Focus and Scope

While the rapid advance of imaging technologies in ophthalmology is making available a continually increasing number of data, the interpretation of such data is still very challenging and this hinders the advance in the understanding of ocular diseases and their treatment. Interdisciplinary approaches encompassing ophthalmology, physiology, mathematics and engineering have shown great capabilities in data analysis and interpretation for advancing basic and applied clinical sciences. The Journal for Modeling in Ophthalmology (JMO) was created in 2014 with the aim of providing a forum for interdisciplinary approaches integrating mathematical and computational modeling techniques to address open problems in ophthalmology. JMO welcomes articles that use modeling techniques to investigate questions related to the anatomy, physiology and function of the eye in health and disease. The objectives of JMO are:

  • To provide a platform for the publication of modeling techniques applied to ophthalmology;
  • To strengthen bridges across disciplines and disseminate information regarding open questions and novel interdisciplinary approaches to scientists with interests in ophthalmology, physiology, mathematics and engineering;
  • To promote interdisciplinary collaborations that can deepen the understanding of ocular diseases and improve the care of patients.

Authors are encouraged to address the multi-disciplinary JMO audience by explaining the details of the modeling approach as well as the scientific and clinical relevance of the results. JMO publishes full research articles, abstracts and editorials.

Topics of interest to the journal include, but are not limited to:

  • Biomechanics of ocular structures and fluids;
  • Biophysics of ocular metabolism;
  • Models for epidemiology and risk analysis;
  • New techniques for data analysis and visualization;
  • New techniques for disease prediction, including the use of genomic data;
  • New animal models of complex eye disease.

Peer Review Process

All contributions submitted to the journal are peer-reviewed.
Please make sure to read the Author Guidelines before submitting a manuscript.

Upon receipt of the manuscript, the Chief Editors (CEs) will decide whether the article fits within the scope of the Journal for Modeling in Ophthalmology. The CEs then assign to the manuscript two Editorial Board Mebers (EBMs) who independently evaluate its modeling content and its clinical relevance. The EBMs selects reviewers and the peer-review process has started.

Once the reviews are collected, the EBMs synthesize the reviewers' comments and recommend a decision to the CEs. The CEs review the manuscript together with all comments and make the publication decision:

  1. Accepted
  2. Accepted after changes/updates
  3. Rejected

The Managing Editor (ME) will inform the author regarding the decision, and, if applicable the publications process will continue with desk editing, typesetting, proofreading and finally publication.

Publication Frequency

JMO will publish one volume per year consisting of four issues. The complete schedule will be posted here as soon as the journal has finished the setup phase.

Open Access Policy

JMO is now fully open access (after registration) and doesn't ask for a publication fee when submitting an article either. This will be the case for at least the first  five volumes, after which we will decide what the best model is to cover the costs of publication. Do share your thoughts on this hot topic:

Journal History

The Journal for Modeling in Ophthalmology (JMO) was created in November 2014 by Giovanna Guidoboni, Alon Harris and Simon Bakker with the aim of providing a forum for interdisciplinary approaches integrating mathematical and computational modeling techniques to address open problems in ophthalmology. 

The Editorial Board members include experts in ophthalmology, physiology, mathematics and engineering and strive to ensure the highest scientific level of the contributions selected for publication. The Journal for Modeling in Ophthalmology aims to be the voice for this rapidly growing interdisciplinary research and  we hope you will join us on this exciting journey