"Graefe's Archive" is a distinguished international journal that presents original clinical reports and clinically relevant experimental studies. Founded in 1854 by Albrecht von Graefe to serve as a source of useful clinical information and a stimulus for discussion, the journal has published articles by leading ophthalmologists and vision research scientists for more than a century. With peer review by an international Editorial Board and prompt English-language publication, "Graefe's Archive" provides rapid dissemination of clinical and clinically related experimental information.

Why publish with us

  • Founded in 1854, we are a leading international journal for ophthalmologists and vision research scientists. We are the official journal of the German Ophthalmology Society, Club Jules Gonin, and the Italian Society of Vitreoretinal Surgeons.
  • Our open access fees are covered by Springer Compact agreements for authors from Austria, Finland, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Manipal, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Qatar, Sweden, Switzerland, or the UK.
  • We provide high levels of author satisfaction, with 96% of our published authors reporting that they would definitely or probably publish with us again.
  • We welcome submissions on artificial intelligence for ophthalmology and macular hole.

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Editors-in-Chief
  • Antonia M. Joussen,
  • Srinivas Sadda,
  • Taiji Sakamoto
Publishing model
Hybrid (Transformative Journal). Learn about publishing Open Access with us

Journal metrics

3.117 (2020)
Impact factor
2.970 (2020)
Five year impact factor
35 days
Submission to first decision
102 days
Submission to acceptance
545,447 (2020)
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  • New format - Mini Reviews!

    We are delighted to announce the launch of a new format - Mini Reviews! Find out more about how these short articles will be addressing the ‘big questions’ currently facing the ophthalmology field...

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  • Topical collection "Macular Holes"

    For this topical collection we seek articles that provide new insights into the pathophysiology, diagnosis, natural history, prognostic factors, and/or management of lamellar or full-thickness macular holes.

  • COVID-19 and impact on peer review

    As a result of the significant disruption that is being caused by the COVID-19 pandemic we are very aware that many researchers will have difficulty in meeting the timelines associated with our peer review process during normal times.  Please do let us know if you need additional time. Our systems will continue to remind you of the original timelines but we intend to be highly flexible at this time.

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1435-702X
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0721-832X
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