Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

The scope for Vision Science and Eye Health Journal includes Ophthalmology and Visual Science, including corneal or external disease, cataract or anterior segment, glaucoma, neuro-ophthalmology, orbit ocular pathology, pathology or oncology oculoplastic or orbit, pediatric ophthalmology or strabismus, refractive management or intervention, retina or vitreous, uveitis, community ophthalmology.


Section Policies

Original Articles

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Review Article

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Case Report

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Peer Review Process

All manuscripts received by the Vision Science and Eye Health Journal will be a selection and assessment process (initial review) by the Managing Editors to ensure their accordance with the writing guideline, focus, and scope with excellent academic quality. The manuscripts will be peer-reviewed by at least two reviewers within the framework of a double-blind policy. If they do not meet the conditions, the author will be allowed to revise their manuscript according to the given criteria. However, there is also the possibility that the manuscript will be directly rejected.

Peer review process: The manuscript has passed the initial review stage will be sent to at least two reviewers who are experts in the field of the submitted manuscript. The reviewers will be provided with an assessment form and are encouraged to provide comments directly on the manuscript's text. Three weeks is the maximum time for the review process. This process can be done in one or more rounds.

Review decision: The Editors will consider the reviewer’s decision to determine the subsequent process of the manuscript. The following recommendations will be provided by the reviewers:

  • Accept submission; means that the manuscript is acceptable for publication without any revisions or changes,

  • Revision required; means that the manuscript is acceptable for publication after being revised in response to the reviewers’ comments,

  • Resubmit for review; means that substantive inadequacies in the manuscript, such as data analysis or research variable, type of research, the main theory used, and rewriting of paragraphs so need to be revised and resubmit,

  • Decline submission; means that the manuscript cannot be accepted for publication because it is not within the scope of the required research. The review provided is related to a very basic problem.

Revision stage: After the manuscript is received with a revision note or re-submission, the manuscript will be sent back to the author with the review form from the reviewers and the revision form. The time is given to revise the manuscript in two weeks. When returning the revised manuscript, the author is required to fill in and attach the manuscript revision form provided. If the revised manuscript does not match the comments given by the reviewer, the manuscript will be returned to the author for revision.

Final decision: The final decision on the acceptability, or otherwise, of manuscripts will be taken by the editor-in-chief based on reviewers' comments presented during an editorial board meeting. Scanning for instances of plagiarism present in manuscripts will be conducted through Turnitin software. The manuscript can still be rejected if the author is not serious about making the necessary revisions.

Proofreading process: After the manuscript is approved and accepted by the editor-in-chief based on reviewers' comments presented during an editorial board meeting, the manuscript will undergo a proofreading process using native speaker services to maintain the quality of the language.

Final stage: The final layout of the manuscript will be sent back to the author to ensure that the content matches the author's writing. The author can revise any typos found in the final manuscript. After confirmation from the author is given, the Editor will process the manuscript for online publication on the website and a print publication.


Publication Frequency

This journal is published twice a year every June and December.


Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

Creative Commons License

Vision Science and Eye Health Journal by Universitas Airlangga is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.



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Publication Ethics

Our Ethics Statement is following the Committee of Publication Ethics (COPE). We manage to perform a righteous peer-review with strict policies to assure a high standard of scientific studies published in this journal.

For all manuscripts submitted into this journal, author(s) should warrant that manuscript is authentic, unpublished, and does not infringe on any existing copyright.

The author ought to ensure the manuscript is clear from plagiarism or self-plagiarism. Any unpublished data from authors’ own projects without proper citation in a submitted paper will be referred to as self-plagiarism. We check every paper using TurnitinWe will reject all papers that were found not to comply with the authenticity provision. Any claim of infringement will be processed according to guidelines. Selection point of keys for the editor, reviewer, and author to obey:

Duties for Editor

  • The editor should be fair to evaluate all manuscripts based on merit (importance, clarity, originality) regardless of religion, race, nationality, or political philosophy of the author. Editor-in-chief has the authority of journal content and publication related.

  • Editor and all editorial board must not disclose all information about the submitted manuscript other than the corresponding author, reviewer, editorial advisor.

  • All manuscripts shall, through peer-review appropriately, the editor will review first and can reject the paper in a matter of low quality or outside the journals’ scope. Two reviewers will then review the suitable manuscript, and the decision of work will proceed following the evaluation. The editor should not interfere with the decision unless a serious matter occurs.

  • Ensure the peer-review steps in high quality proceed with reliable referee and prevent any manipulation within the system.

  • Editor and reviewer board should manage any unethical issue objectively according to COPE guidelines when one is raised regarding a submitted or published manuscript. Every report must have sufficient evidence and will be investigated thoroughly, even when discovered after several years. If misconduct is found, a correction, retraction, or notice will be published in the journal.

Duties for Reviewer

  • All submitted manuscripts should be treated confidentially, not discussed with other parties except authorized by the editor. The reviewer should not cite any unpublished data for their own work unless granted permission from the author and express gratitude. Privilege ideas or information gain from peer-review should maintain confidentiality and not be used for personal matters.

  • Peer review assists in making the editorial decisions and, through editorial communication, may help the author to improve the manuscript. Peer review is an essential part of formal scholar communication, and any author that wished to contribute their work has an obligation to do a fair share of reviewing.

  • Any selected referee who feels unqualified to do review such a manuscript or its prompt review might be impossible should notify the editor and decline the invitation; thus alternative referee can be contacted.

  • Reviewing all manuscripts objectively to help the author improve the manuscript. Personal criticism is inappropriate.

  • The reviewer should identify relevant published work that has not been cited by the author. Any statement of observation, argument, the suggestion from a previous study should be followed by the relevant citation. Any substantial similarity or overlap with any other manuscript should be notified to the editor.

Duties for Author

  • The author should present data uprightly and provide a comprehensive discussion to explain the significance of the findings.

  • The author should not publish a manuscript describing similar essential findings in more than one journal. Submitting a manuscript into more than one journal concurrently is considered unethical.

  • Any facts that inflict conflict of interest should state explicitly.

  • Any copied text from the original text should be written in quotation marks and cited properly. All methods, procedures, or ideas following the previous study should state explicitly. Image(s) must not be manipulated that leads to misinterpretation of the original result. Fabrication in terms of making up the study finding is prohibited; falsification including manipulating research data to give a false impression, removing outliers or “inconvenient” results, changing, adding, or omitting data points. Such as the above forgery is detected at the peer-review process, the manuscript will be automatically rejected.  

  • When a study involving human subjects, human tissue, human data should carry out under the Declaration of Helsinki of 1975 or using an animal model, all shall have gotten approval from the Ethics Committee of the institution (ethical number). 


Article Processing Charge

This journal charges the following author fees. Article processing charge: IDR 200.000,- If accepted for publication, authors are required to pay an Article processing charge to contribute to review costs, editing, and layout. However, there are no article submission charges. If you do not have the funds to pay such fees, you will have an opportunity to waive each fee. We do not want fees to prevent the publication of worthy work.


Plagiarism Screening

Scanning for plagiarism within manuscripts will be conducted by means of Turnitin software with a maximum value of 20%.