JACS is a monthly peer-reviewed journal publishing original contributions on all aspects of surgery, including scientific articles, collective reviews, experimental investigations, and more. It’s a membership benefit for all active ACS Fellows, and Associate and Resident members.
The official scientific publication of the American College of Surgeons. Formerly known as Surgery, Gynecology & Obstetrics (1905–1994), JACS has the goal of providing its readership the highest-quality rapid retrieval of information relevant to surgeons.
JACS is a monthly peer-reviewed journal publishing original contributions on all aspects of surgery. These contributions include original scientific articles, collective reviews, experimental investigations with clear clinical relevance, and a surgeon-at-work section. Access to JACS online and JACS CME online is available to all members of the ACS.
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The impact factor for the Journal of the American College of Surgeons is now at a record 6.532, up from 6.113 a year ago.
“I want to thank the authors who have published their research in JACS," said Editor-in-Chief Timothy J. Eberlein, MD, FACS, an ACS Regent from Saint Louis, MO. "Their work helps us continue the quest to improve the impact of our journal for ACS members and the patients they care for.”
Journal of the American College of Surgeons the official scientific journal of the American College of Surgeons, is a monthly peer-reviewed journal publishing original contributions on all aspects of surgery. Contributions include original clinical studies, review articles, and experimental investigations with clear clinical relevance.
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Launched in 1905 as Surgery, Gynecology & Obstetrics, and originally priced at $5/year, The Journal of the American College of Surgeons (JACS) actually predates the foundation of the ACS itself. Begun by Dr. Franklin Martin, a gynecologist from Wisconsin, the journal included articles, abstracts, book reviews, editorials, and, in the beginning, society news. In 1910, all subscribers to the publication were invited to gather in Chicago as a kind of travel club to observe and study surgery firsthand.
In 1911 a permanent organization was proposed, and by 1913 the American College of Surgeons began. In 1994, the journal’s name changed to the one we recognize today. JACS is the official scientific publication of the American College of Surgeons. Today, JACS focuses on original work of clinical relevance.