figures, fast track peer review process (within two weeks), and immediate indexing following publication. To find out the latest fee as well as the discounted rate please contact editorial office at: info@meptic.com

The average peer-review time for MEHDI Ophthalmology Journal is 14 working days from the point of submission to a final decision. Reviewers are selected based on their expertise within the topic area of the submission. Their goal is to support the authors and the journal by providing a critical review. Interaction regarding a specific manuscript will take place between the journal and the author only. We will provide PMID instead of DOI for all published manuscripts.

We are respecting the guidelines of Committee on Publication Ethics: COPE in publishing biomedical sciences and our editor-in-chief has been selected as the full member of World Association of Medical Editors (WAME; http://wame.org). We are unable to perform any amendment after publication and PROOF confirmation.

An appropriate institutional review board approval is required for experimental investigations of human or animal subjects. Those investigators who do not have formal ethics review committees (institutional or regional) should follow the principles outlined in the Declaration of Helsinki. For investigations of human subjects, state in the Methods section the manner in which informed consent was obtained from the subjects. This journal is highly sensitive to science misconduct and if there are indications of fraud and plagiarism in a paper, it will not be published and/or simply retracted.

Authors should submit the following along with manuscripts:

  • Publication originality statement
  • Clearly specify the authors' contributions (ghostwriting prevention)
  • Conflict of interest statement
  • Sources of financing statement

More information about Conflict-of-Interest, Informed Consent & Human and Animal Rights could be found:

  • http://wwwcf.nlm.nih.gov/lstrc/lstrcform/med/consent_desc.cfm
  • http://wwwcf.nlm.nih.gov/lstrc/lstrcform/med/human_desc.cfm
  • http://wwwcf.nlm.nih.gov/lstrc/lstrcform/med/interest_desc.cfm

Furthermore, the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) has produced and updated the "Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts (URM) Submitted to Biomedical Journals". We are respecting these standards which are available at: www.icmje.org


Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.



This journal utilizes the LOCKSS system to create a distributed archiving system among participating libraries and permits those libraries to create permanent archives of the journal for purposes of preservation and restoration. More...


MEHDI Ophthalmology Journal

Medical Hypothesis, Discovery & Innovation (MEHDI) Ophthalmology Journal is an international quarterly peer-review journal in which we publish evidence-based ideas and hypotheses in the realm of ophthalmology and visual sciences. 

ISSN: 2322-3219