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J.EuCornea makes its mark

EuCornea has taken another major step forward in its development with the launch of a new online journal dedicated to the field of corneal research.

Dermot McGrath

Posted: Tuesday, May 16, 2017


J.EuCornea

EuCornea has taken another major step forward in its development with the launch of a new online journal dedicated to the field of corneal research.

Launched last year, the broad goal of J.EuCornea, as the new journal is called, is to promote the study and learning of the science and practice of all matters related to the health and management of diseases of the cornea, ocular surface, tears and associated tissues of the eye.

“We want to achieve this through the timely publication of high quality manuscripts from across the globe; complemented by expert reviews, commentaries and editorials with free access to all readers,” said Professor Harminder Dua, Editor in Chief of J.EuCornea.

The online journal includes articles related to the cornea and ocular surface covering aspects of structure, function, biomechanics, refraction, imaging, diseases and their investigation, treatment and management. Instrumentation, interventions and innovations and aspects of delivery of care and its regulation are also covered.

The fact that J.EuCornea is open access is another key advantage and sets it apart from many other mainstream journals

Prof. Dua said that that the journal is specialty-focused and also publishes major reviews on current topics solicited from experts.

“We cover innovations in eye care delivery and novel innovations including instrumentation and in particular eye-banking issues. Europe has been the source of numerous innovations in aspects of cornea and ocular surface. J.EuCornea, whilst retaining a global perspective, has a definite European flavour,” he said.

All publications are online and in English, but translations into other languages of full articles or their abstracts may also be considered.

The fact that J.EuCornea is open access is another key advantage and sets it apart from many other mainstream journals, believes Prof. Dua.

“We hope to expand our readership and contributors in this manner and also provide a service to specialists in the field across the world especially in countries where individuals and libraries often cannot afford to purchase access to all papers,” he said.

Prof. Dua said that would-be authors should not hesitate to put J.EuCornea at the top of their list of potential journals for submission.

“We will provide a very rapid turn around and decision with constructive comments for revision and improvement where needed. I would also advise authors to read the instructions for submission provided on the website and not to be afraid to submit work that has been rejected elsewhere as all material received will be given a complete and fair assessment. Finally, authors are welcome to communicate with me, as Editor-in-Chief, or any member of the Editorial Board for questions or advice in relation to a proposed or submitted manuscript,” he said.

https://www.journals.elsevier.com/journal-of-eucornea/