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BJS Open

All BJS Open articles are published under a Creative Commons License. All Research Councils UK (RCUK) and Wellcome Trust funded authors will be directed to the Creative Commons Attribution license (CC BY) in accordance with funder mandates effective on 1 April 2013. All other authors (non-RCUK and Wellcome Trust authors) will be free to choose from the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY), Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial (CC BY NC), and the Attribution-Non-Commercial-NoDerivs (CC BY NC ND).

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Edited By: Professor Derek Alderson

Online ISSN: 2474-9842

Associated Title(s): BJS

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Introducing BJS Open

BJS Open is a new open access journal from the British Journal of Surgery (BJS) Society, featuring high-quality work on all aspects of general surgery and related topics.

BJS Open is a different type of open access journal, and will not be accepting direct submissions. Instead, if you submit to sister title BJS, you may be given the opportunity to publish your paper in this exciting new journal.

The BJS Society is dedicated to providing increasing choice for authors who want to publish their work in a high-quality surgical journal. BJS is unable to publish the ever mounting number of acceptable and valuable manuscripts it receives, which is why authors whose papers are unable to be published in a BJS issue due to lack of space will now be given the chance to have their article transferred to and considered for publication in BJS Open.

Only high-quality articles will be given the opportunity to transfer in this way, so you can be sure that BJS Open will retain the same high standards and tradition of quality surgical publishing that the BJS offers.

BJS Open provides an easy publication route for papers that cannot be published in BJS, where space for copy is limited. Authors who take up the opportunity to have their article transferred from BJS to BJS Open can be assured of a seamless transition process.

The journal is fully open access and all articles are published under a Creative Commons license, so you will comply with funder mandates and retain copyright for your work.

Meet the Editor

Professor Derek Alderson

Derek Alderson is Emeritus Professor of Surgery at the University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK and President of the Royal College of Surgeons of England. His main area of clinical interest is oesophagogastric surgery and he was President of the Association of Upper GI Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland from 2000 to 2002. He joined the Editorial Board of BJS in 1997, becoming an editor in 2002. He was Joint Chief Editor of BJS from 2010 until 2016.

Read the inaugural editorial from Professor Derek Alderson here

Understanding Open Access

As an open access journal, all articles in BJS Open are freely available to read, download and share immediately upon publication.

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