Aims and scope
Aims and Scope
Gynecological Surgery, founded in 2004, is the first and premier peer-reviewed scientific journal dedicated to all aspects of research, development, and training in gynecological surgery. This field is rapidly changing in response to new developments and innovations in endoscopy, robotics, imaging, and other interventional procedures. Gynecological Surgery is also expanding and now encompasses all surgical interventions pertaining to women’s health, including oncology, urogynecology, and fetal surgery.
The journal publishes Editorials (on request only), Opinions, Review articles, Original articles, Techniques and Instrumentation, and Short communications. All articles, except Editorials, are subjected to peer-review. Submissions of images and video clips as supplementary files are also encouraged.
The journal further provides a forum for education and discussions on broader issues, such as training in minimally invasive surgical technologies. We therefore consider reports and comments on teaching and training programs in surgery with relevance to women’s health.
Peer review process
Manuscripts are subjected to a rigorous but speedy peer-review process, designed to improve submissions by providing authors with constructive comments and feedback. Gynecological Surgery publishes only those articles that meet our quality-control criteria, particularly in terms of originality, validity of research methodology and conclusions, and adequacy of referencing. Articles are published after language editing and after final approval of the author.
Why publish your article in Gynecological Surgery?
Gynecological Surgery's open access policy allows maximum visibility of articles published in the journal as they are available to a wide, global audience.
Speed of publication
Gynecological Surgery offers a fast publication schedule whilst maintaining rigorous peer review; all articles must be submitted online, and peer review is managed fully electronically (articles are distributed in PDF form, which is automatically generated from the submitted files). Articles will be published with their final citation after acceptance, in both fully browsable web form, and as a formatted PDF; the article will then be available through Gynecological Surgery and SpringerOpen.
Online publication in Gynecological Surgery gives you the opportunity to publish large datasets, large numbers of color illustrations and moving pictures, to display data in a form that can be read directly by other software packages so as to allow readers to manipulate the data for themselves, and to create all relevant links (for example, to PubMed, to sequence and other databases, and to other articles).
Promotion and press coverage
Articles published in Gynecological Surgery are included in article alerts and regular email updates.
In addition, articles published in Gynecological Surgery may be promoted by press releases to the general or scientific press. These activities increase the exposure and number of accesses for articles published in Gynecological Surgery.
Authors of articles published in Gynecological Surgery retain the copyright of their articles and are free to reproduce and disseminate their work (for further details, see the copyright and license agreement).
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All articles published by Gynecological Surgery are made freely and permanently accessible online immediately upon publication, without subscription charges or registration barriers. Further information about open access can be found here.
As authors of articles published in Gynecological Surgery you are the copyright holders of your article and have granted to any third party, in advance and in perpetuity, the right to use, reproduce or disseminate your article, according to the SpringerOpen copyright and license agreement.
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Open access publishing is not without costs. Gynecological Surgery therefore levies an article-processing charge of £1370.00/$2145.00/€1745.00 for each article accepted for publication.
If the corresponding author's institution participates in our open access membership program, some or all of the publication cost may be covered (more details available on the membership page). We routinely waive charges for authors from low-income countries. For other countries, article-processing charge waivers or discounts are granted on a case-by-case basis to authors with insufficient funds. Authors can request a waiver or discount during the submission process. For further details, see our article-processing charge page.
SpringerOpen provides a free open access funding support service to help authors discover and apply for article processing charge funding. Visit our OA funding and policy support page to view our list of research funders and institutions that provide funding for APCs, and to learn more about our email support service.
All articles published in Gynecological Surgery are included in:
- Academic OneFile
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The full text of all articles is deposited in digital archives around the world to guarantee long-term digital preservation. You can also access all articles published by SpringerOpen on SpringerLink.
We are working closely with relevant indexing services including PubMed Central and Web of Science (Clarivate Analytics) to ensure that articles published in Gynecological Surgery will be available in their databases when appropriate.
Gynecological Surgery operates a single-blind peer-review system, where the reviewers are aware of the names and affiliations of the authors, but the reviewer reports provided to authors are anonymous.
The benefit of single-blind peer review is that it is the traditional model of peer review that many reviewers are comfortable with, and it facilitates a dispassionate critique of a manuscript.
Submitted manuscripts will generally be reviewed by two or more experts who will be asked to evaluate whether the manuscript is scientifically sound and coherent, whether it duplicates already published work, and whether or not the manuscript is sufficiently clear for publication. The Editors will reach a decision based on these reports and, where necessary, they will consult with members of the Editorial Board. Manuscripts are subjected to a rigorous but speedy peer-review process, designed to improve submissions by providing authors with constructive comments and feedback. Gynecological Surgery publishes only those articles that meet our quality-control criteria, particularly in terms of originality, validity of research methodology and conclusions, and adequacy of referencing.
Citing articles in Gynecological Surgery
Articles in Gynecological Surgery should be cited in the same way as articles in a traditional journal. Because articles are not printed, they do not have page numbers; instead, they are given a unique article number.
Article citations follow this format:
Authors: Title. Gynecol Surg [year], [volume number]:[article number].
e.g. Roberts LD, Hassall DG, Winegar DA, Haselden JN, Nicholls AW, Griffin JL: Increased hepatic oxidative metabolism distinguishes the action of Peroxisome Proliferator-Activated Receptor delta from Peroxisome Proliferator-Activated Receptor gamma in the Ob/Ob mouse. Gynecol Surg 2009, 1:115.
1:115 refers to article 115 from Volume 1 of the journal.
All manuscripts submitted to Gynecological Surgery should adhere to SpringerOpen's editorial policies.
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Appeals and complaints
If you wish to appeal a rejection or make a complaint you should, in the first instance, contact the Editor who will provide details of the journal's complaints procedure.