Journals for Physicians and Surgeons

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Journals for Physicians and Surgeons

Becoming a physician is a tremendous accomplishment in terms of education, but the learning curve doesn’t stop there. Thus, in order to remain at the top of your field and provide the best possible care for your patients, you’ll need to invest in professional journals. You may decide to engage both as a reader and perhaps as a contributor of your own research as well.

A wide variety of medical journals can help you stay current with latest developments in medical technology. Also, you can gain insight on addressing real-world challenges faced by your peers and refining skills to improve patient care. Furthermore, professional journals can help you gain clinical and research growth to advance your career.

While the list that follows is extensive, it is far from exhaustive. Consider this your starting point for determining the depth and breadth of topics available for your own personal and professional development. With this list, you’ll find sound scientific articles (both research and practice papers) that focus on topics that are of value to each publication’s readership.

American Family Physician

American Family Physician is the American Academy of Family Physicians’ peer-reviewed,  evidence-based clinical and academic journal. Published semimonthly both in print and online, AFP delivers succinct, easy-to-read clinical reviews that are targeted primarily toward practicing physicians and other health care professionals.

The journal’s editor is Sumi M. Sexton, M.D., of Georgetown University, and the journal is also supported by an advisory board representing many specialties across the spectrum of family practice.

In addition, online access to content in new issues is available for AAFP members and paid subscribers. Free full text is available for selected items; see more at American Family Physician.

The New England Journal of Medicine

The New England Journal of Medicine touts itself as the world’s leading medical journal and website. Published continuously for more than 200 years, NEJM presents rigorous academic research combined with engaging clinical content to educators, physicians and the worldwide health care community.

In addition, NEJM’s mission is to share the most relevant content that combines biomedical science and clinical practice and to present it in understandable and clinically useful formats that shape health care delivery and improve patient outcomes.

Edited by Jeffrey M. Drazen, M.D., NEJM provides delayed open access to its research articles six months after publication.

Annals of Internal Medicine

Annals of Internal Medicine, which was established in 1927 by the American College of Physicians, exists to achieve several lofty goals:

·      Promote medical excellence

·      Empower physicians and other health care professionals to be highly informed members of both the specific medical community and society at large

·      Improve medical research conduct and reporting standards

·      Positively contribute to improving the health of populations worldwide.

To achieve this mission, the journal promotes a varied collection of original content, including practice guidelines and other submissions relevant to everyday clinical practice. However, in this journal you’ll also find review articles and explorations of such diverse topics as health care policy, medical education, health care delivery, ethics and research methodology, and public health.

Christine Laine, M.D., MPH, serves as editor-in-chief, and the Annals offers a hybrid open access model.

Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine

The Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine is the official periodical of the American Board of Family Medicine. It has been published since 1988.

JABFM makes its articles available free of charge to all readers and is indexed by PubMed, Medline, Index Medicus and other services.

Edited by Marjorie A. Bowman, M.D., MPA, JABFM publishes six issues per year, comprising original material from authors with new insights that contribute to greater understanding of and advocacy for family medicine – both its research and its clinical practice.

JABFM also encourages healthy dialogue around the specialty of family medicine and serves as a source of news from the ABFM.

Canadian Family Physician

Canadian Family Physician, an open-access, rigorous academic publication, is the official journal of the College of Family Physicians of Canada. As such, its mission is to ensure that practitioners, researchers, educators and policy makers are appropriately informed on current issues and remain in touch with current theory within the discipline of family medicine.

In addition, Canadian Family Physician shares its content with family physicians in all types of practice throughout Canada in both English and French, as it encourages continued development of family medicine as a discipline and advocates for the ongoing improvement of patient care outcomes.

Furthermore, the journal is edited by Curtis Handford, M.D., CCFP, MHSC, and is available by subscription. See more at Canadian Family Physician.

The Physician and Sportsmedicine

The Physician and Sportsmedicine is a peer-reviewed, clinically focused publication chiefly targeting primary care physicians. Typical journal content explores new drug discoveries that can advance treatment and recovery, along with discussing medical aspects of exercise therapy for a diverse collection of medical conditions. In addition, content addresses innovative primary care-focused treatments, along with objectively critiquing the limits of these treatments in both stabilization and recovery.

Editor-in-Chief Robert M. Guthrie, M.D. leads the editorial board, and the journal is available by either individual or institutional subscription. Learn more at The Physician and Sportsmedicine.

