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Focus and Scope

The BIOJ is the official journal of the British and Irish Orthoptic Society.  The BIOS was founded in 1937.  BIOS is a professional and educational body for the UK and Republic of Ireland representing orthoptists.  Orthoptics is a world-wide profession, and the BIOS is recognised as being a leader in both education and clinical practice. 

The BIOJ invites submissions relating to original research, review articles, case reports and scientific letters to the editor in areas related to clinical ocular motility, visual function, amblyopia, binocular vision and strabismus.  The journal will accept submissions from a wide variety of disciplines, including orthoptists, optometrists, ophthalmologists, and vision technicians, among others.


Publication Frequency

The journal is published online as a continuous volume and issue throughout the year. Articles are made available as soon as they are ready to ensure that there are no unnecessary delays in getting content  publically available.

Special collections of articles are welcomed and will be published as part of the normal issue, but also within a separate collection page.


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.

Authors of articles published remain the copyright holders and grant third parties the right to use, reproduce, and share the article according to the Creative Commons license agreement.


Archiving Policy

The journal’s publisher, White Rose University Press, focuses on making content discoverable and accessible through indexing services. Content is also archived around the world to ensure long-term availability.

 Journals are indexed by the following services:

CrossRef, JISC KB+, SHERPA RoMEO, Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ), EBSCOHost, Google Scholar, CNKI, Norwegian Scientific Database, and Web of Science. In addition, all journals are available for harvesting via OAI-PMH.

To ensure permanency of all publications, this journal also utilises CLOCKSS, and LOCKSS archiving systems to create permanent archives for the purposes of preservation and restoration.

If the journal is not indexed by your preferred service, please let us know or make an indexing request directly with the service.


Sponsors

The professional body representing Orthoptists in the UK and Republic of Ireland

History

The British and Irish Orthoptic Society (BIOS) was founded in 1937.  Two years later the first edition of the British and Irish Orthoptic Journal (BIOJ) was produced.  The BIOJ has always strived to provide a forum for the dissemination of original research.  Its success in facilitating evidence-based research led to an expansion and extension of the review process over the years.  In 1991 an Editorial Board was introduced that improved the breadth and rigour of the review process.  In 2017 a formal Board structure was established which included the introduction of two Associate Editors.  In the specialised field of orthoptics, the BIOJ remains committed to support evidence-based practice through timely dissemination. 

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