Aims and Scope

Founded in the summer of 2020, Medical hypothesis, discovery & innovation in optometry, is an international, open-access, double-blinded peer-reviewed, quarterly journal that considers publications related to optometry. The aim is to present a scientific medium of communication for researchers in the field of optometry. The journal is of interest to a broad audience of visual scientists and publishes original articles, reviews, case reports, and commentaries after a rigorous peer-review process with more interest in original articles. The journal is affiliated with and published by the "IVORC" (Registration File Number: 803630055), a registered non-profit corporation in Austin, Texas, United States. We provide English editing for papers as a complimentary free-of-charge service.

Coverage: Optometry 

Abbreviation: Med Hypothesis Discov Innov Optom

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Publication history: Began with: Vol. 1, No. 1 (2020)

Current frequency: Quarterly

ISSN: 2693-8391

LCCN: 2020203045

Discipline: Optometry

Language: English

Publisher: International Virtual Ophthalmic Research Center (IVORC), registered non-profit corporation, in Texas, United States. 

Frequency: Quarterly

Open access: Yes

Advertising Policy: We do not accept advertisements.

Ombudsman Department:

Article Processing Fee: The journal receives no governmental, educational, charitable, or any other kind of funding. We do not accept advertisements and, therefore, require authors to pay the article-processing fees. Submission of a manuscript and peer-review processes are free of charge. A publication-processing fee of 2400 EUR applies to accepted manuscripts prior to proof. It covers the cost of open-access, journal production, web hosting, CMS, database, online repository, archiving, XML conversion, reference formatting, an unlimited number of color figures, and extensive English editing.

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Policies in repositories, I4OC standards for open citations, and plagiarism check:
  • Journal allows all versions of published papers (version of record) to be deposited in an institutional or other repository of the author’s choice without embargo. 
  • The journal complies with I4OC standards for open citations that citations are structured, separable, and open.
  • The journal actively checks for plagiarism by the software e.g. iThenticate during the production and quality control.