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Eye Journal

Accessing journal articles

Articles are published in print each month and online on the Eye website. RCOphth members can access recent articles by logging in to the member’s area and following the ‘Eye Journal’ link.  Personal subscribers (non-RCOphth members) should log in directly via the Eye website.

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*: 2.366

5-year Impact Factor*: 2.768

CiteScore: 1.72

SNIP: 1.143

SJR: 0.999


2018 downloads: 978,001

*2018 Journal Citation Reports® Science Edition (Clarivate Analytics, 2019)

Over 32,000 medical professionals are registered to receive Eye’s free table of contents email and there are an average of 172,000 page views across the Eye web site each month.

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 ey[email protected].

Manuscripts should be submitted via the online manuscript system.