Annals of Medicine and Surgery

Annals of Medicine and Surgery is an online-only, peer-reviewed open access journal with a global outlook and focus on those training in medicine and surgery (postgraduate and undergraduate). AMS contains a mix of original clinical and basic science research, reviews, editorials, commentary, perspectives, debate, opinion, case reports and journal club reports.

The journal crosses the whole disease spectrum of medicine and surgery but does also have a special focus on the following areas:

  • Patient safety
  • Human factors, teamwork, communication and professionalism
  • Quality improvement science and practice
  • Evidence based medicine
  • Implementation science – clinical evidence into practice
  • Leadership and management
  • Medical education, teaching, and training
  • Public and global health
  • Healthcare policy, delivery, commissioning, and resource management
  • Use of technology and health informatics
  • Clinical ethics and medical law
  • Research and innovation – bedside to bench and back again – including applications like personalised medicine

The journal uses an author-pays model and charges a fee per article accepted for publication. Following payment of this fee, the article is made universally available to all on ScienceDirect.

Annals of Medicine and Surgery is indexed in:

  • AcademicPub
  • The British Library
  • Cancerlit
  • Google Scholar
  • Medline
  • PubMed
  • PubMed Central
  • ProQuest
  • Scopus
  • Scisearch
  • Thomson Reuters Emerging Sources Index


The information and opinions presented in the Journal reflect the views of the authors and not of the Journal or its Editorial Board or the Publisher. Publication does not constitute endorsement by the journal. Neither Annals of Medicine and Surgery nor its publishers nor anyone else involved in creating, producing or delivering Annals of Medicine and Surgery or the materials contained therein, assumes any liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information provided in Annals of Medicine and Surgery, nor shall they be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, consequential or punitive damages arising out of the use of Annals of Medicine and Surgery. Annals of Medicine and Surgery, nor its publishers, nor any other party involved in the preparation of material contained in Annals of Medicine and Surgery represents or warrants that the information contained herein is in every respect accurate or complete, and they are not responsible for any errors or omissions or for the results obtained from the use of such material. Readers are encouraged to confirm the information contained herein with other sources.

Editor-in-Chief Riaz Agha

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  • Imprint: ELSEVIER
  • ISSN: 2049-0801