The General Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery is the official publication of The Japanese Association for Thoracic Surgery and The Japanese Association for Chest Surgery, the affiliated journal of The Japanese Society for Cardiovascular Surgery, that publishes clinical and experimental studies in fields related to thoracic and cardiovascular surgery.
  • Impact Factor (2018):1.219
  • 91% 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
  • Hideyuki Shimizu
Publishing model
Hybrid. Open Access options available

Journal metrics

1.219 (2018)
Impact factor
33 days
Submission to first decision
114 days
Submission to acceptance
117,193 (2018)
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Electronic ISSN
1863-6713
Print ISSN
1863-6705
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