New Article Type: JOGS Research Communications
What they are: Research Communications are condensed original topics focusing on clinical or basic science. A Research Communications will include important, but brief and straightforward, results.
Requirements: Research Communications submitted to Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery should not exceed 600 words including body text and figure / table legends. Abstracts are not allowed for this article type. A maximum of seven authors are allowed for Research Communications. Up to two (2) figures may be included. If appropriate, a reference list limited to no more than six (6) references may be provided. Please include a title page.
All Research Communications are fully indexed in PubMed, Scopus, Web of Science and other indexing services; just as all articles published in Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery.
Want to know what a Research Communication looks like to write one yourself? Here's an example.