Studium Ophthalmologicum publication rules

1. Submission and reception of papers

The articles must be submitted attached to a letter of presentation of the author (if the article is co-authored, by the main author) mailed to the Director of Studium Ophthalmologicum, Donoso Cortés 73, 1º Izda., 28015 Madrid, Spain. The author must include a contact telephone and e-mail address.

Each article or letter submitted to «Studium Ophthalmologicum» must indicate the section it is intended for.

After the submission has been accepted for publication, neither the text nor the iconographic materials will be returned to the authors.

The Editorial Council shall decide on the acceptance of submissions for publication, suggesting any modifications it may consider appropriate.

Studium Ophthalmologicum shall not be responsible for the content of published papers, which shall remain the exclusive responsibility of the author(s).


2. General rules

2.1. The papers shall be submitted in digital format, CD or DVD, and in printed copy. Both shall comprise the entire text and iconography. The document text must be in MS Word and shall maintain the same structure and contents as the printed submission. The printed paper shall be DIN-A4 size printed on one side only and with double spacing, leaving a margin of 2.5 cm at each side, type of letter Times, size 12, double space, with a maximum of 28 lines per page and 85 spaces per line.

If acronyms will be utilized to make reference to complex terms, the first time said term is utilized its acronym must be included in brackets.

2.2. The papers must include an identification sheet comprising:

2.3. Authors: The name and surname(s) of each author must be included, as well as the highest academic degree(s) and affiliation to an institution in superscript. In the case of middle names, the initial thereof can be utilized to avoid it being mistaken for a surname.

2.4. Illustrations: The tables and figures must be utilized only to portray essential data and/or figures. The format thereof must be TIFF or JPEG, in good quality. The size of publication in Studium Ophthalmologicum will be of 80 mm wide (one column) or 167 mm (two columns). The illustrations submitted by authors must have an equal or greater width, with a maximum size of 210 x 297 mm. If larger, the author must take into account the readability of the illustration details after the appropriate reduction. The captions must briefly describe the content of the illustrations as well as the meaning of the signs and abbreviations they may contain.

When utilizing graphic material of a different author, the written authorization thereof must be attached. Color illustrations, when derived from slides, shall attach the original slide together with two printed copies.

The length of figure footnotes must not exceed 35 words per figure. The illustration should allow interpretation without needing to read the footnote.

As regards tables, each table must comprise a title and sequential number following its order of appearance in the text. Each column must include a heading. When utilizing symbols, the following order shall be applied: *, †, ‡, §, ¶, #, **. The meaning of each must be described in the table footnote. Abbreviations shall be described in the footnote after the symbols descriptions, endeavoring to utilize abbreviations which are well known in ophthalmological literature.

2.5. References. Bibliographical references shall be numbered and ordered by order of appearance in the text. All references must have their match in the text, as well as any quotes of other authors mentioned in the text must be referenced if said quote has been published.

The reference format shall be that of Index Medicus.

For example: Albert S. Entropion. In: Bennet BC. Ophthalmic Surgery. St. Louis: Elsevier; 1987; I: 52-57.

Example: Health on the Net Foundation. Health on the Net Foundation code of conduct (HONcode) for medical and health web sites. [referenced 26 June 1997]. Available at:


3. Rules for sections