AAO launching open-access journal

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The American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) plans to launch an open access journal focused on preclinical development, phase 1 and 2 clinical trials, laboratory-based work, ophthalmology informatics, and clinical science.

The new journal, Ophthalmology Science, will join AAO’s family of journals that include Ophthalmology, Ophthalmology Retina, and Ophthalmology Glaucoma.

Ophthalmology Science will be available only online, published quarterly, and will not have a subscription fee. AAO members will receive a discounted article processing charge. The first issue is expected to be available during the first quarter of 2021.

 “The demand for open access journals in the medical community is increasing,” said David W. Parke II, MD, CEO for the American Academy of Ophthalmology, in a press release. “We are delighted to meet that demand by expanding publishing opportunities for the worldwide vision research community.”

“As host of the premier family of ophthalmology research journals, the Academy recognizes a responsibility to take a leadership role in the movement towards broad distribution through open access of research that will inform the next great breakthroughs in ophthalmology,” said Stephen D. McLeod, MD, editor-in-chief of Ophthalmology, in the release. “Ophthalmology Science will offer an open venue for high quality translational science that ultimately informs the clinical guidance for patient care that Ophthalmology seeks to present.”

Read the full press release here.

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