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Collection: Pancreatic cancer surgery

Guest Edited by:

Marcello Di Martino and Michael El Boghdady

Collection: 3D printing in surgery

Guest Edited by:
Jun Zou, Peng Yin and Xing Du.


Aims and scope

BMC Surgery is an open access, peer-reviewed journal that considers articles on surgical research, training, and practice.

The journal welcomes manuscripts in the following broad areas of research:

  • Trauma surgery and general orthopedic surgery.
  • Peripheral vascular surgery and thoracic surgery.
  • Visceral surgery and general surgery.
  • Head and neck surgery.

Journal News

Please note that BMC Surgery no longer considers submissions of case reports. We would like to encourage you to submit your manuscripts to the Journal of Medical Case Reports instead. 

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Annual Journal Metrics

  • Citation Impact
    2.030 - 2-year Impact Factor (2021)
    2.446 - 5-year Impact Factor (2021)
    1.152 - SNIP (Source Normalized Impact per Paper)
    0.463 - SJR (SCImago Journal Rank)

    58 days to first decision for all manuscripts (Median)
    58 days to first decision for reviewed manuscripts only (Median)

    1,383,133 downloads (2021)
    659 Altmetric mentions (2021)

Peer-review Terminology

  • The following summary describes the peer review process for this journal:

    Identity transparency: Single anonymized

    Reviewer interacts with: Editor

    Review information published: Review reports. Reviewer Identities reviewer opt in. Author/reviewer communication

    More information is available here

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