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The Journal of Ophthalmic Photography (JOP)


The Journal of Ophthalmic Photography is a peer-reviewed Journal published twice yearly by the Ophthalmic Photographers' Society. Supplements on the latest technologies are published when appropriate. In production since 1979, the Journal features articles on basic fundus photography, fluorescein angiography and indocyanine green angiography, slitlamp biomicrography, new instrumentation and techniques, case presentations, and innovative techniques in ophthalmic diagnostic imaging. Authors may be Society members, however, submission of manuscripts is open to all ophthalmic and medical personnel when relevant to ophthalmic imaging.

The Journal of Ophthalmic Photography is aimed at both advanced and novice imagers with articles of interest that are both historic and contemporary, reflecting the Society’s goals of training the next generation of "Eye Imaging Experts”.

OPS members can access the online version of the JOP here after signing in to the OPS website.

Author Instructions for the Journal of Ophthalmic Photography


The Journal of Ophthalmic Photography invites submission of original articles that deal with photography and diagnostic imaging in ophthalmology, as well as clinical and scientific papers of interest to the ophthalmic imager. All manuscripts selected for publication are subject to peer review. Any material requiring major changes will be returned to the author(s) for revision and may subsequently be edited. All materials accepted for publication will not be returned unless requested. Manuscripts should be submitted as a Word™ document or any major word processing program and contain full contact details of the author/authors. No formatting is necessary as this will be carried out by our Art Director. Layout and all steps to publication are now electronic. Images must be submitted as either original images in TIFF format uncompressed or lossless compression such as .png files can be used. A head and shoulders portrait is printed as part of the heading on the first page, and this should be sent along with the manuscript as a minimum of 200 (wide) x 300 (high) pixels at 300 dpi.

Organization of Content

Title page: The first page shall contain the title of the article; each author’s full name, academic degrees or certifications by accrediting institutions; complete mailing address; telephone and E-mail addresses and acknowledgement of supporting organizations and/or grants.

Abstract: The manuscript should include a synopsis concerning the topic under discussion.

Key Words: Key words enable referencing services to index the subject matter contained in each article. A list of no more than eight topical words or terms should be provided.

Text: All manuscripts should be carefully organized, beginning with a statement of significance or rationale for presenting the topic, the discussion, and a summary stating what has been learned from the work reported, followed by acknowledgements, and (when cited) list of references. The references should be numbered consecutively according to their appearance in the text. The incorporation of topical headings is suggested to facilitate logical presentation of information. When results from research studies are reported, the IMRAD format of information (Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, and Discussion) may be useful.

Illustrations: Graphs and diagrams must be submitted as digital files. Composite illustrations should be submitted as individual files with each file name representing the figure number. As a general guide, images should be at least 2100 pixels at 300 dpi.

  • High resolution digital files can be submitted in any uncompressed, Adobe®, Photoshop® - compatible format (TIFF format is preferred).
  • Files are usually too large to sendby email. It is suggested that services such as are used. These are free for single usage.
  • Postal mail can be used to send files on either CD or DVD and are sent to one of the addresses below.

Figure Legends/Photo Captions: Must be submitted on a separate page.

References: The title of journals should be abbreviated according to the style used in Index Medicus. The Uniform Requirements style (the Vancouver style) is based largely on an American National Standards Institute (ANSI) standard style adapted by the NLM for its databases e.g.

Schwab I, McMenamin PG. Echidna: How do eye fit it? Tachyglossus aculeatus, Br J Ophthalmol 2005;89:129-30.

Avoid using abstracts as references. References to papers accepted but not yet published should be designated as "in press”. Avoid citing a personal communication unless it provides essential information not available from a public source.

Proprietary Statement: Readers deserve to be aware of possible biases that the authors have due to commercial affiliations or proprietary interest. Whatever a manuscript concerns the description, use, or advocacy of a commercial product, the authors must include a statement describing any financial involvement (including employment and consultancies) they have in relation to products mentioned in their manuscripts. If the article is published, a notice of financial disclosure will be included.

Other Submissions: Letters to The Journal of Ophthalmic Photography are welcome. If you have an opinion on what you have read, or wish to express your ideas on a method or situation, please write to us! Indicate that the writing is being submitted as a letter to the editor. If you have an outstanding photograph of an interesting case, send in digital image file(s) along with a brief description for the case for inclusion as a photographic case report. Only one copy of there other submissions is necessary. Similarly, helpful guidance on a method or technique may be published under Technical Tactics. This is a short text and image format to explain a small innovation on any imaging device or imaging methodology.

Address: Please send submissions to the Managing Editor or the Assistant Editor:

Editor:                                                                         Assistant Editor:

Denice Barsness, CRA, COMT, CDOS, ROUB, FOPS         Cynthia VandenHoven, CRA, FOPS
CPMC Dept of Ophthalmology/The Eye Institute            Hospital for Sick Children
Ophthalmic Diagnostic Services                                     Dept of Ophthalmology & Vision Sciences
711 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 250                                   87 McCowan Road
San Francisco, CA  94109   USA                                     Scarborough, ON  M1M 3M5  Canada

Tel: 415-600-5781                                                         Tel:  416-813-6523
Fax: 415-558-7011                                                         Fax: 416-813-7040                    
E-mail:                             Email:

Case Reports and Technical Tactics Editor:

Michael P. Kelly
Duke University Eye Center
2351 Erwin road, Suite 209
Durham, NC 27710

Tel: 919 684-3139


Copyright Transfer

Letter of Transmittal: No manuscript will be considered until a formal statement of authorship responsibility, financial disclosure and copyright transfer is received, even though submission of an article for publication automatically implies the transfer of copyright from the author to the Ophthalmic Photographers’ Society, Inc. upon acceptance. This declaration should contain the following language:

 "In consideration of the Ophthalmic Photographers’ Society Inc.’s taking action in reviewing and processing my (our) submitted manuscript (title of article), the author(s) hereby transfers copyright ownership to the Ophthalmic Photographers’ Society, Inc. in the event that said work is published in The Journal of Ophthalmic Photograph. I attest that I have sufficiently participated in the writing of this manuscript and take public responsibility for it. I certify that if I have any financial interest in any product discussed in this manuscript such affiliations are noted. This manuscript has not been published elsewhere, is not under simultaneous consideration by any other publication, and will not be submitted elsewhere without the consent of the Editor”.

Use of Published Illustrations and Extended Quotations: Material published elsewhere cannot be reproduced in the Journal of Ophthalmic Photography without permission from the publisher holding copyright. It is the responsibility of the author submitting an article for publication to obtain permission to reproduce illustrations or quotations that have been previously published and include that release with the submission.

Reproduction of Material Appearing in The Journal of Ophthalmic Photography: Accepted papers become the permanent property of the Ophthalmic Photographers’ Society, Inc. and may not be reproduced by any means without consent from both the Society and the author(s) of the article. Permission to reproduce any portion of articles published in The Journal must be requested from the Editor in writing.

A paper may be reproduced in full for distribution if requested by the first author and with permission of the Managing Editor. A cost will be levied dependant on article size and numbers reproduced.


Final Proofing: After complete peer panel review, each author’s manuscript is desktop published using Adobe InDesign. A PDF file of the Article is emailed to the author. (Free Acrobat Reader is available at  Any final revision must be promptly returned to the Art Director:

Jennifer Manning
5682 Dunnigan Road
Lockport, New York 14094

Tel: 716 390-5353

Each author receives four (4) copies of The Journal in which his or her article appears. Any order for offprints must be prepaid prior to the press run.

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