BCLA journal rated world-leading

The official journal of the British Contact Lens Association (BCLA) has been judged one of the world’s leading authorities in the field of eyecare, with an impact factor of 4.1.

The ranking puts firmly in the upper quartile in ophthalmology. The latest impact factor for 2023 puts Contact Lens and Anterior Eye (CLAE) tenth out of 95 journals.

Editor-in-chief Shehzad Naroo, said: “We have been in the second quartile for a few years and have now finally made it into the top quartile. This is a fantastic achievement for a sub-specialty journal such as CLAE.”

The impact factors, calculated by Clarivate Analytics, are revealed annually. They indicate how much the papers in a journal are cited by other papers.

BCLA chief executive Luke Stevens-Burt said: “These journals represent the ophthalmic subspecialty of medicine and fields allied to medicine. CLAE is a further sub-speciality since we do not accept all ophthalmic papers. We limit our submissions to papers related to contact lenses or anterior eye topics that are relevant to contact lens work.

“For CLAE to be classed in the first quartile of this group of journals is a testament to the team behind it.” The title “is clearly punching well above its weight”.

The research-based title covers all aspects of contact lens theory and practice, including original articles on invention and innovations as well as the regular features of clinical trials, novel case reports, literary reviews and editorials.

It is available via standalone subscription or included with BCLA membership. 

Find out more at www.bcla.org.uk.