News and notices. Comm Eye Health Vol. 18 No. 55 2005. October 01, 2005

Submissions to the Community Eye Health Journal

Community Eye Health Journal is published quarterly. It addresses the problem of avoidable blindness and focuses on countries where the burden of preventable blindness is greatest. Articles combine clinical issues with public health approaches, which include disease control, research, planning and management, appropriate technology, human resource development, advocacy, social sciences and health communication. Attention is also paid to programmes for people who are blind or living with low vision. The principle aim of the journal is educational, to ensure that up-to-date and relevant information reaches eye care and general health workers of all levels in a reader-friendly format that can easily be adapted for training. The journal is also published on-line and on CD-ROM. Selected articles are published in special French and Chinese editions. The Indian edition includes a four page supplement containing articles relevant to Indian readers and managed by the Indian Supplement Editorial Board.

Contributions are considered in two broad categories:

1. Thematic commissioned articles. Each issue is based on a theme for which all articles are commissioned. The editorial committee maintains a database of authors who are specialists in their field and able to provide a synthesis of relevant research and best practice, with reference to the realities of work in countries where most preventable blindness occurs. Invited authors are provided with a detailed brief for their article in a commissioning letter, and work closely with the Editor on the format and appropriate graphics to ensure that each issue is presented as a high quality reference source.

2. Unsolicited articles: the EXCHANGE section. Non-commissioned articles are considered for publication in the EXCHANGE section. Authors are invited to submit brief reports, research abstracts or letters (no more than 500 words) on topics related to community eye health and prevention of blindness. Figures, tables and other graphic material are also considered for the EXCHANGE section.

Authors are expected to have obtained necessary ethical permissions for the use of photographs and agreement from publishers of previously published work. Submissions should preferably be made in digital format, but hard copy is also accepted. Full name of authors, qualifications, affiliation and address must be provided, as well as credits for any photographs or illustrations.

Email: VICTORIA.FRANCIS@LSHTM.AC.UK, ANITA.SHAH@LSHTM.AC.UK

Post: EXCHANGE section, Community Eye Health Journal, ICEH, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Keppel Street, London WC1E 7HT, UK.

For more details on author guidelines, please see our website www.cehjournal.org or email ANITA.SHAH@LSHTM.AC.UK or write to Anita Shah at the address above.

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