OVS Call for Papers

CALL FOR PAPERS                                                                                           

Assistive Technology in Vision Impairment

Submission window:     October 1, 2017 to December 31, 2017
Publication date:            Summer 2018
There are a number of exciting recent technological innovations designed and adapted for assisting those with visual impairment. These innovations span the use of social media, mobile phones, discoveries in regenerative medicine, biosensor integration, and much more. These advances have real potential to enhance the independence of those with vision impairment in ways that were unimaginable only a few years earlier.

Optometry and Vision Science (OVS) is eager to showcase the work of those who are dedicated to enhancing the lives of those with vision impairment. The journal is targeting a publication date of Summer 2018 as a way to bring ongoing research efforts to publication. The goal of this feature issue is to provide a showcase for ongoing research and the latest discoveries in assistive technologies, to inform the community of clinicians, investigators, designers, builders, and patients about these advances, and to promote and inspire additional thinking on this topic.

As in previous Feature Issues, Optometry and Vision Science will publish study results from original research and clinical perspectives together in a single publication. Submissions for this feature issue will be coordinated by the Editor-in-Chief and a distinguished Guest Editorial Team:

Bradley Dougherty, OD, PhD, FAAO (Editorial Board Member, and Feature Issue Lead Editor) – The Ohio State University
Ava Bittner, OD, PhD, FAAO (Guest Editor) – Associate Professor, Nova Southeastern University.
Susana Chung, OD, PhD, FAAO (Guest Editor) – Professor, University of California at Berkeley.
Gordon Legge, PhD (Guest Editor) – Professor, University of Minnesota
Lei Liu, PhD, FAAO (Guest Editor) – Associate Professor, University of Alabama at Birmingham.

The OVS Editorial team anticipates great interest in this publication from clinicians and both basic and clinical scientists.

Topics targeted for this issue include:

  • Mobile phone based technologies
  • Novel assistive devices
  • Wearable and other novel sensing devices
  • Neural adaptive responses to visual impairment
  • Biological integration of sensors
  • Social media based services
  • Navigation aids; self-driving cars
  • Behavioral training methods

Articles will be selected for the Feature Issue by the Guest Editorial team and the Editor-in-Chief based on quality and topical relevance. All papers accepted in the peer review process will be published in OVS in a timely fashion. The window of opportunity for manuscript submission is October 1, 2017, to December 31, 2017. Early submissions are encouraged; and will receive priority for E-publication on the journal website (http://journals.lww.com/optvissci/). Anticipated publication is July 2018.

All manuscripts will be peer reviewed and must be submitted online at http://ovs.edmgr.com.

Submissions must be prepared according to the Instructions for Authors available at http://edmgr.ovid.com/ovs/accounts/ifauth.htm. During the submission process, in the “Author’s Comments” box, note that your paper is being submitted for consideration of this Feature Issue.

Contact the Editorial Office (ovs@osu.edu) for any questions.