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Raul Martín is a registered optometrist (Spanish Council of Optometry and General Optical Council UK). He received Masters in visual sciences (MSc) and PhD from University of Valladolid, Spain. Presently he is a teacher of Optometry and Contact Lens in the School of Optometry (University of Valladolid) and is also the Head of the Optometry Research Group of the IOBA Eye Institute.
He had published 40 Spanish journal papers; 32 peer review papers; 5 books; 11 books chapters and more than 100 meeting presentations. He is reviewer of high impact journals (IOVS, Current Eye Research, CEO, Journal of Refractive Surgery, Ophthalmic and Physiological Optics, Journal of Optometry) and Editor in Chief of Optometry Reports (Ed. Pagepress, Italy).
Contact lens complications / Corneal alterations related with contact lens wear / Confocal microscopy,
New technology evaluation in eye examination / Nano-technology application in eye examination
Optometry teaching innovation
1. What is the research topic you are working on now?
Ocular surface, corneal diseases, corneal physiology, contact lenses, new technology in eye care/examination
2. How many years have you been associated with the current research?
Around 10 years.
3. What are the attributes for a quality article?
A well done work (adequate methodology) and new results with interest (in basic and clinical point of view).
4. Do you have any research funding (NIH or other national funding) now?
I had funding of Spanish national and local government. And private companies, as well.
5. When did you become an editor of OMICS Journal?
6. Where can the journal find the maximum scope in terms of niche?
I’m not sure; one of the most important points when a researcher chooses one or other journal is the impact factor. If JCEO improves the impact more researchers will have interest like readers and futures publish.
Also, the processing charges can discourage to any potential researcher, because not all scientific has budget for pay this charge.
7. What is your greatest career accomplishment?
This is difficult to say; others must decide this, not me.
8. How does the published scientific content assist the potential researchers?
The published scientific papers will assist to the potential researchers because it’s necessary to disseminate the results to know the advances and up-date the knowledge in each discipline.
9. What is the purpose of serving as an editor?
To guarantee the quality of the manuscripts previously to be published.
10. Do you have any patents?
Yes I have.
11. Have you contributed any editorials or papers (any types) to OMICS Journals in the past two years?
Yes I do.
12. Do you plan to contribute any editorials or papers to OMICS Journals in the next year?
No, I have not plan in this direction.
13. How would you define your experience with OMICS Group?
It’s interesting and I’m happy with this role.
14. Your opinion on conducting Editorial Board meetings at related Conferences?
I sorry, I didn’t assist to anyone, so I have not opinon.
15. Would you recommend OMICS to your friends or colleagues?
Yes, I do.
16. How do you differentiate Journal of Clinical & Experimental Ophthalmology with other journals in the field?
This is difficult to me. Probably the impact factor should be one of the most important factors to differentiate the journal.
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