Aims and scope
International Journal of Retina and Vitreous focuses on the ophthalmic subspecialty of vitreoretinal disorders. The journal presents original articles on new approaches to diagnosis, outcomes of clinical trials, innovations in pharmacological therapy and surgical techniques, as well as basic science advances that impact clinical practice. Topical areas include, but are not limited to:
- Imaging of the retina, choroid and vitreous
- Innovations in optical coherence tomography (OCT)
- Small-gauge vitrectomy, retinal detachment, chromovitrectomy
- Electroretinography (ERG), microperimetry, other functional tests
- Intraocular tumors
- Retinal pharmacotherapy & drug delivery
- Diabetic retinopathy & other vascular diseases
- Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) & other macular entities
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After an initial screening for general suitability, the Editors will assign submissions for external peer review. The journal will operate a 'closed' peer-review policy, and will aim to reach a first decision within six weeks.
Edited by Jay S Duker and Eduardo B Rodrigues, International Journal of Retina and Vitreous is supported by an expert Editorial Board.
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Appeals and complaints
If you wish to appeal a rejection or make a complaint you should, in the first instance, contact the Editor who will provide details of the journal's complaints procedure. For complaints that cannot be resolved with the Editor, the authors should contact the Publisher.
Citing articles in International Journal of Retina and Vitreous
Articles in International Journal of Retina and Vitreous should be cited in the same way as articles in a traditional journal. Because articles are not printed, they do not have page numbers; instead, they are given a unique article number.
Article citations follow this format:
Authors: Title. Int J Retin Vitr [year], [volume number]:[article number].
e.g. Roberts LD, Hassall DG, Winegar DA, Haselden JN, Nicholls AW, Griffin JL: Increased hepatic oxidative metabolism distinguishes the action of Peroxisome Proliferator-Activated Receptor delta from Peroxisome Proliferator-Activated Receptor gamma in the Ob/Ob mouse. Int J Retin Vitr 2009, 1:115.
refers to article 115 from Volume 1 of the journal.
Why publish your article in International Journal of Retina and Vitreous
International Journal of Retina and Vitreous's open access policy allows maximum visibility of articles published in the journal as they are available to a wide, global audience.
Speed of publication
International Journal of Retina and Vitreous offers a fast publication schedule whilst maintaining rigorous peer review; all articles must be submitted online, and peer review is managed fully electronically (articles are distributed in PDF form, which is automatically generated from the submitted files). Articles will be published with their final citation after acceptance, in both fully browsable web form, and as a formatted PDF.
Online publication in International Journal of Retina and Vitreous gives you the opportunity to publish large datasets, large numbers of color illustrations and moving pictures, to display data in a form that can be read directly by other software packages so as to allow readers to manipulate the data for themselves, and to create all relevant links (for example, to PubMed, to sequence and other databases, and to other articles).
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The official journal of the Brazilian Retina and Vitreous Society
International Journal of Retina and Vitreous is endorsed by the Pan American Society of Retina and Vitreous
Annual Journal Metrics
64 days to first decision for reviewed manuscripts only
48 days to first decision for all manuscripts
90 days from submission to acceptance
22 days from acceptance to publication
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