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Guest Editorial
Original Article
Proceedings of the IHOPE Annual Conference: September 2021
Review Article

The IHOPE Journal of Ophthalmology (IHOPEJO) publishes original works and findings that contribute to the advancements in the field of ophthalmology, related to big data analysis, health economics, clinical and public health research in eye health. The journal is owned by the  Indian Health Outcomes, Public Health and Economics Research Centre (IHOPE) and published by the Scientific Scholar.

Aims & Scope

The IHOPE Journal of Ophthalmology (IHOPEJO) would cover large clinical trials, public health, health economics as envisaged in IHOPE Centre’s mission. It will cover the broad area of Ophthalmology.


Our audience includes ophthalmologists economists policy makers researcher and public health specialists as well as readers and practitioners from the Strabismus/Pediatric Ophthalmology, Glaucoma, Neuro-Ophthalmology, Retina/Uveitis, Anterior Segment/Cornea, Oculoplastics/Orbit, and Ocular Oncology.

Review Process

IHOPEJO has a highly rigorous peer-review process that makes sure that manuscripts are scientifically accurate, relevant, novel and important. Authors disclose all conflicts, affiliations and financial associations such that the published content is not biased.

Editorial Team

The editorial board comprises a panel of experts from various disciplines of ophthalmology to provide their expertise and guidance in maintaining the clarity of content and focus of the purpose for the journal.

About the Editor

Dr. Raja Narayanan
Principal Investigator – IHOPE,
Director, Suven Clinical Research Centre,
L V Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad, India

Dr. Raja Narayanan is the Principal Investigator for the IHOPE project. He is a surgeon specialising in Vitreo Retinal Diseases. He is also the Director and Network Head of Clinical Research at LVPEI. With his expertise in clinical research and health economics, he will lead the project team and bring together all other leads into a single resource centre. He has many hours of experience in teaching clinical research at LVPEI and has also designed and published investigator-initiated randomized clinical trials.

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Facts about the Journal

It is a peer-reviewed international journal with a double-blind review process. Its frequency of publication is quarterly, what that means is, it publishes the article once it’s accepted after peer review. The journal is published in both print and online format.


An article published in the journal can be viewed without a fee by readers all over the world. The author also gets to retain copyright to the article and the figures. This allows authors to extend their exposure in the world of medical research and get worldwide recognition for their work.

Abstracting and Indexing Information

The journal is registered with the following abstracting partners:

Index Copernicus, Google Scholar, CrossRef, ReadCube, China National Knowledge Infrastructure (CNKI), Wang Fung

Journal Ethics

The IHOPE Journal of Ophthalmology is committed to meeting and upholding the standards of ethical behavior at all stages of the publication process. We follow closely the industry associations, such as the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) and World Association of Medical Editors (WAME), that set standards and provide guidelines for best practices in order to meet these requirements. For a summary of our specific policies regarding duplicate publication, conflicts of interest, patient consent, etc., please visit our Ethical Guidelines section

Plagiarism Policy

We provide plagiarism check software (iThenticate) on the Editor’s and Reviewer’s panel in the manuscript management system. We encourage our editors and reviewers to use the plagiarism check. The manuscript’s found to have plagiarism is rejected.

Archival Policy

We use PORTICO for our third-party repository for all articles published with us. All our articles are assigned a DOI number. We are members of

Open Access Publication and Creative Commons Licensing

IHOPE Journal of Ophthalmology is an open-access journal, and manuscripts published are distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-Share Alike 4.0 License (CC-BY-NC-SA 4.0), which allows others to remix, transform, and build upon the work non-commercially, as long as appropriate credit is given and the new creations are licensed under the identical terms.

Ahead of Print policy

Articles published online under the Ahead of Print model are considered published and can be cited and quoted using the DOI as the reference source. IHOPE Journal of Ophthalmology has a policy that changes will not be made after publication of an article without following accepted procedures for making corrections to the scientific record.

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