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JSLS, Journal of the Society of Laparoendscopic Surgeons, the Most Read MIS Journal, is the multispecialty, peer-reviewed journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons. JSLS seeks to advance minimally invasive surgery by promoting the cross-specialty exchange of information.


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A leading publication for minimally invasive therapies, JSLS  is distributed in more than 63 countries with a readership exceeding 20,000 including SLS members, libraries, and residency programs.

JSLS was first published in January 1997. Today it is available in print as well as online with open access for download.  Recognized around the world as the leading MIS publication, JSLS continues to expand and has consistently placed in the TOP 1% of 16,000 scientific publications on PubMed Central for full-text downloads.

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JSLS, Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons publishes original scientific articles on basic science and technical topics in all the fields involved with laparoendoscopic surgery. CRSLS, MIS Case Reports from SLS is dedicated to the publication of Case Reports in the field of minimally invasive surgery. The journals seek to advance our understandings and practice of minimally invasive, image-guided surgery by providing a forum for all relevant disciplines and by promoting the exchange of information and ideas across specialties.

JSLS and CRSLS is a peer-reviewed journal that employs a rapid review process for all submitted manuscripts so that significant scientific findings appear with minimal delay.

Papers are invited in the following categories:

  • Clinical and experimental surgery
  • Operative technique
  • Review articles
  • Case reports
  • Laparoendoscopic education
  • Letters to the editor

The journals, at the discretion of the editor, will also publish:

  • Editorials
  • Commentaries
  • Articles concerning emerging technology
  • Information (news) and events