Annals of Medicine and Surgery

Now published by Elsevier, 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 and

PubMed Central: Annals of Medicine and Surgery has been selected for inclusion in PubMed Central. All articles dating to Volume 1, Number 1 will be included in PubMed Central.

Annals of Medicine and Surgery is indexed in:

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

Editor-in-Chief Riaz Agha

Journal metrics

  • Imprint: ELSEVIER
  • ISSN: 2049-0801