Hernia was founded in 1997 by Jean P. Chevrel with the purpose of promoting clinical studies and basic research as they apply to groin hernias and the abdominal wall . Since that time, a true revolution in the field of hernia studies has transformed the field from a ”simple” disease to one that is very specialized. While the majority of surgeries for primary inguinal and abdominal wall hernia are performed in hospitals worldwide, complex situations such as multi recurrences, complications, abdominal wall reconstructions and others are being studied and treated in specialist centers. As a result, major institutions and societies are creating specific parameters and criteria to better address the complexities of hernia surgery.

Hernia is a journal written by surgeons who have made abdominal wall surgery their specific field of interest, but we will consider publishing content from any surgeon who wishes to improve the science of this field. The Journal aims to ensure that hernia surgery is safer and easier for surgeons as well as patients, and provides a forum to all surgeons in the exchange of new ideas, results, and important research that is the basis of professional activity.

Hernia is a rigorously peer reviewed journal that regularly publishes specific topical issues and collections in addition to original articles, and is affiliated with the European Hernia Society (EHS), the Americas Hernia Society (AHS), the Canadian Hernia Society, and the Asia Pacific Hernia Society (APHS)

  • Advances clinical studies and basic research applied to groin hernias, internal hernias, the abdominal wall, the diaphragm and the perineum
  • Written by surgeons for surgeons and other medical professionals
  • 100% of authors who answered a survey reported that they would definitely publish or probably publish in the journal again

Journal information

Editor-in-Chief Emeritus
  • Volker Schumpelick
Editor-in-Chief
  • Giampiero Campanelli
Publishing model
Hybrid. Open Access options available

Journal metrics

2.768 (2019)
Impact factor
2.484 (2019)
Five year impact factor
41 days
Submission to first decision
98 days
Submission to acceptance
271,892 (2019)
Downloads

Latest articles

Journal updates

  • COVID-19 and impact on peer review

    As a result of the significant disruption that is being caused by the COVID-19 pandemic we are very aware that many researchers will have difficulty in meeting the timelines associated with our peer review process during normal times.  Please do let us know if you need additional time. Our systems will continue to remind you of the original timelines but we intend to be highly flexible at this time.

View all updates

Societies, partners and affiliations

Subscribe

eJournal
$99.00
Note this is only the net price. Taxes will be calculated during checkout.
  • Immediate online access with complete access to all articles
  • Downloadable in PDF format
  • Subscription expires 12/31/2020

About this journal

Electronic ISSN
1248-9204
Print ISSN
1265-4906
Abstracted and indexed in
  1. CNKI
  2. Current Contents/Clinical Medicine
  3. Dimensions
  4. EBSCO Academic Search
  5. EBSCO Biomedical Reference Collection
  6. EBSCO CINAHL
  7. EBSCO Discovery Service
  8. EBSCO STM Source
  9. EMBASE
  10. EMCare
  11. Google Scholar
  12. Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China
  13. Japanese Science and Technology Agency (JST)
  14. Journal Citation Reports/Science Edition
  15. Medline
  16. Naver
  17. OCLC WorldCat Discovery Service
  18. ProQuest Biological Science Database
  19. ProQuest Central
  20. ProQuest Health & Medical Collection
  21. ProQuest Health Research Premium Collection
  22. ProQuest Immunology Abstracts
  23. ProQuest Medical Database
  24. ProQuest Natural Science Collection
  25. ProQuest Pharma Collection
  26. ProQuest SciTech Premium Collection
  27. ProQuest-ExLibris Primo
  28. ProQuest-ExLibris Summon
  29. Reaxys
  30. SCImago
  31. SCOPUS
  32. Science Citation Index Expanded (SciSearch)
  33. Semantic Scholar
  34. UGC-CARE List (India)
Copyright information

Rights and permissions

Springer policies

© Springer-Verlag France SAS, part of Springer Nature