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Patient Safety in Surgery Receives it's First Impact Factor

Please join us in celebrating the journal's first Impact Factor (2022) of 3.7! 

Patient Safety in Surgery has seen great success in the past few years, surpassing 500,000 article downloads in 2022. Excitingly, if trends continue as they are, we expect even more for 2023, with an average of nearly 60,000 downloads seen each month of this year so far!

We would like to thank our Editors-in-Chief, Prof Philip F Stahel and Prof Pierre-Alain Clavien, alongside all members of the Editorial Board, reviewers and authors for their contribution to the journal and it's success over the years.

If you would like to read more about the journal's history and recent success, please see a link below to an Editorial that Patient Safety in Surgery's Editors-in-Chief co-authored with several members of the Editorial Board to celebrate the journal's first impact factor.

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Scope and Mission

Patient Safety in Surgery is an open access PubMed-indexed journal that publishes peer-reviewed articles in the field of surgical patient safety, and beyond.

The journal’s mission is to provide an international forum for healthcare professionals to report, discuss, debate, and critically review all aspects of care delivery that impose a risk on patient safety, with the ultimate goal of eliminating preventable adverse events and improving patient outcomes on a larger scale.

Machine learning approach for improvement of patient safety in surgery

Guest Editors:
Kathryn Holland: Mission Health, United States
Roy Nanz: Mission Health, United States
Submission Status: Open until 31 December 2023

Featured article: A formula for survival in surgery

New Content Item

The current featured article represents a comprehensive and thought-provoking hypothesis paper authored by the world-renowned Norwegian surgeon, Professor Kjetil Søreide. The article outlines a formula for survival in surgery that combines the elements of scientific research and education with the adoption of non-technical surgical skills and subsequent clinical implementation. The author proposes that the “formula for survival in surgery” may serve as a tool for external validation and implementation with the goal of improving patient safety in surgery and the delivery of clinical excellence in the surgical arena on a global scale.

About the Editor

"This is an exciting time to be involved in promoting a global culture of patient safety among all healthcare providers, particularly for the next generation of physicians and surgeons. Current patient safety protocols continue to fall short of protecting our patients from suffering unintended harm. Our journal provides a forum for reporting, discussing, and designing new patient safety standards for the future."

– Philip F. Stahel, Editor-in-Chief

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Annual Journal Metrics

  • 2022 Citation Impact
    3.7 - 2-year Impact Factor
    3.0 - 5-year Impact Factor
    1.889 - SNIP (Source Normalized Impact per Paper)
    0.738 - SJR (SCImago Journal Rank)

    2022 Speed
    8 days submission to first editorial decision for all manuscripts (Median)
    67 days submission to accept (Median)

    2022 Usage 
    1,111 Altmetric mentions