New journal of the American Academy of Ophthalmology earns scientific quality distinction in just two years
SAN FRANCISCO – March 26, 2019 – The National Library of Medicine has accepted Ophthalmology® Retina for inclusion in Medline/PubMed, the first time it has accepted a printed, monthly U.S. ophthalmology journal in 12 years. Launched two years ago, the Academy created Ophthalmology Retina in response to the growing volume of high-quality research within the retina subspecialty of ophthalmology. It has provided a much-needed new channel through which these studies can be published sooner.
“I am thrilled to learn of our acceptance for indexing in Medline/PubMed,” said Andrew P. Schachat, M.D., editor-in-chief for Ophthalmology Retina. “A big thank you to our authors who share their precious work with a new journal. But there are many others to thank for the work to achieve this. To do our best to get the science right, I thank our reviewers and editorial board members. To get the nuts and bolts of the publication right, ensure conflicts of interest are declared, IRB approvals secured, and related matters, the journal staff. For the website and print copies, the publisher’s team at Elsevier.”
Ophthalmology Retina is the first new Academy journal since the Transactions of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology was initially published in 1903. Transactions is the precursor to the Academy’s flagship journal, Ophthalmology. The Academy followed up the launch of Ophthalmology Retina with Ophthalmology Glaucoma in August 2018, offering researchers an expanded opportunity to publish top-tier, original research of interest to glaucoma specialists around the world. The Academy publishes Ophthalmology Glaucoma in partnership with the American Glaucoma Society.
The journal publisher, Elsevier, is working with Medline/PubMed to have Ophthalmology Retina articles appear in Medline in about four to six weeks. Indexing will begin with the current year/volume and once active, Elsevier will request Medline to index older content with the goal of indexing back to Volume 1, Issue 1.
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. Topics include the results of clinical trials, new diagnostic and surgical techniques, treatment methods, technology assessments, translational science reviews and editorials. For more information, visit www.aaojournal.org.