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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 2023
    Journal Impact Factor: 1.7
    5-year Journal Impact Factor: 2.0
    Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP): 1.037
    SCImago Journal Rank (SJR): 0.749

    Speed 2023
    Submission to first editorial decision (median days): 18
    Submission to acceptance (median days): 176

    Usage 2023
    Downloads: 1,959,850
    Altmetric mentions: 772

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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