Aims and scope
Journal of Computational Surgery: Computing, Robotics, and Imaging for the Surgical Platform is an interdisciplinary publication for scientists, engineers, and medical researchers, who collaborate across the fields of computer science, medicine; mechanical, materials, and bioengineering; applied mathematics, physics, and biology. This diverse publication is rooted in the objectives of the CRISP (Computing, Robotics, and Imaging for the Surgical Platform) Initiative: to cultivate engineers and scientists in the use of medical imaging, robotics, simulations, and information technology for surgery. The journal seeks outstanding cross-disciplinary work that defines and develops the field of Computational Surgery and improves the process and outcomes of surgery. The focus of the journal is computational science, including, but not limited to, such areas as:
- Modelling and Simulation to predict surgical outcomes
- Real time simulation to augment Operating Room (OR) procedures
- Design of new medical devices to meet procedural needs
- Integration of patient specific data to procedural planning and outcomes
- Multi-scale modelling of surgical disease
- Modelling of clinical trial design
This journal supports further development of cyber-Infrastructure in the operating room. In particular, this journal presents computational methods to optimize the integration of procedural technologies, informatics, and human factors to maximize performance in the operating room/procedural suite.
The journal publishes original research results and reviews, as well as special articles related to educational and technical research on interdisciplinary issues of interest to both the engineering and academic surgical communities. The publication is an outgrowth of COSINE (Computational Surgery International Network http://www.computationalsurgery.org/) which brings together an international group of academic and industrial researchers, universities, and corporations to further the work of a new breed of engineers and scientists who can work with physicians and surgeons in the development innovative medical practices.
Why publish your article in Journal of Computational Surgery?
Journal of Computational 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
Journal of Computational 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 Journal of Computational Surgery and SpringerOpen.
Online publication in Journal of Computational 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
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Open access publishing is not without costs. Journal of Computational Surgery therefore levies an article-processing charge of £935/$1465/€1195 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.
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Journal of Computational 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.
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Citing articles in Journal of Computational Surgery
Articles in Journal of Computational 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. J Comput 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. J Comput Surg 2009, 1:115.
refers to article 115 from Volume 1 of the journal.
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.