AES is officially indexed by Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI)

Published: 2024-03-25

On March 20, 2024, a confirmation letter reached the editorial office of Annals of Eye Science (AES) that the journal met the selection criteria necessary to be included in the Emerging Sources Citation Index. Articles published in AES after 2022, beginning with Vol 7, will be included in Emerging Sources Citation Index (Figure 1).

Figure 1 Formal confirmation letter from Web of Science

The Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI) is a citation index produced since 2015 by Thomson Reuters and now by Clarivate. According to the publisher, the index includes "peer-reviewed publications of regional importance and in emerging scientific fields" (1). Journals in ESCI have passed an initial editorial evaluation and can continue to be considered for inclusion in products such as SCIE, SSCI, and AHCI (1). All ESCI journals are indexed according to the same data standards, including cover-to-cover indexing, cited reference indexing, subject category assignment, and indexing all authors and addresses (1).

Founded in 2016, 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 an international extension of Yankexuebao/Eye Science (a renowned Chinese ophthalmological journal with 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. On June 26, 2021, AES was accepted for inclusion in Scopus. AES has published 296 articles as of March 25, 2024.

AES would not have achieved the remarkable milestone of being included in ESCI, without the continuous support and joint efforts from our distinguishing editorial board members, guest editors, authors, reviewers, readers, and the entire editorial team. We herein would like to extend our sincere gratitude to all the contributors. No doubt we will continue to strive to publish high-quality articles and bring AES to the forefront.


1. "ESCI Fact Sheet" (PDF). Clarivate.

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