Journal of Ophthalmic and Vision Research (JOVR) is the official scientific publication of the Ophthalmic Research Center, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences. JOVR is a peer-reviewed, open-access journal with the mission to disseminate research, information and viewpoints on different aspects of ophthalmology and vision science including basic and clinical research aiming to advance the science, technology, ethics and art of ophthalmology. The scope of the journal is intended to include not only clinical ophthalmology, but also related basic science disciplines that contribute to the science of vision.
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, Ex Libris – Primo Central, Google Scholar, Hinari, Infotrieve, National Science Library, ProQuest, TdNet, Wanfang Data
The journal is indexed with, or included in, the following:
DOAJ, Emerging Sources Citation Index, Index Medicus for the Eastern Mediterranean Region(IMEMR), PubMed Central, Scimago Journal Ranking, SCOPUS, Web of Science
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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.
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Ahead of Print policy
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The Ophthalmic Research Center (ORC) was established in 1999 as the first Iranian eye research center. ORC as the WHO Collaborating Center for Prevention of Blindness is affiliated to the Ophthalmology Department at Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences. The vision of this center is to contribute towards the elimination of avoidable blindness and the main mission of the center is to provide facilities to perform high-quality research, and generate and disseminate information regarding eye health.
Clinical, basic and translational, and public health and epidemiological studies are conducted at the Ophthalmic Research Center. In addition, the ORC Knowledge Management Unit provides national clinical practice guidelines.
The journal covers basic, translational and clinical studies related to different subspecialty fields including cornea and ocular surface, lens and cataract, glaucoma, vitreoretinal disorders, uveitis, ocular oncology & pathology, neuro-ophthalmology, pediatric ophthalmology & strabismus, and ophthalmic plastic & reconstructive surgery. Other areas of interest include ocular imaging & surgical techniques and ophthalmic epidemiology, in addition to controversial and challenging topics.