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Kidney transplantation

Guest Editors
Giuseppe Ietto, MD, FACS, FEBS, The University of Insubria, Italy
David Martin, MD, University Hospital CHUV, Switzerland

Submission Status: Open until 03 January 2025

Robotic and minimally invasive spine surgery: emerging innovations and contemporary outcomes

Guest Editors:
Ahmad Ozair, MD, Johns Hopkins University, USA

Submission Status: Open until 28 November 2024

Advancements in hernia repair for complex abdomen

Guest Editors:
Roberto Peltrini: University of Naples Federico II, Italy
Vincenzo Pilone: University of Naples Federico II, Italy
Antonio Vitiello: University of Naples Federico II, Italy

Submission Status: Open until 28 October 2024

Bariatric surgery

Guest Editors:
Arda Isik
: Istanbul Medeniyet University, Turkey
Imtiaz Wani: Government Gousia Hospital, India

Submission Status: Open until 30 September 2024

Liver transplantation

Guest Editors:
Sami Akbulut:
Inonu University, Turkey
Gianluca Rompianesi: Federico II University Hospital, Italy

Submission Status: Open until 30 September 2024


Pancreatic cancer surgery

Guest Editors:
Marcello Di Martino:
AORN Cardarelli, Italy
Michael El Boghdady: Guy's and St. Thomas' Hospital, UK

Robotic surgery

Guest Editors: Graziano Ceccarelli, Aslam Ejaz, Stefano Scabini, John Houten, Yu Zhao, Tsun-Yuan Tsai

3D printing in surgery

Guest Editors: Jun Zou, Peng Yin and Xing Du

Annual Journal Metrics

  • 2022 Citation Impact
    1.9 - 2-year Impact Factor
    2.2 - 5-year Impact Factor
    1.135 - SNIP (Source Normalized Impact per Paper)
    0.502 - SJR (SCImago Journal Rank)

    2023 Speed
    29 days submission to first editorial decision for all manuscripts (Median)
    131 days submission to accept (Median)

    2023 Usage 
    257 Altmetric mentions 

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    Identity transparency: Single anonymized

    Reviewer interacts with: Editor

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