About the Journal

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Aims and Scope

Eye seeks to provide the international practising ophthalmologist with high quality articles, of academic rigour, on the latest global clinical and laboratory based research. Its core aim is to advance the science and practice of ophthalmology with the latest clinical- and scientific-based research. Whilst principally aimed at the practising clinician, the journal contains material of interest to a wider readership including optometrists, orthoptists, other health care professionals and research workers in all aspects of the field of visual science worldwide. Eye is the official journal of The Royal College of Ophthalmologists.

Eye encourages the submission of original articles covering all aspects of ophthalmology including:

  • external eye disease
  • oculo-plastic surgery
  • orbital and lacrimal disease
  • ocular surface and corneal disorders
  • paediatric ophthalmology and strabismus
  • glaucoma
  • medical and surgical retina
  • neuro-ophthalmology
  • cataract and refractive surgery
  • ocular oncology
  • ophthalmic pathology
  • ophthalmic genetics

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  • Expert Editors and editorial team
  • Wide exposure and article visibility via nature.com
  • Funder compliant open access options available
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  • Owned by the Royal College of Ophthalmologists, the only UK professional membership body for medically qualified ophthalmologists
  • Free advice from Springer Nature’s Research Data Services
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Journal Metrics

The 2019 peer review performance metrics for Eye are shown below:

Average time to decision without external review - 24 days
Average time to decision following external review - 83 days
Average time from acceptance to publication - 16 days
Article page views - 936,421
Altmetric mentions - 2,657

The 2019 journal metrics* for Eye are as follows:

2-year Impact Factor: 2.455
5-year Impact Factor: 2.732
Immediacy index: 0.785
Eigenfactor® score: 0.01069
Article influence score: 0.789
SNIP: 1.388
SJR: 1.148

*2019 Journal Citation Reports® Science Edition (Clarivate Analytics, 2020)

Abstracted/indexed in

Current Contents/Clinical Medicine
EBSCO Discovery Service
Google Scholar
Science Citation Index
Science Citation Index Expanded (SciSearch)
Summon by ProQuest
EBSCO Academic Search
EBSCO Advanced Placement Source
EBSCO Biomedical Reference Collection


The international standard serial number (ISSN) for Eye is 0950-222X, and the electronic international standard serial number (eISSN) is 1476-5454.


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