Open Access Online Journals

Open Access Content refers to free, unrestricted online access research outputs such as journal article and books. OA content is open to all, with no access fee. (Springer)  
  • Acta Ophthalmologica  Acta Ophthalmologica publishes clinical and experimental original articles, reviews, editorials, educational photo essays (Diagnosis and Therapy in Ophthalmology), case reports and case series, letters to the editor and doctoral theses. It includes topic on Acta Ophthalmogica Scandinavia, general ophthalmology and optometry, eye disorders, ocular, refractive surgery, and visual impairment.
  • African Vision and Eye Health The African Vision and Eye Health (AVEH) journal publishes original peer-reviewed papers of scientific and clinical research in optometry, ophthalmology, vision science and other related fields. Literature Reviews, Technological, Research or Short Notes and Case Reports (of interesting or unusual vision and ocular problems) are also included. Book Reviews, Matters Arising and Letters to the Editor are welcomed. Regular columns by invited authorities in specific fields are sometimes offered.
  • BMC Ophthalmology BMC Ophthalmology is an open access, peer-reviewed journal that considers articles on all aspects of the prevention, diagnosis and management of eye disorders, as well as related molecular genetics, pathophysiology, and epidemiology.
  • BMJ Open Ophthalmology 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.
  • Case Reports in Ophthalmology Case Report in Ophthalmology is a peer-reviewed online-only journal publishes original case reports covering the entire spectrum of ophthalmology, including prevention, diagnosis, treatment, toxicities of therapy, supportive care, quality-of-life, and survivorship issues.
  • Clinical Ophthalmology Clinical Ophthalmology is an international, peer reviewed, open access journal covering all subspecialties within ophthalmology. Specific topics covered by the journal include: Optometry, Visual science, Basic Sciences, such as cell biology and genetics, Primary and Secondary eye care, Pharmacology and drug therapy in eye diseases, Patient Safety and Quality of Care Improvements, and Patient Education, patient compliance, patient adherence/satisfaction.
  • Clinical Optometry Clinical Optometry is an international, peer-reviewed, open access journal focusing on clinical optometry. All aspects of patient care are addressed within the journal as well as the practice of optometry. Specific topics covered in the journal include: Theoretical and applied optics, Delivery of patient care in optometry practice, Refraction and correction of errors, Screening and preventative aspects of eye disease, Extended clinical roles for optometrists including shared care and provision of medications, Teaching and training optometrists, International aspects of optometry, Business practice, Patient adherence, quality of life, satisfaction, and Health economic evaluations. 
  • Contact Lens Update Contact Lens Update provides access to dependable and up-to-date health information essential for eye care professionals. was designed by the Centre for Ocular Research & Education (formerly known as the Contact Lens Research) to be an unbiased resource providing eye care professionals worldwide with clinical insights grounded in current research.
  • Eye and Brain Eye and Brain is an international, peer-reviewed, open access journal focusing on basic research, clinical findings, and expert reviews in the field of visual science and neuro-ophthalmology. Specific areas covered in the journal include: Physiology and pathophysiology of visual centers, Eye movement disorders and strabismus, Cellular, biochemical, and molecular features of the visual system, Structural and functional organization of the eye and of the visual cortex, Metabolic demands of the visual system, Diseases and disorders with neuro-ophthalmic manifestations, Clinical and experimental neuro-ophthalmology and visual system pathologies, and Epidemiological studies.
  • HINDSIGHT: Journal of Optometry History Journal of Optometry History publishes articles, essays, reviews, letters and other works elucidate the role of optometry in the humanities, social and health sciences. Examples of material regularly featured in the journal includes editorial essays,  announcement, news and commentary; letters to the editor (about material published in the journal); articles featuring original research on relevant historical topics; historiographies; critical essays on current or previous historical research and thought; interviews, oral histories and memoirs; biographical sketches; and book, article or exhibit reviews.
