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RAS-JACS Journal Club Structure

Article Selection Process

Five times a year the RAS Executive Committee—consisting of the Chair, Vice Chair, and Secretary—choose an article published in JACS. The articles selected are those that are published in JACS throughout the year, with additional journal club articles selected from societal publications in JACS, including the Southern Surgical Association, Western Surgical Association, and the ACS Surgical Forum from the Clinical Congress.


How the Discussion Works

After an article is selected, discussion topics are developed by the JACS Editorial Board, RAS-JACS leadership, and RAS journal club reviewers. Subject-matter experts, RAS moderators, and the article’s authors are invited to participate in the online discussion and provide expert commentary. Through the course of an evening, questions and surveys are posted for discussion on the RAS Twitter account (@RASACS).

Where to Find the Discussion

The discussion takes place on Twitter, where the conversation is very active and dynamic throughout the journal club. The subject-matter experts and authors will post their perspectives on Twitter and tag the discussion with the hashtag #RASJACS. Follow @RASACS for further information and search the #RASJACS hashtag for active participation in the Journal Club.

View previous discussions.