"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.

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  • 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
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Hybrid (Transformative Journal). How to publish with us, including Open Access

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3.535 (2021)
Impact factor
3.394 (2021)
Five year impact factor
19 days
Submission to first decision (Median)
612,543 (2021)
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1435-702X
Print ISSN
0721-832X
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