Journal of Surgery at its 10th AnniversaryR Moldovanu1,2* and E Târcoveanu2
- *Corresponding Author:
- Radu Moldovanu, MD, PhD
Department of Surgery and Oncology, Les Bonnettes
Hospital, Arras, France, 2 rue Dr. Forgeois, 62012, Arras, France
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Received date: April 01, 2014; Accepted date: April 03, 2014; Published date: April 10, 2014
Citation: R Moldovanu and E Târcoveanu (2014) Journal of Surgery at its 10th Anniversary . Journal of Surgery [Jurnalul de Chirurgie] 10:1:1-4. doi: 10.7438/1584-9341-10-1-1
Copyright: © 2014 R. Moldovanu, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author(s) and source are credited.
Journal of Surgery [Jurnalul de chirurgie] is now at its 10th anniversary. It was developed after the success of the first Romanian medical e-teaching/e-learning platform, www.laparosurg.ro. The mains goals of the new journal were to ensure a powerful platform for medical information/education and to allow to the residents and young doctors to publish and share their research work. Even from its first volume Journal of Surgery was included in DOAJ (Directory of Open Access Journals) a worldwide data base developed by Lund University from Sweden. Then, the journal was included in other prestigious international databases as Index Copernicus and EBSCO Academic. During the last 9th volumes, Journal of Surgery published 547 scientific articles that means 60.77 ± 13.07 articles yearly (median 55; range 44 to 86) distributed in 4175 pages (463.89 ± 117.23 pages/year, median 421, range: 372 to 721). The overall tendency was to slightly increase the number of articles. It is important to note the stability of published editorials, multimedia, case reports, surgical technique notes and history of surgery articles; furthermore due to the tightening of the peer review process we noted a bipolar tendency regarding original papers and review type articles: to increase the number of original paper and, respectively, to decrease the number of reviews. In this way the review type articles decreased from over ten articles per year (the first 4 issues) to 5 and respectively, 7 in the last two years, and the original articles increased from about 12/year in the first 4 years to over 20 in the last three years. The citation of Journal of Surgery’s articles is also on an increasing tendency. A brief electronic data research revealed 142 citations (from 386 articles studied). The other overall scientific data measurements are: 0.37 cites/paper, 15.78 cites/year an h-index of 5 and a g-index of 9. In this era of globalization, of open access, of “impact factor”, of performance and “performance” classifications, the surgical journals are “under pressure”. The only way to evolve, to improve the scientific content and to be “more international” is to open all the barriers and misconceptions. In this way, Journal of Surgery has joined to OMICS group. This new collaboration allows us to further develop the Journal (with a primary objective to be included in PubMed and then in ISI) and to widely open the Romanian surgery to the world. Furthermore we want to offer to the young doctors a powerful surgical education platform and a real chance to share their work to their colleagues from all-around the world.
However, our goal to represent Romanian surgery is not forgotten; so, Journal of Surgery will preserve a Romanian language section for the articles submitted in Romanian. We want to warmly thank to all our readers, editors, members of scientific committee and especially to our contributors who helped us during the years to develop Journal of Surgery. We’ll remain your true fellows and we invite you to further collaborate with Journal of Surgery.