Translational Vision Science & Technology (TVST), an official journal of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO), an international organization whose purpose is to advance research worldwide into understanding the visual system and preventing, treating and curing its disorders, is an online, open access, peer-reviewed journal emphasizing multidisciplinary research that bridges the gap between basic research and clinical care. A highly qualified and diverse group of Associate Editors and Editorial Board Members is led by Editor-in-Chief Marco Zarbin, MD, PhD, FARVO.

The journal covers a broad spectrum of work, including but not limited to:

  • Applications of stem cell technology for regenerative medicine
  • Development of new animal models of human diseases
  • Tissue bioengineering
  • Chemical engineering to improve virus-based gene delivery
  • Nanotechnology for drug delivery
  • Design and synthesis of artificial extracellular matrices
  • Development of a true microsurgical operating environment
  • Refining data analysis algorithms to improve in vivo imaging technology
  • Results of Phase 1 clinical trials
  • Reverse translational ("bedside to bench") research

TVST seeks manuscripts from scientists and clinicians with diverse backgrounds ranging from basic chemistry to ophthalmic surgery that will advance or change the way we understand and/or treat vision-threatening diseases. TVST encourages the use of color, multimedia, hyperlinks, program code and other digital enhancements. To submit a manuscript to TVST, please click here.

Impact Factor

Impact factor for 2019: 2.112
Ranked #28 of 60 in the category Ophthalmology
2020 Release of Journal Citation Reports; Source: 2019 Web of Science Data


For additional information regarding TVST, contact one of the following:

Editor-in-Chief: Marco Zarbin
Director of Journals: Jon Mallett
Manager, Editorial Operations: Kiyah Morrison
Editorial Coordinator: Gabriella Kottke-Román
Editorial Office:, +


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