Aims and Scope
The American Journal of Surgery is a peer-reviewed journal designed for the general surgeon who performs abdominal, cancer, vascular, head and neck, breast, colorectal, and other forms of surgery. AJS is the official journal of seven major surgical societies and publishes their official papers as well as independently submitted clinical studies, editorials, reviews, brief reports, correspondence and book reviews.
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The American Journal of Surgery is published by Elsevier and is an official publication of Southwestern Surgical Congress, North Pacific Surgical Association, The Association for Surgical Education, Association of Women Surgeons, Midwest Surgical Association, and the Society of Black Academic Surgeons.
Gender and compensation among surgical specialties in the Veterans Health Administration
Ultrarestrictive intraoperative intravenous fluids during pancreatoduodenectomy is not associated with an increase in post-operative acute kidney injury
What is global surgery? Identifying misconceptions among health professionals
AJS Editors' Statement
The tragic murders of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and many others, again highlight that racism, hatred, and social injustices remain embedded in the fabric of our society. These injustices have been further brought to light by the current COVID-19 pandemic given that black and underrepresented minority Americans have been disproportionally affected. The citizens of this and other nations have gathered in demonstrations against racism and to urge much needed social justice policy changes. The American Journal of Surgery stands in full solidarity against racism and discrimination of all types, and we are committed to raising consciousness and addressing the disproportionate effects of structural violence against people of color who suffer at the hands of hatred and racial inequities .We are committed to learning and educating ourselves and others on how to be antiracists and effective allies. We pledge to publicly address and call for action against injustices on a local, regional and national level, condemning all acts of prejudice, police brutality, and racial inequality.
We are immediately taking action by:
- Ensuring our editorial board has diverse representation to assure all voices are heard and that we are addressing issues of racism, discrimination and structural violence in an open and inclusive way.
- Creating a space which values and encourages rigorous research and scholarship into the areas of health inequities and will move the field forward. We will put out a call for papers in this domain and make this content free for all to view.
- Using our resources and influence to support charities which address health inequities and racial discrimination.
We will not be silent.