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, subject reviews, book reports 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
  • Free app available on iTunes and Google Play Store

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Editor-in-Chief
  • Richard A. Hodin,
  • Timothy M. Pawlik
Publishing model
Hybrid. Open Access options available

Journal metrics

2.686 (2018)
Impact factor
2.982 (2018)
Five year impact factor
30 days
Submission to first decision
89 days
Submission to acceptance
275,807 (2018)
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Electronic ISSN
1873-4626
Print ISSN
1091-255X
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