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About the Journal

​Aims and Scope

IJS Short Reports is the first peer-reviewed, international, open access journal seeking to publish "negative" studies across the full breadth of the surgical field. We consider all forms of original research from case series to trials as well as non-confirmatory, unexpected, controversial and provocative results. We aim to provide rapid submission to decision times whilst maintaining a high-quality peer-review process that focusses on the quality of the article and the transparency of the reporting rather than the magnitude and direction of the results.

The surgical community needs to know what works and what doesn't work in order to drive research in the correct direction, aid collaboration, prevent duplication and wasted resources. Other issues our community grapples with, is underpowered studies, poor statistical methods, poor reproducibility and external validity, poor methodology and reporting of studies. Publishing negative results brings the focus away from the results themselves to the research questions, the hypothesis and the robustness of the methodology used to investigate it. Such studies are all too often rejected by journals due to the direction of their results, rather than the quality of the methodology and the data and the contextual significance of the research questions they answer.

IJS Short Reports is part of the IJS Publishing Group , a scientific publishing house established in 2003.

Journal Indexing

  • IJS Short Reports is registered with the following abstracting partners:
    Baidu Scholar
  • CNKI (China National Knowledge Infrastructure)
  • EBSCO Publishing's Electronic Databases
  • Ex Libris – Primo Central
  • Google Scholar
  • Hinari
  • Infotrieve
  • National Science Library
  • ProQuest
  • TdNet
  • Wanfang Data


The information and opinions presented in the Journal reflect the views of the authors and not of the Journal or its Editorial Board or the Publisher. Publication does not constitute endorsement by the journal. Neither IJS Short Reports nor its publisher nor anyone else involved in creating, producing or delivering IJS Short Reports or the materials contained therein, assumes any liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information provided in IJS Short Reports, nor shall they be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, consequential or punitive damages arising out of the use of IJS Short Reports. IJS Short Reports, nor its publishers, nor any other party involved in the preparation of material contained in IJS Short Reports represents or warrants that the information contained herein is in every respect accurate or complete, and they are not responsible for any errors or omissions or for the results obtained from the use of such material. Readers are encouraged to confirm the information contained herein with other sources. 

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