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 EON Submission Instructions 

Articles or article topics/ideas can be submitted to the EON editorial team at

When submitting an article, please fill out and include the Article Submission Form.

General Specifications for Articles

  • Target length: 1,500 words
    • Exceptions are allowed; please query the Editor-in-Chief
  • Required information
    • Article title
    • Preferred presentation of name, with graduate degrees, if applicable
    • Job title
    • Affiliation
  • Optional content
    • Headshot
    • ORCiD iD
  • Figures: please send as separate files
  • Tables/boxes: please include as text-editable content within the article document
  • Disclosure statement: please note in manuscript document any relevant conflicts of interest or note that you have nothing to disclose.
  • Authors should fill out and submit the EON Article Submission form when submitting an article 

Reference format: use footnotes in text; reference format generally follows AMA style. Common examples follow: 

Journal or other serial publication

Roberts JL, Shamseer L. Transparency, reproducibility, and validation: raising the quality of reporting at the Journal of Neuro-Ophthalmology. J Neuroophthalmol. 2015;35(1):3-5. CrossRef

Hames I. Authors beware, and protect your online identity. Nature. 2009;462(7269):34-35. CrossRef

Note: if more than 6 authors, list the first 3, followed by et al.

Hames I. Peer Review and Manuscript Management in Scientific Journals: Guidelines for Good Practice. Malden, MA: Blackwell Publishing; 2007.

Note about divergence from AMA style: if citation is to a particular page number in a book, do not indicate the page number in the citation itself; instead, add, for example, “P. 17.” to the end of the reference.

CrossRef. CrossRef DOI display guidelines. Accessed July 5, 2015.

Images, Figures, Graphics
Please refer to the EON Digital Art guidelines.

Production Process
All articles will be copyedited in accordance with EON style and may be further edited for brevity. In rare cases, if more substantive editing has been done and the copyeditor is unsure whether changes may have affected meaning, the author will be asked to review the edited file. Due to the short production schedule, proofs will not be available for review unless specifically requested.

EON articles are shared with the ISMTE membership via e-blasts, social media, and are available on the ISMTE website in the members-only section. One article per month is chosen as the Editor’s Choice article, which is placed on the Shared Articles section and is freely available.  

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