Previous editorials1,2 have emphasized the value of widely disseminating the new information that appears in the Archives. All US ophthalmologists known to the American Medical Association, for example, receive our regular monthly issue. Also, the Archives is sold in 100 other countries, and the circulation of the English-language version now exceeds 22000. In addition, our Chinese translation is circulated to about 10 000 individuals and institutions in the People's Republic of China, making the Archives the most widely distributed ophthalmic periodical in the world. More importantly, readership surveys indicate that most ophthalmologists consider the content of the Archives to be valuable and clinically relevant. These surveys also show that many readers carefully peruse the pages of the Archives from cover to cover.
The monthly format of the Archives permits timely publication of current knowledge in a wide array of specialized areas. The Editorial Board makes serious efforts to publish
Goldberg MF. Further Dissemination of Ophthalmic Knowledge. Arch Ophthalmol. 1988;106(11):1523. doi:10.1001/archopht.1988.01060140691034