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  About the Journal

The NJO was first published in 1993 as a yearly publication and has been regular ever since. The NJO is a scientific publication of the OSN published with the aim of disseminating ophthalmic scientific information to members as well as globally. The journal increased its publication rate from annual to twice yearly in 2003. The outlook is global. The Editorial Board welcomes contributions in the form of review articles, original research articles, brief communications, case report commentaries, clinical practice materials, letters to the editor, medical memoranda or position papers from any aspect of ophthalmology. The journal also publishes reviews of books and audio-visual and educational (ophthalmic) materials; socioeconomic, political and legal matters relating to ophthalmic medical practice; conference and workshop reports and other categories, including ophthalmic medical news.

Abstracting and Indexing Information

The journal is registered with the following abstracting partners:
Baidu Scholar, CNKI (China National Knowledge Infrastructure), EBSCO Publishing's Electronic Databases, Exlibris Primo Central, Google Scholar, Hinari, Infotrieve, Journal Guide, National Science Library, Netherlands ISSN center , OpenJGate, ProQuest, TdNet

Journal Ethics

Wolters Kluwer and Journal/Association are committed to meeting and upholding standards of ethical behavior at all stages of the publication process. We follow closely the industry associations, such as the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) and World Association of Medical Editors (WAME), that set standards and provide guidelines for best practices in order to meet these requirements. For a summary of our specific policies regarding duplicate publication, conflicts of interest, patient consent, etc., please visit www.Medknow.com/EthicalGuidelines.asp

Open Access Publication and Creative Commons Licensing

This is an open access journal, and articles are distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 License, which allows others to remix, tweak, and build upon the work non-commercially, as long as appropriate credit is given and the new creations are licensed under the identical terms.

Digital Archiving

Wolters Kluwer Medknow provides for long-term digital preservation through two primary partnerships, Portico and CLOCKSS.

Portico is a leading digital preservation service worldwide. The content is preserved as an archival version and is not publically accessible via Portico, but is provided when required under specific conditions, such as discontinuation of the collection or catastrophic failure of the website.

CLOCKSS will enable any library to maintain their own archive of content from Wolters Kluwer Medknow and other publishers, with minimal technical effort and using cheaply available hardware.

Ahead of Print policy

Articles published online under the Ahead of Print model are considered published and can be cited and quoted using the DOI as the reference source. Wolters Kluwer Medknow has a policy that changes will not be made after publication of an article without following accepted procedures for making corrections to the scientific record.

Advertisements

While advertisements are crucial to this journal to be able to keep all content free for everyone, ethical considerations are in place to ensure the integrity of the journal and its content:

  • "Pop-up" and "banner" ads appear on a random, rotating basis. The advertiser has no control or input over the pages where their ads appear.
  • The Editorial Board has full and final approval over the content of all advertisements.
  • Advertisers will never be shown any manuscripts or other content prior to publication.

  About Ophthalmological Society of Nigeria (OSN)

The Ophthalmological Society of Nigeria (OSN) was established in the year 1969 as a non-governmental organisation whose main purpose is to promote and protect practice of ophthalmology in Nigeria. The main objectives of the society include:

  1. High ethical standards of practice of ophthalmology in Nigeria.
  2. To promote research and advance the pursuit of knowledge in the science and technology of ophthalmology in Nigeria.
  3. To promote and advance the care of the blind, visually impaired, and those at risk of visual impairment.
  4. To establish linkages and partnership with other medical and professional bodies that will further the aims and objectives of the society.
  5. To promote the welfare and interactions of members of the society.
  6. To hold annual general meeting and scientific conference for the growth of the OSN and its members.
  7. To collaborate with other international bodies involved in the global effort at prevention and eradication of avoidable blindness or promoting education, research and advancement of knowledge in the field of ophthalmology

  Scope of the journal

The journal will cover technical and clinical studies related to health, ethical and social issues in field of clinical, laboratory, community medicine, basic medical sciences, medical technology, economics and management of health care delivery. Articles with clinical interest and implications will be given preference.

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