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Information for JVIB Authors

The Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness (JVIB) is the international, interdisciplinary journal of record on blindness and visual impairment that publishes scholarship and information and serves as a forum for the exchange of ideas, airing of controversies, and discussion of issues.

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Calls for Papers

JVIB invites authors to submit research and practice articles for peer review. The current calls for papers for the journal are available here.


Instructions for Preparing Structured Abstracts

Every article published in JVIB after January 1, 2012 that includes original data and meta-analyses needs to include a structured abstract of no more than 300 words. Abstracts should be prepared in JVIB style. Please follow this link for the Instructi ons for Preparing Structured Abstracts.


Steps to Publication: Guidelines for New JVIB Authors

The thought of submitting your writing to a journal that has been around for more than 100 years can be intimidating. This guide written by Jane N. Erin of the University of Arizona and editor emerita of JVIB will show you that the process of organizing your writing isn't as difficult as you might think.


Guidelines for Contributors

These guidelines provide detailed information on the various categories of papers that can be submitted to the journal; as well as technical details regarding length, abstracts, terminology, figures and artwork, tables, photographs, and the like. Contact information for the academic editor in chief, as well as the editorial offices of the journal are also listed.


JVIB Permissions and Reprints

When an article is accepted for publication in JVIB, the author transfers to AFB the exclusive rights comprised in the copyright of the work, as stated in JVIB's Copyright Transfer Agreement that is signed by all JVIB authors, including but not limited to the right to publish the work and the material contained therein throughout the world, in all languages, and in all media of expression now known or later developed, and to license or permit others to do so. Despite the transfer of copyright, JVIB authors retain certain rights to their work. In-depth information about all aspects of permissions and reprints can be found in this document.

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