World Journal of Surgery is the official publication of the International Society of Surgery/Societe Internationale de Chirurgie ( Under the editorship of Dr. Julie Ann Sosa, World Journal of Surgery provides an in-depth, international forum for the most authoritative information on major clinical problems in the fields of clinical and experimental surgery, surgical education, and socioeconomic aspects of surgical care. Contributions are reviewed and selected by a group of distinguished surgeons from across the world who make up the Editorial Board.

Why publish with us

  • We are the official journal of the International Society of Surgery / Societe Internationale de Chirurgie.
  • With our special focus on global surgery and gender issues in surgical care, we provide an in-depth, international forum for clinical and experimental surgery, surgical education, and socioeconomic aspects of surgical care research.
  • New features include the 'We Asked the Experts' series, featuring succinct reviews of common clinical problems. Additionally, 'My First Paper' highlights the first published work of leading authors.
  • We provide high levels of author satisfaction, with 100% of our published authors reporting that they would definitely or probably publish with us again.

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  • Julie A. Sosa
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Hybrid (Transformative Journal). How to publish with us, including Open Access

Journal metrics

3.282 (2021)
Impact factor
3.504 (2021)
Five year impact factor
1,090,602 (2021)

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  • Surgical Care in Ukraine

    World Journal of Surgery welcomes articles, including commentaries, that address surgical care during the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

  • ERAS Guidelines

    Recent Guideline papers from World Journal of Surgery partner society ERAS - Enhanced Recovery After Surgery.

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  • WJS Impact Factor released 3.282

    Clarivate released their 2021 Impact Factors in June 2022, and assigned a 2 year Impact Factor of 3.282 to World Journal of Surgery, the second year in a row with an Impact Factor of 3+. 

    WJS Impact Factor 2021
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