Editorship Series

The Editors in Chief of the American Journal of Ophthalmology, Archives of Ophthalmology and Ophthalmology are participating in a series of Editorials and Perspectives seeking to enhance the quality of articles published in the ophthalmic medical literature. A number of topics have been addressed either by these three Editors or by selected individuals that discuss many current topics in medical journalism. The readers are invited to view this series and view those articles, most of which are offered free of charge.



  • Footnotes, Acknowledgments, and Authorship: Toward Greater Responsibility, Accountability, and Transparency

    Thomas J. Liesegang, George B. Bartley
    American Journal of Ophthalmology, Vol. 158, Issue 6, p1103–1104
    Published in issue: December 2014





  • The distortion of commercial research reported in the peer-reviewed literature

    Thomas J. Liesegang
    Canadian Journal of Ophthalmology, Vol. 44, Issue 4, p367–369
    Published in issue: August 2009

Revealing the Faults in Medical Journals
Thomas J. Liesegang
Archivum Immunologiae et Therapiae Experimentalis
April 2009 (Vol. 57, Issue 2, Pages 75-83)
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  • How to Ensure Our Readers' Trust: The Proper Attribution of Authors and Contributors

    Thomas J. Liesegang, Daniel M. Albert, Andrew P. Schachat
    American Journal of Ophthalmology, Vol. 146, Issue 3, p337–340
    Published in issue: September 2008

Commercialism, Loss of Professionalism, and the Effect on Journals
Thomas J. Liesegang
Archives of Ophthalmology
September 2008 (Vol. 126, Issue 9, Pages 1292-1295)
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Institutional review boards and new patient privacy issues in publication
Liesegang TJ
Indian Journal of Ophthalmology - 2007 (Vol. 55, Issue 3, Pages 169-171)
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  • Online Extra
    The Outcome of Manuscripts Submitted to the American Journal of Ophthalmology Between 2002 and 2003

    Thomas J. Liesegang, Marwan Shaikh, Julia E. Crook
    American Journal of Ophthalmology, Vol. 143, Issue 4, p551–560.e1
    Published online: January 16, 2007

The meaning and need for informed consent in research
Liesegang TJ
Indian Journal of Ophthalmology - 2007 (Vol. 55, Issue 1, Pages 1-3)
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Registration of Clinical Trials
Levin LA, Gottlieb JL, Beck RW, Albert DM, Liesegang TJ, Hoyt CS, Dick A, Bhisitkul R, Schachat AP
Archives of Ophthalmology
September 2005 (Vol. 123, Issue 9, Pages 1263-1264)
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Meeting Our Ethical Obligations in Medical Publishing: Responsibilities of Editors, Authors, and Readers of Peer-Reviewed Journals
Albert DM, Liesegang TJ, Schachat AP
Archives of Ophthalmology
May 2005 (Vol. 123, Issue 5, Pages 684-686)
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Advantages and Potential Dangers of Presentation Before Publication: Third in a Series on Editorship
Bernd Bressler NM, Liesegang TJ, Schachat AP, Albert, DM
Archives of Ophthalmology
July 2004 (Vol. 122, Issue 7, Pages 1045-1048)
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  • The Open Access initiative in scientific and biomedical publishing: Fourth in the series on editorship

    Thomas J. Liesegang, Andrew P. Schachat, Daniel M. Albert
    American Journal of Ophthalmology, Vol. 139, Issue 1, p156–167
    Published online: November 4, 2004


  • The editorial process for medical journals: I. Introduction of a series and discussion of the responsibilities of editors, authors, and reviewers

    Thomas J Liesegang, Daniel M Albert, Andrew P Schachat, Donald S Minckler
    American Journal of Ophthalmology, Vol. 136, Issue 1, p109–113
    Published in issue: July 2003