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GMS Ophthalmology Cases – An Open Access Journal

ISSN 2193-1496

About GMS OC


"GMS Ophthalmology Cases – An Open Access Journal" publishes case reports in ophthalmology in English language. Submissions should either be original, innovative, or educational/tutorial presenting established knowledge but with new imaging technique (e.g. SDOCT).

The open access type of publication is highly suitable for case reports. Case reports are usually difficult to publish since most journals give citation impact priority. Nevertheless, the educational nature of case reports means an important reference library to clinicians and researchers alike. For that reason “GMS Ophthalmology Cases – An Open Access Journal“ provides unlimited free access to all full texts including images and other supplementary data. Case reports published via "open access" achieve a wider reach compared to subscription access publication, because they are more likely to be located and because they are downloaded more frequently.

"GMS Ophthalmology Cases – An Open Access Journal" is published by German Medical Science (GMS), the portal of the Association of Scientific Medical Societies (AWMF) in Germany. Highly secure servers of German Institute of Medical Documentation and Information (DIMDI) guarantee a sustained access and citability of papers and data. "GMS Ophthalmology Cases – An Open Access Journal" will be screened by MEDLINE and will collect impact factor credits.


  • Bernd Kirchhof, University Eye Hospital, Cologne, Germany
  • Anita Leys, University Eye Hospital, Leuven, Netherlands

Editorial Board

  • Victor Chong, Oxford Eye Hospital, Oxford, United Kingdom
  • Hans Hoerauf, University Eye Hospital, Göttingen, Germany
  • Frank Holz, University Eye Hospital, Bonn, Germany
  • Antonia Joussen, Department of Ophthalmology, Charité, Berlin, Germany
  • Gabriele Lang, University Eye Hospital, Ulm, Germany
  • Paolo Lanzetta, Department of Ophthalmology, Udine, Italy
  • Gisčle Soubrane, Department of Ophthalmology, University Paris XII, Paris, France
  • Sebastian Wolf, University Eye Hospital, Bern, Switzerland
  • David Wong, Eye Institute, Hong Kong, P.R. of China