Focus and Scope

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

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).

JSSN accepts original research papers, review articles, case reports, surgical education, letter to the editor related to General Surgery and surgical and allied subspecialty that are not published or not being considered for publication elsewhere. Authors will be asked to confirm that this is the case during the submission process. Any attempt at dual publication will lead to automatic rejection, may prejudice acceptance of future submissions. However, JSSN accepts papers based on a previous communication to a society or conference or a paper based on thesis work. This has to be disclosed during submission process whether the paper is based on a previous communication to a society or meeting or thesis work.

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.

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.