The Journal of Visualized Surgery (JOVS) is a brand new surgical periodical to be officially launched in January 1 2015, aimed at promoting the development of Visualized Surgery around the world.
It will provide a professional platform for the sharing of experience in Visualized Surgery between peers so that all patients may benefit from advances made in technique and technology. But in contrast to traditional journals publishing research, the focus will be emphatically on instruction and education. Quality video clips, photos, schematics of visualized surgical procedures will be favoured, rather than lengthy text. Articles will be solicited from recognized experts in their fields, while submissions for peer review will also be considered. For readers, the Journal of Visualized Surgery will not only represent a source of the latest developments in video-enabled operations, but an archive of video instructions from the masters of such surgery from around the globe.
Importantly, the Journal of Visualized Surgery looks to break the mould of traditional surgical journals by vigorously highlighting the multi-disciplinary nature of modern surgery. Articles will highlight the roles of each member of the multi-disciplinary surgical team engaged in the procedure (including surgeon, trainees, anaesthetists, physicians of all specialties, nurses, physiotherapists, and other allied health professionals, and so on as appropriate). The Journal of Visualized Surgery thereby seeks to be a unique resource not only for surgeons, but for every healthcare professional engaged in delivering quality Visualized Surgery for patients.
JOVS is embarking on an exciting expedition into the hugely important world of Visualized Surgery. We warmly welcome you to join this voyage as an author, a reader, a reviewer … and as a friend!