The Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery is a scholarly, peer-reviewed journal that updates the surgeon on the latest developments in gastrointestinal surgery. The journal includes original articles on surgery of the digestive tract; gastrointestinal images; "How I Do It" articles, subject reviews, book reports, editorial columns, the SSAT Presidential Address, articles by a guest orator, symposia, letters, results of conferences and more. This is the official publication of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract. The journal functions as an outstanding forum for continuing education in surgery and diseases of the gastrointestinal tract.

  • Provides updates on the latest developments in gastrointestinal surgery
  • Includes original articles on surgery; Gastrointestinal Images; "How I Do It" articles, Research Communications, subject reviews, and more
  • Functions as a forum for continuing education in surgery and diseases of the gastrointestinal tract
  • 100% 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
  • Richard A. Hodin,
  • Timothy M. Pawlik
Publishing model
Hybrid. Open Access options available

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2.573 (2019)
Impact factor
2.869 (2019)
Five year impact factor
30 days
Submission to first decision
110 days
Submission to acceptance
308,921 (2019)
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Electronic ISSN
1873-4626
Print ISSN
1091-255X
Abstracted and indexed in
  1. CAB Abstracts
  2. CNKI
  3. Current Contents/Clinical Medicine
  4. EBSCO Academic Search
  5. EBSCO Biomedical Reference Collection
  6. EBSCO CINAHL
  7. EBSCO STM Source
  8. Japanese Science and Technology Agency (JST)
  9. Journal Citation Reports/Science Edition
  10. Medline
  11. Pathway Studio
  12. ProQuest Central
  13. ProQuest Health & Medical Collection
  14. ProQuest Health Research Premium Collection
  15. ProQuest Medical Database
  16. ProQuest Nursing & Allied Health Database
  17. ProQuest Pharma Collection
  18. SCImago
  19. SCOPUS
  20. Science Citation Index Expanded (SciSearch)
  21. Semantic Scholar
  22. UGC-CARE List (India)
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