Annals of Emergency Medicine

Serving as the official journal of the American College of Emergency Physicians, Annals of Emergency Medicine is an international, peer-reviewed academic publication that seeks to raise the quality of emergency care by promoting rigorous science for emergency medicine and its related specialties. Consequently, Annals publishes clinical reports, fresh, new research, opinions and educational content directly tied to the teaching, practice and research of emergency medicine.

In addition to general emergency medicine topics, Annals may accept content on pediatric emergency medicine, injury and disease prevention, toxicology, disaster management, out-of-hospital emergency medical services, and even health policy and ethics.

The editorial board is led by Michael L. Callahan, M.D., and the journal is available via subscription. Furthermore, the team welcomes submissions from international contributors and researchers of all specialties. See more at The Annals of Emergency Medicine.

Australian Family Physician (Australian Journal of General Practice)

Australian Family Physician served as the peer-reviewed, scholarly journal of The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners from 1971 to 2017. However, beginning in January 2018, it was renamed as AJGP: Australian Journal of General Practice.

The Australian Journal of General Practice provides meaningful, evidence-based, clinical content to Australian GPs with the goal of assisting them as they provide effective patient care outcomes. Generally, journal content is applicable to the diverse geographic and social contexts in which GPs work across the country, along with addressing the variety of roles a GP can play with his/her patients:  opinion leader, clinician, educator, researcher and practice team member, just to name a few.

In addition, the journal’s editor-in-chief is Stephan Margolis, OAM, and it is available via subscription. See more at the Australian Journal of General Practice.

The American Journal of Surgery

The American Journal of Surgery is an open-access, peer-reviewed publication that specifically targets the general surgeon who performs vascular, abdominal, head and neck, cancer, breast, colorectal and other forms of general surgery. As the official journal of seven major surgical societies, AJS shares their official papers, along with editorials, original clinical studies, brief reports, book reviews and correspondence.

The AJS is edited by K.I. Bland, M.D.

International Journal of Surgery

The International Journal of Surgery is an open-access publication heavily invested in the global advancement of surgical education, research and clinical practice. Consequently, the journal seeks to encourage continued innovation in surgical techniques and approaches through the careful dissemination of knowledge, ideas and best practices across surgical specialties.

Edited by J. Lau, the IJS provides readers with critical, carefully curated and timely content that addresses relevant advances in the field of surgery.

Learn more at the International Journal of Surgery.

The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery

The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery publishes academic, peer-reviewed articles on diseases affecting the heart, lungs, blood vessels and thorax. Thus, the journal places special emphasis on surgical interventions. As an official publication of The American Association for Thoracic Surgery and The Western Thoracic Surgical Association, the Journal focuses on innovative approaches and new insights in various forms of cardiac surgery.

Offering open access options, the journal is edited by Richard D. Weisel, M.D. For more information, visit the Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery.

Plastic Surgery

Plastic Surgery (Chirurgie Plastique), boasts the role of official publication of the Canadian Society of Plastic Surgeons, Group for the Advancement of Microsurgery, the Canadian Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, and the Canadian Society for Surgery of the Hand. As such, the journal plays a key role in promoting each society’s guidelines, Canadian research in general and continued medical education. It is edited by Edward W. Buchel and available via subscription only.

See more at Plastic Surgery.

Annals of Surgery

Annals of Surgery shares insights on major contributions to the development of surgical science and practice, with a focus on the international medical community. Many surgeons look to Annals of Surgery for the latest content outlining innovations in both practice and technique.For example, special sample editorial features include  content such as “Advances in Surgical Technique,” which provides the most recent analysis of current clinical issues, plus monthly review articles that address pressing practice concerns.

Editor-in-chief is Keith D. Lillemoe, M.D., and the journal offers open access options. See additional information at the Annals of Surgery.

Journal of Surgical Research

The Journal of Surgical Research: Clinical and Laboratory Investigation shares original, fresh research that centers on both clinical and laboratory investigations – as long as they are applicable to both the teaching and the practice of surgery. In addition, the journal, edited by Scott LeMaire, M.D., veers toward content related to clinical investigations or fundamental research that directly impacts surgical management.

For more, visit the Journal of Surgical Research: Clinical and Laboratory Investigation.

Aesthetic Surgery Journal

Aesthetic Surgery Journal is an international, peer-reviewed publication that focuses on innovative clinical techniques and the latest scientific developments that are applicable to aesthetic surgery. As the official journal of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, ASJ  also is the official English-language journal of many international societies of plastic, reconstructive and aesthetic surgery. It also serves as the official journal of the Canadian Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, the Rhinoplasty Society and the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons.

