Mass. Eye and Ear/Harvard Medical School’s Digital Journal of Ophthalmology Now PubMed Listed

February 07, 2013

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Boston (Feb. 7, 2013) --The Digital Journal of Ophthalmology, Mass. Eye and Ear’s open-access, peer-reviewed, online ophthalmology journal, was accepted for inclusion in MEDLINE®, the premier bibliographic database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM) last year and began appearing in PubMed searches this month.

Journals accepted to MEDLINE undergo a rigorous review process by the Literature Selection Technical Review Committee – a National Institutes of Health-chartered committee. The primary consideration in selecting journals for indexing is scientific merit, which includes such factors as validity, importance, originality and contribution to the field. Journals must also demonstrate a high level of quality, credibility, and objectivity related to their peer review process and ethical guidelines.

"We are honored to see the Digital Journal of Ophthalmology included among the stellar journals accepted into MEDLINE," said Dr. Carolyn Kloek, Editor in Chief of DJO. "Inclusion in PubMed searchers further establishes DJO as a journal of growing prominence in the field of Ophthalmology and is a major milestone for this journal."

“This achievement is a reflection of the remarkable efforts of DJO’s editorial team,” said Dr. Joan W. Miller, MD, FARVO, Chair of the Harvard Medical School Department of Ophthalmology and Chief of Ophthalmology at Mass. Eye and Ear and Mass General Hospital. “Compared with traditional print journals, DJO is ahead of its time. It stands out because it is a free, web-based journal accessible to anyone with Internet. By being indexed in PubMed, DJO’s online presence will expand and DJO will reach a new level as a global resource.”

Articles from MEDLINE indexed journals are more likely to be viewed and cited by academicians around the world. Users may access MEDLINE and search selected DJO articles at

Composed of renowned clinicians and scientists of Harvard Medical School's Department of Ophthalmology as well as prominent ophthalmologists and researchers from around country and internationally, the DJO editorial team is excited that this online resource is moving into the mainstream of ophthalmic literature. Congratulations to DJO editorial staff: Carolyn Kloek, Editor in Chief; Aaron Savar, Associate Editor; Ankoor Shah, Associate Editor; and Thomas Kozachek, Managing Editor as well as the entire DJO editorial board.

About Digital Journal of Ophthalmology
The Digital Journal of Ophthalmology is a premier, peer-reviewed journal dedicated to the dissemination of free, high quality ophthalmic reports and articles over the internet. The mission of DJO is to serve as a valuable resource for ophthalmologists, other health care providers, vision scientists, and patients throughout the world. Since 1995, DJO has been publishing original clinical, epidemiological, and basic science research as well as case reports and grand rounds of exceptional teaching value. DJO welcomes submissions of original articles, case reports, grand rounds, image essays, and editorials. For more information, visit

About Mass. Eye and Ear
Founded in 1824, Massachusetts Eye and Ear is an independent specialty hospital providing patient care for disorders of the eye, ear, nose, throat, head and neck. Mass. Eye and Ear is an international leader in Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology research and a teaching partner of Harvard Medical School. Under the direction of Mass. Eye and Ear’s board of directors, the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary and Schepens Eye Research Institute recently formed the world’s largest and most robust private basic and clinical ophthalmology research enterprise. For more information, call 617-523-7900 or visit