About the Journal : Diseases of the Colon & Rectum

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About the Journal


To promote colorectal health by advancing excellence in research, innovation and education



Diseases of the Colon & Rectum is recognized worldwide as the preeminent colorectal journal



Diseases of the Colon & Rectum is the world's leading publication in colorectal surgery, ranking in the top 10% of all peer-reviewed surgery journals. 

For physicians involved in colorectal patient care as well as for authors who wish to publish in the premier journal in this field of specialization, DC&R is the recognized authority on conditions affecting the colon, rectum, and anus. The journal publishes:

  • Original Articles
  • Clinical Practice Guidelines
  • Systematic Reviews
  • Short Communication (including Editorials, Letters to the Editor, Technical Notes, and Video Vignettes, among others)
For more than fifty years, DC&R has been the journal of choice for the transfer and acquisition of medical and surgical knowledge and information in this highly specialized discipline. Given changes in the array of diagnostic tools and in the quality of medical and surgical management options and protocols, general surgeons, colorectal surgeons, gastroenterologists, surgical oncologists and oncologists worldwide have come to rely upon DC&R online and its monthly print edition for cutting edge information. Very simply, the journal is the single most authoritative resource for physicians involved in all aspects of colorectal care who wish to stay apprised of medical and surgical advances.
Diseases of the Colon & Rectum is a Wolters Kluwer recommended title.

Diseases of the Colon & Rectum is the official journal of the American Society of Colon & Rectal Surgeons and affiliated with other international organizations.