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May 21, 2003

Emory Eye Center boasts editors of three international journals

(ATLANTA) Emory Eye Center has the distinction of having the most physicians within the Emory School of Medicine who serve as editors for national and international medical journals.

Among the Eye Center’s distinguished editors are:
• John Nickerson, Jeffrey Boatright and Robert Church, PhDs, serve as senior editors of the award-winning web-based journal Molecular Vision. “We believe our journal is the first totally online bioscience journal,” says Dr. Nickerson. “Molecular Vision has an impact factor higher than any other vision research journal. Our purpose it to publish primary scientific articles and the occasional review article quickly and at no expense to the author or the reader,” he says.
• Doyle Stulting, MD/PhD, serves as editor-in-chief of Cornea. Its circulation of 1,850 goes to cornea specialists, ophthalmologists, and other health professionals. “It is the only peer-reviewed specialty journal for publication of articles related solely to corneal disease, external ocular disease, and corneal surgery,” he says. “It includes articles related to refractive surgery, contact lenses, ocular surface diseases, and corneal transplantation.”
• George Waring, III, MD, serves as editor-in-chief of the Journal of Refractive Surgery. With a circulation of 2,200, it serves the members of the International Society of Refractive Surgery, vision scientists, and other health professionals. “It is the only peer-reviewed journal devoted purely to refractive surgery,” he says.

“We are proud of the numerous professional accomplishments of our physicians,” says Thomas M. Aaberg, Sr., director of Emory Eye Center and chairman of the Department of Ophthalmology. “It is impressive that these clinicians and researchers serve in so many capacities within their professions, and that within the Emory Eye Center we have three national editors—likely a record among Emory’s medical departments.”

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