Focus and Scope

JSSN is a multi-disciplinary, open-access, peer-reviewed, biannually published scientific journal.

The aim of the journal is to promote surgical services in the country by providing a platform for the surgical fraternity to share knowledge and experience; promote research activities and good surgical practice and dissemination of surgical advancements taking place in the country amongst all surgical specialities.

JSSN seeks articles related to all surgical specialities and allied subjects related directly to surgery. It includes all aspect of general surgery, gastrointestinal surgery, neurosurgery, urosurgery, trauma, minimal access surgery, oncosurgery, burns and plastic surgery, transplantation, endocrine surgery, cardio vascular and thoracic surgery, head and neck surgery, gynecology, anesthesia and critical care related to surgical practices and innovations in surgery.

Article Processing Charges

There are no article processing charges. All submissions and access to published articles are free of charge.

Peer Review Process

JSSN is a peer reviewed journal. Our aim is to provide all authors with a supportive, efficient, productive and quick editorial process.

Submitted manuscript will be first accessed for scope of journal, completeness, language, ethical and legal issues. If found appropriate for consideration it will be sent for external peer review. The submitted articles are sent for online peer review through the OJS.

Two independent external expert reviewers will review the manuscript individually for scientific and technical basis of the work.

Based upon the reviews received from the peer reviewers the paper may be accepted without changes, accepted with minor or major revisions or rejected with or without possibility of resubmission. However, independent from the comment received from peer reviewer final decision regarding the acceptance and rejection will be made by editorial board.

Each original article is sent for peer review to two reviewers. It usually takes 4 weeks to a maximum of 3 months for the peer review process to complete.

Publication Frequency

The Journal is published biannually.

Journal Policies

JSSN adheres to the policy published by International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) and to publishing ethics guidelines published by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.