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World Society of Emergency Surgery official guidelines and classifications
Fausto Catena, Editor-in-Chief
Dr. Catena is currently Chief of the Department of Emergency Surgery at Parma University Hospital, having graduated in Medicine and Surgery at the University of Bologna, Italy. He is also General Secretary of the World Society of Emergency Surgery (WSES) and Director of the WSES Educational Program.
Walter Biffl, Editor-in-Chief
Dr. Biffl is Medical Director of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery at Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, San Diego, California, USA. He completed his undergraduate training at Duke University, medical training at George Washington University and surgical training at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, where he also completed an NIH-sponsored trauma research fellowship.
Official journal of
World Journal of Emergency Surgery is the official publication of the World Society of Emergency Surgery
Annual Journal Metrics
26 days to first decision for reviewed manuscripts only
15 days to first decision for all manuscripts
61 days from submission to acceptance
21 days from acceptance to publication
4.100 - 2-year Impact Factor
3.623 - 5-year Impact Factor
2.446 - SNIP (Source-Normalized Impact per Paper)
1.328 - SJR (SCImago Journal Rank)
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