OVS (Optometry and Vision Science) is the official journal for the American Academy of Optometrists (AAO). At the University of Waterloo Library, we have the holdings for this entire publication, with coverage dating back to 1926.
Optometry and Vision Science has specific instructions and guidelines for submitting articles. Those instructions and guidelines are readily available on the submission service site. Please read and review them carefully. Articles that are not submitted in accordance with our instructions and guidelines are more likely to be rejected.
The journal of Optometry and Vision Science (OVS) utilizes its' own style citation format, which is based on Vancouver style. Vancouver referencing is an author-number citation style used widely in the scientific and medical disciplines.
You should be using a reference manager, such as Zotero or Endnote, to format your references. The University of Waterloo has an institutional license with Zotero, as well as experts on-site who can assist you with any troubleshooting. Register and download Zotero using your uWaterloo email in order to access the institutional license. If you need assistance with Zotero or have any questions regarding reference managers, connect with your librarian: Brie McConnell, University of Waterloo, Davis Centre Library.
Install to your reference manager to format your references automatically using OVS citation stye.
Repeated exposure to the optics lab is critical for students’ understanding of light-wave transitions.1–3 Here we utilized the PIMCA learning model to improve the students engagement with experimental magnifying glasses.4