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COVID-19 and impact on peer review

As a result of the significant disruption that is being caused by the COVID-19 pandemic we are very aware that many researchers will have difficulty in meeting the timelines associated with our peer review process during normal times.  Please do let us know if you need additional time. Our systems will continue to remind you of the original timelines but we intend to be highly flexible at this time.

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

  • Speed
    68 days to first submission for reviewed manuscripts only
    66 days to first decision for all manuscripts
    115 days from submission to acceptance
    43 days from acceptance to publication


    Social Media Impact
    10 mentions