Elsevier Adds Open Access Journal: Annals of Medicine and Surgery to its Medical Journal Portfolio
world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products
and services, announces it has added Annals
of Medicine and Surgery (AMS), an online-only, open access journal devoted
to physicians and surgeons in training, to its medical journal portfolio. AMS
publishes original, peer-reviewed research articles, as well as review
articles, commentaries, quality improvement projects, case reports, and other
Dr. Riaz Agha, Founder, Managing and Executive Editor of the International Journal of Surgery will serve as Editor-in-Chief of AMS. Dr. Agha is a member of the Elsevier Editorial System Advisory Board, the Map of Medicine Fellows Board and the Committee for the Association of Surgeons in Training. He is part of the Web Committee for the World Association of Medical Editors and the Section of Plastic Surgery at the Royal Society of Medicine. In the past, he has also served as Council Member for the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).
"Our aim for Annals of Medicine and Surgery, is to engage, develop and harness the talents of those in medical training by giving them a modern, efficient, dynamic, and international open access journal as a vehicle for their scholarly and intellectual output," said Dr Agha. "AMS will grow and develop with its readers and authors. We will adapt and be nimble and flexible to the needs and wants of those we serve."
Allan Ross, Publisher at Elsevier, commented, "Elsevier is pleased to add Annals of Medicine and Surgery to our publishing program. AMS will fill an important niche by providing rapid publication of articles for the education and development of tomorrow's physician and surgeon leaders."
The journal will follow a rapid publication system—manuscripts will be posted online within four days after article acceptance. All articles published will be freely available to anyone at www.annalsjournal.com; the journal will also be available online on ScienceDirect per November 21st 2013.
For more information or to submit an article, go to www.annalsjournal.com or www.elsevier.com/journals/annals-of-medicine-and-surgery/2049-0801
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