The Annals of Thoracic Surgery is the official journal of The Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) and the Southern Thoracic Surgical Association. 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 approximately 4,000 manuscripts for consideration annually and maintains rigorous acceptance standards under the editorial leadership of Joanna Chikwe, MD, and a distinguished editorial board.
The journal's current impact factor, an important journal metric published by Clarivate Analytics each year, is 4.330, and the Journal Citation Report ranks The Annals as 36th of 212 surgery 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.
A free subscription to The Annals is a benefit of STS membership.
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