1. What makes an article top quality?
Response: Good scientific data that improves the understanding of a specific field.
2. Do you think that journals determine research trends?
Response: No. New research findings and novel technologies determine research trends.
3. What makes a good position paper?
Response: This question is unclear.
4. What are the qualities you look for in an article?
Response: In-depth analysis of the question the paper is attempting to answer.
5. Can you give us a broad indication of the types of themes a scientific journal should cover?
Response: Themes should focus on ocular diseases that are devastating and affect many people. Of course, rare diseases should also be thematic focus - however, this may not be published at the same frequency.
6. What sorts of research methods and frameworks do you expect people to use, and how will they balance conceptual and applied research?
Response: This should be the "mission statement" of the journal.
7. How would you describe the journal’s mission and editorial objectives to our readers?
Response: Mechanisms of ocular disease processes.
8. If you could be granted dream articles, what would they be on?
Response: This depends largely on the interest of the practitioners.
9. Are there any particular areas which you would like to see, or expect to see, collaborate?
Response: Transparency - maintains records of the peer-review process and make them available if needed.
10. How does the research published percolate through to practitioners?
Response: Research and clinical findings from around the globe should be encouraged for publication in this journal.
11. What do you see as the merits of journals, as opposed to book series, as a means of scholarly communications?
Response: Rapid dissemination of new findings.
12. How do you differentiate International Journal of Ophthalmic Pathology with other journals in the field?
Response: This journal specializes in topics related to pathological issues in ocular complications.