Mero Eye: Journal and Magazine publishes the following categories of articles related to all areas of Ophthalmology, Optometry, and Vision Science.
Original Research Articles: These articles present investigations of novel research question or hypothesis and data that are of interest to the journal readership.
Case Reports: These reports present interesting and unique cases in a systematic format.
Review Articles: These articles review areas of interest with an aim of providing the latest and up to date scientific knowledge in the field.
Letters to the Editor: These letters address materials published in Mero Eye: Journal and Magazine and be relevant to matters and issues arising from the journal’s content. These letters may also be applicable for identifying and correcting errors on materials previously published in Mero Eye Journal. The editorial team will review the letters and provide an opportunity to the authors to reply if these letters discuss the content of their papers.
Review Process and Publication
Once authors submit an article, the editorial decision about whether the article is suitable for full review will be made in a matter of days. If the article is deemed suitable for further review, an Associate Editor and/or reviewers will undertake full review of the article within 4 weeks of article submission or sooner. The final decision will then be communicated back to the authors and where necessary authors will be invited to submit a revised version of the article. Once accepted, the article will be published online within a couple of days.
The journal follows the recommendations of the Nepal Journals OnLine (NepJOL). The authors should provide the following statements at appropriate places as stated below.
- Originality: The submitted article must be an original contribution and must not be under consideration for publication elsewhere. This statement should be included in the cover letter email.
- Ethical standard and informed consent: For research involving human subjects, the study procedures must comply the tenets of the Declaration of Helsinki and incorporate attainment of informed consent or assent. For research involving animal subjects, the study procedures should adhere to the ARVO statement for use of animals in ophthalmic and vision research. These statements, including the name of the institutional review board where appropriate, must be provided in the Methods section of the article.
- Subject anonymity: Articles submitted for consideration should protect anonymity of subjects and should not in any form include information that could identify study subjects. If inclusion of identifiable information is necessary, prior approval or consent must be obtained from the study participants and disclosure stated in the title page.
- Conflict of interest: The article should disclose in the title page whether any authors of the paper have any commercial association or financial interest in any product or material and information presented in the article.
Manuscript Preparation and Submission
The journal follows the recommendations of the Nepal Journals OnLine (NepJOL). Please consult their web page (https://www.nepjol.info/index.php/index) if any further information is required. Corresponding authors should submit articles by email to Meroeyeoffficial@gmail.com. If corresponding authors encounter any issues during email communication, they can connect with the journal administration via Click to Talk.
All submitted articles should follow the following general template. The journal recognizes that the format may be slightly different depending upon the article type. Therefore, some article-specific considerations are included in the guidelines below.
- Title page: The title page should include full article title, running head (short title limited to 50 characters), authors’ name and institutional affiliations, name and contact information for the corresponding author, financial disclosures and conflicts of interests.
- Structured abstract: Limit the abstract to 500 words for review article, and 250 words for original research articles and case reports. For review article, the abstract should contain subheadings of Purpose, Findings, and Summary. For original article, the abstract should be organized into the following subheadings: Purpose, Material and Methods, Results, and Conclusion. For case reports, the abstract should be arranged under the subheadings of Purpose, Case presentation, and Conclusion.
- Main text: Articles should be written in a direct and concise style. Original articles should be organized under the subheadings of Introduction, Methods, Results and Discussion. Case reports should include Introduction, Case Presentation and Management, and Discussion. Review articles should include Introduction and Conclusion at minimum, but authors can choose to include other subheadings as appropriate. Arial font type with 12-point size and 1.5 line spacing is recommended for all articles.
- Figures and Tables should be embedded within the main text of the article.
- Acknowledgement: Acknowledgements can be provided after the main text and before references. Authors should acknowledge sources of funding (e.g., grants, scholarships) as “This work was supported by XX grant …”.
- References: The journal recommends Vancouver style of referencing. In-text citations should appear in the form of numeric superscripts in a consecutive order in the main text.