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World Journal of Surgery (WJS)


The World Journal of Surgery (WJS) is the official journal of the ISS/SIC and of the six Integrated Societies. It publishes selected original scientific reports on:

  • Advances in clinical surgery
  • Experimental surgery and related sciences
  • Surgical education
  • Socioeconomic aspects of surgical care

2017 Impact Factor: 2.766 (ranked 50 out of 200 Surgery titles)
2016 Impact Factor: 2.673 (ranked 58 out of 197 Surgery titles)
2015 Impact Factor: 2.523 (ranked 53 out of 200 Surgery titles)


WJS Editor in Chief: Julie Ann Sosa, Durham NC, USA

The World Journal of Surgery keeps you informed on the newest developments and outcomes. All Integrated Societies have the World Journal of Surgery (WJS) as their only official organ as well.

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