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Eye Journal

Accessing journal articles

Articles are published in print each month and online on the Eye website.

To access Eye online, please go to the members area of the RCOphth website and sign-in.  Once signed-in, the ‘Eye Journal’ link on the right-side of the main menu bar will provide full access to Eye’s online content.

Selected new papers as well as those in the extensive archive are accessible for free.

What is Eye?

Eye is the official journal of The Royal College of Ophthalmologists and is published by Springer Nature.

Eye seeks to provide the international practising ophthalmologist with high quality articles, of academic rigour, on the latest global clinical and laboratory based research. Its core aim is to advance the science and practice of ophthalmology with the latest clinical- and scientific-based research. Whilst principally aimed at the practising clinician, the journal contains material of interest to a wider readership including optometrists, orthoptists, other health care professionals and research workers in all aspects of the field of visual science worldwide. Eye is the official journal of The Royal College of Ophthalmologists.

Eye encourages the submission of original articles covering all aspects of ophthalmology including:

  • external eye disease
  • oculo-plastic surgery
  • orbital and lacrimal disease
  • ocular surface and corneal disorders
  • paediatric ophthalmology and strabismus
  • glaucoma
  • medical and surgical retina
  • neuro-ophthalmology
  • cataract and refractive surgery
  • ocular oncology
  • ophthalmic pathology
  • ophthalmic genetics

Journal Metrics

Citation impact

  • 2-year Impact Factor 3.775
  • 5 Year Impact Factor 3.899
  • CiteScore 5.0
  • SNIP (Source-Normalized Impact per Paper) 1.804
  • SJR (SCImago Journal Rank) 1.446.

Read about the data and people behind the official journal of The Royal College of Ophthalmologists in our news story ‘Eye Journal is having a big impact’.

Manuscript Submissions

The average time from acceptance to online publication of papers is 28 days.

Eye’s editorial policies and author guidelines, including full formatting information, can be found here.

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

Manuscripts should be submitted via the online manuscript system.