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
  • Giampiero Campanelli
Publishing model
Hybrid (Transformative Journal). Learn about publishing Open Access with us

Journal metrics

2.768 (2019)
Impact factor
2.484 (2019)
Five year impact factor
24 days
Submission to first decision
72 days
Submission to acceptance
326,263 (2020)

Latest articles

Societies, partners and affiliations


Note this is only the net price. Taxes will be calculated during checkout.
  • Immediate online access with complete access to all articles starting 1997
  • Downloadable in PDF format
  • Subscription expires 12/31/2021

About this journal

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

Rights and permissions

Springer policies

© Springer-Verlag France SAS, part of Springer Nature