Submission Guidelines

If you would like to submit an article for publication in Advanced Ocular Care, first query in writing with an outline of your proposed article.
Direct queries to Conni Bergmann Koury, Editor-in-Chief, via e-mail at ckoury@bmctoday.com or telephone (484) 581-1821.

Editorial Policies
All articles published in Advanced Ocular Care are reviewed by the Editor-in-Chief and a member of our editorial board, who have sole discretion to accept, reject, or edit any article submitted for consideration. All articles must be original in form and substance, and author warrants the article has not been published elsewhere, and does not contain material that infringes or violates any personal or intellectual property rights of others.

Format
We accept manuscripts in Microsoft Word for Macintosh and PC. E-mail copy to ckoury@bmctoday.com.

Style
Advanced Ocular Care’s editorial style is based on the American Medical Association Manual of Style, 10th Edition All submissions should adhere to this style. All articles must have the following elements: Headline, byline, subheads, figure captions (see below, figure references in text, author information (see below)

Length
Unless otherwise agreed to by the Editor-in-Chief, articles shall be approximately 1200-2000 words in length.

Author information
Author information must include: author's full names, academic degrees, affiliations, and contact information (preferably email address). Photos of authors should be included with the submission for use in the author information section.

Financial Disclosure
With each submission, Advanced Ocular Care requires that authors list financial relationships (including but not limited to employment, contract work, stock ownership, honoraria, paid testimony) or other conflicts of interest that would jeopardize the credibility of works published in Advanced Ocular Care.

Figures/Artwork
Artwork and figures may be submitted in digital or original form. Digital files can be sent in JPEG, TIFF, or EPS format, and should be approximately 300 dpi at 4 inches wide. If sending via e-mail, JPEG images are preferred. Original slides and photos are also acceptable. Please be sure to indicate number and orientation of image.
Artwork must be accompanied by legends and referenced within the text of the manuscript. All permissions for previously published artwork must be obtained prior to submission.

References
The author is responsible for the accuracy of references. References should be typed at the end of the manuscript and listed in the order in which they appear in the text (not alphabetically). They must be formatted according to AMA Manual of Style, 10th Edition. Unpublished data (papers submitted but not yet accepted for publication, personal communications) should be cited parenthetically in the text.

Deadlines
All authors will receive specific deadlines for submission and reviews of draft and layouts.

Statement of Informed Consent
Advanced Ocular Care does not publish identifying information, including patient names, initials, or hospital numbers, unless the information is essential for scientific purposes and the patient (or parent or guardian) gives written informed consent for publication.

Questions? Contact Conni Bergmann Koury, Editor-in-Chief, (484)-581-1821; ckoury@bmctoday.com

You may address correspondence to
Conni B. Koury, Editor-in-Chief
Advanced Ocular Care
Bryn Mawr Communications
1008 Upper Gulph Road
Suite 200
Wayne, PA 19087