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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)

    2022 Speed
    24 days submission to first editorial decision for all manuscripts (Median)
    162 days submission to accept (Median)

    2022 Usage 
    1,591 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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