Scope. The Journal of Innovative Optical Health Sciences (JIOHS) serves as an international forum for the publication of the latest developments in all areas of photonics in biology and medicine. JIOHS will consider for publication original papers in all disciplines of photonics in biology and medicine, including but not limited to: photonic therapeutics and diagnostics, optical clinical technologies and systems, tissue optics, lasertissue interaction and tissue engineering, biomedical spectroscopy, advanced microscopy and imaging, nanobiophotonics and optical molecular imaging, multimodal and hybrid biomedical imaging, micro/nanofabrication, medical microsystems, optical coherence tomography and photodynamic therapy.
Article-Processing Charge: The regular APC is USD1500 per article. For year 2019, we are offering a 50% discount, so you only need to pay USD750. If you would like to submit your article to a topical issue and your submission is accepted by the guest editor(s), then the APC is reduced to USD500.
If you are submitting via this new system for the first time, you will first be required to register. From the account you create, you will be able to monitor your submission and make subsequent submissions.
Studies involving animals and human subjects/material:
Research involving animals and human subjects, material, or datasets must have been approved by an appropriate ethics committee or review board. The manuscript must include a statement identifying the committee approving the experiments and provide any relevant details. This information can be provided in the Materials and Methods section of the manuscript. An example sentence could be: "The protocols and handling of the animals had been approved by [insert the name of the ethics committee]." Documentation to support the ethics committee approval should be made available to the Editor upon request.
Where human subjects or patients are involved, informed consent to participate in the study should also be obtained from participants. A statement describing such informed consent should be included in the manuscript. Evidence to support the informed consent should be made available by the corresponding author to the Editor on request.
The Editor reserves the right to reject a manuscript if the above are not adhered to.
Conflict of interest:
Authors must disclose any potential conflicts of interest (professional and/or financial) at the end of the manuscript. Financial support including any grants or support from companies should be mentioned in the Acknowledgments section.
Abstract and Keywords. The abstract should be self-contained (contains no footnotes) and should not exceed 250 words. Select about three to five keywords that do not duplicate words in the title. Composite words can be selected and will be counted as one keyword. Do not abbreviate keywords.
SI (Standard International) units must be used in the text, tables, and figures of all manuscripts submitted to the Journal.
Equations.Displayed equations should be numbered consecutively, with the equation number flushed (i.e., right-justified) and enclosed in parentheses. Equations should be referred in the text as Eq. (x), where x is the equation number. In multiple-line equations, the number should be given on the last line. Please ensure that the equations are numbered correctly, without repetition, and that no important equations are omitted from the numbering scheme. Mathematical operation signs indicating continuity of the expression should be placed at the left hand of the second and succeeding lines. Use ?¨¢ rather than a centered dot, except for scalar products of vectors. The solidus (/) should be used instead of built-up fractions in running text. Use "exp" for complicated exponents.
Notation must be clear, legible and consistent with standard usage. Superscripts are usually set directly over subscripts.
Tables should be typed neatly, each on a separate sheet, with title above and any notes below. Explain all abbreviations. Tables should be numbered in the order of their appearance by Roman numerals. The units of measure must be indicated clearly in the column headings of the table. If the unit of measure is the same for all data in a table, it may be given in the table title or in a footnote to be printed directly below the table.
Illustrations. Authors must submit high quality (publication quality) illustrations. Upon acceptance of their papers, authors are strongly encouraged to send electronic graphics files to the Publisher.
600 dpi for line drawings (black and white).
300 dpi for halftones (gray scale). Do not convert from color images as they reproduce very poorly.
300 dpi for color images.
Captions should be set below figure, and sequentially numbered using Arabic numerals.
If a figure has been published previously, acknowledge its source and submit written permission signed by author and publisher concerned. The source must be included in the reference list. If permission fee is required, it must be paid for by the author. The authors are fully responsible as the publisher has no way of finding out just by checking the manuscript.
All photos, graphs, illustrations and diagrams are referred to as "figures" and the abbreviation "Fig." (or "Figs.") is used in the text. (Where the word "Figure" begins a sentence, it should be spelt in full.)
References. A complete list of references numbered consecutively in order of first appearance and indicated by superscript numerals in the text, should be provided. Reference should be made to the full list of authors rather than the first author followed by et al. Within tables, references should be designated by lower case Roman letter superscripts and given at the end of the table.
normal book (authors) E. S. Koay, N. Walmsley, A Primer of Chemical Pathology, World Scientific Publishing, Singapore (1996).
chapter in a book (editors) N. B. Slepecky, "Structure of the mammalian cochlea," Chap. 2 in The Cochlea, P. Dallos, A. N. Popper, R. R. Fay, Eds., pp. 45-129, Springer-Verlag, New York (1996).
edition A. S. M. Lim, I. J. Constable, A Colour Atlas of Ophthalmology, 4th Edition, World Scientific Publishing, Singapore (2001).
journal article A. Hildersheim, P. H. Levine, "Etiology of nasopharyngeal carconoma: A review," Epidemiol. Rev.15, 466-485 (1996).
electronic resources W. S. Rasband, ImageJ, U. S. National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, USA, http://rsb.info.nih.gov/ij/ (1997-2006).
to be published X. Xu, J. A. Spencer, K. K. Lin, E. I. Kudryavtseva, B. Andersen, "Characterization of mice expressing a dominant negative Clim in epithelial tissues," to be published.
Proofs. Proofs will be sent to the author (first named author if no corresponding author is identified of multi-authored papers). Corrections should be restricted to typesetting errors. No new material may be inserted in the text at the time of proof reading. Any queries should be answered in full.
Detailed instructions for preparation of manuscripts are available in:Latex-2e (readme / Download)
For authors preparing the manuscript using MS Word, please note that the manuscript will be reformatted at the production stage by professional typesetters. Please download published articles and use the style as a guide. You can set the text in a single column, using Times New Roman font, text size 11 or 12, with single line spacing.