Current Issue
Vol. 18, No. 1,
Jan-Mar 2022

Information for Authors

Authors are required to enclose the following statement, properly signed, with the manuscript at the time of submission.

“In consideration of the Al-Shifa Journal of Ophthalmology’s taking action in reviewing and editing my (our) submission, the author(s) undersigned hereby transfer(s), assign(s), or otherwise convey(s) all copyright ownership to the Al-Shifa Journal of Ophthalmology in the event that such work is published by the Al-Shifa Journal of Ophthalmology”.


Type DOUBLE-SPACE on 8½ x 11- inch page, leaving ONE INCH margin on ALL SIDES. Arrange contents as follows:


TITLE PAGE should be numbered as page 1 and should have on it only (a) the title, (b) name(s) of author(s), (c) the institution(s), (d) address for reprints and inquiries, and (e) the name(s) of sponsoring organization(s) - NOTHING ELSE.


ABSTRACT should be the only material on page 2. It should be no more than 250 words. Give here the author’s OWN exact data, amount, percentages, etc., as presented in the paper and the conclusions drawn there from. Use “active voice” in writing.


TEXT of the articles should be divided in sections of: (A) INTRODUCTION, (B) PARTICIPANTS AND METHODS (or CASE REPORT), (C) RESULTS and (D) DISCUSSION. Write the whole paper in “active voice” and avoid “passive voice”.


ACKNOWLEDGEMENT: Keep these to an absolute minimum, and be specific, e.g., “thanks are due to Mr. …for Fig.2”.


REFERENCES should be consecutively cited in the body of the paper and listed at the end in the same order following Vancouver citation style [For Journal Articles; Author(s)-Family name and initials. Title of article. Title of journal –abbreviated Publication year, month, day (month & day only if available);volume(issue):pages]

Each listed reference must give full title of the paper or book and the names of ALL the authors and don’t use ‘et al’. Adhere to the following style in typing them.



Cochereau I, Goldschmidt P, Goepogui A, Afghani T, Delval L, Pouliquen P, Bourcier T, Robert PY. Efficacy and safety of short duration azithromycin eye drops versus azithromycin single oral dose for the treatment of trachoma in children - a randomised, controlled, double-masked clinical trial. Br J Ophthalmol. 2007;91:667-72.

(Reconfirm the spelling of names, Vol. pages, year, title, etc).


Duke- Elder S, and Leigh AG: Diseases of the Outer Eye. Cornea and Sclera. In Duke-Elder S (ed): System of Ophthalmology, Vol. 8, Part 2. St. Louis C.V. Mosby Company, 1965, pp.110-114.

(Recheck publisher, City, etc.).


Author or originator. Title of item. Title of website[Online] Date of document or download (day, month, year). URL http://address/filename


U.S. Census Bureau. "American Fact Finder: Facts About My Community." [Online] 17 Aug 2001.


FIGURES should be numbered in order of appearance in the text. Legends of the figure should be typed DOUBLE-SPACED on a SEPARATE SHEET, and should include description of features shown, name of author, name of structures, kind of stain, magnification, etc. Example

Figure 1 (Haq, Afghani, and Qadir). Right eye. Histologic section of tumor, spindle-B type malignant epithelioid cells at the right upper corner, (Hematoxyline and eosin x 400).


TABLES: should be typed DOUBLE-SPACED, with NOTHING underlined TRIPLE-CHECK all numbers and percentages.

Previously published material and figures should include permission to reproduce from original publication and original author. Photographs with faces should be accompanied by permission to publish from the subject of the photograph or by a parent in case of minor. Photographs should be color printed.


THE JOURNAL only accepts manuscripts in ENGLISH

Type EVERYTHING double-spaced, and underline nothing. An abbreviated title of four or less words, the last names of the authors and the page number should be provided in the upper right-hand corner of all pages. Incomplete manuscripts will not be acknowledged. Papers will be accepted on the understanding that these are not simultaneously being submitted to any journal or publication, and that these have not been previously published. All papers will be subject to reviews by referees and, if necessary, to revisions. THE JOURNAL will also consider for publication, letters, short notes, useful diagnostic and therapeutic tips, announcements, and interesting photographic documentation.