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  Editorial Board

EDITORIAL  BOARD  2018 – 2019 


Dr. V. Sharmila Devi MS,FAICO

Senior Consultant, Cornea Services RIO GOH, Chennai


Associate Editors

Dr. Murali Ariga MS,FAICO

Director,Swamy eye Clinic,Chennai

Dr. Rachula Daniel MD,DO

Associate Professor,SRM Medical College ,Chennai

Joint Editors

Dr. M. Nivean MS
Dr. Prabhu Bhaskaran MS
Dr. Madanagopalan.V.G MS,FICO,FRCS
Dr. Moses Rajamani DO,DNB
Dr. Naveen Radhakrishnan MS,FICO
Dr. Shruti Nishanth MS,MRCS


Special Advisors

Prof. Amar Agarwal  MS,FRCS,FRCOph

Chairman,Dr Agarwal"s Eye Hospital,India.
Prof. S. Natarajan DO,FRCS


Dr. Nirmal Fredrick MS,FAICO
Prof. K. Vasantha MS,FRCS


Ex Officio Members

Dr. V. Thangavelu, President, TNOA
Dr. V. Madhavan, Secretary, TNOA
Dr. M. Loganathan, Treasurer, TNOA


State Advisory Board

Prof. Dr. M. Radhakrishnan
Dr. N. Venkatesh Prajna
Dr. K. Premraj
Dr. V. Paneerselvam


International Advisory board

Dr. Gangadhara Sundar  DO,FRCS,FAMS,AB (USA)

Head and Senior Consultant,Dept of Ophthalmology,

National university Hospital,Singapore

Dr. Arun NarayanaswamyDNB,FRCS

Staff physician,SNEC,Singapore

Dr. Raghavan Sampath DO.FRCS

Consultant,Leicester Royal Infirmary,England





Dr. Arulmozhi Varman
Dr. D. Ramamurthy
Dr. Mohan Rajan
Dr. Haripriya Aravind
Dr. Ramesh Dorairajan
Dr. Atheek Sheikh

Dr. R. Venkatesh
Dr. Murali Ariga
Dr. Andrew Braganza
Dr. Ronnie George
Dr. Ganesh Venkatraman
Dr. Subhashini Kaliyaperumal
Dr. S. Kavitha

Cornea & Refractive Surgery
Dr. Srinivas K. Rao
Dr. Soosan Jacob
Dr. Sujatha Mohan
Dr. Revathi
Dr. Ananda Babu
Dr. Bhaskar Srinivasan
Dr. Lionel Raj
Dr. Aditya Pradhan
Dr. M. Nishanth

Ocular Surface
Dr. Geetha Iyer

Orbit & Oculoplasty
Dr. Gangadhara Sundar
Dr. Senthil Nathan
Dr. R. Malarvizhi
Dr. Priti Udhay
Dr. Akruti Desai

Dr. Rajiv Raman
Dr. Ramana Kumar
Dr. Sriram Gopal
Dr. Bala Subramaniyam. C.
Dr. Prabhu Bhaskaran
Dr. Rajeshwari

Dr. Sudharshan
Dr. Dhivya Ashok Kumar
Dr. Karpagam
Dr. Jabeen Naz

Ocular Oncology & Research Methodology
Dr. Dhivya Ashok Kumar

Paediatric Ophthalmology
Dr. Sandra Ganesh
Dr. Manjula Jayakumar
Dr. Kavitha Kalaivani
Dr. B. Antony Arokiadass
Dr. Roshani Desai
Dr. Shruti Nishanth

Neuro Ophthalmology
Dr. Naveen Jayakumar

Comprehensive Ophthalmology
Dr. Mohammed Sayee
Dr. M. Sivakami
Dr. T. Vimala
Dr. Shweta Atheeshwar

Postgraduates Corner
Dr. D. Chandrashekhar
Dr. Jiz Mary Santhosh


Responsibilities of the Editorial Board

A. Develop editorial policies to guide the content, scope, purpose and style of the journal, conflict of interest, ethics in research, sharing of data, authorship, and to ensure that each edition of the journal is reviewed for conformity to the policies;

  • The regular and timely production of the journal publication;
  • Solicit for contributions, assist Editorial Staff Team to identify suitable reviewers, participate as reviewers, provide input on the content and direction of issues, and promote the journal widely;
  • Ensure compliance to fairness, courtesy, objectivity, honesty and transparency of submissions to the journal and in their peer review process;
  • Ensure the quality of the peer reviewers;
  • Work with Editorial Team Staff and develop annual plans including the scheduled number of
    Editorial Board meetings for the year ;
  • Reviewing annually Editorial Board membership performance;
  • Mobilising resources and other innovative means to sustain the journal publication
  • Ensure peer reviewers’ conformity to the established guidelines;
  • Recommend members to assist with the journal in an honorary capacity
  • Conduct the performance appraisal of the Editorial Staff Team annually
  • Appoint Joint and Associate Editors every year

B. Tenure of Editorial Board:  

The term of office for all members is three years.

  • The Editorial board is chaired by the Editor in Chief whose term is three-years
  • Quorum: Not less than a half (≥ 50%) of the members constitute a quorum.
  • Attendance: Members are expected to attend at least 75 percent of meetings (electronically or physically). Where this does not occur the Chair may request the member's resignation.
  • Frequency of Meetings: The Editorial Board meets at least two times (online or physically) per year.
  • Ad hoc meetings may be called by the Editorial Staff Team as necessary.


1. Composition of the editorial board

  • The Editorial Board includes the editorial staff and up to 30 experts from a wide range of disciplines covered by the journal. 
  • The members are drawn from the TNOA life members and AIOS  members, at least one third from the Institutions in Tamil Nadu.
  • Editorial staff: The editorial staff constitute the secretariat of the journal, with the duty of proposing appropriate policies to the editorial board, ensuring smooth flow of manuscripts, journal production and delivery.

The Editorial Staff Team is chaired by the Editor in Chief and the composition is as follows:

2. Editor-in-Chief, elected and appointed by TNOA

Responsibilities of  Editor-in-Chief:

  • Set the strategy for the journal by identifying short and long term goals
  • Work with Editors / team members in article selection and equitably distribute the manuscripts
  • Officially accept the articles before manuscript copy editing and production
  • Resolve questions related to ethics in publishing and journal
  • Report on such metrics as usage, articles published, rejection rate, Impact Factor and other
  • quantitative and qualitative measures;
  • Network with authors / editors in conferences and other fora;
  • Conduct and attend editorial meeting as scheduled.

3. Managing Editor and Associate Editor - 2

Responsibilities of Associate Editors:

  • Handles the manuscripts from authors
  • Commissioning articles
  • Journal layout, proof reading, liasoning with printer for bringing the journal on time
  • Promoting academic writing and marketing including use of social media 
    e.g. Linkedin, FB,  whatsapp, Research gate, Twitter, etc;
  • Networking with academicians and writers

Joint Editors 6

Responsibilities :

Are responsible for receiving articles, assign reviewers, preparing necessary documents for reviewing, and editing processes, to submission of articles for typesetting

Work in close collaboration with the Associate editors

Provide assistance to authors and reviewers, screen and process new manuscript submissions

5. Reporting Responsibilites

The Editorial Board reports to the Editor in Chief,


  • The National / State Advisors are strategic renowned researchers in the journal domain whose major role is to advise the Editorial Board on all matters pertaining to the Journal prosperity, particularly its reputation as a premiere journal not only for original research but also for other categories of scholarlyarticles specified in the journal. 




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