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Editor-in-Chief: Colin Johnson
Chairman of the Editorial Board: Mike Parker
Editorial Board members: Bruce Campbell, St John Crean, William Gray, Fares Haddad, Maurice Hawthorne, Scarlett McNally, Bijan Modarai, Mike Parker, Wyn Parry, Jyoti Shah, Frank Smith, Irving Taylor, David Ward and David Warwick
Copy-editor: Tara Nikovskis
Annals Manager: Matthew Whitaker
Readership: consultant surgeons and surgical trainees in the various surgical specialties
Impact factor for 2011: up for the sixth year running to 1.231
You can access the Annals through this IngentaConnect link.
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, March, April, May, July, September, October 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 members of the College Council and experts from across the surgical specialties.
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.
Each subscription to the Annals includes 10 issues per year of the Bulletin of The Royal College of Surgeons of England with news of College events and discussion of topical surgical issues. Other free supplements are also distributed with the Annals. The Annals is essential reading for professionals in all branches of surgery. Please note that back issues from one year ago or more are archived on PubMed Central and may be accessed free of charge.
While every effort is made by the publishers and editorial committee to see that no inaccurate or misleading opinion or statement appears in this journal, they wish to make it clear that the opinions expressed in these articles, correspondence, advertisements, etc, herein are the responsibility of the contributor or advertiser concerned. Accordingly, the publishers and the editorial committee and their respective employees, officers and agents accept no liability whatsoever for the consequences of any such inaccurate or misleading opinion or statement.