Publication Ethics Policy


We follow the Recommendations for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing, and Publication of Scholarly work in Medical Journals issued by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE; http://www.icmje.org/urm_main.html) and the Cope of Conduct and Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors issued by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE; http://publicationethics.org/files/Code_of_conduct_for_journal_editors.pdf).

Conflicts of Interest:  A conflict of interest may exist when an author (or the author’s institution or employer) has financial, or personal relationships that could inappropriately influence (or bias) the author’s decisions, work, or manuscript. All authors are required to disclose potential conflicts of interest in the Acknowledgments section of the manuscript by following the Recommendations of the ICMJE.

Authors without conflicts of interest, including relevant financial interests, activities, relationships, and affiliations, should indicate that no conflicts of interest exist in the Acknowledgments section of their manuscript.

Open Access Statement

All of the articles are free to access immediately on IJO Press website and PMC from the date of publication.

Article processing charges

International Journal of Ophthalmology is an open access journal under a Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY NC ND) license. This allows the scientific community and the general public to gain unlimited, free and immediate access to scholarly articles.

To cover the cost for providing our high-quality publishing service and free access to readers, authors should pay a one-time article processing charge (APC) for accepted manuscripts after peer-review. There are no charges for submission and rejected articles.

Authors from China: more than CNY1000 per page, CNY2000 for color figure per page extra;

Authors outside China: USD150 per page, USD200 for color figure per page extra

Content License

IJO Press applies the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY NC ND) license to the works we publish including IJO, IER and IES. This license was developed to facilitate open access.