Journal of Contact Lens Research and Science

The Journal of Contact Lens Research and Science (JCLRS) publishes research and scholarly contributions that inform the development, implementation, and evaluation of practice, research, education, leadership in contact lens science and research.

JCLRS provides a platform for researchers and practitioners to share knowledge in the form of high-quality research papers, case studies, and book reviews.
We are seeking quality manuscripts related to all aspects of contact lens research and science, including but not limited to multifocal lenses, myopia control, scleral lenses, irregular cornea correction, drug-eluting lenses, corneal reshaping, wave-front contact lenses, therapeutic lenses, and tinted lenses.
The Journal of Contact Lens Research and Science (JCLRS), like other Open Access journals, charges Article Processing Charges (APC) to individual authors and institutions to offset expenses usually covered by the subscriptions and advertisements of subscription-based journals. Starting January 1, 2019, the APC will be US $399.  The APC is only applicable to articles that successfully pass peer review.  For more information on article processing charges please visit the journal's website here

APCs are per article and billed upon acceptance of an article, after it has successfully passed the peer review process. There are no additional charges based on color, length, figures, or other elements.  Letters to the Editor and small commentaries (up to 250 words), and select invited articles are not charged an APC.

An author’s ability to pay APCs is not a consideration in the decision of whether to publish.  Authors living in one of the United Nations' list of Least Developed Countries may request a fee waiver. Authors living in countries not considered "least developed"  who do not have the ability to pay the APC's may be eligible for a reduced rate. Please contact the publisher directly at
The Scleral Lens Society is pleased to announce a new relationship with the Journal of Contact Lens Research and Science (JCLRS). This open access journal will allow full access to all articles and, through a high level of peer review, publishes timely original and reviewed Articles and research written and submitted by members.

SLS members are now entitled to reduced article-processing charges (US$299). Please visit for more information about this new journal.