DOS TIMES Author Guidelines

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Manuscript Submission

DOS Times is published once in two months (i.e six issues in a year: July – August, September – October, November – December, January – February, March – April, May – June). Solicited and unsolicited manuscripts of good quality academics are accepted provided that they are not under consideration for publication in any other journal. All submitted manuscripts are subject to editorial review before acceptance. You may submit your manuscripts along with a covering letter addressed to

Address for all correspondence

Dr. (Prof.) Namrata Sharma

Secretary - Delhi Ophthalmological Society

Room No. 479, 4th Floor,

Dr. Rajendra Prasad Centre for Ophthalmic Sciences,

All India Institute of Medical Sciences,

New Delhi - 110029

In case of any queries, please send an email at (

Scope of the Journal

DOS Times covers clinical, experimental and basic science research studies related to medical, ethical and social issues in field of ophthalmology.Articles with clinical interest and implications are given preference.

Manuscript Submission and Processing

A manuscript is reviewed for possible publication with the understanding that it is being submitted to DOS times alone at that point in time and has not been published anywhere, simultaneously submitted, or already accepted for publication elsewhere. Initial screening by the editorial desk assesses the formatting, topicality and importance of the subject, the clarity of presentation, and relevance to the target audience of the journal. Acknowledgement of receipt of all manuscripts will be sent to the corresponding author, once the editorial desk reviews the manuscript for conforming to the requirements of the journal.

Manuscripts that are found suitable for publication are sent to two or more expert reviewers for Peer Review through an online reviewer system. The identities of reviewers and authors are kept confidential. Authors and Reviewers are required to disclose potential conflicts of interests/ financial interests.

The comments and suggestions (acceptance/ rejection/ amendments in manuscript) received from reviewers are conveyed to the corresponding author. Corresponding authors are requested to submit the revised manuscript along with one highlighted copy with revisions highlighted. The final decision on acceptance of the manuscript for publication lies with the Editor-in-chief. This process is repeated till reviewers and editors are satisfied with the manuscript. Manuscripts accepted for publication are copy edited for grammar, punctuation, print style, and format.

Conflicts Of Interest

All authors must disclose all conflicts of interest they may have with publication of the manuscript or an institution or product that is mentioned in the manuscript and/or is important to the outcome of the study presented

Manuscript Preparation

Manuscripts under the following subheadings may be submitted:


Original article

These include randomized clinical trials, prospective and retrospective observational and interventional studies, questionnaire-based studies, qualitative data based studies, quality of life studies etc. excluding references, abstract, figures and tables.

  • The word limit 2500
  • References limit 40
  • Abstract Structured 150-200 words

Review articles

Includes comprehensive and systematic literature review and meta-analysis. Review articles can be commissioned either by editorial invitation or by submitted proposals.

  • The word limit 3000
  • References limit 50
  • Abstract Structured 150-200 words


Authors will be asked to give opinion on a topic of interest. These should be evidence based and relevant and give perspective and practical applications to existing knowledge.

  • The word limit 1500
  • References limit 30
  • Abstract Structured 100 words

Recent advances

Summary of latest in clinical research, instrumentation and web resources in ophthalmology.

  • The word limit 1500
  • References limit 30
  • Abstract Structured 100 words


Novel surgical techniques or instrumentation that have the potential to reduce surgical complexity and/or enhance outcomes.

  • The word limit 1500
  • References limit 30
  • Abstract Structured 100 words

Case reports

Interesting cases with immense clinical significance / rare case reports

Subheadings: Introduction, case and discussion

  • The word limit 1000
  • References limit 10
  • Abstract Structured 100 words

Photo-essay/snap shots

Reports of unusual/uncommon clinical case scenarios with good photographic documentation

Subheadings: Introduction, case and comment

  • The word limit 500
  • References limit 10
  • Abstract Structured 100 words

All manuscripts should have the following:

Title of the manuscript

Type of manuscript

Name(s) and surnames of authors with highest academic degree

Author affiliations: Department, Institution, and contact details

Corresponding author: name, designation and credentials, address, phone, fax, email and digital passport size photograph

Information about patient consent and approval for photographs that disclose the identity of the patient.

Please submit as word file with embedded figures

Figure legend at the bottom of figure

Tables with numbering and heading at the top embedded in the text file

References as superscripts without brackets numbered consecutively in text. References should be written in standard international format as in PubMed: Authors. Title of citation quoted. Name of journal Year of publication; Volume number, Page numbers.

Abbreviations spelled out at the first appearance in the text.

Generic drug names are to be used in text, tables, and figures. Suppliers of drugs, equipment, and other brand-name material are to be credited in parentheses (company, name, city, state, country).

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