Furthermore, Foad Nahai, M.D., serves as editor-in-chief; both print and online versions are available via subscription at Aesthetic Surgery Journal.

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery® explores the latest innovations within all areas of plastic and reconstructive surgery, including burn repair, experimental studies, cosmetic surgery, hand microsurgery, breast reconstruction and maxillofacial reconstruction and as well as up-to-date content on various medicolegal issues that are of interest to the plastic surgery community.

The journal is edited by Rod J. Rohrich, M.D. In addition, alI subscribers enjoy full access to the journal’s website, which features videos of reconstructive and cosmetic procedures, podcasts and comprehensive article archives.

Journal of Medical Case Reports

Journal of Medical Case Reports curates and presents to readers a wide selection of case reports from across the full spectrum of medical disciplines. Edited by Michael Kidd, AM, plus a highly credentialed editorial board, the journal welcomes case reports that have educational and clinical value – and that add to the body of general medical knowledge. It is also considered a leader in the open-access world.

See Journal of Medical Case Reports for more.

Journal of Pediatric Surgery

This open-access publication promotes original research contributions, along with featuring an international abstracts section and other unique editorial sections to establish itself as the most current source of content related to pediatric surgery. Furthermroe, the journal, edited by G.W. Holcomb III, M.D., has a mission to help improve the surgical care of infants and children, not only through innovations in surgical techniques, physiology and pathology, but also through better understanding and attending to the unique emotional and physical needs of the youngest patients.

Learn more by visiting the Journal of Pediatric Surgery.

British Journal of Surgery

The British Journal of Surgery is published on behalf of the BJS Society Ltd. by John Wiley & Sons Ltd. and supports the society’s objectives to advance and improve education in surgery and to diffuse knowledge on new and improved methods of teaching and practicing surgery in all its branches.

In addition, J.J. Earnshaw serves as editor-in-chief, and the Journal offers limited free access, along with a subscription model. Learn more at the British Journal of Surgery.


Arthroscopy, considered by some as the leading publication in its field, enables readers to explore the application of various emerging arthroscopic techniques. Consequently, the journal challenges its readers to carefully consider both the advantages and disadvantages of these methods, especially in relation to their overall practice value. As a special incentive, paid subscribers also receive access to the journal’s expanded website.

In addition, online features include full text of all print articles, plus video clips, short reports and MEDLINE links to related articles. The publication is edited by J.H. Lubowitz, M.D., and also is available via open access.

The Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery

The Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery® is a publication that explores scientific developments that help advance appropriate care of the severely injured and critically ill surgical patient. Thus, the journal places a high priority on original and impactful research that helps fulfill this objective. In addition, this publication typically accepts systematic reviews, algorithms and guidelines that incorporate the soundest scientific evidence currently available.

Furthermore, editor-in-chief is E. Moore, M.D., and the journal offers both subscription and open access options. See more at the Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery.

The Annals of Thoracic Surgery

The mission of the Annals of Thoracic Surgery is to promote scholarship in cardiothoracic surgery patient care, clinical practice, research, education and policy. As the official journal of two of the largest American associations in its specialty, the Annals of Thoracic Surgery boasts highly credentialed editorial leadership from editor-in-chief Alexander Patterson, M.D., and maintains rigorous selection standards. It also supports open access.

For more information, visit the Annals of Thoracic Surgery.

World Journal of Surgery

World Journal of Surgery is the official publication of the International Society of Surgery/Societe Internationale de Chirurgie.  Under the editorial leadership of Dr. Julie Ann Sosa, World Journal of Surgery presents a comprehensive global platform for the most reliable content regarding major clinical problems related to the fields of surgical education and clinical and experimental surgery, plus examining the socioeconomic aspects of surgical care.  In addition, the editorial board, comprising a group of distinguished surgeons from around the globe, regularly reviews and selects final submissions.

The journal makes open access options available; to learn more, visit World Journal of Surgery.

Journal of Neurosurgery

Since 1944, the Journal of Neurosurgery has been recognized by many across the globe for its sound and reliable explorations of  clinical and laboratory research, plus innovative surgical techniques and instruments. In addition, the Journal maintains a rigorous focus on presentation of scientific and medical advances that reflects the highest quality.

The Journal of Neurosurgery is the most highly cited journal in neurosurgery, according to Thomson Reuters’ Journal Citation Reports. It is edited by James T. Rutka, M.D., Ph.D., published monthly and available by individual or institutional subscription. See more at the Journal of Neurosurgery.

Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research

The Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research seeks to promote research studies related to musculoskeletal issues. Advancing technologies and increasing clinical expectations from both patients and doctors are driving the field toward an unprecedented spike in clinical orthopedic research, particularly in the fields of sports medicine, spinal surgery, traumatology and joint replacement, among others.

In addition, under the leadership of editor-in-chief Nicola Maffulli, JOSR encourages multidisciplinary research that features collaboration among clinicians and scientists from across a variety of disciplines.

Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery

The Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery explores and discusses timely developments in gastrointestinal surgery. Consequently, typical content includes book reports, original content exploring surgery of the digestive tract, symposia, gastrointestinal images, guest submissions, subject reviews, editorial columns, conference results, letters and more.

As the official publication of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract, the journal, under the guidance of editors-in-chief R.A. Hodin and T.M. Pawlik, serves to spur discussion around innovations related to surgery and diseases of the gastrointestinal tract –and offers an open choice publication option. See more.

Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

This monthly, open-access journal features thorough discussions and reviews of important developments, new techniques and innovative ideas in the fields of oral and maxillofacial surgery. Thus, its practical content can help readers develop methods to handle everything from TMJ disorders and dentoalveolar surgery to  facial injuries and deformities, oral cancer and jaw reconstruction. The journal also features helpful reviews of new instruments and diagnostic equipment, plus modern therapeutic drugs and devices.

Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery is recommended for subscription by the Dental Section of the Medical Library Association. James R. Hupp serves as editor-in-chief .

European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery

The European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery makes available an open-access medium for the dissemination of rigorous scientific studies that exemplify meaningful progress in both cardiac and thoracic surgery. To that end, the journal typically features explorations of impactful clinical and experimental innovations involving surgeries of the heart, the great vessels and the chest. The European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery is an international journal – its editorial team welcomes submissions from across the globe.

In addition, Friedhelm Beyersdorf serves as editor-in-chief; see more at the European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery.

Dermatologic Surgery

Dermatologic Surgery focuses on the most clinically comprehensive and timely content within its field. This unique, open-access monthly journal provides a thorough and comprehensive representation of content. Furthermore, its features are applicable to cosmetic and reconstructive skin surgery and skin cancer. This publication is exclusively devoted to the study and discussion of dermatologic surgery. It also features extensive illustrations, peer-reviewed original articles, literature reviews, case reports and more.

William Coleman, M.D., serves as editor-in-chief; for more information, visit Dermatologic Surgery.

Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery

The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery’s mission is to improve musculoskeletal health across the globe. To this end, the Journal delivers relevant and accessible content for researchers, clinicians and orthopedic care teams. The Journal presents evidence-based research studies that focus on enhancing the quality of care and positive patient outcomes. Under the editorial guidance of Marc F. Swiontkowski, M.D., the Journal publishes bimonthly.

Additional features online include instructional videos, podcasts, social sharing  and continuing education activities. Also, this journal supports open access.

The Bone & Joint Journal

Edited by Fares Haddad, the Bone & Joint Journal is owned and published by The British Editorial Society of Bone & Joint Surgery. The Society was established with the main goal of promoting and improving education in orthopedic surgery and its related branches of surgery. The Society also seeks to promote innovative approaches to the teaching and practice of orthopedic surgery. This journal supports open access; see more at the Bone & Joint Journal.

American Journal of Transplantation

The American Journal of Transplantation serves as a forum for rigorous discussion and debate. In addition, it strives to effect change and be a major catalyst for improving patient outcomes. In addition, the Journal seeks to advance scientific and clinical knowledge within this field. Published monthly under the editorial guidance of Allan Kirk, the Journal remains a key reference for researchers and clinicians. In addition, the journal is available via subscription. See more at the American Journal of Transplantation.

Surgical Innovation

Surgical Innovation: Advances in Minimally Invasive Surgical Science, Technology, and Training focuses on the reimagining of surgery. This revolution closely ties to new instruments such as laparoscopes and endoscopes. The resulting minimally invasive surgical techniques and corresponding new technologies also play a role.

Each issue of Surgical Innovation: Advances in Minimally Invasive Surgical Science, Technology, and Training presents content from across clinical practice. Also, the journal shares significant research from the basic sciences and applicable insights from the business of surgical practice.

