RetinaToday, 2004; 1(1): <http://www.retinatoday.org/rt/rt.nsf/url?OpenForm&id=2>
Retina Today, an interactive journal
Claudio Azzolini, MD
San Raffaele University Hospital,
Vitreoretinal Service, Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Science, Milan - Italy.
Chairman: Rosario Brancato, MD.
Correspondence: Claudio Azzolini, MD - San Raffaele University Hospital,
Vitreoretinal Service, Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Science, Via Olgettina 60, Milan -
Italy. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Welcome to Retina Today, our on-line, peer
reviewed journal, dedicated to improving knowledge and clinical practice and to
promoting communication in the scientific community interested in research, care
and therapy of retinal diseases.
In a time of rapid changes and developments,
publishing on the web is, in our opinion, the right way to spread scientific
knowledge and to enable professionals throughout the world to find a major
source of information. That's why Retina Today is an on-line only
journal. In its open to everybody and user friendly site you will easily access
different types of contents:
scientific contributions of unquestionable
relevance and interest to readers worldwide, written by leading experts:
from original research articles, to case reports, from surgical techniques
to comprehensive reviews. Particular attention will be given to the imaging
section, with publication of interesting videos and photos;
news and observatory with selected
"snapshots", numbers and statistics that summarize epidemiological
information and clinical trials results, to get to know better the
historical news and interviews on
the eye world by Roberto Gervaso, a world famous Italian journalist and
The success of the journal will depend on our
editorial skills but also on your readiness to submit papers on your work and
research. Our emphasis is therefore on the rapid publication
and the easy access of published articles to anyone anywhere.
But reading an article is even more useful if you can comment it and exchange
your ideas and opinions with the authors. That's why we have worked hard on the
interactivity of the journal, offering you the possibility to comment papers and
news through a user friendly on-line submission form.
In this first issue I would like to
thank particularly Prof. Rosario Brancato for the scientific and cultural
stimulus he has always given me, that have been the basis also for the
development of this project. Finally I want to thank all the people who have worked and believed in this
project. I hope that the efforts of the authors, the Editorial Board, the
editorial manager, the information technologists and staff will be appreciated.
We eagerly await your suggestions. Please, do not hesitate to let us know what
you think of the journal and what you would like to see in it, so that we may
better serve you and help you to better serve the patients.
Enjoy the reading!