Optometry and Vision Science is soliciting papers for a Feature issue scheduled for late Spring 2005 titled ‘Vision and Driving.‘ A feature issue provides the opportunity for your work to be published alongside similar subject matter. Past feature issues of OVS have included a number of important and highly-cited papers. For example, the 20 or so papers published in the 1999 feature issues on myopia have been cited 300 times.
This feature issue will focus on recent research activity directed at developing more appropriate means of assessing driving performance related to vision through:
- Epidemiology of driver safety and vision impairment/eye disease;
- On-the-road assessments of vision and driving behavior; and
- Sophisticated driving simulator performance and vision.
This research is part of overall attempts to better characterize the relationship between driver characteristics (age, vision cognition, self-perception, and insight and risk taking) and driver behavior.
The deadline for submissions is December 1, 2004.
Manuscripts must be submitted online at ovs.edmgr.com and should be prepared according to the instructions to authors at this Web site. Indicate that your paper is being submitted for this feature issue. Manuscripts will be subjected to peer review under the editorial guidance of Joanne Wood and Cynthia Owsley, who will work with the Editor-in-Chief and the Managing Editor. Thank you for your consideration. Please contact the Editorial Office (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have any questions.
Tony Adams, OD, PhD
Editor-in-Chief© 2004 American Academy of Optometry