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 About the Society

The Saudi Ophthalmological Society (SOS) was founded on 2 Muharram 1406H, corresponding to 16th September 1985. Since its establishment as one of the first Saudi Scientific Medical society, ophthalmologists in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and neighboring countries have greatly benefited. Under the leadership of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, Crown Prince and Honorary President of SOS HRH Prince Ahmed bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, it continues to strive to achieve its future goals. This is in accordance with the government’s mandate to raise the scientific standards of ophthalmology personnel, as well as the quality of the eye care services. The mission of the SOS is to assure the provision of optimal eye care by promoting excellence in ophthalmology and providing services to support its members in practice. SOS advances vision health through the work of its board members, governmental organizations, national and international councils and committees, as well as ties with eye care organizations.

  About the Journal

Saudi Journal of Ophthalmology (SJO), a peer-reviewed scholarly journal, is the official publication of Saudi Ophthalmological Society (SOS). It publishes high-quality original papers, clinical studies, review articles and case reports, on a quarterly basis. It is an open access journal covering all subspecialties in the field of ophthalmology.

Abstracting and Indexing Information

The journal is registered with the following abstracting partners:
Baidu Scholar, CNKI (China National Knowledge Infrastructure), EBSCO Publishing's Electronic Databases, Ex Libris – Primo Central, Google Scholar, Hinari, Infotrieve, Netherlands ISSN centre, ProQuest, TDNet, Wanfang Data

The journal is indexed with, or included in, the following:
Emerging Sources Citation Index, PubMed Central, SCOPUS, Web of Science

Emerging Sources Citation Index 

Journal Ethics

Wolters Kluwer and Journal/Association are committed to meeting and upholding standards of ethical behavior at all stages of the publication process. We follow closely the industry associations, such as the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) and World Association of Medical Editors (WAME), that set standards and provide guidelines for best practices in order to meet these requirements. For a summary of our specific policies regarding duplicate publication, conflicts of interest, patient consent, etc., please visit www.Medknow.com/EthicalGuidelines.asp

Open Access Publication and Creative Commons Licensing

This is an open access journal, and articles are distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 License, which allows others to remix, tweak, and build upon the work non-commercially, as long as appropriate credit is given and the new creations are licensed under the identical terms.

Digital Archiving

Wolters Kluwer Medknow provides for long-term digital preservation through two primary partnerships, Portico and CLOCKSS.

Portico is a leading digital preservation service worldwide. The content is preserved as an archival version and is not publically accessible via Portico, but is provided when required under specific conditions, such as discontinuation of the collection or catastrophic failure of the website.

CLOCKSS will enable any library to maintain their own archive of content from Wolters Kluwer Medknow and other publishers, with minimal technical effort and using cheaply available hardware.

Ahead of Print policy

Articles published online under the Ahead of Print model are considered published and can be cited and quoted using the DOI as the reference source. Wolters Kluwer Medknow has a policy that changes will not be made after publication of an article without following accepted procedures for making corrections to the scientific record.


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  Scope of the journal

The journal will cover technical and clinical studies related to health, ethical and social issues in field of publishes original papers, clinical studies, reviews & case reports of interest to ophthalmologists. Articles with clinical interest and implications will be given preference.

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