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Author Guidelines

Medical Hypothesis, Discovery & Innovation (MEHDI) Ophthalmology Journal is an international 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.

The journal would also publish research with no positive results as we believe that science is not merely about publishing positive outcomes. In some instances, if the researcher has negative results, these findings are seen as valuable so that another researcher does not waste his time conducting the same study. Sometimes, we publish innovative laboratory processes and techniques in testing in order to improve the methodology and design of future studies.

This journal attributes high importance to the exchanging of information and discussions in the published papers as there might be new ideas emerging from those discussions, and those ideas could be a causal factor in future positive change. Ideas from other researchers across the world are a welcome contribution.

As stated, we are fan of new ideas; however, the opinions that are published in this journal are solely those of the authors. The publication of them does not mean full approval of their hypotheses; nor are they the opinion of the editorial board and Editors-in-Chiefs.  The validity and vigorousness of references at the end of articles are also considered as we hope to provide a good forum for authors to source new ideas.

Essentially, hypotheses are not necessarily theoretical issues. There might be cases when a physician observes an unknown disease or syndrome in his clinic and if the findings are remarkable enough, he might submit them in a manuscript. If the paper has been prepared in a logical manner and there is evidence based on scientific fact, we would publish it in our journal immediately. Our emphasis is on high quality articles which we would have journal-indexed in distinguished databases so that they would have maximum visibility. The journal also publishes ideas that might have only a theoretical basis. In addition, if a researcher tests the idea published in the journal in a scientific framework, and submits his findings to the journal based on the fact presented at our former issues, that paper would be immediately published as well.

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

Our journal operates under the open access publishing model. This means that we make everything that we publish freely available to anyone to read via the Internet. However we earn financial resources to keep our business operating by charging authors a publication processing fee if/when their papers pass peer-review and the Editor-in-Chief of the journal agrees to accept the paper for publication. The payment is equla to Euro 600 to Euro 990 based on the the country that first author lives.

Every month we are paying to the copy editors and for technical issues such as converting files to XML format therefore we have no way to charge our authors. As compare to other open access journals and in view of a number of available discounts, still we have several advantages in term of cost benefit to the authors.

 

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.

  1. The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  2. The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  3. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  4. The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  5. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  6. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.
 

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Authors retain copyright and grant Medical Hypothesis, Discovery & Innovation (MEHDI) Ophthalmology Journal the exclusive license and right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial License, which allows the work to be freely used, distributed, and built upon for non-commercial reasons, as long as proper attribution to the work's authorship and initial publication in the Journal. Authors are permitted to distribute the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication.

 

 

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ISSN: 2322-3219