Techniques in Coloproctology is an international journal devoted to epidemiolologic, pathologic, diagnostic and therapeutic studies relevant to the management of colorectal and pelvic floor diseases. The journal also encourages submission of articles on colorectal motility disorders (including rehabilitative and pathophysiologic aspects). Reviews, original articles and technical notes with many detailed illustrations as well as multimedia articles render this publication indispensable for coloproctologists and related specialists. The journal is strongly recommended to those who wish to be updated on recent developments in the field, and improve the standards of their work.

Techniques in Coloproctology is the official journal of the following societies:

Italian Society of Colorectal Surgery (SICCR)

Israel Society of Colon and Rectal Surgery (ISCRS)

Hong Kong Society Coloproctology

  • International in scope, presenting the latest progress in diagnostic and operative procedures
  • Covers imaging, clinical physiology, laparoscopy, open abdominal surgery and proctoperineology
  • Offers reviews, original articles, technical notes, short communications
  • 95% of authors who answered a survey reported that they would definitely publish or probably publish in the journal again

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Editor-in-Chief
  • Giuseppe Gagliardi,
  • Jonathan Lund
Publishing model
Hybrid. Open Access options available

Journal metrics

2.635 (2018)
Impact factor
2.402 (2018)
Five year impact factor
38 days
Submission to first decision
101 days
Submission to acceptance
234,717 (2019)
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1128-045X
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1123-6337
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