NOV 2013

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November 2013 EW NEWS & OPINION 3 JCRS launches online case reports by Ellen Stodola EyeWorld Staff Writer The journal is making a larger number of reports available in an online format T he Journal of Cataract & Refractive Surgery (JCRS) recently launched its online case reports, giving readers the ability to view case reports at jcrscasereports.com or directly through the JCRS website. This feature is useful in making available a larger number of the reports received by the journal each year. JCRS receives more than 200 case report submissions annually, however, only a limited number can be printed in the journal. The online case reports will give others access to some of these submissions that were not able to be published but that offer new, rare, and interesting clinical information. Ultimately, the JCRS editors decided to develop the online journal so that this material could be shared. An especially important detail about the online case reports is that they are open access, meaning that the reports are widely available and not restricted to members of ASCRS and ESCRS, said Emanuel S. Rosen, MD, Rosen Eye Clinic, Manchester, U.K., the primary editor of the on- line journal. The cases are widely distributed by means of inclusion in Scopus, which is an abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature, and Science Direct, a fulltext database, Dr. Rosen said. The case reports are not included in PubMed. Like other articles published by the journal, the case report submissions go through the standard peerreview process. Additionally, the accepted articles appear in "Articles in Press" on the online journal site prior to publication. Topics included in the online case reports focus largely on anterior segment surgery and other similar areas covered by JCRS. The online case reports are published quarterly; the first issue was published in July 2013, and the second was published at the beginning of October. Dr. Rosen said everyone at JCRS is excited about this new avenue for case report material. He said the online case reports provide value in education and are useful because they are open access and available to all readers. This could prove extremely beneficial to the ophthalmology field and beyond, he said. EW Contact information Christine Ford: cford@ascrs.org Lights, camera, action by Jena Passut EyeWorld Editor EyeWorld launches new Video Reporter website at ESCRS 2013 in Amsterdam T his month, EyeWorld has launched a redesign of its Video Reporter, a daily review of the clinical news from the major U.S. and international ophthalmic meetings. The Video Reporter, which is housed at EWReplay.org and officially launched at ESCRS 2013 in Amsterdam, now offers a more dynamic search function that includes all archived meetings. In addition, we added an archive drop down menu to view by meeting, as well as "most viewed videos" and "browse tags" functions. Ophthalmologist Correspondent Joshua A. Young, MD, will continue to ask the experts for their tips and pearls, as well as report breaking news coming from the meetings. Josh Young, MD, EyeWorld's ophthalmologist correspondent, interviews Boris Malyugin, MD, during ESCRS 2013. EW's video producer, Julio Guerrero, captures the latest in clinical news and opinions to post on EWrePlay.org. www.EWrePlay.org "I love hosting EyeWorld's Video Reporter," Dr. Young said. "I feel I'm distilling the essence of each speaker's presentation to find out what concrete changes I want to make to my own practice." In addition to his role as ophthalmologist correspondent, Dr. Young is a practicing ophthalmologist in New York City and a clinical professor of ophthalmology at New York University School of Medicine. "I am an academic, but I spend most of my time in private practice, so I ask the questions that practicing ophthalmologists would want answered," he said. He also produces and manages the popular podcast As Seen From Here (www.asseenfromhere.com). The Meeting Reporter is broadcast by email each day of a meeting to more than 13,000 eyecare providers. The next report that will be broadcast is the American Academy of Ophthalmology meeting in New Orleans, which takes place this month. EW

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