Top 10 Ophthalmology Journals With Impact Factors

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Top 10 journals in the field of Ophthalmology based on the Scimago Journal Ranking (SJR) 2019.

SCImago Journal Rank (SJR) indicator measures the scientific influence of scholarly journals that accounts for both the number of citations received by a journal and the importance or prestige of the journals where the citations come from.

Ophthalmology journals for citation and research work.

1. Progress in Retinal and Eye Research

By invitation leading, experts write on basic and clinical aspects of the eye in a

Progress in Retinal and Eye Research

style appealing to molecular biologists, neuroscientists and physiologists, as well as to vision researchers and ophthalmologists. The journal covers all aspects of eye research, including topics pertaining to the retina and pigment epithelial layer, cornea, tears, lacrimal glands, aqueous humour, iris, ciliary body, trabeculum, lens, vitreous humour and diseases such as dry-eye, inflammation, keratoconus, corneal dystrophy, glaucoma and cataract.

  • Cite Score: 28.6
  • Impact Factor: 14.860
  • 5-Year Impact Factor: 14.384
  • Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP): 6.310
  • SCImago Journal Rank (SJR): 7.198
  • Country: United Kingdom
  • Publisher: Elsevier Ltd.

2. Ocular Surface

ocular surface journal
The Ocular Surface, a quarterly, a peer-reviewed journal, is an authoritative resource that integrates and interprets major findings in diverse fields related to the ocular surface, including ophthalmology, optometry, genetics, molecular biology, pharmacology, immunology, infectious disease, and epidemiology. Its critical review articles cover the most current knowledge on medical and surgical management of ocular surface pathology, new understandings of ocular surface physiology, the meaning of recent discoveries on how the ocular surface responds to injury and disease, and updates on drug and device development. The journal also publishes select original research reports and articles describing cutting-edge techniques and technology in the field.
  • CiteScore: 14.1
  • Impact Factor: 12.336
  • 5-Year Impact Factor: 9.241
  • Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP): 3.863
  • SCImago Journal Rank (SJR): 3.505
  • Country: United States
  • Publisher: Elsevier Ltd.

3. Ophthalmology

Ophthalmology, the journal of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, serves society by publishing clinical and basic science research and other relevant manuscripts that relate to the sense of sight. Excellence is pursued through unbiased peer-review, the advancement of innovation and discovery, and the promotion of lifelong learning.
  • CiteScore: 14.9
  • Impact Factor: 8.470
  • 5-Year Impact Factor: 8.339
  • Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP): 4.169
  • SCImago Journal Rank (SJR): 5.028
  • Country: Netherland
  • Publisher: Elsevier Ltd

4. Annual Review of Vision Science

The Annual Review of Vision Science reviews progress in the visual sciences, a cross-cutting set of disciplines that intersect psychology, neuroscience, computer science, cell biology and genetics, and clinical medicine. The journal covers a broad range of topics and techniques, including optics, retina, central visual processing, visual perception, eye movements, visual development, vision models, computer vision, and the mechanisms of visual disease, dysfunction, and sight restoration. The study of vision is central to progress in many areas of science, and this new journal will explore and expose the connections that link it to biology, behavior, computation, engineering, and medicine.
  • IMPACT FACTOR: 5.897
  • SJR: 3.817
  • Country: United States
  • Publisher: Annual Reviews Inc.

5. JAMA Ophthalmology

JAMA Ophthalmology, published continuously since 1869, is international, peer-reviewed ophthalmology and visual science journal. In 2019, the journal celebrates 150 years of continuous publication. JAMA Ophthalmology is a member of the JAMA Network, a consortium of peer-reviewed, general medical and speciality publications.
  • Impact Factor: 6.2
  • SJR: 2.729
  • Country: United States
  • Publisher: American Medical Association
Rank of ophthalmology journals
Ranking of Ophthalmology Journals (Source: Scimago Journal & Country Rank)

6. American Journal of Ophthalmology

The American Journal of Ophthalmology is a peer-reviewed, scientific publication that welcomes the submission of original, previously unpublished manuscripts directed to ophthalmologists and visual science specialists describing clinical investigations, clinical observations, and clinically relevant laboratory investigations. Published monthly since 1884, the full text of the American Journal of Ophthalmology and supplementary material are also presented online at and on ScienceDirect.
  •  CiteScore: 7.1
  • Impact Factor: 4.013
  • 5-Year Impact Factor: 4.451
  • Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP): 2.303
  • SCImago Journal Rank (SJR): 2.704
  • Publisher: Elsevier USA

7.  Survey of Ophthalmology

  •  CiteScore: 8.5
  • Impact Factor: 4.195
  • 5-Year Impact Factor: 4.037
  • Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP): 3.331
  • SCImago Journal Rank (SJR): 2.131

8. Retina

  • SJR: 1.895
  • Publisher: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins Ltd.

9. British Journal of Ophthalmology

The British Journal of Ophthalmology (BJO) is an international peer-reviewed journal for ophthalmologists and visual science specialists. BJO publishes clinical investigations, clinical observations, and clinically relevant laboratory investigations related to ophthalmology. It also provides major reviews and also publishes manuscripts covering regional issues in a global context.
  • SJR: 1.878
  • Publisher: BMJ Publishing Group

10. Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science

  • SJR: 1.789
  • Publisher: Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology Inc.

The rank of Nepalese Journal of ophthalmology

Nepalese journal of ophthalmology: a biannual peer-reviewed academic journal of the Nepal Ophthalmic Society: NEPJOPH
  • SJR (2019) : 0.17
  • Publisher Nepal Ophthalmic Society
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