Open Access Surgery Journals

A list of Open Access Surgery journals for you to publish your manuscript in

Surgery is medical specialty

A journal article is 'open access' when there are no financial, legal or technical barriers to accessing it - that is to say when anyone can read, download, distribute, print, and search it.

Our team made this list of Surgery Open Access journals with the aim to help you to decide where to publish your Surgery manuscript.
We made this list which includes all the high-impact factor Surgery journals that might be relevant to your field of study.Rather than displaying just the most relevant Surgery journals, we have made an in-depth list of all the open accesss Surgery journals. Use our different columns — number of papers, number of citations, and relevance — to find the best Surgery venue for your manuscript.

The DOAJ columns refers to the The Directory of Open Access Journals, a list of open access journals, maintained by Infrastructure Services for Open Access.
There are certain criteria a journal must meet to be indexed by DOAJ, and thus inclusion in the DOAJ index is seen by scholars as a mark of quality.

All the open access Surgery journals in this list are indexed in
If you spot any mistakes in this table of Surgery OA journals, don’t hesitate to send us an email.

Open Access Surgery Journals
NameISSNDOAJPublisherNo. of PapersCitationsRelevanceWebsite
Strategies in Trauma and Limb Reconstruction1828-8928Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishing421406097.4
Case reports in orthopedics2090-6757Hindawi Limited1322324297Website
Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery1749-8090Springer Nature36322299497Website
International Journal of Research in Orthopaedics2455-4510Medip Academy132529196.8
Case Reports in Surgery2090-6919Hindawi Limited1407357796.8Website
Arthroscopy techniques2212-6287Elsevier23981466496.5Website
BMC Surgery1471-2482Springer Nature23052117196.4Website
Knee surgery & related research2234-0726Springer Nature13339896.2Website
Journal of Minimal Access Surgery1998-39211249712995.9Website
Surgery Journal2378-5128Georg Thieme Verlag KG40289995.8Website
Case reports in transplantation2090-6951Hindawi Limited28189095.4Website
Journal of Minimally Invasive Surgical Sciences2251-7022Kowsar Medical Institute19718895.4
World Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery1948-9366Baishideng Publishing Group Co (World Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery)815929695.2
CVIR Endovascular2520-8934Springer Nature30659394.8Website
Journal of Cerebrovascular and Endovascular Neurosurgery2234-8565Korean Society of Cerebrovascular Surgeons/Korean Society of Endovascular Surgery452194694.7
Renal Replacement Therapy2059-1381Springer Nature410134194.4Website
Surgical Case Reports2198-7793Springer Nature1687307393.7Website
Journal of Contemporary Brachytherapy2081-2841841458493.6Website
Advances in orthopedics2090-3464Hindawi Limited362348393.4Website
Radiation Oncology1748-717XSpringer Nature31406038793.3Website
Journal of surgical case reports2042-8812Oxford University Press139050393.2Website
Formosan Journal of Surgery1682-606XMedknow Publications99761193.2Website
The International Journal of Spine Surgery2211-4599International Journal of Spine Surgery882428493
World Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery2164-3210Scientific Research Publishing, Inc.27121393
Clinics in Orthopedic Surgery2005-291XThe Korean Orthopaedic Association9831132393Website
Annals of Pediatric Surgery1687-4137Springer Nature56955492.8Website
Clinics in Shoulder and Elbow1226-9344Korean Shoulder and Elbow Society93691392.8
Journal of Orthopaedics and Traumatology1590-9921Springer Nature10041107192.6Website
JSES international2666-6383Elsevier48565392.6Website
World Journal of Surgical Oncology1477-7819Springer Nature42105608892.6Website
Critical Ultrasound Journal2036-3176Springer Nature358397692.5Website
Journal of orthopaedic case reports2250-0685Indian Orthopaedic Research Group1446119692.4Website
Asian Spine Journal1976-1902Asian Spine Journal (ASJ)14671128192.4Website
Open Journal of Modern Neurosurgery2163-0569Scientific Research Publishing, Inc.30518692.1
World journal of transplantation2220-3230Baishideng Publishing Group Co (World Journal of Transplantation)364433792
Vascular specialist international2288-7970The Korean Society for Vascular Surgery38990091.8Website
Case reports in anesthesiology2090-6382Hindawi Limited34971391.7Website
Open Journal of Orthopedics2164-3016Scientific Research Publishing, Inc.47240191.7
Foot & Ankle Orthopaedics2473-0114SAGE360759191.7Website
JA Clinical Reports2363-9024Springer Nature54582891.7Website
Heart Surgery Forum1098-3511Carden Jennings Publishing Co.23461345691.6
Minimally Invasive Surgery2090-1445Hindawi Limited202172391.1Website
EJVES Short Reports2405-6553Elsevier18843691Website
Journal of pediatric surgery case reports2213-5766Elsevier2384202191Website
Orthopedic Reviews2035-8164PAGEPress Publications513424691Website
Case reports in otolaryngology2090-6773Hindawi Limited756231290.9Website
Journal of Transplantation2090-0007Hindawi Limited264379490.9Website
International Journal of Surgery Case Reports2210-2612Elsevier75622147690.7Website
Annals of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery1341-1098Editorial Committee of Annals of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery23371836190.7Website
Case reports in vascular medicine2090-6994Hindawi Limited30963690.3Website
