Notice to Readers and Contributors


Electronic copy of manuscripts in editable Microsoft Word document may be emailed to Authors are directed to read and abide with the instructions to authors first on the website of the Philippine Journal of Ophthalmology. Along with the manuscript, authors must submit a duly-accomplished and signed copyright transfer and a ICMJE disclosure of interest form. No manuscript will be reviewed until the signed copyright transfer is received.

The PJO is an open access, purely online, peer-reviewed journal. Manuscripts submitted for consideration are reviewed by editors and other experts in the field. Reviewers are consultants to the editor and are instructed not to discuss the paper with the authors. Reviewers should not cite the manuscript or refer to the work it describes before it has been published. Reviewers should refrain from using the information contained in the manuscript for the advancement of their own work or that of their colleague or institution.



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