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The Annals is the official scholarly research journal of the Royal College of Surgeons of England and is published eight times a year. It publishes research, reviews, case reports and technical papers in all surgical specialties, to over 25,000 surgeons in the UK and across the world, as well as to institutional subscribers. First published in 1947 the main aim of the journal is to publish high-quality, peer-reviewed papers that relate to all branches of surgery. The editorial board is composed of experts from all surgical specialties.

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May 2024

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The application of human reliability analysis to carpal tunnel decompression

This study uses HRA methodologies to examine skills acquisition associated with carpal tunnel decompression.

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Editor-in-Chief: Benedict Rogers
Technical Section Editor:
Bruce Campbell
Head of Publishing:
Mandy Webb
Publishing Coordinator:
Morgane Tixier
Production Editor:
Olivia Murphy

ISSN: 0035-8843

Impact Factor: 1.4

Frequency: Published eight times a year in January, February, March, April, May, July, September and November.

Ahead of issue articles: You can keep up to date with relevant research by reading our latest content

Online access: Members can access the Annals on our publishing site.

Membership: Members of the College can access the Annals online as part of their membership, along with many other benefits. Find out more about joining.

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