Asia-Pacific Journal of Ophthalmology launches

February 1, 2012

The first issue of the Asia-Pacific Journal of Ophthalmology (APJO), the official publication of the Asia-Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology, was formally released online Jan. 23, a date coinciding with the Chinese New Year.

Kowloon, Hong Kong-The first issue of the Asia-Pacific Journal of Ophthalmology (APJO), the official publication of the Asia-Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology (APAO), was formally released online Jan. 23, a date coinciding with the Chinese New Year.

The peer-reviewed electronic journal will be published six times a year and will include original studies, review articles, and laboratory science articles. A preview issue previously was made available in August.

In a letter prior to publication, Dennis Lam, MD, the journal’s editor-in-chief, noted that 2012 is the year of the dragon.

“In Western culture, the dragon is traditionally depicted as a powerful, mystical guard over treasure,” he said. “It is the mission of the entire APJO Editorial Board that we are guarding the originality and authenticity of the manuscripts we receive for the development and advancement of both ophthalmology and visual sciences worldwide.

“In Eastern culture, the dragon is a benevolent symbol, representing both wisdom and power,” Dr. Lam added. “With the generous support from a lot of leading experts in the field, the APJO is surely a publication of crystallized wisdom.”

Dr. Lam is chairman and the S.H. Ho Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. He also is founder of the Project Vision Charitable Foundation, a sponsor of the new journal.

The APJO covers 16 subspecialties and is freely circulated among individual members of the APAO’s member societies. For more information, visit www.apaophth.org/eJournal/index.php.

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