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Journal of the American College of Surgeons


The Journal of the American College of Surgeons (JACS) is the official scientific publication of the American College of Surgeons (ACS). Formerly known as Surgery, Gynecology & Obstetrics (1905–1994), JACS has the goal of providing its readership the highest quality rapid retrieval of information relevant to surgeons.

JACS is a monthly peer-reviewed journal publishing original contributions on all aspects of surgery. These contributions include original scientific articles, collective reviews, experimental investigations with clear clinical relevance, and a surgeon-at-work section (online only). JACS is a membership benefit for all active ACS Fellows, and Associate and Resident members. Retirees, Medical Students, and Affiliate Members have access to JACS online. Access to JACS CME online is available to all members of the ACS.

If you are an ACS member who needs to change your address, please call 800-621-4111 (312-202-5277 outside U.S./Canada) or visit your Member Profile to make the changes.

ACS Fellows and non-Fellow subscribers with problems with online access, please call Elsevier at 800-654-2452 (314-453-7041 outside U.S./Canada).

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Being a member gets you more than you think! As a member of the ACS, you can now access the Journal of the American College of Surgeons (JACS) content from anywhere via your desktop, smartphone, or tablet using your ACS credentials. 

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Content for the JACS CME is provided from articles in the current month's issue. Each issue's JACS CME is available for a 24-month period.

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