Peer review process

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The manuscript submission will be recognized in sequence received in the online submission system ( The acknowledgment letter with the number assigned to the manuscript will be sent to the first author and the corresponding author. All the submitted manuscripts are sent to two or more expert consultants for peer review. They should inform the editors of any issues regarding dishonest acts such as fabrication, falsification, and plagiarism. Identities of peer reviewer and authors are kept confidential. The manuscript under review is not revealed to anyone other than the editorial staff members. Peer reviewers will be asked to recommend whether a manuscript should be accepted, revised, or rejected. Final decisions regarding manuscript publication are made by an Editor-in-Chief. The publication verdict is then notified to the corresponding author via the online submission system, along with consolidated comments of the reviewers regarding the manuscript. A point-by-point response is required to the reviewers’ comments. Before publication, page proofs will be sent to the corresponding author. The corresponding author is responsible for the final content, including all proofreading and copyediting changes.

Peer Review Quality Standards

The Editors and Reviewers ensures a high quality, rigorous and efficient peer-review process for all manuscripts submitted to AOCL. AOCL establishes and upholds the peer-review guidelines for editors, reviewers and authors, which incorporate the best practices and editorial policies.

AOCL Editors and Reviewers is responsible for upholding the following quality standards:

Editors and reviewers are experts in the subject of the manuscript, with necessary expertise to evaluate the research by having established a sufficient research work or publication record on the same or related research area;

Editors and reviewers have no relationship to the authors and/or research that would affect the objectivity of the peer-review process;

In case the peer review is ongoing, and it is discovered that editors or reviewers do not have the relevant expertise or have a conflict-of-interest, they can be revoked and replaced during review by the Peer Review Team and/or the editor;

Review reports are verified to ensure they provide a constructive assessment of the manuscripts’ validity and quality to the authors;

Final editorial checks to verify that the peer-review process adhered to the quality standards, that the reviewers’ and editor’s concerns have been addressed and that the manuscript is ready for publication;

Only high-quality manuscripts that pass our acceptance criteria are published.

In accepting a peer-review assignment with AOCL, editors and reviewers agree to have the necessary expertise to judge the manuscript’s quality, rigour and validity; submit thorough, high-quality review reports; behave in a professional, ethical way and be constructive during interactions with the editors, authors and editorial team.

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and Contact Lens

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