| About the Society|
Association of Surgeons of India was established in 1938 with the primary objective to encourage and advance the study and practice of the science and art of surgery and to promote social and academic interaction among the surgeons of India and abroad. The Association encourages scientific research, publications and conducting conferences and continuing medical education programs. It maintains a website and publishes journals, books, newsletters and public education materials. Postgraduate training is also given in different zones of the country for the sake of uniformity in medical education in Surgery for the postgraduate students.
As the Association grew larger, state chapters were created. The Kerala Chapter of the Association was formed in 1977. The chapter has been conducting three conferences regularly every year, the annual conference, the annual CME program and a peripheral meet to take the members to peripheral areas of Kerala to encourage the peripheral surgeons to interact with the other Association members and give a fillip to the peripheral centres to project their work.
About the Chapter
The Chapter provides several avenues for academic performance by the members, particularly the junior members who are postgraduate students by giving off various awards for the best paper published under different categories, pictorial CME, young surgeons who obtain the highest marks in their oral and poster presentations in the state level and national level. The chapter particularly trains the postgraduate students for quiz competitions. Many a time, the Kerala students have reached the pinnacle of success by getting the first price in the National level competitions.
About the Journal
As part of emanation of scientific knowledge and Association activities, the Chapter started publishing newsletters, and in 1994, the Kerala Surgical Journal was born as a biannual publication. The journal gave an opportunity for the postgraduate students to publish their thesis work. Even today, the main content of the journal is contributed by the budding surgeons who are doing original work. Now time has come for getting the journal indexed. The journal itself has grown in stature, and the authors require indexation of their publications in order to be recognised for establishing their academic credentials and forgetting promotion to the senior posts of Associate Professor and Professor as designed by the Medical Council of India.
Abstracting and Indexing Information
The journal is registered with the following abstracting partners:
Baidu Scholar, CNKI (China National Knowledge Infrastructure), EBSCO Publishing's Electronic Databases, Ex Libris – Primo Central, Google Scholar, Hinari, Infotrieve, Netherlands ISSN centre, ProQuest, TDNet, Wanfang Data
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Ahead of Print policy
Articles published online under the Ahead of Print model are considered published and can be cited and quoted using the DOI as the reference source. Wolters Kluwer Medknow has a policy that changes will not be made after publication of an article without following accepted procedures for making corrections to the scientific record.
While advertisements are crucial to this journal to be able to keep all content free for everyone, ethical considerations are in place to ensure the integrity of the journal and its content:
- "Pop-up" and "banner" ads appear on a random, rotating basis. The advertiser has no control or input over the pages where their ads appear.
- The Editorial Board has full and final approval over the content of all advertisements.
- Advertisers will never be shown any manuscripts or other content prior to publication.
The journal publishes around 20 articles per issue and most of the articles are original articles, based on actual work done by the surgeons in their centres and the postgraduate students during their period of training for the postgraduate degree. All the students are required to take statistical support and perform appropriate statistical tests to bring out scientific explanations for their findings. Statistical support is also provided by the journal.
The journal has also receives patronage from senior surgeons. Books related to Medicine are reviewed by senior surgeons and published regularly. The reports of association activities and news about upcoming conferences are also published.
The journal welcomes the submission of invited articles, original research articles, reviews and Letters to Editor that meet the general criteria of significance and academic excellence.
List of specialties the journals deals with:
- General Surgery
- Minimal Access Surgery
- Plastic Surgery
- Endocrine Surgery
- Paediatric Surgery
- Cardiothoracic Surgery
- Vascular Surgery
- GI Surgery and Hepatobiliary Surgery
- General Surgery and allied subjects
- History of Medicine
- Publications related to Medicine
- Pictorial CME
- Research articles
- Review articles and
- Meta analysis
The journal invites articles from all surgical specialties and super specialties from all over the country and from international authors too. We welcome authors with experience to join us reviewers and editorial board members.
Journal Owner information: The journal is owned by the Kerala Chapter of Association of Surgeons of India. The Executive committee and Editorial Board represented by the Chief Editor is the owner of the Journal. Present Chief Editor is Dr. Y.M. Fazil Marickar, MS, MAMS, Ph D (Urology), FAMS, FAS, FEMSI, Dean, Mount Zion Medical College, Shamier Manzil, Mosque Lane, Kumarapuram, Trivandrum 695 011, Kerala, S. India.