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As we have passed the start of the new academic year, there is some important news to share with the readership of Annals of Surgery.  First, we are pleased to announce that Annals of Surgery has continued to increase our Impact Factor.  Our Impact Factor (IF) for 2021 is 13.787, a 6.7% increase from 2020.  We remain the second highest ranked of all surgical journals behind JAMA Surgery.  Perhaps more significant is that Annals of Surgery continues to be the “most cited" surgical journal.  In 2021, Annals had over 65,600 citations, which is more than double the number of citations of any other major surgical journal in the world.

​I am also pleased to announce some transitions in our editorial team.  After nearly four years of tremendous effort as our Associate Editor, managing our colorectal papers, Tom Read is stepping down from this position to assume the position of the Executive Director of the American Board of Colorectal Surgery.  Tom has been an outstanding Associate Editor and he will be greatly missed.  Tom will be replaced as Associate Editor by Neil Hyman, MD.  Neil is currently a Professor of Surgery and Chief of the Section of Colon and Rectal Surgery at the University of Chicago School of Medicine.  Dr. Hyman has held many regional and national positions including being past President of the American Society of Colorectal Surgeons and having served as a Director of the American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery.  Neil has been an excellent member of the Editorial Board and I am sure he will do a great job of filling the big shoes left by Tom Read. 

 Next, we have added a seventh Associate Editor to our group.  Due to the increasing number of Thoracic Surgical papers submitted to the journal, it was clear that we needed added expertise to help manage these papers.  I am pleased to announce that Thomas A. D'Amico, MD, has accepted the position as Associate Editor for Annals and will primarily be in charge of managing papers related to Thoracic Surgery.  Dr. D'Amico is currently the Gary Hock Endowed Professor and Chief of General Thoracic Surgery Program at the Duke University Medical Center.  He also serves as the Director of the Thoracic Oncology Program at the Duke Cancer Institute.  Dr. D'Amico has held leadership positions in the American Association for Thoracic Surgery and the Society of Thoracic Surgeons.  Tom has extensive experience on other editorial boards and has been an excellent member of our Editorial Board for a number of years. 

Finally, I want to welcome 17 new Editorial Board members that have been added to the group over the last month.  They are all listed on the website, and all will be important additions to our group.  In closing, I would like to thank our many authors, reviewers, editorial board, Associate Editors, editorial staff and of course those who read and cite the journal for helping Annals of Surgery maintain the continued high-level of excellence and to continue to be the most cited surgical journal in the world. 

 

Keith D. Lillemoe, MD

Editor-in-Chief

Annals of Surgery   

August 2022 - Volume 276 - Issue 2

  • Keith D. Lillemoe, MD
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  • 12 issues per year
  • Surgery 2/279
  • 13.787

Current Issue Highlights



The Efficacy of Liposomal Bupivacaine on Postoperative Pain Following Abdominal Wall Reconstruction: A Randomized, Double-blind, Placebo-controlled Trial

Fafaj, Aldo; Krpata, David M.; Petro, Clayton C.; More

Annals of Surgery. 276(2):224-232, August 2022.

Moderate to Severe Soft Tissue Diabetic Foot Infections: A Randomized, Controlled, Pilot Trial of Post-debridement Antibiotic Treatment for 10 versus 20 days

Truong-Thanh, ; Gariani, Karim; Richard, Jean-Christophe; More

Annals of Surgery. 276(2):233-238, August 2022.


Safety of Intraoperative Blood Salvage During Liver Transplantation in Patients With Hepatocellular Carcinoma: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis

Aijtink, Virginia J.; Rutten, Vera C.; Meijer, Beatrice E.M.; More

Annals of Surgery. 276(2):239-245, August 2022.


The Problem of Appetite Loss After Major Abdominal Surgery: A Systematic Review

Wagner, Martin; Probst, Pascal; Haselbeck-Köbler, Michael; More

Annals of Surgery. 276(2):256-269, August 2022.



Standardizing The Intraoperative Adverse Events Assessment to Create a Positive Culture of Reporting Errors in Surgery and Anesthesiology

Enrico Cacciamani, Giovanni; Sholklapper, Tamir; Dell-Kuster, Salome; More

Annals of Surgery. 276(2):e75-e76, August 2022.


Potential Clinical Utility of a Targeted Circulating Tumor DNA Assay in Esophageal Adenocarcinoma

Cabalag, Carlos S.; Yates, Michael; Corrales, Mariana Benitez; More

Annals of Surgery. 276(2):e120-e126, August 2022.



​Annals of Surgery Open: Perspectives on Surgical History, Education, and Clinical Approaches is now accepting submissions!

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Learn more about the benefits of publishing in Annals of Surgery Open!

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​​​​​​​​​​​Annals of Surgery has launched a new initiative to ensure highly impactful papers are fast-tracked to our readers. We select papers that we believe will be of importance to our readers based upon the clinical and social impact that they may have on our profession.

​The benefits to readers and authors:

  • 6 months of free access to selected articles
  • e-publication within 10-14 days upon acceptance
  • full publication in an issue within 3-4 months
  • featured across Annals' social media platforms

Your work is our focus.

​Keith D. Lillemoe, MD
Editor-in-Chief


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