The Journal of Contact Lens Research and Science (JCLRS) publishes research and scholarly contributions that inform the development, implementation, and evaluation of practice, research, education, leadership in contact lens science and research. JCLRS provides a platform for researchers and practitioners to share knowledge in the form of high-quality research papers, case studies, and book reviews.
 
We are seeking quality manuscripts related to all aspects of contact lens research and science, including but not limited to multifocal lenses, myopia control, scleral lenses, irregular cornea correction, drug-eluting lenses, corneal reshaping, wave-front contact lenses, therapeutic lenses, and tinted lenses.
 
Copyright
All articles published in the JCLRS will be archived through Portico and CrossRef  licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License  (CCBY NC).
Copyright for any articles belong to the author(s). 

 

Archiving

All articles published in the JCLRS are archived through Portico and assigned a unique DOI through CrossRef. All Published articles will also be included in Science Open. Visit Portico's website for more information.

 

Peer Review

An initial in-house quality control check deals with issues such as competing interests, financial disclosures, plagiarism, etc. Submissions may be returned to authors for queries, and will not be seen by our by Editorial Board or peer reviewers until they pass this quality control check. After the quality control check, the Editor of the journal reviews the article, and decides if the article is accepted for review or rejected.  In some cases, where an article is submitted in English, by an author not fluent in English, the article may be sent back with the recommendations to have the article edited for English, and resubmitted. Once an article has been accepted, it will be sent to a selected editorial board member, based on experience and expertise.  The Editorial Board member will then either act as one of two peer reviewers, or will select two peer reviewers to review the article.  Reviews are double blind. Questions, comments, and suggestions from peer reviewers will be submitted to the Editor for consideration, after which the article and peer review remarks will be sent to the author. Once the peer reviewer, Editorial Board member, and Editor are satisfied with the author's changes, the article will be published.
It is our goal to have accepted articles published within 45 days, depending on the level of response from the authors. Articles are published in both a web version and PDF format.

Best Practices

 

DPG has enlisted the help of a Publishing Advisory Board to help us develop, monitor, and maintain best practice policies and procedures when it comes to our Open Access publishing program.
 
 
Article Processing Charges
Like most Open Access titles, the JCLRS applies an Article Processing Charge (APC), only after the manuscript has been peer reviewed and accepted by the editor. The author will be sent an invoice for the Article Processing Charge. Letters to the Editor, short commentaries and select invited articles will not be charged an APC. The APC for the Journal of Contact Lens Research and Science is US $399. The Journal will provide the highest level of editorial service for the author, including a rigorous peer review process, expert editing and production editing, and excellent design services. All articles are archived through Portico and will be assigned a unique DOI (Digital Object Identifier) through Cross Ref. Articles will also be archived and available on the Directory of Open Access Journals and ScienceOpen. An author’s ability to pay APCs is not a consideration in the decision of whether to publish.  Authors living in one of the United Nations' list of Least Developed Countries may request a fee waiver.  See UN country list list for full details. Authors living in countries not considered "least developed" who do not have the ability to pay the APC's may be eligible for a reduced rate. Please contact the publisher directly at jbirkby@dougmargroup.com.
 
 
Quality Content
 
The Editor-in-Chief of the respective journal first reviews all articles submitted to it to ensure the content is suitable for the journal. Once reviewed, the Editor elects to either move the article through to the peer review process or reject articles, based on quality and the editorial contribution the article provides the journal.  Once the Editor feel an article meets the publishing criteria of the Journal, the article will move on for peer review.  All peer review is double blind. Reviewers can elect to reject the article, accept the article with changes, or accept the article as is.  Reviewer comments are shared with the author and once the author has made any suggested changes to the article, the Editor gives final approval for publication. At this point the author is then charged the APC.  Please see peer review process for more details.​