Mumbai, June 03, 2022.

India is leading the way for global collaboration in eye health research as Hyderabad’s LV Prasad Eye Institute (LVPEI) becomes a founding affiliate partner for the F1000Research Eye Health Gateway

The Gateway will exclusively preview at the All India Ophthalmology Conference (AIOC, 2-5 June, Mumbai), with Dr.SayanBasu, LVPEI’s Network Director, explaining the importance of the Gateway in offering a rapid publishing, data sharing, and collaboration platform that has the potential to transform conventional research publishing models in ophthalmology. 

Unique features of the Eye Health Gateway include:

•  A dedicated publishing venue for eye health that combines Open Access publishing with Open Peer Review and Open Data 

•  Dedicated spaces to highlight key areas of research in eye health including clinical research, basic and translational research, global health, innovation and surgical techniques, and diagnostics and imaging

•  Our author-led model combined with open post-publication peer review provides visibility of all steps from submission to indexing for authors, readers and reviewers

•  All research outputs are welcome – we make no judgement on novelty or impact, and provide a wide range of article types giving authors the ability to choose what to publish and how they do it 

Dr.Sayan Basu commented, “The Eye Health Gateway from F1000Research is a disruptive new platform for scientific publishing in ophthalmology and vision research. It has the potential to address the main limitations of conventional models by placing emphasis on rapid publishing and indexing for authors, transparency in the review process, and open access for all readers.” 

Dr. Rebecca Lawrence, F1000 Managing Director, said, “F1000Research is delighted to be joined by LVPEI and eye health researchers in India as pioneers in an international collaboration of affiliates who will help deliver a step-change in the way ophthalmological research is published and shared worldwide. The Eye Health Gateway’s rapid, transparent, and open publishing model provides the collaborative and accessible environment for researchers to share data and work together worldwide.” 

Nitasha Devasar, Managing Director, Taylor & Francis India & South Asia added, “India is today at the forefront of producing good quality research and we believe that this collaboration will strengthen our continuing efforts to offer the best publishing choices to this community. We are delighted to have LVPEI as our first affiliate partner for the “Eye Health Gateway”, enabling us to support Indian researchers in making an impact worldwide.”