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BMJ launches new open access journal in children’s surgery

Healthcare knowledge provider BMJ has added a new title to its extensive portfolio of 60+ specialist journals, with the launch of World Journal of Pediatric Surgery.

Allison Lang: "World Journal of Pediatric Surgery strives to become one of the most credible, authoritative resources in paediatric surgery."

The journal joins BMJ’s other paediatric titles — Archives of Disease in Childhood (ADC), ADC Fetal & Neonatal, ADC Education & Practice and BMJ Paediatrics Open — but is the first international open access journal focusing on children’s surgery, say the publishers.

World Journal of Pediatric Surgery publishes ground-breaking original research, reviews, case reports, editorials and clinical images to reflect the current situation and future development of paediatric surgery across the world.

Aimed primarily at physicians, researchers and students involved in the care of infants and children, the journal includes research on areas such as robotic surgery, artificial intelligence and 3D printing.

The journal is being published by BMJ on behalf of the Children’s Hospital of Zhejiang University School of Medicine (ZUCH), and Zhejiang University Press.

The journal’s Editor-in-Chief is Dr Qiang Shu, Professor of Pediatric Surgery and Vice President at Children’s Hospital Zhejiang University School of Medicine.

In an editorial introducing the new journal, Dr Qiang Shu writes: “By reporting on the pediatric surgical practices in different countries and regions across the world and by publishing significant findings and cutting-edge results in pediatric surgery, World Journal of Pediatric Surgery works together with pediatric surgeons and researchers internationally to improve children’s surgical care.”

Allison Lang, Publishing Director at BMJ, says: “World Journal of Pediatric Surgery strives to become one of the most credible, authoritative resources in paediatric surgery to help provide the best quality care to children and families globally. We look forward to continuing our journey with Dr Qiang Shu and the rest of the editorial team to achieve our shared vision for the journal.”