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Author Guidelines

INSTRUCTIONS TO AUTHORS

 

SUBMISSIONS

 

Material may be submitted for publication online at the Hindsight website run by IUScholarWorks. Authors will need to register with the journal prior to uploading submission.

 

 STRUCTURE AND FORMAT

 

Size: Submissions should be no more than 10,000 words including references or notes. Abstracts are required for submissions in excess of 5,000 words.

 

File Format: Manuscripts must be in a Microsoft Word 97-2004 (doc), Microsoft Word 2007 (docx) or Open Office (odt) format.

 

Attribution: Author name, acknowledgements and other identifying information should not be included in text.  These can be added prior to publication.

 

Abstracts:  200 words or less and identify the research question or background, methods and sources, thesis and conclusion.

 

Keywords:  Keywords should not repeat words in the title or abstract as most search engines will use these two items to index your article.  Keywords should give potential readers and researchers additional information about your methods, techniques and specific area of research and study.  Google Scholar, EBSCOhost and PubMed are all good resources for researching which keywords will return articles similar to yours.

 

Font: Georgia

 

Body text: 12 pt, single-spaced, justified

 

Titles: Not more than 20 words in 18 pt, bold, left justified

 

Section Titles: 14 pt, all capitals. Subsections titles should be in 12 pt, all capitals. Further subdivisions will be in 12 pt, capitalized (the first letter of all world except prepositions and conjunctions), bold. Further subdivisions should be in 12 pt, underlined.

 

Paragraphs: Indent 5 spaces at first line; no vertical space between paragraphs

 

Figures: Please integrate figures (tables, graphs, images) in the manuscript as you would like them to appear captioned in 10 pt, italicized, Georgia font as follows:

 

Figure 1: Fabulous Image

 

The editorial staff reserve the right to determine the validity of a figure to enhance understanding of the author’s topic and to publish the final article without the figure.  In this instance, the staff will notify the author of the decision prior to publication.

Please use the table function in the software used to create the manuscript to create tables or insert tables as images. Images in the initial submission may be medium-quality JPEG files. You should submit separate image files of good quality in either JPEG or TIFF form for the final submission should your submission be chosen for publication. For black and white images, 8-bit, 300 dpi images are suitable.  For color or sepia photos, 24 RGB, 300 dpi images are suitable.

 

PERMISSIONS

 

Please make sure to obtain permissions to use copyrighted figures and submit proof of those permissions with your draft. Authors who wish to use direct quotations of substantial length (300 words for a book length work or 10% of the total word count of the source), tables, figures, or illustrations from copyrighted material must obtain written permission from the publisher or copyright owner. Short quotations may be acknowledged by quotation marks and a reference citation.  If you are unsure whether your passage requires permission, it is best to seek permissions from the copyright holder.

 

 

STYLE GUIDE

 

Acknowledgments

 

Place acknowledgement between the text of the article and the reference section.  Sources of support, such as grant funding or other significant assistance, should be acknowledged.  The assistance of persons who contributed to the work may also be acknowledged. Acknowledgements should not be more than 150 words.

 

Citations

 

Place your references at the end of the article.  Number references in order of their citation in the body of the article.  In text citations should be superscript numbers. Please use Arabic numbers.  Authors are responsible for ensuring that reference listings are correct.  Examples of the proper citation format

 

Journal articles

  1. Calvo M, Enoch JM. Early use of corrective lenses in Spanish colonies of the Americas including parts of the future United States: reference to Viceroy Luis de Velasco (the son). Optom Vis Sci 2003;80:681-689.

 

Section in a single author book

 

  1. Hofstetter HW. Optometry: Professional, Economic, and Legal Aspects. St. Louis: Mosby, 1948:17-35.

 

Chapter in a multi-author volume

 

  1. Penisten DK. Eyes and vision in North American Indiana cultures: An historical perspective on traditional medicine and mythology. In: Goss DA, Edmondson LL, eds. Eye and Vision Conditions in the American Indian. Yukon, OK; Pueblo Publishing, 1990:186-190.

 

Please refer to the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) for further questions about references and in-text citations.

Extensive use of uncommon abbreviations, symbols, and acronyms is discouraged.  Common abbreviations, such as D for diopters or cm for centimeters, may be used.  Common symbols, such as Δ for prism diopters, may be used when the context for their use is clear.  The first use of acronyms should be accompanied by the name or phrase spelled out followed by the acronym in parentheses (e.g., The Optometric Historical Society (OHS) has produced a quarterly publication since 1970.) Italicize non-English words at their first appearance in the manuscript. If the word recurs frequently, it does not need to be italicized in subsequently.

           

For stylistic questions not answered in this document, please refer to the Chicago Manual of Style.

 

Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  1. The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  2. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Instructors to Authors, which is found in About the Journal.
 

Copyright Notice

Authors who publish with this journal agree to the following terms:
1. By submitting to Hindsight: Journal of Optometry History, the author grants to the journal the non-exclusive right to
reproduce, translate (as defined below), and/or distribute your submission worldwide in print and electronic format
and in any medium, including but not limited to audio or video.
2. The author agrees that Hindsight: Journal of Optometry History may, without changing the content, translate the
submission to any medium or format for the purpose of preservation.
3. The author agrees that Hindsight: Journal of Optometry History may keep more than one copy of this submission for
purposes of security, back-up, and preservation.
4. The author represents that the submission is his/her original work, and that s/he has the right to grant the rights
contained in this agreement. The author also represents that his/her submission does not, to the best of his/her
knowledge, infringe upon anyone's copyright.
5. Authors are able to enter into separate, additional arrangements for the nonexclusive distribution of the journal's
published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or a website or publish it in a book), with
an acknowledgment of its initial publication in this journal.

 

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