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 About the Society

Association of Surgeons of India was established in 1938 with the primary objective to encourage and advance the study and practice of the science and art of surgery and to promote social and academic interaction among the surgeons of India and abroad. The Association encourages scientific research, publications and conducting conferences and continuing medical education programs. It maintains a website and publishes journals, books, newsletters and public education materials. Postgraduate training is also given in different zones of the country for the sake of uniformity in medical education in Surgery for the postgraduate students.

As the Association grew larger, state chapters were created. The Kerala Chapter of the Association was formed in 1977. The chapter has been conducting three conferences regularly every year, the annual conference, the annual CME program and a peripheral meet to take the members to peripheral areas of Kerala to encourage the peripheral surgeons to interact with the other Association members and give a fillip to the peripheral centres to project their work.


  About the Chapter

The Chapter provides several avenues for academic performance by the members, particularly the junior members who are postgraduate students by giving off various awards for the best paper published under different categories, pictorial CME, young surgeons who obtain the highest marks in their oral and poster presentations in the state level and national level. The chapter particularly trains the postgraduate students for quiz competitions. Many a time, the Kerala students have reached the pinnacle of success by getting the first price in the National level competitions.


  About the Journal

As part of emanation of scientific knowledge and Association activities, the Chapter started publishing newsletters, and in 1994, the Kerala Surgical Journal was born as a biannual publication. The journal gave an opportunity for the postgraduate students to publish their thesis work. Even today, the main content of the journal is contributed by the budding surgeons who are doing original work. Now time has come for getting the journal indexed. The journal itself has grown in stature, and the authors require indexation of their publications in order to be recognised for establishing their academic credentials and forgetting promotion to the senior posts of Associate Professor and Professor as designed by the Medical Council of India.


  Scope of the journal

The journal publishes around 20 articles per issue and most of the articles are original articles, based on actual work done by the surgeons in their centres and the postgraduate students during their period of training for the postgraduate degree. All the students are required to take statistical support and perform appropriate statistical tests to bring out scientific explanations for their findings. Statistical support is also provided by the journal.

The journal has also receives patronage from senior surgeons. Books related to Medicine are reviewed by senior surgeons and published regularly. The reports of association activities and news about upcoming conferences are also published.

The journal welcomes the submission of invited articles, original research articles, reviews and Letters to Editor that meet the general criteria of significance and academic excellence.

List of specialties the journals deals with:

  • General Surgery
  • Minimal Access Surgery
  • Urology
  • Plastic Surgery
  • Neurosurgery
  • Endocrine Surgery
  • Paediatric Surgery
  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Vascular Surgery
  • Oncosurgery
  • Orthopaedics
  • GI Surgery and Hepatobiliary Surgery
  • General Surgery and allied subjects
  • ENT
  • Ophthalmology
  • Anaesthesia
  • Radiology
  • History of Medicine
  • Publications related to Medicine
  • Pictorial CME
  • Research articles
  • Review articles and
  • Meta analysis

The journal invites articles from all surgical specialties and super specialties from all over the country and from international authors too. We welcome authors with experience to join us reviewers and editorial board members.

Journal Owner information: The journal is owned by the Kerala Chapter of Association of Surgeons of India. The Executive committee and Editorial Board represented by the Chief Editor is the owner of the Journal. Present Chief Editor is Dr. Y.M. Fazil Marickar, MS, MAMS, Ph D (Urology), FAMS, FAS, FEMSI, Dean, Mount Zion Medical College, Shamier Manzil, Mosque Lane, Kumarapuram, Trivandrum 695 011, Kerala, S. India.

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ISSN - Print: Awaited, Online: Awaited

Kerala Surgical Journal, a publication of Association of Surgeons of India, Kerala Chapter, is a peer-reviewed print + online Semiannual journal.

Features of Manuscript Management System

  • Online submission
  • Wider visibility through open access
  • Higher impact
  • Prompt review