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  About TOS

The Ophthalmological Society of Taiwan (TOS), founded on May 15, 1960, is the most organized and representative ophthalmologist organization in Taiwan.

The society is committed to actively participating in eye health care and promoting academic research in ophthalmology. As part of the society's short-term objectives, charity eye disease services have been set up in rural communities across the country since 2004. The society's long-term objectives lie in promoting preventive medicine, supporting basic and clinical research and establishing a nationwide registry system of ophthalmic disease.

The society also dedicates in generating greater communication among ophthalmologists and eye workers worldwide on current developments in ophthalmology. In this pursuit, TOS has organized and hosted numerous international professional events since 1994. In 2001, TOS successfully hosted the 18th Annual Congress of the Asia-Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology. In 2016, the society once again held the 31st APAO Annual Congress in Taipei, providing a platform for the exchange of knowledge and promoting advancements in the diagnosis and management of eye diseases in every sub-discipline of ophthalmology.

  About the Journal

Taiwan Journal of Ophthalmology is the official, peer-reviewed journal of the Ophthalmological Society of Taiwan (TOS), founded in May 1960 and is committed to active participation in eye care and the promotion of scientific research in ophthalmology. Articles are published open access under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike License with no submission or publication fees. The aims of TJO are to increase the visibility of scientifically interesting and relevant articles for authors, and to create an international communication forum for globally-minded ophthalmologists. The journal encompasses all major subspecialties in the field of ophthalmology, with a special focus on ocular diseases that are prevalent in Southeast Asia. Each issue has a major theme that is focused on topics from a variety of subspecialties. The journal welcomes original innovative research, including up-to-date clinical studies and basic science research in ophthalmology, as well as related disciplines that are of interest to ophthalmic professionals. High-quality papers of other types, such as reviews, editorials, brief communications, letters to the editor, and case reports are also accepted.

Special features of the journal:

  • Review articles from world-renowned experts: major reviews on specific topics by leading international ophthalmic experts in every issue
  • Region-specific updates: high-quality papers reporting advanced findings on eye diseases prevalent in Southeast Asia (i.e., myopia, angle-closure glaucoma, polypoidal choroidal vasculopathy, infectious scleritis, pterygium) in every issue
  • Fast publication speed
  • Open access with no publication fee

Abstracting and Indexing Information

The journal is registered with the following abstracting partners:
Baidu Scholar, CNKI (China National Knowledge Infrastructure), EBSCO Publishing's Electronic Databases, Ex Libris Primo Central, Google Scholar, Hinari, Infotrieve, National Science Library, ProQuest, TDNet, Wanfang Data

The journal is indexed with, or included in, the following:
DOAJ, Emerging Sources Citation Index, PubMed Central, SCOPUS, Web of Science

Emerging Sources Citation Index 

Journal Ethics

Wolters Kluwer and Journal/Association are committed to meeting and upholding standards of ethical behavior at all stages of the publication process. We follow closely the industry associations, such as the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) and World Association of Medical Editors (WAME), that set standards and provide guidelines for best practices in order to meet these requirements. For a summary of our specific policies regarding duplicate publication, conflicts of interest, patient consent, etc., please visit www.Medknow.com/EthicalGuidelines.asp

Open Access Publication and Creative Commons Licensing

This is an open access journal, and articles are distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 License, which allows others to remix, tweak, and build upon the work non-commercially, as long as appropriate credit is given and the new creations are licensed under the identical terms.

Digital Archiving

Wolters Kluwer Medknow provides for long-term digital preservation through two primary partnerships, Portico and CLOCKSS.

Portico is a leading digital preservation service worldwide. The content is preserved as an archival version and is not publically accessible via Portico, but is provided when required under specific conditions, such as discontinuation of the collection or catastrophic failure of the website.

CLOCKSS will enable any library to maintain their own archive of content from Wolters Kluwer Medknow and other publishers, with minimal technical effort and using cheaply available hardware.

Ahead of Print policy

Articles published online under the Ahead of Print model are considered published and can be cited and quoted using the DOI as the reference source. Wolters Kluwer Medknow has a policy that changes will not be made after publication of an article without following accepted procedures for making corrections to the scientific record.


While advertisements are crucial to this journal to be able to keep all content free for everyone, ethical considerations are in place to ensure the integrity of the journal and its content:

  • "Pop-up" and "banner" ads appear on a random, rotating basis. The advertiser has no control or input over the pages where their ads appear.
  • The Editorial Board has full and final approval over the content of all advertisements.
  • Advertisers will never be shown any manuscripts or other content prior to publication.

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  Scope of the journal

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.

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