International Journal of Abdominal Wall and Hernia Surgery is an international, peer-reviewed, open-access, Print + online journal with Quaterly Issues compilation of issues published. Papers published in the journal are available to all readers online at http://www.herniasurgeryjournal.org. The journal allows free access (Open Access) to its contents and permits authors to self-archive final accepted version of the articles on any OAI-compliant institutional / subject-based repository.
Abstracting and Indexing Information
The journal is registered with the following abstracting partners:
Baidu Scholar, CNKI (China National Knowledge Infrastructure), EBSCO Publishing's Electronic Databases, Ex Libris – Primo Central, Google Scholar, Hinari, Infotrieve, Netherlands ISSN centre, ProQuest, TDNet, Wanfang Data
The journal is indexed with, or included in, the following:
DOAJ, EMBASE/ Excerpta Medica, Scimago Journal Ranking, SCOPUS
Wolters Kluwer and Journal/Association are committed to meeting and upholding standards of ethical behavior at all stages of the publication process. We follow closely the industry associations, such as the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) and World Association of Medical Editors (WAME), that set standards and provide guidelines for best practices in order to meet these requirements. For a summary of our specific policies regarding duplicate publication, conflicts of interest, patient consent, etc., please visit www.Medknow.com/EthicalGuidelines.asp
Open Access Publication and Creative Commons Licensing
This is an open access journal, and articles are distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 License, which allows others to remix, tweak, and build upon the work non-commercially, as long as appropriate credit is given and the new creations are licensed under the identical terms.
Wolters Kluwer Medknow provides for long-term digital preservation through two primary partnerships, Portico and CLOCKSS.
Portico is a leading digital preservation service worldwide. The content is preserved as an archival version and is not publically accessible via Portico, but is provided when required under specific conditions, such as discontinuation of the collection or catastrophic failure of the website.
CLOCKSS will enable any library to maintain their own archive of content from Wolters Kluwer Medknow and other publishers, with minimal technical effort and using cheaply available hardware.
Ahead of Print policy
Articles published online under the Ahead of Print model are considered published and can be cited and quoted using the DOI as the reference source. Wolters Kluwer Medknow has a policy that changes will not be made after publication of an article without following accepted procedures for making corrections to the scientific record.
While advertisements are crucial to this journal to be able to keep all content free for everyone, ethical considerations are in place to ensure the integrity of the journal and its content:
- "Pop-up" and "banner" ads appear on a random, rotating basis. The advertiser has no control or input over the pages where their ads appear.
- The Editorial Board has full and final approval over the content of all advertisements.
- Advertisers will never be shown any manuscripts or other content prior to publication.
The aim of IJAWHS is to promote academic exchanges of hernia and abdominal wall surgery, improve application of new technique and material and generalize the guidelines of diagnosis and treatment in hernia and abdominal wall disease.
We will publish papers that report the latest basic research and clinical developments, with particular (but not exclusive) emphasis on the following topics:
1) Clinical issues of groin hernias, ventral/incisional hernias, parastomal hernias, internal hernias, and defects of diaphragm and perineum
2) Advancement of techniques, concepts, materials and equipment in hernia repair
3) Prevention and treatment of complications following hernia repair
4) Treatment of infection, tumor and trauma of the abdominal wall
5) Reconstruction of the abdominal wall, cosmetic and plastic surgery in abdominal wall
The journal accepts a broad array of article formats such as original research, editorials, reviews, clinical reports, and commentaries.