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Annals of The Royal College of Surgeons of England

Editor-in-Chief: Tim Lane

Chairman of the Editorial Board:
Neil Mortensen

Editor-in-Chief: Tim Lane
Chairman of the Editorial Board: Neil Mortensen
Commissioning Editor: Jyoti Shah
Technical Section Editor: Bruce Campbell
Multimedia Editor: Matt Wilson

Specialty Editors:

Breast surgery: Ramsey Cutttress  
Colorectal: Gethin Williams 
Cardiothoracic: Antony Walker 
Hepatobiliary:Nick Carty 
Lower limb: Fares Haddad 
Maxillofacial: Michael Bater
Neurosurgery: Alex Green 
Otolaryngology: Marie Lyons 
Paediatric: TBC
Plastics: Barbara Jemec 
Transplantation: David Van Dellen 
Upper GI: David Mahon 
Upper limb: David Warwick 
Urology: Brian Birch 
Vascular: Andrew McIrvine

Copy-editor: Tara Nikovskis

Annals Manager: Matthew Whitaker

ISSN: 0035-8843

Readership: consultant surgeons and surgical trainees in the various surgical specialties

Impact factor for 2014: 1.268

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The Annals of The Royal College of Surgeons of England is the official journal of the College and is published eight times a year in January, February, March, April, May, July, September and November.

The main aim of the journal is to publish high-quality, peer-reviewed papers that relate to all branches of surgery. The Annals also includes letters and comments, a regular technical section, NICE news, controversial topics, CORESS feedback, book reviews and the best trainee presentations from England and Wales. The editorial board is composed of experts from all the surgical specialties.

The Annals is essential reading for professionals in all branches of surgery. An independently conducted survey of surgeons in the UK, published in 2006, showed that the Annals was the second-most read journal across all the surgical specialties. Over 60% of surgeons surveyed indicated that they read the Annals regularly.

Please note that back issues from one year ago or more are archived on PubMed Central and may be accessed free of charge.

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