The art and science of publishing: Reflections from editors of surgery journals.

Melina R. Kibbe*, Michael G. Sarr, Edward H. Livingston, Julie A. Freischlag, Keith D. Lillemoe, David W. McFadden

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During the 8th Annual Academic Surgical Congress held in New Orleans, Louisiana, on February 5-7, 2013, the Association for Academic Surgery (AAS) Presidential Session was dedicated to the topic of publishing. A survey consisting of 37 questions on issues related to publishing was administered to the AAS membership 1 mo before the meeting. The results of the survey were then presented during the 2013 AAS Presidential Session. In addition, a panel of five editors from surgery journals relevant to the membership of the AAS was convened to discuss topics addressed in the results of the survey. These topics included: (1) how to publish in high-impact factor journals; (2) top five reasons why manuscripts get rejected; (3) the do's and don'ts of publishing (i.e., ethics of publishing); (4) how to get on an editorial board; and (5) the future of publishing. This review summarizes the contents of this AAS Presidential Session and provides information relevant for any academician, investigator, or scientist.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)7-15
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Surgical Research
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery


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