Articles from the editorial board and previous editors will be considered for the editorial. Invited articles on important topics may be requested from authors considered to be authority in their fields.
JSSN accepts original researches conducted in the field of General Surgery, Surgical Subspecialty, Surgical education, Basic science relevant to surgical practice, Surgical Critical Care. Original articles should normally be in the format of Introduction, Methods, Results and Discussion and should have maximum of 3500 words with a structured abstract of less than 250 words should be provided. JSSN request all authors to register prospective clinical trials in a suitable electronic and freely accessible registry (e.g. www.clinicaltrials.gov, www.controlled-trials.com), according to the ICMJE guidelines.
It should be written under the following headings:
Title and authorship
Review Article (including systematic reviews and meta-analyses)
Review articles are which summarize the current state of understanding on a topic and analyzes or discuss research previously published by others, rather than reporting new experimental results. They are very thorough literature reviews that identify historical and current trends in the research, important scholars in the field, foundational articles, major discoveries, gaps in the research (areas for further exploration), and current debates or controversies.
JSSN accepts case reports with literature review that includes, a rare case, an unexpected association between diseases or symptoms, an unexpected event in the course of treatment such as complications and other adverse events that are significant enough to share among scientific committee. A case report should have maximum of 1000 words excluding abstract which should be of maximum 100 words and references (up to 10). A case report should be written in following sections: 1. Title with Author Information 2. Abstract with key words 3. Introduction 4. Case Report 5. Discussion 6. Acknowledgement 7. References.
JSSN accepts perspective on undergraduate, postgraduate and continuing surgical education. The issues of training in surgery including curriculum development and reforms, innovation in surgical education, training and assessment are accepted with word limit up to 1500 words excluding abstract of 150 words.
Letter to the Editor
Critique/respond to a specific article that the journal has recently published. Letter must be timely and must be concise. It should be a thought provoking commentary of less than 1000 words without abstract and 1 table or figure with maximum of 5-10 references.
Peer Review Process
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.
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.