Wolters Kluwer, Health announced today that it will begin publishing the Journal of Cataract & Refractive Surgery (JCRS) under its Lippincott portfolio as part of a new partnership with the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS) and the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons (ESCRS).
The January 2020 issue of JCRS will be the first to be published by Wolters Kluwer, which will also take over publication of a freely available companion journal, JCRS Online Case Reports.
Long known to readers as the “orange journal,” JCRS is the preeminent journal of ophthalmic surgery featuring high-quality articles and original clinical studies on all aspects of anterior segment surgery. The amalgamation of two peer-reviewed journals – the Journal of Cataract & Refractive Surgery from ASCRS and the European Journal of Implant and Refractive Surgery from ESCRS – JCRS also features a consultation section, practical techniques, important cases and reviews, as well as basic science articles.
“The JCRS is the scientific pillar of the ESCRS and a testament to the excellent collaboration we have with our American colleagues,” said ESCRS President Rudy Nuijts, MD, PhD. “I am confident that partnering with Wolters Kluwer will strengthen greatly the journal’s reputation for scientific excellence and increase our influence in the field of cataract and refractive surgery.”
“We look forward to this new alliance with Wolters Kluwer,” said ASCRS President and JCRS U.S. Editor Nick Mamalis, MD, of the Moran Eye Center, University of Utah. “They have a long history of publishing high-quality journals and an excellent reputation. Furthermore, their focus on medical and allied healthcare publishing will strongly support the goals of the JCRS. We look forward to working with the publisher to expand the JCRS footprint, especially online and in the area of digital media.”
The goal of collaborating with Wolters Kluwer is to amplify the scientific exchange of innovative research and breakthrough findings published in JCRS. This would, in turn, enhance surgical outcomes and ultimately improve patient care.
“Wolters Kluwer shares passion for rigorous scientific research that drives JCRS and look forward to providing with the analytics and technological support that will enhance its presence in and impact on the field of cataract and refractive research,” said Jayne Marks, Vice President, Global Publishing, Wolters Kluwer, Health Learning, Research and Practice.