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The College of Ophthalmologists of Sri Lanka publishes original articles in Ophthalmology, original work on Ophthalmology and related Sciences presented at meetings, congresses of the College as well as lectures, seminars and symposia associated with the College. Articles subject to editorial revision, may not be reproduced without permission after publication. Statements in the articles are the sole responsibility of the authors and not reflect the opinion or attitude of the College or the editors.
Manuscripts typed in double spacing with 1” margin on both sides in 12 point Times Roman font in Microsoft Word software should be e-mailed to the editors immediately after the Annual Congress in order that they could be included in the Journal of the same year. Any scientific paper or research paper related to ophthalmology, will be accepted for publication.
Title page should be typed on a separate page and should bear the names of authors, their present posts and the place where the work was carried out. The title should be brief and meaningful to facilitate indexing. If authorship is limited to direct participants, all other contributors to patient care must be acknowledged. The usual plan, a short summary, introduction, materials and methods, results, discussion and bibliography should be followed, whenever possible.
Wherever ethical clearance is needed, the obtaining of clearance must be acknowledged in the text.
Only standard abbreviations and SI units should be used in the text. Drugs should be designated by their generic names.
Illustrations such as graphs, charts and drawings should be prepared on the computer and cited in the text. Legends should be typed on a separate page.
Photographs, x-rays, photomicrographs must be of good quality suitable for publication and magnifications indicated. Legends and captions should be typed on a separate page. Authors may be called upon to bear the cost of colour illustrations.
Tables should have a title, numbered consecutively, typed in double spacing and submitted in separate page and cited in the text.
References should be double-spaced, arranged alphabetically, by author, and cited by superior numbers in the text. Reference must be to primary publications, not to citations of the articles in other publications.
Please provide complete publication data. Including first and last page numbers. “in press” articles may be included; the journal must be specified. Presentations and manuscripts “submitted for publication” are considered unpublished communication and, should be acknowledged in the text or footnotes, but should not be listed with published references. Published abstracts may be included but should be labelled “abstract”. Use Index Medicus style of abbreviation, and punctuation. Some typical examples follow: note the absence of periods after initials and abbreviations. When there are 5 or more authors, name the first three, “et al”.
1. Smith JD. Ophthalmology and the medical community. Surv Ophthalmol 1996; 41: 1-30.
2. Smith JD, Jones TS. Ophthalmology and society. Surv Ophthalmol 1997; 42: 65-78.
3. Smith JD, Jones TS. Public JQ, et al. Ophthalmology and the World. Boston. Bayside Press, 1997, pp 1-9.
4. Stevens JT. A transcendentalist’s view of optics, in Smith JD (ed): Ophthalmology and the Universe, Vol. 6. Part 3. Boston, Bayside Press, 1997. ed 2, pp 230-245.
Proofs will be submitted to the first named author to be returned within 4 days. No major alterations could be accepted at this stage. Requests for reprints must be made direct to the printer and paid for by the author. No free reprints will be supplied.
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