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About the Journal
Name of Journal World Journal of Surgical Procedures
Title Abbreviation World J Surg Proced
ISSN 2219-2832 (online)
DOI 10.5412
Background World Journal of Surgical Procedures (WJSP, World J Surg Proced) is a high-quality, online, open-access, single-blind peer-reviewed journal published by the Baishideng Publishing Group (Baishideng). WJSP accepts both solicited and unsolicited manuscripts. Articles published in WJSP are high-quality, clinical and basic, influential research articles by established academic authors as well as new researchers. The paramount objective of WJSP is to showcase and promote distinguished research in the field of surgical procedures, to help advance development of this field. The types of articles published in WJSP include Editorial, Opinion Review, Frontier, Review, Minireview, Clinical Research, Basic Study, Systematic Review, Meta-analysis, Evidence-based Medicine, Field of Vision, Clinical Guidelines, Letter to the Editor, and Case Report.

The primary aim of WJSP is to provide scholars and readers from various fields of surgical procedures with a platform to publish high-quality clinical and basic research articles and communicate their research findings online. In order to ensure the quality, timeliness, fairness, and transparency of publication, WJSP has implemented a variety of measures as follows: 

First, authors are recommended to prepare their articles according to the appropriate international publication recommendations, including the STROBE Statement, CONSORT 2010 Statement, PRISMA 2009 Checklist, and CARE Checklist – 2016: Information for writing a case report. It is recommended that non-native English-speaking authors improve the language quality of their manuscript before submitting. It is also recommended to all authors to perform automated similarity detection, such as with Similarity Check by CrossRef, to ensure the manuscript’s similarity is < 30%. Both of these two features are closely related to peer review and first-decision making for the manuscript. For all articles involving human studies and/or animal experiments, before their acceptance, author(s) must provide the related formal ethics documents that were reviewed and approved by their local ethical review committee. For full guidelines for authors, please visit: https://www.wjgnet.com/bpg/gerinfo/204.

Second, articles published in WJSP must undergo rigorous external, cross-international peer review. WJSP peer reviewers come from different countries, chosen independently by artificial intelligence technique or our Editorial Office, and not recommended by the authors, to ensure fairness and protect integrity of the peer review process. For the full peer-review process, please visit: https://www.wjgnet.com/bpg/gerinfo/241.

Third, designation of co-first authors and/or co-corresponding authors is permitted.  For the policy of allowing co-first authors and co-corresponding authors who made equal contribution to a manuscript, please visit: https://www.wjgnet.com/bpg/GerInfo/310.

Fourth, WJSP's acceptance of a manuscript for publication is based on its novelty, innovativeness, data accuracy, image reliability, clear language expression, and ethical requirements. 

Fifth, in general, for the majority of manuscripts submitted to any Baishideng journal, the first decision/peer review procedure can be done within 28 days from the date that the journal receives the manuscript, other than this the maximum time will not exceed 90 days; the second decision, from the author submission of the revised version to its final determination for acceptance/rejection can be done within 28 days, other than this the maximum time will not exceed 38 days; and most of the accepted papers can be published online within 20 days, other than this the maximum time will not exceed 30 days.

Finally, the peer review report, author’s response to the peer review report, biostatistics review certificate, copyright license agreement, institutional ethics committee approval document, informed consent document(s), conflict-of-interest statement, CrossCheck detection report, corresponding authors’ personal ORCID numbers, funding information, language editing certificate, and other relevant documents will be published online along with the article to allow for an open and transparent publishing process.

Scope WJSP mainly publishes articles reporting research results obtained in the field of surgical procedures and covering a wide range of topics, including ablation techniques, ambulatory surgical procedures, surgical anastomosis, assisted circulation, bariatric surgery, biopsy, bloodless medical and surgical procedures, non-therapeutic body modification, cardiovascular surgical procedures, curettage, debridement, surgical decompression, deep brain stimulation, device removal, digestive system surgical procedures, dissection, drainage, electrosurgery, endocrine surgical procedures, extracorporeal circulation, surgical hemostasis, laparotomy, ligation, lymph node excision, mastectomy, metastatsectomy, microsurgery, intraoperative monitoring, obstetric surgical procedures, neurosurgical procedures, ophthalmologic surgical procedures, oral surgical procedures, orthopedic procedures, ostomy, pelvic exenteration, perioperative care, perioperative period, prosthesis implantation, punctures, reconstructive surgical procedures, reoperation, second-look surgery, splenectomy, computer-assisted surgery, elective surgical procedures, minimally invasive surgical procedures, minor surgical procedures, symphysiotomy, thoracic surgical procedures, transplantation, ultrasonic surgical procedures, urogenital surgical procedures, and wound closure techniques.
Open Access Open access
Indexing/Abstracting The WJSP is now abstracted and indexed in Reference Citation Analysis, China Science and Technology Journal Database, and Superstar Journals Database.
Journal Metrics There is currently no impact factor.
Article Processing Charge Article processing charge
Editors-in-Chief Pankaj Kumar Garg, Dinesh Vyas
Publisher Publisher
Research Domain Surgery
Article Reprints Article reprints
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