touchOPHTHALMOLOGY.com is an independent information resource designed to support physicians, clinicians and related healthcare professionals in continuously developing their knowledge, effectiveness and productivity, with open access articles and multimedia content.
- Concise and balanced peer-reviewed, open access articles on a variety of salient topics
- Carefully selected video and podcasts; all free-to-access
- Designed for busy physicians and HCPs seeking the latest developments in their field
- Rapid publication (timelines from 6 weeks) resulting in cutting edge content
- Media Partnerships with key Medical Associations
- Archive of over 500 review articles and videos
- Database of over 38,000 and further outreach to physicians through our Media Partners
- Content distributed online, in print and through social media
The European Ophthalmic Review and The US Ophthalmic Review are peer-reviewed, open access, bi-annual journals specializing in the publication of balanced and comprehensive review articles written by leading authorities to address the most important and salient developments in the field of ophthalmology. The aim of these reviews is to break down the high science from 'data-rich' primary papers and provide practical advice and opinion on how this information can help physicians in the day to day clinical setting. Editorials, special reports, case reports, and original research articles are also featured to promote discussion and learning amongst physicians, clinicians, researchers and related healthcare professionals.
The journals are lead by expert Editorial Boards from a variety of ophthalmic disciplines, who assist in the commissioning of independent review articles and provide expert editorial advice on the most salient topics within the field.
Touch Medical Media endeavours to publish unbiased, balanced reviews and studies and follow the publication guidelines as recommended by the ICMJE (www.icmje.org) and in the Good Publication Practice guidelines (www.ismpp.org/gpp3).
All authors are asked to disclose personal, commercial, academic, and financial interests, along with any funding, financial support and medical writing assistance relating to the paper.
All articles undergo a rigorous, double-blind peer review, conducted by at least two independent experts in the field to ensure articles are balanced, objective, and relevant to the current clinical landscape. We aim to have the final peer review decision within 4 weeks. Instructions for peer reviewers can be found here.
Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement
Touch Medical Media requires all authors to adhere to the ethical standards as outlined by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) and International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE). Please refer to our Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement here for further details.
Human and Animal Rights, and Informed Consent
Authors of original contributions are asked to include a statement confirming that procedures were followed in accordance with the responsible committee on human experimentation and with the Helsinki Declaration of 1975 and subsequent revisions, and that informed consent was received from all patients involved in the study.
All articles are open access, which allows everyone in the ophthalmology community to download published articles for free. The author retains the non-commercial copyright of their work under the Creative Commons Attribution NonCommercial (CC-BY-NC) license. Further information about the license can be found here
Information for Authors: The article processing fee is €1900/$2280 per article, and is invoiced once the article has been accepted for publication. touchOPHTHALMOLOGY routinely waive charges for authors without sufficient funding and low-income countries. Authors can discuss a waiver or discount with the Managing Editor during the submission process.
Information for Readers: Articles published under the CC-BY-NC license can be read, redistributed, and reused for free, as long as you fully reference the original work and do not use them for commercial purposes.
Whilst providing a platform for the peer-reviewed content from our industry-leading journals, touchOPHTHALMOLOGY.com also provides physicians, clinicians and other healthcare professionals with multimedia features including podcasts and carefully selected videos, developed in house and from our media partners, to further aide easy and effective learning.
Touch Medical Media
Touch Medical Media has three divisions: Touch Medical Publishing (TMP), Touch Medical Communications (TMC) and Touch Independent Medical Education (touchIME).
Working alongside leading medical experts, societies and industry, our mission is to provide practical, expert opinion to support best practice amongst busy healthcare professionals globally, by translating complex data into easily digestible and timely updates.
- Publishing timely content across multiple channels in an easily digestible format.
- Dedicated to helping healthcare professionals improve patient care through effective multichannel communications and medical education.
- Digital and open access. A learner first approach to independent medical education.