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

Journal information

  • Francesco Basile,
  • Fulvio Calise
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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)

Latest issue

Volume 73

Issue 4, August 2021

Thematic Session on Total Pancreatectomy, Guest Editor: Massimo Falconi (pp. 1203–1246)

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    As a result of the significant disruption that is being caused by the COVID-19 pandemic we are very aware that many researchers will have difficulty in meeting the timelines associated with our peer review process during normal times.  Please do let us know if you need additional time. Our systems will continue to remind you of the original timelines but we intend to be highly flexible at this time.

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