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International Journal of Surgery affiliated with New York Surgical Society

Oxford, UK, February 27, 2013 The New York Surgical Society (NYSS) has decided to affiliate with the International Journal of Surgery in an agreement that gives members of the Society easy access to the important research published by the journal and marks the growth in the journal's international reach.

The International Journal of Surgery (IJS) launched in 2003 has seen rapid growth in recent years now with over 600 submissions a year globally and with full text article downloads in the hundreds of thousands each year. Usage of the journal in the USA in recent years has significantly grown with the US now being in the top two countries in terms of article downloads and the top ten in terms of submissions.

Dr. Martin S. Karpeh, Jr. President Elect of the NYSS, said, "The New York Surgical Society is excited about affiliation with the International Journal of Surgery. The journal provides us with a wonderful new forum to share our advancements in surgical science and to communicate with colleagues across the globe."

Professor David Rosin, Editor-in-Chief of International Journal of Surgery commented, "We are delighted to welcome the NYSS to our fold. Established in October 1879 when New York had a population of only 1,2 million and a mere 30 surgeons, it has become one of the leading surgical societies in the USA. The latter half of the 19th century was one of the most exciting times for surgeons with pain free surgery thanks to anaesthesia and antiseptic procedures developed by Lister, thus allowing it to become an established specialty. With a list of Presidents including among others, Charles McBurney, B. Farquhar Curtis, Allen O. Whipple, Leslie Wise and G. Tom Shires, it has an outstanding history. We are fortunate to affiliate to the mutual benefit of both our journal and their Society. I am certain it will be a valuable and long-lasting liaison serving the needs of surgeons across the globe."

The Managing and Executive Editor of the Journal, Riaz Agha, said, "IJS has a strong record of society affiliation and we are excited about this affiliation with the New York Surgical Society. IJS has grown consistently since its launch 11 years ago and this represents an important step forward in bringing the journal to a wider audience."

The New York Surgical Society runs several scientific events for surgeons throughout the year as well as an annual meeting. The Society is dedicated to furthering the advancement of surgical science and to fostering collegiality amongst surgeons and it believes that the affiliation with the International Journal of Surgery will further enable it to perform both of these key aims.

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About the International Journal of Surgery

As a general surgical journal, covering all specialties, the International Journal of Surgery is dedicated to publishing original research, review articles, and more - all offering significant contributions to knowledge in clinical surgery, experimental surgery, surgical education and history. The journal is covered in: EMBASE, Scopus and Medline/PubMed. The International Journal of Surgery awards the prestigious annual Harold Ellis Prize (Est. 2003) in recognition of scientific papers judged to be outstanding. For more information or to submit an article go to: http://www.journal-surgery.net

The journal is owned by Surgical Associates Limited and published by Elsevier.

About the New York Surgical Society (NYSS)

Throughout its history, the New York Surgical Society has provided a forum for the advancement of surgical science and has been dedicated to fostering collegiality among surgeons. The founding members of the New York Surgical Society were among the leaders of American surgery in an era that saw the introduction of many advances, enabling the rapid development of surgical science as we know it today. Most of these names will be found among those of the Presidents of the New York Surgical Society.

The seminal papers they presented before the Society in its early years included not only that of Doctor McBurney on appendicitis, but also those of Doctor Sands on perityphlitis, Doctor Bull on hernia, Doctor Stimson on innominate aneurysm, and Doctor Weir on cystic degeneration of the vermiform appendix.

About Elsevier

Elsevier is a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services. The company works in partnership with the global science and health communities to publish more than 2,000 journals, including The Lancet and Cell, and 25,000 book titles, including major reference works from Mosby and Saunders. Elsevier's online solutions include ScienceDirect, Scopus, SciVal, Reaxys, ClinicalKey and Mosby's Suite, which enhance the productivity of science and health professionals, helping research and health care institutions deliver better outcomes more cost-effectively.

A global business headquartered in Amsterdam, Elsevier employs 7,000 people worldwide. The company is part of Reed Elsevier Group PLC, a world leading provider of professional information solutions in the Science, Medical, Legal and Risk and Business sectors, which is jointly owned by Reed Elsevier PLC and Reed Elsevier NV. The ticker symbols are REN (Euronext Amsterdam), REL (London Stock Exchange), RUK and ENL (New York Stock Exchange).

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Elsevier
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