Submission Preparation Checklist
As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
- The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
- The submission is not posted on a pre-print server.
- The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
- Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
- The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
- The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.
TRANSFER OF COPYRIGHT AGREEMENT In accordance with the U.S. Copyright Revision Act of 1996, the author(s) must sign the transfer of copyright agreement before an item can be accepted for publication. Upon acceptance for publication, copyright of the article listed below is hereby transferred throughout the world in all languages and for the full term (including extensions and renewals) to the Digital Journal of Ophthalmology. Massachusetts Eye & Ear and the Digital Journal of Ophthalmology (referred to as “we” from this point forward) recognize the following rights of the author(s): 1. All proprietary rights, patent, and trademark rights to any process or procedure described in the article; 2. The right to photocopy the article for their own personal use; 3. The right to post the article on a secure network, not accessible to the public, is permitted; 4. Copies may not be offered for sale nor may they be distributed outside author’s institution; 5. The right to use the article free of charge in a printed assemblage of his or her own works. By clicking the box below you are confirming that all authors are in agreement with this transfer of copyright. If any of the authors are U.S. Government employees and if this work was done for the U.S. government, please includ that information on the title page of your submission. Warranties The author(s) warrant(s) that this article is his/her original work; that variations of the text, data and figures have not been submitted elsewhere for publication; and that the article, data, figures and tables will not be submitted elsewhere for publication while pending acceptance or rejection in the DIGITAL JOURNAL OF OPHTHALMOLOGY. The undersigned confirms that the narration or portions of it, the data or portions of them, and the figures, have been presented at scientific meetings only as indicated. The author(s) affirm(s) that the article contains no unfounded or unlawful statements and does not violate the rights of others. If copyrighted works are included, the author(s) bear(s) responsibility to obtained written permission from the copyright owners and to appropriately credit the sources. The author(s) of this article further confirm(s) that each author listed has contributed significantly to the study or to the writing of the paper submitted and concurs in the writing and conclusion of the typescript, data and figures submitted. Complete disclosure of any proprietary interests, such as patent rights, commercial financial support, commercial consultation fees, or related equity ownership, is to be provided on the title page.