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Aims and scope

The British Journal of Ophthalmology is an international peer-reviewed journal for ophthalmologists and visual science specialists describing 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. There are sections for ‘Innovations’ and ‘Global issues’ where surgical, diagnostic and therapeutic innovations and manuscripts of regional interest to geographic areas of the world respectively, are published.

Editorial Board

For information about the British Journal of Ophthalmology editorial team and the three joint Editors-in-Chief Keith Barton, James Chodosh and Jost Jonas, please refer to the Editorial Board page.

Ownership

British Journal of Ophthalmology is owned by BMJ.

Journal information

Publication Model Subscription; with hybrid open access option
Frequency Monthly
Launch date 1917
Digital Archive LOCKSS
Indexed by Index Medicus (Medline), PubMed, ISI Current Contents (Web of Science), Excerpta Medica (Embase), Scopus
Impact Factor  3.384
Citescore 2.86 (2016) rank 10/101
Peer Review Model Single blind; the names of reviewers are hidden from the author
Print ISSN 0007-1161
Online ISSN 1468-2079

Journal statistics

Acceptance rate 16% for original research submitted in 2016
Instant reject rate 53%
Time from submission to first decision 22 days
Time from acceptance to online publication 17 days

Contact information

For all contact information please refer to the Contact Us page.

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Please refer to the Instructions for Authors.

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BMJ is a founding member of COPE (the Committee on Publication Ethics), which provides a forum for publishers and Editors of scientific journals to discuss issues relating to the integrity of the work submitted to or published in their journals.

Equator

The EQUATOR Network is an international initiative that seeks to improve the value of medical research literature by promoting transparent, accurate reporting of research studies. BMJ is a sponsor of its activities.

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BMJ is a founding organisation of the AllTrials initiative, which calls for all past and present clinical trials to be registered and their results reported.

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