The Annals of Thoracic Surgery

The Annals of Thoracic Surgery is the official journal of The Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) and the Southern Thoracic Surgical Association, two of the largest American associations in its specialty. First published in 1965, The Annals is an international, peer-reviewed journal that provides outstanding original coverage of recent progress in adult and congenital cardiovascular and chest surgery and related fields. This leading monthly receives over 3,000 manuscripts for consideration annually and maintains rigorous acceptance standards under the editorial leadership of Editor L. Henry Edmunds, Jr, MD, and a distinguished editorial board.

The journal's current impact factor, an important journal metric published by Thomson Reuters each year, is 3.454 and Thomson Reuters' Journal Citation Reports ranks The Annals as 15th of 198 surgery journals, 35th of 122 cardiac and cardiovascular journals, and 11th of 50 respiratory journals. An authoritative, clinically oriented, comprehensive resource, The Annals is committed to providing a place for all cardiothoracic surgeons to relate experiences which will help improve patient care.

The Annals of Thoracic Surgery features:

  • Full-length original articles on clinical advances, current surgical methods, and controversial topics and techniques
  • New technology articles
  • Case reports
  • "How-to-do-it" features
  • Reviews of current literature 
  • Supplements on symposia
  • Commentary pieces and correspondence
  • CME 

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