About the Journal

Archives of Surgical Research (ASR) ASR ISSN: 2709-684X (Print), 2709-6858 (Online) is a double blind peer-reviewed quarterly ICMJE and COPE compliant journal dedicated to the local, national, and global advancement of surgical research, education and clinical practice. It aims to promote continued development in surgery through the dissemination of knowledge, ideas and good practice across surgical specialties. ASR provides readers with critically peer-reviewed, carefully selected and edited, and up-to-date publications about advancements in all surgery specialties.

The journal aims to uphold the highest standards at the cutting-edge of research, provide a focus for evidence-based medicine through the publication of review articles and special issues, and give the findings context through the publication of editorials, commentaries and letters from the surgical community. We encourage enforcement of reporting guidelines and encourage the registration of all research involving human participants in a publicly accessible research registry.

As a journal covering all surgical specialties, ASR aims to facilitate the transfer of important ideas and thought systems between and across specialties. Hence, ASR will help prevent the trend of increasing sub-specialization which leads to 'tunnel-vision' and the unfortunate concealment of important surgical advances within specific specialties.

The journal is ICMJE, DOAJ and COPE compliant and follows the guidelines and policies instututed by these bodies. Manuscripts which have been published as copyrighted material elsewhere cannot be submitted. In addition, manuscripts under review by the journal should not be resubmitted to copyrighted publications. However, by submitting a manuscript, the author(s) retain the rights to the published material. In case of publication they permit the use of their work under a CC-BY license [http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/], which allows others to copy, distribute and transmit the work as well as to adapt the work but not to make commercial use of it.