About the Journal
Aims and Scope
Laparoscopic Surgery (LS; Laparosc Surg; Online ISSN 2616-4221) is an international, open access journal focusing on the latest research and techniques about laparoscopic surgery. The journal aims to cover new findings in laparoscopic hepatobiliary, pancreatic surgery and any surgery that applies minimally invasive technique, as well as to provide current and practical information on diagnosis, prevention and clinical investigations. Specific areas of interest include, but not limited to, multimodality therapy, imaging, technical advances related to hepatobiliary diseases, pancreatic surgery, and gastrointestinal surgery.
Published articles include Invited Articles and Submitted Papers, e-Comments on all pub-lished articles, and Editorials. In-depth research, instructional and educational video clips, photos, schematics will be a favor. Besides regular issues of the journal, articles in defined areas will be collected and published in Themed Collections. The high quality of its content is assured by a rigorous review process, supervised by a strong editorial board.
The entire submission and review process are mainly managed through OJS system, an elec-tronic system, which provides an efficient way and ensures a rapid turnaround of papers submitted for publication. Articles will be published online. See more at Information for Authors.
Information for Authors
LS is a member of the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) and follows the ICMJE recommendations for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing, and Publication of Scholarly Work in Medical Journal and the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE)'s guidelines.
Manuscripts submitted must be the original work of the author(s) and must not be published previously or under consideration for publication elsewhere.
Submission Turnaround Time
- In-house review: 1-3 weeks
- External peer review: 1-3 months
- Publication Ahead of Print: within 1 month after being accepted
- Formal publication: within 1-3 months after being accepted. Original Articles are listed as priority.
Open Access Statement
Laparoscopic Surgery is a peer reviewed, open access journal. All content of the journal is published under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial- NoDerivatives 4.0 International License (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0). All articles published open access will be immediately and permanently free for all to read, download, copy and distribute as defined by the applied license.
Free access and usage
Permitted third party reuse is defined by the CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 license. This license allows users to copy and distribute the article, provided:
- this is not done for commercial purposes and further does not permit distribution of the Article if it is changed or edited in any way.
- the user gives appropriate credit (with a link to the formal publication through the relevant DOI) and provides a link to the license but not in an any way implying that the licensor is endorsing the user or the use of the work.
- no derivatives including remix, transform, or build upon the material was allowed for distribution.
For open access publishing, this journal uses an exclusive licensing agreement. Authors will transfer copyright to LS, but will have the right to share their article in the same way permitted to third parties under the relevant user license, as well as certain scholarly usage rights.
For any inquiry/special circumstance on the copyright, commercial usage or adaptation of LS articles, please contact: email@example.com
For reprint order, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
LS is published by AME Publishing Company.
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Updated on April 02, 2020