Readers can access this publication via subscription on a bi-monthly publication schedule. In addition, its editorial team is led by Adrian E. Park and Lee Swanstrom. For more information, visit Surgical Innovation: Advances in Minimally Invasive Surgical Science, Technology, and Training.

Vascular and Endovascular Surgery

Vascular and Endovascular Surgery targets vascular specialists in surgical, endovascular and other medical treatments of vascular disease. Its editor-in-chief is Thomas Maldonado, M.D., FACS. VES focuses on original scientific studies on vascular intervention. Consequently, this includes, but is not limited to, new endovascular therapies for aneurysm, peripheral artery, carotid and venous conditions. In addition, this journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics.

The journal is available via subscription. See more at Vascular and Endovascular Surgery.

Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery

Vipin Zamvar and David Taggart serve as editors-in-chief of the Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery. As an open-access publication, the journal addresses all aspects of research in the field of cardiothoracic surgery. Thus, the journal typically selects scientific studies that document both experimental and clinical innovations. Content covers topics from pediatric conditions and transplantation to clinical trials, surgical techniques, survival rates, surgical complications and their outcomes.

Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery appeals to cardiothoracic surgeons, cardiothoracic anesthesiologists, cardiologists, chest physicians and allied health professionals.

Scandinavian Journal of Surgery

The Scandinavian Journal of Surgery is the official publication of the Finnish Surgical Society and the Scandinavian Surgical Society. The journal makes a concerted effort to reflect the interests of its diverse international readership. For example, it focuses on both original and review articles from across the full spectrum of surgical fields and specialties.

Furthermore, the journal’s key focus remains on the rapidly advancing specialty of clinical surgery. However, the editorial board also welcomes experimental research related to other surgical topics. SJS does not publish case reports and is available via subscription.

In addition, editor-in-chief is Ari Leppaniemi; for more information, visit Scandinavian Journal of Surgery.

Aesthetic Plastic Surgery

Aesthetic Plastic Surgery shares original articles that explore new techniques and promote the art of aesthetic plastic surgery. Thus, much of its content explores surgical craftsmanship. However, some selections may surgical procedure complications and methods to remedy or prevent them. In addition, the journal questions long-established techniques and debates which should be modified, improved or abandoned.

Editor-in-chief is Bahman Guyuron, and this journal offers an open access option. More information is available at Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.

JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery

JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery primarily addresses innovations in reconstructive and aesthetic procedures. Furthermore, the journal emphases those that can ultimately improve patients’ outcomes and overall quality of life post-surgery. The journal also pushes toward a stronger scientific understanding of both wound healing and facial development.

JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery is released online at a weekly frequency and also appears in six print/online editions per year. Without any author fees, all research articles are made freely accessible online 12 months after publication on the website. John S. Rhee, MD, MPH serves as editor.

Annals of Pediatric Surgery

The Annals of Pediatric Surgery emphasizes technical innovation, clinical care and original research within the content presented. Thus, the journal favors original papers and research studies in order to serve pediatric surgeons across the globe.

Furthermore, topics explored in this journal range from general pediatric surgery, to pediatric otolaryngology and pediatric plastic/reconstructive surgery. Content may also address pediatric urology, pediatric surgical training and accreditation.

This journal offers an open access option and is edited by Essam Elhalaby. Visit the Annals of Pediatric Surgery for more information.

Surgical Endoscopy

Surgical Endoscopy provides a forum to explore innovations in ultrasound, interventional endoscopy and other emerging techniques. Consequently, the focus remains on the fields of gastroenterology, urology, obstetrics and gynecology. Thoracic, gastroenterological, orthopedic, traumatic and pediatric surgery may also be addressed. In addition, Surgical Endoscopy serves as an international platform for discussing myriad aspects of interventional endoscopy and ultrasound.  

Also, the Open Choice option allows authors to make research immediately available to general public. Editors-in-chief are G.B. Hanna and M.A. Talamini. See more at Surgical Endoscopy.

Journal of Neurosurgery-Spine

Featuring the types of content originally featured in the Journal of Neurosurgery, the Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine eventually separated from the parent publication. The change supported acknowledgement of the critical role spine surgery plays within neurosurgical practice.

Although independent since 2004, the Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine remains a key part of the Journal of Neurosurgery family. As such, it features such content as “Repeated Recurrence of Thoracic Spine Stenosis Following Decompression Alone for Ossification of the Ligamentum Flavum: Case Report.”

Journal of Cardiac Surgery

Journal of Cardiac Surgery explores the most current surgical treatments of cardiac disease. Its readers also value its recurring sections such as professional opportunities, the cardiovascular disease portal, book recommendations and more.

