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International Surgery is the Official Journal of the International College of Surgeons. International Surgery has been published since 1938 and has an important position in the global scientific and medical publishing field. For more information, visit the Journal website

The Journal publishes only open access manuscripts. Advantages and benefits of open access publishing in International Surgery include:

  • worldwide internet transmission
  • prompt peer reviews
  • timely publishing following peer review approved manuscripts
  • even more timely worldwide transmissions of unedited peer review approved manuscripts (“online first”) prior to having copy edited manuscripts formally published

Non-approved peer reviewed manuscript authors have the opportunity to update and improve manuscripts prior to again submitting for peer review.

Fellows in the International College of Surgeons receive discounted fees for open access publishing in International Surgery. In reference to fee discounts, please inquire of Max Downham at

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We welcome new submissions at any time of the year. Our peer-review editorial board will review your manuscript and, if accepted, slate you for publishing in the next available issue of International Surgery. We also offer online-first publishing.

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Read International Surgery

Our journal is open access, and our content is offered for free via the journal website. Peruse the past issues from 2011 to today for free on the main International Surgery website. You can also sign-up for notifications on new issues.

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Volume 105 (2020 & 2021)
Volume 104 (2019)
Volume 103 (2018)
Volume 102 (2017)
Volume 101 (2016)
Volume 100 (2015)

Issue 6 (June 2015), pp 967 – 1158

Issue 5 (May 2015), pp 773 – 965

Issue 4 (April 2015), pp 579 – 772

Issue 3 (March 2015), pp 387 – 578

Issue 2 (February 2015), pp 193 – 385

Volume 99 (2014)



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