Instructions to Authors


General

The World Journal of Surgery publishes original articles that offer significant contributions to knowledge in the broad fields of clinical surgery, experimental surgery and related sciences, surgical education and the socioeconomic aspects of surgical care. The Journal has an international circulation and is designed to serve as a medium for rapid dissemination of new and important information about the science and art of surgery throughout the world. In the interests of a wide international readership, use of the English language is required. Articles are accepted for publication with the understanding that they, or their substantive contents, have not been and will not be submitted to any other publication. Submit manuscripts through Manuscript Central.


Letters and book reviews

Letters to the Editor that pertain to material previously published in the World Journal of Surgery will be considered for publication. Such letters should not exceed 500 words in length and should include the name, academic degrees, departmental and institutional affiliations, and address of the author. The editorial board reserves the right to accept, reject or excerpt letters without changing the views expressed by the author.

The World Journal of Surgery is pleased to receive and review new books published in the English language. If books are mailed to the Editorial Office, these books will be reviewed by our editorial board, and the review will generally be published within 6 months of the book's receipt.


Editor-in-Chief

John G. Hunter, MD
Editor-in-Chief
World Journal of Surgery
Department of Surgery
Oregon Health & Science University
3181 SW Sam Jackson Park Road,
L223 Portland
OR 97239-3098
USA
Phone:        +1 503 494 09 97
Fax:        +1 503 274 94 33
Email:        worldjsurg@ohsu.edu