Aims and Scope

The Journal of Hand Surgery publishes original, peer-reviewed articles related to the pathophysiology, diagnosis, and treatment of diseases and conditions of the upper extremity; these include both clinical and basic science studies, along with case reports. Special features include Review Articles (including Current Concepts and The Hand Surgery Landscape), Reviews of Books and Media, and Letters to the Editor.

Beginning in January 2006, The Journal of Hand Surgery incorporated the Journal of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand.

Open Access Option for Authors

This journal offers an open access choice for authors. If authors choose to publish their manuscript as open access, there is an Open Access publication charge which will be invoiced to the authors or their research funders. The Article Publishing Charge is USD 3,450, excluding taxes. Members of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand are eligible for a discount of 50% off the open access publication fee.

Authors are also welcome to submit to the journal’s open access companion title, Journal of Hand Surgery Global Online.

Journal Ranking

Impact Factor: 2.342
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Ranking as #1 Hand Journal in the Orthopedics and Surgery category

2021 Citescore: 3.3

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About ASSH

The mission of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand is to advance the science and practice of hand surgery through education, research and advocacy on behalf of patients and practitioners.

Benefits to Authors

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Please see our Guide for Authors for information on article submission. If you require any further information or help, please visit our support pages: Access

Abstracts and full-text articles are available beginning with 1976. Access to abstracts is complimentary. Access to full text is limited to print subscribers.
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Publishing Information

Elsevier Journal of Hand Surgery is published by Elsevier for the American Society for Surgery of the Hand