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Japanese Journal of Ophthalmology

Japanese Journal of Ophthalmology

The Official International Journal of the Japanese Ophthalmological Society

Editor-in-Chief: Mitsuru Sawa

ISSN: 0021-5155 (print version)
ISSN: 1613-2246 (electronic version)

Journal no. 10384

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The Japanese Journal of Ophthalmology (JJO)

Starting April 1, 2013, all manuscripts submitted to the JJO must be accompanied by the following:
  • 1. Conflicts of Interests (COI) form
  • 2. Authorship form
All manuscripts, regardless of their classification (Clinical Investigation, Laboratory Investigation, Invited Review, Readers’ Comments) need to be submitted with the above forms.

Submitting the COI statement 

The JJO uses the COI form of the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors(ICMJE). Please download the form from the ICMJE home page at http://www.icmje.org/coi_instructions.html. The site has instructions as well as examples for filling the form. The corresponding author must collect all the forms and upload them together with the manuscript.

Submitting the Authorship form 

The JJO conforms to current standards of authorship in which only individuals who have contributed to the Conception & design (category 1), the Drafting the articles and revising it (category 2) and the Administrative contribution (category 3) should submit this form. All authors are presumed to have full access to the original data, take responsibility of the manuscript content and approved submission to the JJO. The JJO Authorship form may be downloaded at
Each of the listed authors must fill out the form by clicking on at least one item in each category.              

Category 1: Conception & Design

Conception and Design
Acquisition of data
Analysis and interpretation of data

Category 2: Drafting the article and revising it

Drafting the manuscript
Critical revision for intellectual content

Category 3: Administrative contribution

Obtaining funding
Administrative, technical or material support
All the information on the COI form will be made public at the time of acceptance, excepting information that the editors may deem irrelevant to the submitted work. The information on the Authorship form will remain confidential.
As with the Transfer of Copyright Agreement, failure to submit any of the above documents will prevent the submission from being processed further.
Any questions or inquiries should be addressed to the editors at:

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    Aims and Scope


    The Japanese Journal of Ophthalmology (JJO) was inaugurated in 1957 as a quarterly journal published in English by the Ophthalmology Department of the University of Tokyo, with the aim of disseminating the achievements of Japanese ophthalmologists worldwide. JJO remains the only Japanese ophthalmology journal published in English. In 1997, the Japanese Ophthalmological Society assumed the responsibility for publishing the Japanese Journal of Ophthalmology as its official English-language publication.

    Currently the journal is published bimonthly and accepts papers from authors worldwide. JJO has become an international interdisciplinary forum for the publication of basic science and clinical research papers.

    We encourage authors to submit original papers in all fields of ophthalmology.

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    Submission of a manuscript implies: that the work described has not been published before (except in the form of an abstract or as part of a published lecture, review, or thesis); that it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere; that its publication has been approved by all co-authors, if any, as well as -tacitly or explicitly- by the responsible authorities at the institution where the work has been carried out. Transfer of copyright to the Japanese Ophthalmological Society becomes effective if and when the article is accepted for publication. The copyright covers the exclusive right (for U.S. government employees: to the extent transferable) to reproduce and distribute the article, including reprints, translations, photographic reproductions, microform, electronic form (offline, online) or other reproductions of similar nature.

    All articles published in this journal are protected by copyright, which covers the exclusive rights to reproduce and distribute the article (e.g., as offprints), as well as all translation rights. No material published in this journal may be reproduced photographically or stored on microfilm, in electronic databases, video disks, etc., without first obtaining written permission from the copyright owner. The use of general descriptive names, trade names, trademarks, etc., in this publication, even if not specifically identified, does not imply that these names are not protected by the relevant laws and regulations.

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