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Editors-in-Chief
  • George B. Hanna,
  • Mark A. Talamini
Coordinating Editor
  • Mark A. Talamini
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3.149 (2019)
Impact factor
3.239 (2019)
Five year impact factor
84 days
Submission to first decision
163 days
Submission to acceptance
899,670 (2019)
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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.

  • EAES 2019 Abstracts

    Abstracts from the 27th International Congress of the European Association for Endoscopic Surgery (EAES), Sevilla, Spain, 12-15 June 2019

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    2019 Scientific Session of the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES), Baltimore, Maryland, USA, 3–6 April 2019

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1432-2218
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0930-2794
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