Beginning in September 2022, the Journal of Visualized Surgery (JOVS) adopted the Surgery Journal Editors Group (SJEG) joint statement and pledges to "strive for diversity in the peer review process and among the editorial boards and editorial leaders."
The Journal of Visualized Surgery (ISSN 2221-2965; J Vis Surg; JOVS; jovs.amegroups.com) is an international peer-reviewed journal focused on Visualized Surgery. It aims to promote the development of Visualized Surgery around the world by providing a professional platform for the sharing of experience in Visualized Surgery between peers so that all patients may benefit. Hence, the focus will be on instructional and educational video clips, photos, schematics of Visualized Surgical procedures, rather than lengthy text.
Currently, more than 100 surgical journals have signed on to this living pledge, which can be found on the American College of Surgeons website under the Surgery Journal Editors Group tab (https://www.facs.org/member-services/sjeg).