World Journal of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy1948-5190Baishideng Publishing Group Co (World Journal of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy)10491255490.3
Journal of Craniovertebral Junction and Spine0974-8237Medknow Publications611302890.2Website
Local and regional anesthesia1178-7112Dove Medical Press5113590.2Website
Surgical Science2157-9407Scientific Research Publishing, Inc.88992490.2
Journal of Brachial Plexus and Peripheral Nerve Injury1749-7221Georg Thieme Verlag KG212189490.1Website
International Journal of Implant Dentistry2198-4034Springer Nature430280490Website
Acta Orthopaedica1745-3674Taylor & Francis25316891889.9Website
Surgery research and practice2356-6124Hindawi Limited16886489.9Website
Arthroplasty today2352-3441Elsevier979344789.8Website
Transplant Research and Risk Management1179-1616Dove Medical Press8722289.7Website
Interdisciplinary Neurosurgery2214-7519Elsevier1609133789.6Website
International Journal of Otorhinolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery2454-5929Medip Academy200160089.6
Journal of Experimental Orthopaedics2197-1153Springer Nature509344389.6Website
Open Journal of Anesthesiology2164-5531Scientific Research Publishing, Inc.50154889.4
Journal of anesthesiology & clinical science2049-9752Herbert Publications7513189.3
Perioperative medicine2047-0525Springer Nature289296789.3Website
World Journal of Emergency Surgery1749-7922Springer Nature8581754689.3Website
World journal of plastic surgery2228-7914Armenian Green Publishing Co.496154189.1
Cancers of the Head & Neck2059-7347Springer Nature5559189.1Website
Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research1749-799XSpringer Nature35953316289Website
Acta Orthopaedica et Traumatologica Turcica1017-995XAVES Publishing Co.36781317389Website
Clinical sarcoma research2045-3329Springer Nature198377688.9Website
SICOT-J2426-8887EDP Sciences406253988.9Website
African Journal of Paediatric Surgery0974-5998954366688.8Website
European Journal of Pediatric Surgery Reports2194-7619Georg Thieme Verlag KG24751688.7Website
Annals of coloproctology2287-9714Korean Society of Coloproctology (KAMJE)25422488.6Website
Annals of Vascular Diseases1881-641XThe Editorial Committee of Annals of Vascular Diseases1169453188.5
Modern Plastic Surgery2164-521313013988.5
Trials1745-6215Springer Nature2402506488.5Website
Case Reports in Ophthalmology1663-2699S. Karger AG1127420588.4Website
JPRAS Open2352-5878Elsevier48074188.3Website
Maxillofacial plastic and reconstructive surgery2288-8586Springer Nature950272688.2Website
Case reports in urology2090-6978Hindawi Limited746199888.1Website
International Journal of Orthopaedics Sciences2395-1958AkiNik Publications340043587.9
Trauma Case Reports2352-6440Elsevier66461487.8Website
Otolaryngology Case Reports2468-5488Elsevier45717687.7Website
Case reports in ophthalmological medicine2090-6730Hindawi Limited628143687.7Website
Annals of Laparoscopic and Endoscopic Surgery2518-6973AME Publishing Company96438187.6
Egyptian Journal of Anaesthesia1110-1849Taylor & Francis727181887.6Website
Case reports in radiology2090-6870Hindawi Limited475159487.4Website
Journal of bone and joint infection2206-3552Copernicus GmbH255179787.1Website
Case Reports in Gastroenterology1662-0631S. Karger AG1491713587.1Website
Journal of Korean Society of Spine Surgery1229-5701Korean Society of Spine Surgery941119387.1
Joint diseases and related surgery2687-4784Joint Diseases and Related Surgery26225187
Korean Journal of Neurotrauma2234-8999Korean Neurotraumatology Society414127687
Archives of Plastic Surgery2234-6163Korean Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons24341016287Website
Diagnostic and Therapeutic Endoscopy1026-714X400331886.8
BMC Anesthesiology1471-2253Springer Nature21541824986.8Website
Case reports in emergency medicine2090-6498Hindawi Limited451139586.7Website
Patient Safety in Surgery1754-9493Springer Nature533598886.7Website
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Frequently Asked Questions

What is Open Access (OA)?
Open Access refers to free access to information and unrestricted use of electronic resources for everyone. Any kind of digital content can be open access, from texts and data to software, audio, and video.
What does “relevance” mean in the table?
If a journal has a relevance of “100”, that means that the journal is fully related to the concept it is listed under. If, on the other hand, a journal has a relevance of “0”, that means that the journal doesn’t have any relation to the topic it is listed under. So Nutrition might have a low relevance when included in Open Computer Science Journals
How do you count total number of citations?
The citations show how often articles from this journal have been referenced in other works. OpenAlex is where we get this data from. Although the accuracy is debatable, it can nevertheless help you get a sense of how prestigious a journal is in general.
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How can I publish my paper on
At the moment, we do not offer publishing services, that's why we made these lists, so you can find the right journal to publish your paper in. Our goal with is to help disseminate research.
What is an APC?
The Article Processing Charge (APC) is the fee that publishers of some open access journals charge in order to publish articles.
What are the different Open Access types?
Depending on the license, a research paper might be categorised as a) Gold Open Access, b) Hybrid Open Access, c) Green Open Access, d) Bronze Open Access, e) Diamond Open Access, or f) Black Open Access