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Eye Journal

Eye is the scientific journal of RCOphth, bringing you high quality articles on the latest global clinical and laboratory based research.

Eye is the official scientific journal of The Royal College of Ophthalmologists and is published by Springer Nature. It provides international practising ophthalmologists with high quality, peer-reviewed articles of academic rigour.

Eye contains high quality articles on all aspects of the field of visual science. It is always exciting to read the latest ophthalmology research. I take great pleasure in sharing developments within this field.

Sobha Sivaprasad, Editor-in-Chief at Eye

Sharing innovation in ophthalmology

Whilst principally aimed at clinicians, Eye is also relevant to optometrists, orthoptists, other health care professionals and researchers in all aspects of the field of visual science worldwide.

RCOphth members benefit from full access to all articles. To access Eye online, please go to ‘My RCOphth’ (at the top of the page) and sign in to your membership profile.  Once signed in, the ‘Eye Journal’ link can be found under the ‘Benefits’ tab.  This will provide full access to Eye’s online content. Personal subscribers (non-RCOphth members) should log in directly via the Eye website.

Key benefits of submitting a manuscript to Eye

  • No publication charges with our standard licence (charges apply for Open Access publication or 2+ colour images)
  • Publication online and in print
  • Expert Editors and editorial team
  • Wide exposure and article visibility via
  • Funder compliant open access options available
  • Invited comments and reviews to help you stay on top of the research
  • The scientific journal of The Royal College of Ophthalmologists, the only UK professional membership body for medically qualified ophthalmologists
  • Free advice from Springer Nature’s Research Data Services
  • Share your article through SharedIt – Springer Nature’s content-sharing initiative allowing authors and subscribers to share links to view-only, full-text articles from this journal

Read Eye’s editorial policies and author guidelines, including full formatting information.

The 2022 journal metrics for Eye

Taken from the 2022 Journal Citation Reports® Science Edition (Clarivate Analytics, 2023)

  • 3.9

    2-year Impact Factor

    The yearly average number of citations that articles published in the last two years received.

  • 4.0

    5-year Impact Factor

    The long-term citation trend.

  • 0.6

    Immediacy Index

    The average number of times an article is cited in the year it is published.

Key Editorial stats

How we manage the editorial process

  • 24


    Average time to decision without external review

  • 16


    Average time from acceptance to publication

  • 936k

    Page views

    Article page views

  • 2.6k

    Altmetric mentions

    Where and how often a paper is discussed in news and social media

Submit Your Research

For further information, please visit the Eye website or contact the Eye Editorial office at [email protected].

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Eye Journal is having a big impact

Eye’s 2020 Impact Factor is now 3.775; a big jump up from 2.455 in 2019! The journal’s rank within ophthalmology journals has also changed from 22/60 to 12/62.

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