World Journal of Surgery is the official publication of the International Society of Surgery/Societe Internationale de Chirurgie (iss-sic.com). 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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Editor-in-Chief
  • Julie A. Sosa
Publishing model
Hybrid (Transformative Journal). Learn about publishing Open Access with us

Journal metrics

3.352 (2020)
Impact factor
3.651 (2020)
Five year impact factor
859,216 (2020)
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  • 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 3.352

    Clarivate released their 2020 Impact Factors in July 2021, and assigned a 2 year Impact Factor of 3.352 to World Journal of Surgery, our highest ever ranking and a 50% increase over the 2019 rating of 2.234.

  • WJS Presents: We Asked The Experts

    World Journal of Surgery announces a new regular feature: ‘We Asked The Experts’. This article series will be composed of succinct reviews of specific interesting topics or questions in surgery/medicine. WJS will highlight common clinical dilemmas, innovations in the delivery of clinical care, controversial issues, or cutting-edge developments in education, quality, safety, policy, global surgery, or other nonclinical areas relevant to practicing surgeons.


    We Asked The Experts articles require a presubmission inquiry and approval. Contact the Editorial Office with your proposed topic:  worldjsurg@ohsu.edu

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1432-2323
Print ISSN
0364-2313
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