Cover_Annaly_#1_2014__v5.qxdThe “Annaly khirurgicheskoy gepatologii” (Annals of Surgical Hepatology) has been published since 1996. The magazine is intended for a broad range of surgeons and related medical specialists, who deal with the surgical diseases of liver, pancreas and bile ducts in their work. The magazine is included in the list of printed materials recommended by the Higher Attestation Commission of the Russian Federation for publishing the findings of Ph. D.  theses.
The magazine is published 4 times a year. It contains invited general articles on the current issues of surgical hepatology written by lead experts from CIS and non-CIS countries, reviews, original papers, individual case studies and the articles containing experimental research data. In selecting articles, the editorial board pays special attention to the unified presentation of material and the statistical data processing methods being used, an essential condition for a modern research paper.
The magazine hosts debates on pending issues of hepatobiliary surgery. Many outstanding professionals from CIS countries express their opinions during the debates. The editorial board considers debating an interesting and useful practice and plans to continue.
The magazine publishes conference reports and resolutions and abstracts from foreign magazines.
Due to a broad range of issues being discussed, deep and easy-to-understand presentation of material, the magazine is attractive to both, experienced professionals in hepatobiliary surgery and beginning medical specialists.


Dear readers and authors!

I want to tell you the good news. At the end of 2015 our journal was included into Russian Science Citation Index (RSCI) database completely integrated with Web of Science platform. Such inclusion would allow foreign readers comprehensively study work of surgeons of the CIS countries published in the journal including their experience of clinical and experimental researches. Surgeons of the CIS countries will be able to improve their citation index that is currently the main scientific assessment of professional activity. In this situation the role of abstracts is dramatically increased due to their translation into English. Moreover, foreign readers will define the value of the researches using these abstracts.

The abstract should be obligatory written according to headings and clearly reflect the essence of the study. The article should consist of results and conclusions rather information about something and something.

Undoubtedly, the integration of the articles published in the journal with Web of Science platform will increase authors’ works citation, their rating and rating of the magazine. I congratulate you with new opportunities.


President of “Annals of Surgical Hepatology” journal                     E.I. Galperin