The production team of IGR is in the process of transporting all abstracts published in IGR to an online accessible and fully searchable database. Abstracts will n-longer be printed in IGR, but only be available online, starting with volume 9. At the time of printing of IGR 9-1, volumes 7, 8 and issue 9-1 will be available. Volumes 1 to 6 will be added before the World Glaucoma Congress 2007 in Singapore.
But that's not all. The comments from the Editor's Selection have also been put into a database and are also fully searchable and linked to the abstracts. This makes it possible to read what experts have to say about important abstracts and then directly read these abstracts, or vice versa. Furthermore, you can use several features when searching both databases. Amongst others it is possible to:
Access to IGR Online remains complimentary for all members of glaucoma societies associated in the WGA. However, you are required to register before you can access the abstracts and make use of other features of the new IGR website.
Registration is done in three easy steps
Now you can start using all the new features of IGR Online.
Should you have any questions, please visit the support section on the IGR website or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
At ARVO this year, I was fortunate to have a first look at the new International Glaucoma Review (IGR) database. This is an online database of the abstracts covered in all issues of IGR back to volume 7 (2005), as well as the expert comment that IGR generates. The inter-face allows searching 3000+ of selected abstracts of high relevance to glaucoma by a variety of criteria, including whether they are accompanied by expert comment. to the best of my knowledge n-such subspecialty database exists with this variety of search options. The fact that a pre-selection and (sub)classification on glaucoma has already been made by IGR makes searching faster and more efficient. This will be a valuable resource for the global glaucoma community.
Tony Wells, Wellington, New Zealand