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As of 23 October 2023, Annals of Pediatric Surgery is not accepting new submissions. The journal will no longer be published by Springer Nature as of 1 January 2024. New submissions should be submitted to Any enquiries regarding new submissions can be sent to

AOPS receives first impact factor

Annals of Pediatric Surgery has received its first impact factor in Web of Science. Read more here.

About the Editor

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Professor Essam A. Elhalaby, M.D, CT
Essam Elhalaby is a senior consultant and former chief of Pediatric Surgery at Faculty of Medicine, Tanta University in Egypt. He currently serves as the acting Editor in- Chief of Annals of Pediatric Surgery. More information about Professor Elhalaby can be found here

Aims and scope

Annals of Pediatric Surgery (AOPS) is an open access peer-reviewed journal that aims to fill an important niche that provides focus to clinical care, technical innovation and clinical research. Annals of Pediatric Surgery welcomes publications of original research, meeting reports, reviews, case reports, letters to the editor and ‘how I do it article’ on topics in general pediatric surgery, pediatric urology, pediatric plastic and reconstructive surgery, and pediatric surgical training and accreditation.

About the Society

Annals of Pediatric Surgery is the official journal of the Egyptian Pediatric Surgical Association (EPSA), Arab Association of Pediatric Surgeons (AAPS), Mediterranean Association of Pediatric Surgeons (MAPS), and Pan African Pediatric Surgical Association (PAPSA).

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Annual Journal Metrics

  • 2022 Citation Impact
    0.4 - 2-year Impact Factor
    0.3 - 5-year Impact Factor
    0.527 - SNIP (Source Normalized Impact per Paper)
    0.155 - SJR (SCImago Journal Rank)

    2022 Speed
    44 days submission to first editorial decision for all manuscripts (Median)
    166 days submission to accept (Median)

    2022 Usage