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New Content Item © Arrevola-Velasco et al. (2022)Development and validation of a new method for visual acuity assesment on tablet in pediatric population: eMOVA test

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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

  • Citation Impact
    2.090 - 2-year Impact Factor (2021)
    2.495 - 5-year Impact Factor (2021)
    1.264 - SNIP (Source-Normalized Impact per Paper)
    0.788 - SJR (SCImago Journal Rank)

    49 days to first decision for all manuscripts (Median)
    59 days to first decision for reviewed manuscripts only (Median)

    1,517,587 Downloads (2021)
    2,472 Altmetric mentions (2021)

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    Reviewer interacts with: Editor

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