About the Journal


Journal of Ophthalmology (Ukraine) (Oftalmologicheskii Zhurnal) was founded by an academician Vlаdimir Filatov in 1946 and is a joint publication of Ukrainian Society of Ophthalmologists and State Institution “The Filatov Institute of Eye Diseases and Tissue Therapy of National Academy of Medical Sciences of Ukraine”.  It is a peer-reviewed online journal with free access (Open Access) to its English contents. The journal’s full text is available online at http://www.ozhurnal.com/en/archive. The original version (Russian/Ukrainian/English) is printed bimonthly vie subscription. 


The aim of the journal is to develop scientific potential in the field of ophthalmology in Ukraine, and to support scientists and junior researchers. Journal of Ophthalmology (Ukraine) publishes articles of Ukrainian and foreign scientists, residents and students as well as the proceedings of scientific conferences. 


Journal of Ophthalmology (Ukraine) contains articles on eye diseases diagnosis and treatment, eye care, eye diseases prevention, history of ophthalmology, organization of eye care to population, technical equipment problems. It is committed to publishing original scientific researches and review articles on theory and practice of Ukrainian and foreign ophthalmology, cases, reviews, inventions, historical and medical reviews. It contains peer-reviews of books on ophthalmology, articles on activity of ophthalmologic societies, congresses and conferences chronicles. Journal is designed to practicing ophthalmologists, optometrists and scientific researchers carrying out fundamental and clinical studies in the field of ophthalmology. 


Journal of Ophthalmology (Ukraine) follows closely the recommendations and requirements provided by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) and International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) and World Association of Medical Editors (WAME).


The journal is indexed or included in:

Ulrich's Periodicals Directory, EBSCO Publishing's Electronic Databases, Scimago Journal Ranking, ScopusNational Library of Ukraine named after VI VernandskyOpen Ukrainian Citation Index (OUCI),  Google Scholar


Journal of Ophthalmology (Ukraine) presents material in sections:

Clinical Ophthalmology; Experimental Studies; Literature Review; Case Reports; History of Ophthalmology; Review Articles; Discussions; Lectures; Innovations in Ophthalmology; Organization of Ophthalmic Care; Practical Advice for Practitioners; Information; Congresses and Conferences.


Print version.  Papers are published in Ukrainian, Russian or English according to the Author's choice. The journal is distributed via subscription.

On-line version. An electronic version of the printed journal. Papers are published in Ukrainian, Russian or English according to the Author's choice. Full texts (pdf) are published online with a two-year embargo. 2012-2017 articles are available now. 

On-line English version. An English version of the journal is equivalent to its original version (all texts in Russian/Ukrainian are translated into English). This is an open access journal; full texts are available on-line free of charge.

Journal is published six times a year.