Aims and scope

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)