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  1. Authors: Ari Leppäniemi, Matti Tolonen, Antonio Tarasconi, Helmut Segovia-Lohse, Emiliano Gamberini, Andrew W. Kirkpatrick, Chad G. Ball, Neil Parry, Massimo Sartelli, Daan Wolbrink, Harry van Goor, Gianluca Baiocchi, Luca Ansaloni, Walter Biffl, Federico Coccolini, Salomone Di Saverio…

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Aims and scope

World Journal of Emergency Surgery is an open access, peer-reviewed journal that encompasses all aspects of clinical and basic research related to traumatic and non-traumatic emergency surgery and its allied subjects. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to: emergency surgery, acute care surgery, trauma surgery, intensive care, trauma management and resuscitation.

WSES Guidelines

World Society of Emergency Surgery official guidelines and classifications

Visual abstracts

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Fausto Catena, Editor-in-Chief

Dr. Catena is currently Head of the General and Emergency Surgery Department at Bufalini Hospital, Cesena, having graduated in Medicine and Surgery at the University of Bologna, Italy. He is also General Secretary of the World Society of Emergency Surgery (WSES) and Director of the WSES Educational Program.

Walter Biffl, Editor-in-Chief

Dr. Biffl is Medical Director of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery at Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, San Diego, California, USA. He completed his undergraduate training at Duke University, medical training at George Washington University and surgical training at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, where he also completed an NIH-sponsored trauma research fellowship.

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Annual Journal Metrics

  • 2022 Citation Impact
    8.0 - 2-year Impact Factor
    7.7 - 5-year Impact Factor
    4.186 - SNIP (Source Normalized Impact per Paper)
    1.712 - SJR (SCImago Journal Rank)

    2022 Speed
    4 days submission to first editorial decision for all manuscripts (Median)
    56 days submission to accept (Median)

    2022 Usage 
    1,684,885 downloads
    3,577 Altmetric mentions