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 About the Society

Andhra Pradesh Ophthalmic Society (APOS) was formed in 1976 with a humble beginning under the able leadership of Dr. P. Siva Reddy. The society which was started from an idea of 5 ophthalmologists in 1976 grew to over 1300 members in 2014.

Due to the geographical division of Andhra Pradesh, the erstwhile APOS was divided into a new Andhra Pradesh Ophthalmic Society (APOS) and Telangana Ophthalmological Society (TOS). The new APOS has been registered under the Andhra Pradesh Societies Registration Act 2001 bearing registration number 192 of 2014 , headquartered in Vijayawada

Our mission is to lead eye care by setting and improving standards, providing lifelong education, promoting research and innovation.

  About the Journal

The Journal of Ophthalmology Clinics and Research (JOCR) is the official journal of Andhra Pradesh Ophthalmic Society and is committed to timely publication of original, peer-reviewed articles related to ophthalmology and vision sciences. The journal's full text is available at www.jocr.in

Journal Ethics

Wolters Kluwer and Journal/Association are committed to meeting and upholding 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 www.Medknow.com/EthicalGuidelines.asp

Open Access Publication and Creative Commons Licensing

This is an open access journal, and articles are distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 License, which allows others to remix, tweak, and build upon the work non-commercially, as long as appropriate credit is given and the new creations are licensed under the identical terms.

Digital Archiving

Wolters Kluwer Medknow provides for long-term digital preservation through two primary partnerships, Portico and CLOCKSS.

Portico is a leading digital preservation service worldwide. The content is preserved as an archival version and is not publically accessible via Portico, but is provided when required under specific conditions, such as discontinuation of the collection or catastrophic failure of the website.

CLOCKSS will enable any library to maintain their own archive of content from Wolters Kluwer Medknow and other publishers, with minimal technical effort and using cheaply available hardware.

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. Wolters Kluwer Medknow 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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  Scope of the journal

The Journal of Ophthalmology Clinics and Research (JOCR), official publication of Andhra Pradesh Ophthalmic Society (APOS) serves the society and ophthalmology community by publishing research articles, communications of the Andhra Pradesh Ophthalmic Society (APOS), in-depth reviews, letters received by the editor and a high quality image bank. The scientific quality is guaranteed through unbiased peer-review. The editors strongly discourage editorial misconduct and if any paper is found to be a work of plagiarism, without proper citation, the submission will not be considered for peer review and returned to the authors or immediately rejected.

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