Oxford, UK, September 17, 2014 – The International Journal of Surgery (IJS) has announced that it has opened up its archive of previously published content: after 24 months published journal issues become available for all to read. A key aim of the IJS is to improve surgical knowledge and patient care and it is hoped that by making these articles available to all will improve efforts to achieve this.
Professor David Rosin, Editor-in-Chief of IJS said, "The journal has always been a great place for authors to publish and disseminate their research, but we believe that this new publication policy will give authors an even wider distribution of their research."
The Managing and Executive Editor of the Journal, Riaz Agha, said, "Opening up our archive means we will release a decade of content- over 1,000 articles- immediately to the world. This is a fantastic opportunity to boost exposure globally for our authors, to spread peer-reviewed knowledge and enhance patient care."
The articles are available through ScienceDirect: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/17439191.
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 had an impact factor of 1.650 for 2013 and is Indexed and Abstracted 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 terms and conditions, and details on how to apply, please click on the following link: http://www.journal-surgery.net. The Journal is owned by Surgical Associates Limited and published by Elsevier.
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