SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 11, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Society of Retina Specialists (ASRS) and SAGE Publishing today announced the launch of the Journal of VitreoRetinal Diseases (JVRD). The new journal will provide unparalleled coverage of the rapidly growing universe of retina research.
The Journal of VitreoRetinal Diseases will focus exclusively on publishing original basic, translational and clinical research papers across the spectrum of vitreoretinal diseases. Submissions will include full-length and brief research articles, clinical trials, case series, review articles (both invited and submitted), correspondence, interviews, and other features to bring the retina community high-quality and trustworthy scientific material. These articles will be rigorously peer-reviewed and submissions are welcome from across the global retina community.
"This is a very dynamic time in the field of retina," said ASRS President Tarek Hassan, MD. "Retina research has expanded exponentially around the globe and contributes the most prominent and innovative published research in ophthalmology. As the world's largest retinal organization, ASRS is perfectly positioned to bring this world-class publication into being along with our partner SAGE Publishing. We are very pleased to have Editor-in-Chief Donald J. D'Amico, MD, and a stellar editorial board leading the way."
Donald J. D'Amico, MD, Professor and Chairman of Ophthalmology at Weill Cornell Medical College and Ophthalmologist-in-Chief at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, has served as President of both the Retina Society and the Club Jules Gonin. He has published over 200 scholarly works on vitreoretinal diseases and has co-edited two books covering comprehensive retinal themes. He serves on the boards of four major journals and is a distinguished national and international lecturer.
"It's a rare privilege to embrace a project of this magnitude and importance," said Dr. D'Amico. "JVRD will provide a compelling venue for the highest quality and most impactful research and clinical information in the field."
The new print and online peer-reviewed journal will publish its first articles early in 2017. Authors seeking information on the submission process are asked to visit https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/jvrd.
ASRS Contact: Lydia Steck Lydia.Steck@asrs.org
The American Society of Retina Specialists (ASRS) is the largest retinal organization in the world, representing more than 2,900 members in every state, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and 59 countries. Retina specialists are board-certified ophthalmologists who have completed fellowship training in the medical and surgical treatment of retinal diseases. The mission of the ASRS is to provide a collegial and open forum for education, to advance the understanding and treatment of vitreoretinal diseases, and to enhance the ability of its members to provide the highest quality of patient care. www.asrs.org
About SAGE Publishing
Sara Miller McCune founded SAGE Publishing in 1965 to support the dissemination of usable knowledge and educate a global community. SAGE is a leading international provider of innovative, high-quality content publishing more than 950 journals and over 800 new books each year, spanning a wide range of subject areas. Our growing selection of library products includes archives, data, case studies and video. SAGE remains majority owned by our founder and after her lifetime will become owned by a charitable trust that secures the company's continued independence. Principal offices are located in Los Angeles, London, New Delhi, Singapore, Washington DC and Melbourne. www.sagepublishing.com
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