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BMJ Open Ophthalmology

is an international peer-reviewed journal, publishing clinically relevant content in ophthalmology and vision science.
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BMJ Open Ophthalmology is an open access journal that covers all aspects of ophthalmology and vision science, providing clinicians and scientists with the information they need to improve patient care. It publishes high quality papers in basic, translational and clinical science, and vision science.

BMJ Open Ophthalmology is a companion journal to British Journal of Ophthalmology. It adheres to the highest industry standards concerning publication ethics. To read the journal's detailed guidelines please see our policies.

A recent Editorial by Editor-in-Chief Professor Stephen Kaye discusses the journal's aims, successes and growth since its launch in 2016, and provides statistics on acceptance rates and times to publication.

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Professor Stephen B. Kaye, University of Liverpool, UK
Editorial board

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The journal is pleased to announce it is now affiliated with the European Eye Bank Association and is an official publication of the Bowman Club.


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BMJ Open Ophthalmology accepts submissions of a range of article types, including Original Research, Protocols and Reviews.
The Author Information section provides specific article requirements to help you turn your research into an article suitable for BMJ Open Ophthalmology.
Information is also provided on editorial policies and open access.

Highlighted Article

"Management of ocular surface squamous neoplasia" was presented by Carol Karp at the Bowman Club meeting in March 2021. You can read the full article at the link below:


Management of ocular surface squamous neoplasia: Bowman Club Lecture 2021


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