Scope and Content

Scope and Content

Clinical and Experimental Optometry publishes original research papers and reviews in clinical optometry and vision science. Debate and discussion of controversial scientific and clinical issues is encouraged and letters to the editor and short communications expressing points of view on matters within the journal's areas of interest are welcome. 

Clinical and Experimental Optometry also welcomes papers that explore the history of optometry and vision science. 

Quality of Content 

The primary criterion for selection of papers to be accepted for publication in Clinical and Experimental Optometry is scientific merit, which is determined by anonymous peer review. 

The editor and referees evaluate submitted papers against the following criteria:

  • Originality of the work
  • Importance and contemporary relevance
  • Validity
  • Experimental design
  • Contribution to knowledge in the field
  • Soundness of conclusions and relevance of discussion
  • Clarity and organisation of the paper