UPDATES in Surgery (UPIS) is an international journal dedicated to the art of surgical sciences. It provides a valuable synopsis of the most noteworthy developments in surgical techniques. In addition to its focus on general surgery, the journal places special attention on cutting edge topics and emerging surgical fields as well as monothematic issues guest edited by well-known experts.

The journal regularly publishes editorials, systematic reviews, original articles, technical notes and Letters to the Editor.

UPIS is the official journal of the Italian Society of Surgery and presents the best of Italian surgical works in continuous collaboration with the international surgical community.

The main purpose of the journal is to encourage a rigorous debate and a continuous refinement of the standards of care. In addition,

· UPIS’ accepted articles are published online within two weeks of acceptance

· UPIS’ articles are peer reviewed by at least two renowned surgeons who are experts in their field

· UPIS’ articles benefit from an online platform that encourages article sharing and posting on social media

· We encourage you to follow UPIS on Twitter (@UpdatesSurgery; https://twitter.com/UpdatesSurgery)

  • Provide valuable updates on the most recent developments of surgical techniques
  • Forces the community of surgeons to a rigorous debate and a continuous refinement of the standards of care
  • Online publication within 2 weeks after acceptance

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Editor-in-Chief
  • Francesco Basile,
  • Fulvio Calise
Publishing model
Hybrid (Transformative Journal). Learn about publishing Open Access with us

Journal metrics

2.797 (2020)
Impact factor
3.524 (2020)
Five year impact factor
51 days
Submission to first decision
102 days
Submission to acceptance
120,333 (2020)
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Electronic ISSN
2038-3312
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  1. ANVUR
  2. CLOCKSS
  3. CNKI
  4. CNPIEC
  5. Current Contents/Clinical Medicine
  6. Dimensions
  7. EBSCO Discovery Service
  8. Google Scholar
  9. INIS Atomindex
  10. Japanese Science and Technology Agency (JST)
  11. Medline
  12. Naver
  13. OCLC WorldCat Discovery Service
  14. Portico
  15. ProQuest-ExLibris Primo
  16. ProQuest-ExLibris Summon
  17. SCImago
  18. SCOPUS
  19. Science Citation Index Expanded (SciSearch)
  20. Semantic Scholar
  21. TD Net Discovery Service
  22. UGC-CARE List (India)
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