About

Acceptance rate

16%

Time to first decision

16 days*

Time from acceptance to publication

18 days*

Impact Factor

4.638

Impact Factor rank (JCR)

9/62

Citescore

7.3

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.

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

Plan S compliance

British Journal of Ophthalmology is a Plan S compliant Transformative Journal. Transformative Journals are one of the compliance routes offered by cOAlition S funders, such as Wellcome, WHO and UKRI. Find out more about Transformative Journals and  Plan S compliance on our Author Hub.

Journal information

Ownership British Journal of Ophthalmology is owned by BMJ
Publication Model Subscription; with hybrid open access option
Frequency Monthly
Launch date 1917
Digital Archives Portico, LOCKSS
Indexed by Web of Science Core Collection: Science Citation Index, Science Citation Index Expanded; BIOSIS Previews, Current Contents: Clinical Medicine, Life Sciences; MEDLINE (Index Medicus), PubMed Central (BMJ Open Access Special Collection), Scopus, Embase (Excerpta Medica), CINAHL, Google Scholar
Peer review model Single blind; the names of reviewers are hidden from the author
Print ISSN 0007-1161
Online ISSN 1468-2079


Journal Statistics (2020)

Acceptance rate: 16%

Speed
Time to first decision: 16 days (mean)
Time from acceptance to publication: 18 days (mean)

Impact
Impact Factor category: Ophthalmology
Impact Factor (JCR): 4.638
Impact Factor rank:  9/62
5 Year Impact Factor: 4.554
Journal Citation Indicator:1.72
Eigenfactor: 0.02131
Citescore: 7.3
Citescore rank: 7/116
Scimago Journal rank (SJR): 2.016

Reach
2020 total content views: 954,670
2020 total Altmetric mentions: 8,245



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