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American College of Surgeons announces new publishing collaboration with Wolters Kluwer

CHICAGO (August 9, 2021): Today, the American College of Surgeons (ACS) announced that it has entered into a multi-year agreement with Wolters Kluwer, Health.  Beginning January 2022, Wolters Kluwer will publish the Journal of the American College of Surgeons (JACS), ACS's flagship clinical publication and one of the more highly cited surgery journals in the world. JACS has an impact factor of 6.113 and currently ranks 9/270 in the Surgery category. Wolters Kluwer is a global leader in professional information, software solutions, and services for the clinicians, nurses, accountants, lawyers, and tax, finance, audit, risk, compliance, and regulatory sectors.

We’ve been transitioning into a stronger global surgical organization and this new collaboration with Wolters Kluwer will be a catalyst for increasing the value of JACS for surgeons around the world.” —ACS Executive Director, David B. Hoyt, MD, FACS

"We are excited to collaborate with Wolters Kluwer to expand our reach to more surgeons across the globe and deliver the highest quality, practice-changing research through JACS," said Timothy Eberlein, MD, FACS, JACS Editor-in-Chief. "Wolters Kluwer's digital solutions and global expertise in medical society publishing will help us reinforce and elevate our publication's expert status in the field of surgery."

The Journal of the American College of Surgeons (JACS) provides peer-reviewed, original contributions on all aspects of surgery and aims to provide surgeons with the highest quality rapid-retrieval of information. Wolters Kluwer will focus on expanding global readership for JACS through access and distribution on Ovid®, the world's most trusted medical research platform, among other digital channels.

"We've been transitioning into a stronger global surgical organization and this new collaboration with Wolters Kluwer will be a catalyst for increasing the value of JACS for surgeons around the world," ACS Executive Director, David B. Hoyt, MD, FACS, said.  "Moreover, the distribution of the journal's content with Ovid, will provide a reliable way for surgeons to perform more insightful searches of the Journal's content on desktop and mobile devices."

"The American College of Surgeons is highly regarded for its dedication to setting high standards for surgical education and practice and we are honored to help them with that mission as their publishing partner," said Greg Samios, President and CEO, Health Learning, Research & Practice at Wolters Kluwer. "We look forward to collaborating with ACS to uphold their mission to improve the care of the surgical patient by increasing access to the latest surgical research and guidance."

To learn more about Wolters Kluwer, visit: www.wolterskluwer.com.  

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About the American College of Surgeons

The American College of Surgeons is a scientific and educational organization of surgeons that was founded in 1913 to raise the standards of surgical practice and improve the quality of care for all surgical patients. The College is dedicated to the ethical and competent practice of surgery. Its achievements have significantly influenced the course of scientific surgery in America and have established it as an important advocate for all surgical patients. The College has more than 82,000 members and is the largest organization of surgeons in the world. For more information, visit www.facs.org.

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