Annals of Surgical Oncology

Annals of Surgical Oncology is an ASBrS member benefit.
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All members of the Society receive a complimentary electronic subscription to the Annals of Surgical Oncology (ASO). As the official journal of the American Society of Breast Surgeons, ASO advances surgical oncology with monthly publications promoting the latest research and issues in the field. In addition to ASO, members receive online access to many other oncology-related journals:

  • Breast Cancer Research and Treatment
  • Gastric Cancer
  • Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
  • Journal of Hepato-Biliary-Pancreatic Surgery
  • Surgery Today
  • Surgical Endoscopy
  • World Journal of Surgery

Aims and Scope

Annals of Surgical Oncology is the leading resource in surgical oncology. Annals is a monthly publication that features original articles on the latest advances in oncology for surgeons from all specialties.

The mission of Annals of Surgical Oncology is to: 1) disseminate high quality clinical and translational cancer research, review, and expert opinion/ commentary articles; 2) represent and advance the profession of Surgical Oncology throughout the world; 3) promote high quality multidisciplinary patient care worldwide; 4) improve global cancer surgery education and training; 5) promote diversity in all of its endeavors. A leading peer-reviewed journal in Oncology and Surgery, ASO features original articles on the latest advances in oncology for cancer surgeons from all specialties.

Leading subject areas of ASO include Gastrointestinal Oncology, Breast Oncology, Hepatobiliary Tumors, Colorectal Cancer, Thoracic Oncology, and Translational Research. Led by world-renown and expert surgical oncology editors, these subject areas as well others are well-represented by articles that are cutting-edge and frequently cited. Editorials in ASO place new and sometimes controversial research into perspective, and review articles provide comprehensive yet succinct overviews on complex topics of concern to practicing surgeons. ASO supports the career development of surgical trainees and their transition into academic and community-based practice and publishes timely articles about healthcare and global research issues and policies related to the surgical patient with cancer.

ASO is the journal of choice of surgical oncologists and cancer multidisciplinary teams worldwide regarding surgical oncology research and education, and benefits surgeons, oncologists, hematologists, radiologists, general practitioners, pathologists, researchers, academicians, and other clinical professionals interested in all aspects of the surgical treatment of c ancer. ASO strives to improve the practice environment in which high-quality surgical oncology care is delivered, to enhance the quality of life and survival of the surgical patient with cancer.

Annals of Surgical Oncology is currently included in the following indexing services: Index Medicus/ PubMed, Current Contents/Clinical Medicine, Excerpta Medica, Science Citation Index and Science Citation Index Expanded.

Manuscript Submission

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How to Write a Manuscript

The ASBrS Publications Committee created the webinar How to Write a Manuscript. Embedded below, the presentation includes specific tips for preparing manuscripts on basic/translational science, institutional clinical outcomes, clinical trials, large databases, health disparities, and an overview of how to begin the writing process. The panel Q&A features bonus tips on determining authorship, responding to reviewers, strategies for writing, self-plagiarism, and more! In addition, please review our Resources Document (PDF).