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About JAMA Ophthalmology

Neil M. Bressler, MD

JAMA Ophthalmology (formerly Archives of Ophthalmology) published continuously since 1869, is an international, peer-reviewed ophthalmology and visual science journal published weekly online and in 12 issues  per year. JAMA Ophthalmology's acceptance rate is 20% of the 1100 manuscripts submitted annually. Time to first decision is as low as 9 days and a median of 43 days with peer review. All major articles are published Online First, typically within 60 days. The journal, under its previous title, is ranked third, with a 2013 Impact Factor of 4.488, up from 3.83 for 2012. JAMA Ophthalmology and Archives of Ophthalmology have different titles but they are the same journal. The editor of JAMA Ophthalmology is Neil M. Bressler, MD.


Mission Statement: To be the indispensable source of ophthalmic knowledge for the generalist, subspecialist, and trainee; to publish innovative, clinically relevant research for the vision scientist; to be the first choice for authors to submit their important manuscripts to; and to achieve this through authoritative peer review.

Access for Developing Countries: The online version of JAMA Ophthalmology is made freely available or nearly so to institutions in developing countries through the World Health Organization's HINARI program.

Print: ISSN 2168-6165
Online: ISSN 2168-6173