Furthermore, with Editor-in-Chief Harold Lazar, M.D. and an international editorial board, JCS maintains its reputation as a cornerstone clinical publication.

Editorial coverage features content on topics such as endovascular stent placement, stented and stentless valves, transplantation and more.

In addition, the journal is available via subscription – see more at Journal of Cardiac Surgery.

Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases

Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases serves as the official journal of the Brazilian Society for Bariatric Surgery and the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. As such, it presents an international platform for disseminating peer-reviewed articles of the most rigorous quality. These selections should be supported with sound, objective data regarding innovations in the treatment of severe obesity.

Selected articles typically explore how obesity’s psychiatric, physiological and social factors are affected by surgically induced weight loss. The editorial board includes many prominent and well-respected scholars who review manuscripts with no knowledge of the authors.

This journal provides open access options and is edited by Harvey Sugerman, M.D., FACS and Raul Rosenthjal, M.D., FACS, FASMBS. See Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases for more.

Current Problems in Surgery

Each month, Current Problems in Surgery  examines a single clinical challenge, disease state or condition that may manifest for general surgery patients. Journal content may also explore topics related to surgical research and/or emerging innovations in surgical subspecialties.

Current Problems in Surgery, under the editorial leadership of Stanley W. Ashley, publishes content along the lines of, “The Intestinal Microbiome and Surgical Disease,” and “Environmentalism in Surgical Practice.”

This publication supports open access. See more at Current Problems in Surgery.

Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry

The Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry encompasses the entire spectrum of neurological sciences. However, its keenest focus remains on more common disorders, like stroke, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, epilepsy, etc.

With early online publication, regular podcasts and a robust archive, JNNP is considered a trailblazer publication. Subscribers to JNNP also have access to Practical Neurology and the Journal of NeuroInterventional Surgery.

Edited by Matthew C. Kiernan, the Journal offers subscriptions, along with a hybrid open access option. See more.

Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery

The Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery is a global academic publication and also serves as official journal of both the American Association of Feline Practitioners and the International Society of Feline Medicine.

JFMS is targeted at both researchers and practitioners, with a focus on the clinical veterinary healthcare of domestic cats. The journal shares original research and case series, plus state-of-the-art review articles and consensus guidelines that the editorial team typically commissions.

Margie Scherk and Andy Sparkes serve as editors, and the Journal offers both individual and institutional subscriptions. See more.

World Journal for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery

The World Journal for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery, published on a bimonthly basis, exists to encourage and share new insights pertaining to pediatric heart diseases. As the official journal of the World Society for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery, the European Congenital Heart Surgeons Association and the Congenital Heart Surgeons’ Society, WJPCHS emphasizes surgical aspects of caring for primarily infants and children, though some content may also address adults.

Led by Marshall Jacobs, the journal’s international editorial team comprises practitioners and researchers in cardiology, anesthesia, critical care, congenital heart surgery and nursing. This journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics.

This journal is available by subscription; see more at the World Journal for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery.

Obesity Surgery

Obesity Surgery serves as the official journal of the International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders. As such, it provides a platform for the newest techniques and research for treatment of obesity and metabolic disorders. Typical content may include clinical reports, letters to the editor and original research, among much more.

In addition, this journal offers an Open Choice option to ensure open access; its editor-in-chief is Scott Shikora. See more at Obesity Surgery.

Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery

The Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery focuses on techniques to treat upper extremity diseases and injuries. This includes the arm, elbow and shoulder girdle.  

The Journal represents a global platform for discussing ideas related to new instruments, materials and techniques. Consequently, it features vivid illustrations, photos, and diagrams that effectively explore various surgical approaches. Typical areas of content focus include diseases and injuries of the rotator cuff, dislocations, imaging techniques, fractures, arthritis and more.

Also, this publication supports open access and is edited by William J. Mallon, M.D. To learn more, visit the Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery.

Journal of Robotic Surgery

Under the guidance of Editor-in-Chief David Albala, the Journal of Robotic Surgery shares a variety of content featuring surgical specialties. For example, topics may include cardiac surgery, orthopedics, adult and pediatric urology, neurosurgery, gynecology, general surgery and ENT. Furthermore, content may explore how the advent of robotic surgery has reduced “collateral damage” suffered with more invasive surgeries.

In addition, this publication supports open access; see more at the Journal of Robotic Surgery.

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