ARVO Insight - November 20, 2017
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IOVS editor's picks

Thomas Yorio picks his top articles from the October 2017 issue of IOVS.

Genetic Deletion of the NOS3 Gene in CAV1−/− Mice Restores Aqueous Humor Outflow Function
Maomao Song; Jihong Wu; Yuan Lei; Xinghuai Sun

Lamina Cribrosa Pore Shape and Size as Predictors of Neural Tissue Mechanical Insult
Andrew P. Voorhees; Ning-Jiun Jan; Morgan E. Austin; John G. Flanagan; Jeremy M. Sivak; Richard A. Bilonick; Ian A. Sigal

Plateau Iris Distribution Across Anterior Segment Optical Coherence Tomography Defined Subgroups of Subjects With Primary Angle Closure Glaucoma
Sushma Verma; Monisha E. Nongpiur; Hnin H. Oo; Eray Atalay; David Goh; Tina T. Wong; Shamira A. Perera; Tin Aung 

Concepts and Strategies in Retinal Gene Therapy, the 2017 Proctor Lecture
Gustavo D. Aguirre



JOV editor's picks

Dennis Levi chooses his top articles from the October 2017 issue of JOV.

Learning predictive statistics from temporal sequences: Dynamics and strategies
Rui Wang; Yuan Shen; Peter Tino; Andrew E. Welchman; Zoe Kourtzi
The perceptual dimensions of natural dynamic flow
Yaniv Morgenstern; Daniel J. Kersten

Illusory motion reveals velocity matching, not foveation, drives smooth pursuit of large objects
Zheng Ma; Scott N. J. Watamaniuk; Stephen J. Heinen


TVST editor's picks

See Marco Zarbin's top picks from the October 2017 issue of TVST.

Augmenting Endogenous Levels of Retinal Annexin A1 Suppresses Uveitis in Mice
Peter J. Gardner; Samia Yazid; Joana Ribeiro; Robin R. Ali; Andrew D. Dick

Evaluation of a Sustained-Release Prednisolone Acetate Biodegradable Subconjunctival Implant in a Non-Human Primate Model
Yu-Chi Liu; Anthony Herr Cheun Ng; Xu Wen Ng; Peng Yan; Subbu S. Venkatraman; Jodhbir S. Mehta; Tina T. Wong

Meet the 2018 editors-in-chief

The new EICs will officially begin their five-year terms in January 2018. Find out what they have planned for their respective journals.

Investigative Ophthalmology & Vision Science (IOVS)
Donald Hood, PhD, FARVO, the James F. Bender Professor of Psychology and professor of ophthalmic science (in ophthalmology), has been a member of the Columbia University faculty since 1969. Hood is a longtime supporter of ARVO journals, having served on the editorial boards of all three journals and authored many articles in each. He will now bring his considerable administrative and scientific experience to the role of EIC of IOVS.

Journal of Vision (JOV)
Andrew B. Watson, PhD, FARVO, is a senior vision scientist at Apple. Prior to joining Apple, he worked for many years at the NASA Ames Research Center in California. As the founding editor of JOV in 2001, Watson now returns to lead the journal beginning in 2018. There is, perhaps, no better account of the innovations brought to the vision sciences community in JOV through Watson’s leadership than his 10th anniversary editorial. In it, he describes the drive to maintain affordable open access, to achieve a sustainable presence and to provide technological innovation.
Translational Vision Science & Technology (TVST)
Marco Zarbin, MD, PhD, FACS, is chair of the Institute of Ophthalmology and Visual Science, Rutgers-New Jersey Medical School (R-NJMS) and chief of ophthalmology at University Hospital in Newark, N.J. Zarbin has led TVST since its inception in 2012, during which time it has grown rapidly in size and reputation. Major milestones this year were the release of the TVST 2016 Impact Factor of 2.221, and a surge in journal growth, such that it is projected that the journal will surpass 100 published  articles in 2017.

To learn what the incoming editors-in-chief are planning for their respective journals, read their column in the Fall 2017 issue of ARVONews.

Follow ARVO journals on Twitter

Stay up to date on journal highlights, and find out how you can use social media to promote your own research.

Are you following the ARVO journals on Twitter? Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science (@ARVOiovs), Journal of Vision (@ARVOjov) and Translational Vision Science & Technology (@ARVOtvst) each have their own Twitter account.

ARVO journals are now completely open access, and social media is a powerful medium to bring traffic to the content by distributing new vision research and highlighting relevant achievements from our community. The journal Twitter feeds feature press releases and recently published articles, in addition to vision science news and updates from journal authors, members and editors.

Take a moment to look at the journals' Twitter feeds. Follow us today, let us know that you are a member so we'll follow back and tag us in your tweets for a possible retweet.

Are you looking for advice about how to promote your research via social media? Check out the advice in the Five members in five minutes article in the latest edition of ARVONews

Apply now to the Global Mentorship Program

The Global Mentorship Program (GMP) is now accepting applications for mentors and mentees for the 2018 program year.
Application deadline: Nov. 30

The Global Mentorship Program (GMP) supports and sustains the interest of junior researchers with a focus on professional development within the field and engaging in ARVO. The program requires a six-month commitment from both mentors and mentees. ARVO is currently accepting applications for the Jan. – June 2018 cohort. The deadline to apply is Nov. 30.

Ideal mentors are at a mid- to- senior level in their career and who want to help develop trainee and early career members. Mentors will provide explicit and implicit lessons related to (non-scientific) career advice, general work-life balance and guidance for actively engaging in ARVO.

Participating mentees must be a member-in-training or an early career professional (within the first three years) and an ARVO member for at least one year at the time of application.

Program components include

  • One-on-one mentoring focused primarily around the participant’s chosen goals
  • Monthly discussion topics (such as goal setting, career opportunities in eye and vision science, techniques for balancing career and personal life, etc.)

For more information and to apply by the Nov. 30 deadline, visit


Call for papers: Special issue on AMD

Submit your original research for publication in a special issue of IOVS on dry AMD.

IOVS is accepting papers for a special issue on dry age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Submit your original research by March 1, 2018.

Guest editors are Milam Brantley, Jr., MD, PhD, of Vanderbilt Eye Institute and James Handa, MD, of Wilmer Eye Institute.

The issue will open early in 2018, as the first accepted papers are ready to publish. In addition to original peer-reviewed research articles, the issue will feature several invited papers on epidemiology, inflammation, lipids, oxidative stress, big data analysis, imaging and stem cell possibilities.

For more information, contact IOVS Editorial Coordinator Marco Stoutamire at