  • Indian Journal of Ophthalmology Indian Journal of Ophthalmology, a publication of All India Ophthalmological Society, is a peer-reviewed online journal with Monthly print on demand compilation of issues published. The journal will cover technical and clinical studies related to health, ethical and social issues in field of ophthalmology and vision science. Articles with clinical interest and implications will be given preference.
  • International Journal of Ophthalmology International Journal of Ophthalmology (IJO) is a comprehensive journal on ophthalmology accepting contributions in English from all over the world. These contributions  mainly include original and review articles, both basic and clinical scientific manuscript.  IJO applies itself to establish a leading ophthalmology journal in the world, to provide a platform for ophthalmologists and impulse the advanced development of ophthalmology.
  • International Journal of Retina and Vitreous 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, and Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) & other macular entities.
  • i-Perception i-Perception (IPE) is a peer-reviewed, open access journal well suited to publishing in emerging fields of perceptual research where movies and on-line demonstrations are essential, such as studies of motion, virtual reality, colour, visual arts and empirical aesthetics.
  • Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science (IOVS), published online several times a month, is an official journal of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO), an international organization whose purpose is to advance research worldwide into understanding the visual system and preventing, treating and curing its disorders. Included are original contributions that emphasize clinical and laboratory hypothesis-based research with statistically valid results that clearly advance our knowledge of the normal and abnormal processes impacting vision. IOVS de-emphasizes purely descriptive research.
  • JCRS Online Case Reports JCRS Online Case Reports (JCRO) is an online-only companion to the Journal of Cataract & Refractive Surgery® (JCRS). (The JCRS publishes Full-length articles that are reports of completed clinical research, Laboratory Science articles that report on completed laboratory studies, Technique articles that describe innovative surgical approaches to cataract and refractive surgery, and Review/Update, Case Report, and short report Correspondence articles, and Letters to the Editors.)
  • Journal of Community Eye Health The Community Eye Health Journal (international edition) is a quarterly publication sent free to over 22,000 health care providers worldwide, mainly in low and middle-income countries. The aim of the journal is to ensure that up‐to‐date and relevant information reaches eye care workers of all levels in the countries where the burden of eye disease and blindness is greatest.
  • Journal of Current Ophthalmology Journal of Current Ophthalmology the official publication of the Iranian Society of Ophthalmology, is a peer-reviewed, open-access, scientific journal that welcomes high quality original articles related to vision science and all fields of ophthalmology.
  • Journal of Eye Movement Research The Journal of Eye Movement Research is an open-access, peer-reviewed scientific periodical devoted to all aspects of oculomotor functioning including methodology of eye recording, neurophysiological and cognitive models, attention, reading, as well as applications in neurology, ergonomy, media research and other areas.
  • Journal of Ophthalmic and Vision Research Journal of Ophthalmic and Vision Research (JOVR)  is a peer-reviewed, open-access journal with the mission to disseminate research, information and viewpoints on different aspects of ophthalmology and vision science including basic and clinical research aiming to advance the science, technology, ethics and art of ophthalmology. The scope of the journal is intended to include not only clinical ophthalmology, but also related basic science disciplines that contribute to the science of vision.
  • Journal of Ophthalmic Inflammation and Infection The Journal of Ophthalmic Inflammation and Infection is a peer-reviewed open access journal that presents current clinical and experimental research on a range of ophthalmic inflammation and infection topics. Coverage includes original studies, review articles, brief reports, case reports, photo essays, and expert commentary on challenging cases. The journal reflects geographical variations in incidence of diseases as well as different treatment modalities worldwide.
  • Journal of Ophthalmology Journal of Ophthalmology is a peer-reviewed, Open Access journal that publishes original research articles, review articles, and clinical studies related to the anatomy, physiology and diseases of the eye. 
  • Journal of Optometry  The Journal of Optometry (J Optom) is the scientific double blind peer-reviewed publication that includes manuscripts and reviews describing clinical and experimental research in the field of Optometry, Ophthalmic Optics, Ocular Surface and Basic and Applied Visual Science in general; research on Instruments and Techniques, Reports of Clinical Cases, and clinically relevant laboratory investigations.
