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Year : 2012  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 1

Welcome to the first issue of Archives of International Surgery

Editor-in-Chief, Archives of International Surgery, Department of Surgery, Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital, Zaria, Nigeria

Date of Web Publication22-Sep-2012

Correspondence Address:
Ahmed Adamu
Department of Surgery, Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital, Zaria
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/2278-9596.101250

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Adamu A. Welcome to the first issue of Archives of International Surgery. Arch Int Surg 2012;2:1

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There is certainly a need to increase access and output to research information from the low-income countries. It is our hope that this journal will be a platform for discussion across multiple disciplines of medicine and promote sharing of ideas among experts in different fields of surgery. There are very few surgical journals in our sub-region of which only a fraction are indexed in international indexes such as the Index Medicus of the US National Library. This journal will provide alternative access for scholarly expression for scientists and researchers in developing countries who are competing for publication space in the seemingly inaccessible worldwide "expensive" or "highly prestigious" journals. The journal will also support dialog between the research community and policy-makers, hence help influence national and international policies and practice.

This journal has an easier and more effective submission and tracking system and speed of publication. With good and timely communication with the authors, reviewers, and all other stakeholders in the journal, it is our hope that the time spent from the date of submission of an article to the date of its publication shall not exceed 6 months. Reaction to published research by other researchers is an important part of post publication review that will be encouraged by this journal, and authors will be encouraged to respond to the comments or criticisms where relevant.

The journal shall be published online as free and open access journal along with the print form. The full text of all the published articles can be accessed free on the journal website at

Our strengths include a team of dedicated and highly experienced editors, short manuscript processing time, and inexpensive publication process. We aim to publish articles of international standard that are useful to our readers. However, the flow of information should not be just one way. Our editorial doors are always open and you should feel free to write to us regarding any suggestion or directions you believe the journal should take. Archives of International Surgery is a journal for the global surgical community. Researchers in all surgical specialties are invited to join in.

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