American Academy of Ophthalmology’s two-year-old journal praised for its high-quality content
SAN FRANCISCO – The American Academy of Ophthalmology today announced that Ophthalmology Glaucoma® has been accepted into MEDLINE, the U.S. National Library of Medicine’s database of biomedical references. The National Library of Medicine every year reviews hundreds of journals for inclusion but selects only about one-eighth of the applications it receives.
"Given that the National Library of Medicine only approves on average 12 percent to 15 percent of the applications, we were naturally concerned that our application might not be approved. We were thrilled to have been proven wrong,” said Henry Jampel, MD, editor-in-chief of Ophthalmology Glaucoma. “Being indexed in MEDLINE/PubMed should increase the attractiveness of our journal to authors and allow us to further improve its quality.”
MEDLINE contains more than 26 million references in its online database. Journals are selected based on a grading system evaluating scope and coverage, quality of content, impact, editorial work, and production quality. Ophthalmology Glaucoma received outstanding scores, with repeated praise for its high-quality content.
Ophthalmology Glaucoma, a journal collaboration between the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the American Glaucoma Society, was launched two years ago as a subspecialty publication of Ophthalmology, the flagship journal of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and one of the most-read clinical publications within the industry.
About the American Academy of Ophthalmology
The American Academy of Ophthalmology is the world’s largest association of eye physicians and surgeons. A global community of 32,000 medical doctors, we protect sight and empower lives by setting the standards for ophthalmic education and advocating for our patients and the public. We innovate to advance our profession and to ensure the delivery of the highest-quality eye care. Our EyeSmart® program provides the public with the most trusted information about eye health. For more information, visit aao.org.
Ophthalmology®, the official journal of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, publishes original, peer-reviewed, clinically applicable research. The Ophthalmology franchise, owned by the Academy and published by Elsevier, also includes subspecialty publications, Ophthalmology® Retina and Ophthalmology® Glaucoma, and open access journal, Ophthalmology® Science. For more information, visit www.aaojournal.org.