About the Journal

Journal of Visualized Surgery

Aims and Scope

The Journal of Visualized Surgery (ISSN 2221-2965; J Vis Surg; JOVS; jovs.amegroups.com; jovs.amegroups.org) is an international peer-reviewed journal focused on visualized surgery. It aims to promote the development of surgery around the world by the sharing of surgical experience in visual media between surgeons and clinicians so that all patients may benefit. Hence, the focus of JOVS is on instructional and educational video clips, photos, schematics of visualized surgical procedures, rather than lengthy text. JOVS is indexed and covered by Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI).

JOVS is the official publication of Asia Thoracoscopic Surgery Education Program (ATEP) and its scope includes: Cardiac Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Lung Surgery, Esophageal Surgery, Gastric Surgery, Colorectal Surgery, Hepatobiliary Surgery, Breast Surgery, Neurosurgery, Urological Surgery, Pediatric Surgery, Transplantation, Anesthesiology etc.

Journal keywords: video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery, lung cancer, segmentectomy, lobectomy, uniportal, case report, robotic surgery, thymectomy, minimally invasive surgery, thoracoscopy, thoracic surgery, uniportal VATS, thymoma, subxiphoid, sublobar resection, myasthenia gravis, esophagectomy, lung resection, laparoscopy, surgery, bronchoplasty, esophageal cancer, aortic surgery, pneumonectomy, indocyanine green, lymphadenectomy, sleeve lobectomy, mediastinum, thoracic endovascular aortic repair, lymph node dissection, aortic arch, aortic valve repair, minimally invasive esophagectomy, complications, aortic root, single-port, laparoscopic, thoracoscopic, robotic, preoperative planning, simulation, learning curve, mitral valve repair, etc.

JOVS is the official publication of:

Asia Thoracoscopic Surgery Education Program (ATEP) (but not limited to thoracic surgery)

JOVS is endorsed by:

  • Brazilian Society of Thoracic Surgery (SBCT)
  • Italian Society of Thoracic Surgery (SICT)
  • The Italian VATS Group


Journal of Visualized Surgery is indexed and covered by

Information for Authors

JOVS is a member of Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) and it follows the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE)'s guidelines and the ICMJE recommendations for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing, and Publication of Scholarly Work in Medical Journal.

Manuscripts submitted must be the original work of the author(s) and must not be published previously or under consideration for publication elsewhere.

Submission Turnaround Time

  • In-house review: 1-3 weeks
  • External peer review: 1-3 months
  • Publication Ahead of Print: within 1 month after being accepted
  • Formal publication: within 1-3 months after being accepted. Original Articles are listed as priority.

Publication Schedule

JOVS strives to keep a continuous publication schedule so that articles are published online as soon as they are ready and as quickly as possible. To better meet the publication needs, JOVS was published quarterly from January 2020 to December 2022 and has been published bimonthly (January, March, May, July, September, November), staring from January 2023.

Open Access Statement

Journal of Visualized Surgery is a peer reviewed, open access journal. All content of the journal is published under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial- NoDerivatives 4.0 International License (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0). All articles published open access will be immediately and permanently free for all to read, download, copy and distribute as defined by the applied license.

Free access and usage
Permitted third party reuse is defined by the CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 license. This license allows users to copy and distribute the article, provided:

  • this is not done for commercial purposes and further does not permit distribution of the Article if it is changed or edited in any way.
  • the user gives appropriate credit (with a link to the formal publication through the relevant DOI) and provides a link to the license but not in an any way implying that the licensor is endorsing the user or the use of the work.
  • no derivatives including remix, transform, or build upon the material was allowed for distribution.
The full details of the license are available at https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/


For open access publishing, this journal uses an exclusive licensing agreement. Authors will transfer copyright to JOVS, but will have the right to share their article in the same way permitted to third parties under the relevant user license, as well as certain scholarly usage rights.

For any inquiry/special circumstance on the copyright, commercial usage or adaptation of JOVS articles, please contact: permissions@amegroups.com

For reprint order, please contact: sales@amegroups.com

Support for Authors to Comply with Funding Body Mandates

We work with authors of research articles supported by funding bodies with open access mandates to ensure that authors can meet their funders’ requirements for public access to research results.

In addition, we offer further support for authors who are required to comply with funding body mandates, including but not limited to:

Editorial Office

Email: jovs@amepc.org

Publisher Information

JOVS is published by AME Publishing Company.
Address: Flat/RM C 16F, Kings Wing Plaza 1, NO. 3 on Kwan Street, Shatin, NT, Hong Kong, China.

Updated on March 21, 2024