About the Journal

Annals of Eye Science

Aims and Scope

Annals of Eye Science (AES, Ann Eye Sci, Online ISSN: 2520-4122) is an international, open access, peer-reviewed online journal featuring clinical investigations, clinical observations, and clinically relevant laboratory investigations in the broad fields of ophthalmology. AES is founded in 2016 as an international extension of Yankexuebao/Eye Science (a renowned Chinese ophthalmological journal of more than 36 years of history). Specific areas of interest include, but not limited to, multimodality therapy, biomarkers, imaging, biology, pathology, and technical advances related to ophthalmology. The aim of this journal is to provide a forum for the dissemination of current and practical information on diagnosis, prevention and basic and clinical investigations related to ophthalmology. Contributions pertinent to ophthalmology are also included from related fields such as nutrition, surgery, public health, human genetics, basic sciences, education, sociology, and nursing. The entire submission and review process are managed through OJS system, an electronic system, which provides an efficient way and ensures a rapid turnaround of papers submitted for publication. The Annals of Eye Science is indexed and covered by Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI).

AES is The Official Publication of:

  • Zhongshan Ophthalmic Center, Sun Yat-sen University


Annals of Eye Science is indexed and covered by

Information for Authors

AES is a member of Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) and it follows the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE)'s guidelines and the ICMJE recommendations for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing, and Publication of Scholarly Work in Medical Journal.

Manuscripts submitted must be the original work of the author(s) and must not be published previously or under consideration for publication elsewhere.

Submission Turnaround Time

  • In-house review: 1-3 weeks
  • External peer review: 1-3 months
  • Publication Ahead of Print: within 1 month after being accepted
  • Formal publication: within 1-3 months after being accepted. Original Articles are listed as priority.

Publication Schedule

Published continuously from Dec. 2016 to Dec. 2019, AES now follows a quarterly publication model(March, June, September, December).

Open Access Statement

Annals of Eye Science is a peer reviewed, open access journal. All content of the journal is published under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial- NoDerivatives 4.0 International License (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0). All articles published open access will be immediately and permanently free for all to read, download, copy and distribute as defined by the applied license.

Free access and usage
Permitted third party reuse is defined by the CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 license. This license allows users to copy and distribute the article, provided:

  • this is not done for commercial purposes and further does not permit distribution of the Article if it is changed or edited in any way.
  • the user gives appropriate credit (with a link to the formal publication through the relevant DOI) and provides a link to the license but not in an any way implying that the licensor is endorsing the user or the use of the work.
  • no derivatives including remix, transform, or build upon the material was allowed for distribution.
The full details of the license are available at https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/


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Support for Authors to Comply with Funding Body Mandates

We work with authors of research articles supported by funding bodies with open access mandates to ensure that authors can meet their funders’ requirements for public access to research results.

In addition, we offer further support for authors who are required to comply with funding body mandates, including but not limited to:

Editorial Office

Email: aes@amegroups.com

Publisher Information

AES is published by AME Publishing Company.
Address: Flat/RM C 16F, Kings Wing Plaza 1, NO. 3 on Kwan Street, Shatin, NT, Hong Kong, China.

Introduction to the Zhongshan Ophthalmic Center (ZOC)

After more than 50 years of growth and advancement, Zhongshan Ophthalmic Center (ZOC; https://english.gzzoc.com), affiliated to Sun Yat-sen University in Guangzhou, has rapidly burst into a leading ophthalmic center both at home and abroad with a complete set of disciplines, strong faculty team, advanced diagnosis and treatment equipment, innovative medical excellence and in-depth scientific research. Domestically, ZOC is rated as the first Grade III Level A ophthalmic hospital and the only State Key Laboratory of Ophthalmology in China. It has been ranked No.1 in the specialty of ophthalmology on the China’s Hospital Rankings List initiated by Fudan University for 10 consecutive years and No.1 in the specialty of ophthalmology on the Science and Technology Evaluation Metrics (STEM) List of Chinese Hospitals launched by Institute of Medical Information of Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences for six consecutive years.

Updated on March 25, 2024