About Us

The Turkish Journal of Ophthalmology (TJO) is the only scientific periodical publication of the Turkish Ophthalmological Association and has been published since January 1929. In its early years, the journal was published in Turkish and French. Although there were temporary interruptions in the publication of the journal due to various challenges, the Turkish Journal of Ophthalmology has been published continually from 1971 to the present.

The Turkish Journal of Ophthalmology is currently published in Turkish and English languages. TJO is an independent international periodical journal based on single-blind peer-review principle. TJO is regularly published six times a year and special issues are occasionally released. The aim of TJO is to publish original research papers of the highest scientific and clinical value at an international level. Furthermore, review articles, case reports, editorial comments, letters to the editor, educational contributions and congress/meeting announcements are released.

The target audience includes specialists and physicians in training in ophthalmology in all relevant disciplines.

The editorial policies are based on the “Recommendations for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing, and Publication of Scholarly Work in Medical Journals (ICMJE Recommendations)” by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (2013, archived at http://www.icmje.org/) rules.

The Turkish Journal of Ophthalmology is indexed in the PubMed Central (PMC), Web of Science-Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Scopus, TUBITAK/ULAKBIM, Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ), EBSCO Database, CINAHL, Proquest, Gale/Cengage Learning, Index Copernicus, J-Gate, Turk Medline and Turkish Citation Index.

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

Open Access Policy is based on the rules of the Budapest Open Access Initiative (BOAI) http://www.budapestopenaccessinitiative.org/. By “open access” to peer-reviewed research literature, we mean its free availability on the public internet, permitting any users to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of these articles, crawl them for indexing, pass them as data to software, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without financial, legal, or technical barriers other than those inseparable from gaining access to the internet itself. The only constraint on reproduction and distribution, and the only role for copyright in this domain, should be to give authors control over the integrity of their work and the right to be properly acknowledged and cited.

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 (C BY-NC-ND) International License.

C BY-NC-ND: This license allows reusers to copy and distribute the material in any medium or format in unadapted form only, for noncommercial purposes only, and only so long as attribution is given to the creator.

CC BY-NC-ND includes the following elements:

BY – Credit must be given to the creator

NC – Only noncommercial uses of the work are permitted

ND – No derivatives or adaptations of the work are permitted

Please contact the publisher for your permission to use requests.

Contact: [email protected]

All expenses of the journal are covered by the Turkish Ophthalmological Association. Potential advertisers should contact the Editorial Office. Advertisement images are published only upon the Editor-in-Chief’s approval.

Statements or opinions expressed in the manuscripts published in the journal reflect the views of the author(s) and not the opinions of the Turkish Ophthalmological Association, editors, editorial board, and/or publisher; the editors, editorial board, and publisher disclaim any responsibility or liability for such materials.

All published content is available online, free of charge at http://www.oftalmoloji.org/


The author(s) transfer(s) the copyright to his/their article to The Turkish Journal of Ophthalmology (TJO) effective if and when the article is accepted for publication. The copyright covers the exclusive and unlimited rights to reproduce and distribute the article in any form of reproduction (printing, electronic media or any other form); it also covers translation rights for all languages and countries. For U.S. authors the copyright is transferred to the extent transferable.

After receiving and accept decision for publication, submissions must be accompanied by the “Copyright Transfer Statement”. The form is available for download on the journal’s manuscript submission and evaluation site. The copyright transfer form should be signed by all contributing authors and a scanned version of the wet signed document should be submitted.

Subscription Information
TJO is sent free of charge to subscribers. Address changes should be immediately reported to the affiliates and to the managing editor. Subscribers who do not receive the journal in the relevant time period should contact the managing editor. All published volumes in full text can be reached free of charge through the website www.oftalmoloji.org. Requests for subscription should be addressed to the Turkish Ophthalmological Association.

Manuscripts can only be submitted electronically through the Journal Agent website (http://journalagent.com/tjo/) after creating an account. This system allows online submission and review.

Membership Procedures
Turkish Ophthalmological Association
Bank Account: Yapı Kredi Bankası, Şehremini Şubesi 65774842
IBAN: TR10 0006 7010 0000 0065 7748 42
Annual Subscription: Domestic: 100.-TL (Tax Incl)
Abroad: 100 USD (Tax Incl.)

Correspondence Address
Editor-in-Chief, Murat İrkeç, MD, Professor in Ophthalmology
Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine, Department of Ophthalmology
06100 Sıhhiye-Ankara-Turkey
Phone: +90 212 801 44 36/37 Fax: +90 212 801 44 39
E-mail: [email protected]

Secretary, Arzu Sevdasız

E-mail: [email protected] - [email protected]
Address: Avrupa Konutları Kale, Maltepe Mah. Yedikule Çırpıcı Yolu Sk.
9. Blok No: 2 Kat:1 Ofis:1 Zeytinburnu-İstanbul-Turkey
Phone: +90 212 801 44 36/37 Fax: +90 212 801 44 39
Web Page: www.oftalmoloji.org

Requests for permission to reproduce published material should be sent to the editorial office.
Editor-in-Chief: Murat İrkeç, MD, Professor in Ophthalmology
Address: Avrupa Konutları Kale, Maltepe Mah. Yedikule Çırpıcı Yolu Sk.
9. Blok No: 2 Kat:1 Ofis:1 Zeytinburnu-İstanbul-Turkey
Phone: +90 212 801 44 36/37 Fax: +90 212 801 44 39
Web Page: www.oftalmoloji.org
E-mail: [email protected] - [email protected]

Applications for advertisement should be addressed to the editorial office.
Address: Avrupa Konutları Kale, Maltepe Mah. Yedikule Çırpıcı Yolu Sk.
9. Blok No: 2 Kat:1 Ofis:1 Zeytinburnu-İstanbul-Turkey
Phone: +90 212 801 44 36/37 Fax: +90 212 801 44 39
Web Page: www.oftalmoloji.org
E-mail: [email protected] - [email protected]

Publisher Corresponding Address
Publisher: Erkan Mor
Galenos Yayınevi Tic. Ltd. Şti.
Address: Molla Gürani Mah. Kaçamak Sk. No: 21, 34093
Phone: +90 212 621 99 25 Fax: +90 212 621 99 27
E-mail: [email protected]

Instructions for Authors
Instructions for authors are published in the journal and on the website www.oftalmoloji.org

Material Disclaimer

The author(s) is (are) responsible for the articles published in the Turkish Journal of Ophthalmology.
The editor, editorial board and publisher do not accept any responsibility for the articles.

The journal is printed on acid-free paper.