  • Middle East African Journal of Ophthalmology The Middle East African Journal of Ophthalmology (MEAJO), published Quarterly in print and online, is an official journal of the Middle East African Council of Ophthalmology (MEACO). It is an international, peer-reviewed journal whose mission includes publication of original research of interest to ophthalmologists in the Middle East and Africa, and to provide readers with high quality educational review articles from world-renown experts.
  • Molecular Vision Molecular Vision is a peer-reviewed journal dedicated to the dissemination or research results in molecular biology, cell biology and the genetics of visual system (ocular and cortical).
  • Oman Journal of Ophthalmology Oman Journal of Ophthalmology (OJO) is the official publication of the Oman Ophthalmic Society. It is a peer-reviewed, open access journal in Ophthalmology. This journal serve as a valuable resource for ophthalmologists, eye-care providers including optometrists, orthoptists, other health care professionals and research workers in all aspects of the field of visual science.
  • Open Ophthalmology Journal The Open Ophthalmology Journal is an Open Access, peer-reviewed online journal, which publishes research articles, reviews/mini-reviews, letters and guest edited single topic issues in all important areas of experimental and clinical research in ophthalmology, including use of ophthalmological therapies, devices and surgical techniques.
  • Ophthalmology and Therapy Ophthalmology and Therapy is an international, open access, peer-reviewed (single-blind), and rapid publication journal. The scope of the journal is broad and will consider all scientifically sound research from preclinical, clinical (all phases), observational, real-world, and health outcomes research around the use of ophthalmological therapies, devices, and surgical techniques. 
  • Optometric Education Optometric Education, ISSN 1933-8880, a peer-reviewed, national and international publication of the Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry, is published online three times during the academic year. Its circulation includes all of the accredited optometric educational institutions in the United States, as well as students, practitioners, government leaders and others in the health sciences and education.
  • Optometry and Visual Performance Optometry & Visual Performance (OVP) is an international, peer-reviewed journal dedicated to the advancement of the role of optometry in enhancing and rehabilitating visual performance.  The mission of OVP is to increase the awareness and availability of clinically relevant information in functional, developmental, behavioral, and vision therapy aspects of optometry through an internet based, open access format.  OVP is the effort of the Optometric Extension Program Foundation. 
  • Saudi Journal of Ophthalmology Saudi Journal of Ophthalmology (SJO), a peer-reviewed scholarly journal, is the official publication of Saudi Ophthalmological Society (SOS). It publishes high-quality original papers, clinical studies, review articles and case reports, on a quarterly basis. It is an open-access journal covering all subspecialties in the field of ophthalmology.
  • Taiwan Journal of Ophthalmology The Taiwan Journal of Ophthalmology covers technical and clinical studies related to health, ethical and social issues in the field of Ophthalmology, including up-to-date clinical studies and basic science research, with special focus on Ocular Diseases that are prevalent in Southeast Asia. Articles with clinical interest and implications will be given preference.
  • Vision Development and Rehabilitation Vision Development & Rehabilitation is a quarterly journal featuring scientific, peer-reviewed articles in the fields of vision development and vision rehabilitation. The official publication of the College of Optometrists in Vision Development, Vision Development & Rehabilitation welcomes manuscript submissions from a wide variety of professionals engaged in the journal’s fields of interest.

  • Philippine Journal of Ophthalmology The PHILIPPINE JOURNAL OF OPHTHALMOLOGY (PJO), the official journal of the Philippine Academy of Ophthalmology, aims to provide a venue for exchange of ideas and information among ophthalmologists and other physicians. It publishes peer-reviewed reports of original clinical and laboratory investigations, epidemiological studies done in the Philippines and other countries, major reviews of specific topics, evaluation of diagnostic and surgical techniques, treatment methods, latest updates, and controversial issues in ophthalmology.

Compiled by Aicelle Cabillan.
November 2020.