Journal Details

Archives of Plastic Surgery

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Issues per Year
Publication Model
Open Access
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Journal Scope

Archives of Plastic Surgery (Arch Plast Surg, APS) is the official journal of the Korean Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons, Hong Kong Society of Plastic and Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons, Indonesian Association of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons, Singapore Association of Plastic Surgeons, The Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons of Thailand and is published six times per year. It is a peer reviewed, Open Access journal that publishes articles in all fields of plastic and reconstructive surgery including basic research, wound healing, congenital, craniofacial surgery, facial trauma, microsurgery, burns, tumor, breast surgery, hand surgery, and aesthetic surgery related to all areas of plastic surgery. Especially in aesthetic and some other subspecialties of plastic surgery, surgical concepts and technical approaches are different for those of different racial and ethnic backgrounds, and thus APS aims to be the leading forum for communications of techniques related to Asian patients' needs. APS also embraces its identity as the leading plastic surgery journal in Asia, aiming to be the main forum for communication among the plastic surgery scholars and clinicians of the Asia-Pacific region and beyond, and the main voice presenting this group's technical innovations to an international audience. Scholars from around the world are warmly invited to submit original articles reporting on the newest basic and clinical studies, including surgical trials. Review articles, case reports, ideas and innovations, book reviews, letters, images, and communications are also solicited. APS makes it a priority to keep the entire process of submission, review, and publication as speedy as possible while maintaining the best of international standards of rigor. Therefore, APS offers online manuscript submission for rapid peer-review and communication with authors.

This work was supported by the Korean Federation of Science and Technology Societies Grant funded by the Korean Government (Ministry of Education).

Since March 2023, Archives of Plastic Surgery is only publishing articles under the CC BY license.

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Abstracting and indexing:

PubMed, PubMed Central (PMC), Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Scopus, Embase, DOAJ, KoreaMed, KoMCI, CrossRef, Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS), EBSCO, and Google Scholar

APS requires that authors follow the ICMJE (International Committee of Medical Journal Editors) recommendations for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing, and Publication of Scholarly work in Medical Journals. More information can be found here:

Reasons to Publish

Web-based manuscript submission
Rigorous peer-review by leading specialists
High-quality editorial services
Complete online access to all published articles
Open Access publishing available (CC BY license)
International editorial board
Listing in major indexing and abstracting services
Leading plastic surgery journal in Asia
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