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Aims and scope
British Journal of Ophthalmology is an international peer-reviewed journal for ophthalmologists and visual science specialists that publishes clinical investigations, clinical observations, and clinically relevant laboratory investigations related to ophthalmology. Main features include articles on both clinical and laboratory sciences, up-to-date major reviews, editorials, education articles and letters. The 'Innovations' section features papers on surgical, diagnostic and therapeutic innovations. British Journal of Ophthalmology is BMJ's flagship ophthalmology journal and has an open access companion journal, BMJ Open Ophthalmology.
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Journal Statistics 2022
Acceptance rate: 12%
Speed Time to first decision without review: 3 days (median) Time to first decision with review: 52 days (median) Time from acceptance to publication: 18 days (median)
Impact Impact Factor category: Ophthalmology Impact Factor (JCR): 5.907 Impact Factor rank: 7/62 5 Year Impact Factor: 5.482 Journal Citation Indicator: 1.94 Eigenfactor: 0.02053 Citescore: 8.4 Citescore rank: 6/124 Scimago Journal rank (SJR): 1.8
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