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Instructions for authors

Annals of Surgical Innovation and Research, a forum for exciting findings in the field of surgical research, is an open access, peer-reviewed online journal that encompasses basic, translational, and clinical research in all surgery-related disciplines, with a particular focus on minimally invasive procedures.

ASIR promotes the exchange of ideas, concepts and findings in all aspects of surgery. The journal aims to open up new avenues for the understanding, diagnosis, and treatment of surgical problems, and be a bridge between different surgical specialties. The journal considers articles from any area of surgery-related research, including, but not limited to:

  •  Surgical research
  •  Clinical studies
  •  Surgical techniques and procedures
  •  Bioengineering
  •  Emerging technologies
  •  Endoscopy
  •  Teaching and stimulation
  •  Minimally invasive surgery

Each article type published by Annals of Surgical Innovation and Research follows a specific format, as detailed in the corresponding instructions for authors; please choose an article type from the list on the left to view the instructions for authors.

The instructions for authors includes information about preparing a manuscript for submission to Annals of Surgical Innovation and Research, criteria for publication and the online submission process. Other relevant information about the journal's policies, the refereeing process and so on can be found in 'About this journal'.

Annals of Surgical Innovation and Research publishes the following article types:

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Authors and referees are asked to declare any competing interests.

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