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Metagenomics in ophthalmology

Guest edited by Davide Borroni 

Impact of autoimmune diseases on eye health

Guest edited by Rosanna Dammacco, Moustafa Sameer Magliyah and Ruilin Zhu

Advancements in myopia

Guest edited by Andrzej Grzybowski, Kai Jin and Carla Rita dos Santos Costa Lança

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New Content ItemIncreasing demand for ophthalmic pathology: time trends in a laboratory with nationwide coverage

New Content ItemAnalyzing the demographics of patients with uveitis in an indigent, urban population

New Content ItemOptical bench evaluation of the effect of pupil size in new generation monofocal intraocular lenses


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Aims and scope

BMC Ophthalmology is an open access, peer-reviewed journal that considers articles on all aspects of the prevention, diagnosis and management of eye disorders, as well as related molecular genetics, pathophysiology, and epidemiology.

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Annual Journal Metrics

  • 2022 Citation Impact
    2.0 - 2-year Impact Factor
    2.3 - 5-year Impact Factor
    1.152 - SNIP (Source Normalized Impact per Paper)
    0.715 - SJR (SCImago Journal Rank)

    2023 Speed
    31 days submission to first editorial decision for all manuscripts (Median)
    176 days submission to accept (Median)

    2023 Usage 
    772 Altmetric mentions 

Peer-review Terminology

  • The following summary describes the peer review process for this journal:

    Identity transparency: Single anonymized

    Reviewer interacts with: Editor

    Review information published: Review reports. Reviewer Identities reviewer opt in. Author/reviewer communication

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