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About the Journal

This Journal is a publication of the Society for Academic Surgery and Usmanu Danfodiyo University Teaching Hospital, Sokoto Nigeria. The aim of Journal is to advance surgical knowledge and practice by promoting the reporting of innovative and reproducible surgical techniques and illustrative surgical cases on various surgical disciplines. The journal encourages authoritative synthesis of current surgical literature and practice and will serve as a source of material on evidence based knowledge about current acceptable surgical techniques. It will serve as a medium for experts to detail how they do it. The journal will accommodate case reports, case series and reviews of surgical techniques with potentials to illustrate management of surgical cases or to advance new frontiers in surgical technique. It will provide a quarterly medium for communication and continuing surgical education and debate among surgeons and surgical trainees.

 Techniques are universal and one technique may be applicable across different subspecialties. The Journal will provide an opportunity for surgeons from different specialties to cross breed ideas on surgical techniques. A concentrated readership on surgical techniques will provide surgeons with an environment to explore the ever-increasing world literature on creative techniques.

Many journals sternly restrict case reports. There are many surgeons with interesting and illustrative case reports from which much can be learnt. The gates here are open.

Usmanu Danfodiyo University Teaching Hospital, Sokoto, Nigeria is very famous for sponsoring establishment and maintenance of indexed scientific Journals. The hospital has in its strategic plans, the dissemination of Medical knowledge for the benefit of mankind.

The journal will be published once in 2009 (June), Semiannual .

The journal considers Manuscripts on Surgical technique, Case report, Review of surgical techniques, Case series, Surgical debate, How I do it, opinion and Letter to editor

Abstracting and Indexing Information

The journal is registered with the following abstracting partners:
Baidu Scholar, CNKI (China National Knowledge Infrastructure), EBSCO Publishing’s Electronic Databases, Exlibris – Primo Central, Google Scholar, Hinari, Infotrieve, National Science Library, ProQuest, TdNet, African Index Medicus

The journal is indexed with, or included in, the following:
DOAJ, Index Copernicus, PubMed Central, Scimago Journal Ranking, SCOPUS

Journal Ethics

Wolters Kluwer and Journal/Association are committed to meeting and upholding standards of ethical behavior at all stages of the publication process. We follow closely the industry associations, such as the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) and World Association of Medical Editors (WAME), that set standards and provide guidelines for best practices in order to meet these requirements. For a summary of our specific policies regarding duplicate publication, conflicts of interest, patient consent, etc., please visit www.Medknow.com/EthicalGuidelines.asp

Open Access Publication and Creative Commons Licensing

This is an open access journal, and articles are distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 License, which allows others to remix, tweak, and build upon the work non-commercially, as long as appropriate credit is given and the new creations are licensed under the identical terms.

Digital Archiving

Wolters Kluwer Medknow provides for long-term digital preservation through two primary partnerships, Portico and CLOCKSS.

Portico is a leading digital preservation service worldwide. The content is preserved as an archival version and is not publically accessible via Portico, but is provided when required under specific conditions, such as discontinuation of the collection or catastrophic failure of the website.

CLOCKSS will enable any library to maintain their own archive of content from Wolters Kluwer Medknow and other publishers, with minimal technical effort and using cheaply available hardware.

Ahead of Print policy

Articles published online under the Ahead of Print model are considered published and can be cited and quoted using the DOI as the reference source. Wolters Kluwer Medknow has a policy that changes will not be made after publication of an article without following accepted procedures for making corrections to the scientific record.

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Founded in 1997, Medknow is a well-respected medical publisher that fully supports many of the popular open access models through its peer-review management system. Medknow pioneers in the ‘fee-less-free’ model and provides immediate free access to the electronic editions of the journals without charging the author or author’s institution for submission, processing or publication of the articles. Medknow’s open access policy has resulted in more than a half a million article downloads monthly for all of its journals.

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