Aims and Scope

AIMS AND SCOPE

The Journal of Global Surgery (ONE) is a feature-rich, revolutionary peer-review medical journal that provides ethical, affordable, sustainable access to global surgery research. Global surgery is a movement dedicated to the provision of safe, affordable surgery across the world, with a particular (but not exclusive) focus on care in low and middle-income countries. The journal therefore welcomes manuscript submissions that develop our knowledge of all aspects related to surgical care in these settings, including anaesthesia and critical care, obstetrics, all surgical fields, education, health policy and public health.

The journal itself is built through innovative design principles, aiming to significantly reduce the cost of peer-review publication, whilst also revolutionising the funding model to ensure that our journal transparently displays our running costs, and through the use of Bitcoin Cash (a cryptocurrency) and a unique crowdfunding model, our journal is affordable and accessible to everyone in the world, whilst also sustainable without relying on third-party funding to maintain the highest level of service to our readership.

TYPES OF ARTICLE

The Journal of Global Surgery (ONE) embraces a diverse range of submissions that align with its overarching aims and scope. Authors are encouraged to contribute original research that advances the field of global surgery and related disciplines.

Full-Length Articles: Manuscripts reporting on empirical investigations, clinical studies, epidemiological research, and outcomes analyses are welcome. Submissions should offer novel insights, methodologies, or findings that contribute to the understanding and improvement of global surgical care. Authors are also invited to submit theoretical analyses, or systematic reviews. Full-length articles should adhere to rigorous scientific standards and contribute meaningful insights to the field of global surgery.

Invited Reviews: Expert reviews commissioned by the editorial board are welcomed. These articles should provide comprehensive and authoritative overviews of specific topics, synthesizing existing literature, identifying trends, and offering critical analyses.

Opinions and Editorials: The journal provides a platform for thought-provoking opinion pieces, editorials, and commentaries. Authors are encouraged to express their perspectives on current issues, controversies, emerging trends, or policy implications relevant to global surgery and healthcare delivery.

Case Series and Reports: The journal considers detailed accounts of unique or rare cases that offer significant clinical or scientific implications. Case reports should provide comprehensive descriptions, including diagnostic procedures, treatments, outcomes, and pertinent discussions.

Authors are encouraged to review the journal’s submission guidelines for detailed instructions on formatting, citation styles, and manuscript preparation. The editorial team is committed to fostering a collaborative and inclusive environment, welcoming contributions from researchers, practitioners, and policymakers dedicated to advancing global surgical care and promoting equitable access to healthcare worldwide.

PEER REVIEW PROCESS

At the Journal of Global Surgery (ONE), we adhere to stringent peer review standards to uphold the quality and credibility of published research. All submissions, regardless of article type, undergo a meticulous double-blind peer review process. This means that both the identities of the authors and the reviewers are kept confidential throughout the evaluation process, ensuring impartiality and objectivity. The editorial team meticulously coordinates this process, assigning submissions to qualified experts in the field who evaluate the scholarly merit, originality, and methodological rigor of each manuscript. As a token of appreciation for their invaluable contributions, peer reviewers receive a modest Bitcoin Cash stipend upon completion of their review, irrespective of the decision regarding the manuscript submission. Our commitment to robust and transparent peer review underscores our dedication to fostering excellence and integrity in global surgical research.

ETHICAL PRACTICE

The Journal of Global Surgery (ONE) is committed to upholding the highest standards of ethical conduct in all aspects of the publication process. Authors, reviewers, and editors are expected to adhere to ethical guidelines and principles to ensure the integrity and credibility of published research.

Authorship and Attribution

All authors listed on a manuscript must have made substantial contributions to the research and be able to take responsibility for the content. Additionally, there must be representation from the originating country and institution that the article comes from, ensuring recognition of local contributions and perspectives. Any individuals who have contributed to the study but do not meet the criteria for authorship should be acknowledged appropriately.

Originality and Plagiarism

Authors must ensure that their submissions are original works and appropriately cite sources when using the work or ideas of others. Plagiarism in any form is unacceptable and will result in immediate rejection of the manuscript.

Conflicts of Interest

Authors are required to disclose any financial or personal relationships that could be perceived as potential conflicts of interest. Editors and reviewers are also expected to declare any conflicts of interest and recuse themselves from handling manuscripts in which they have a conflict.

Research Integrity

Authors must conduct research in accordance with ethical guidelines and regulations, including obtaining necessary approvals for human or animal research and ensuring the integrity of data collection and analysis.

Informed Consent

Authors must obtain informed consent from human subjects participating in research studies and ensure that their rights and confidentiality are protected.

Review Process

Peer reviewers are expected to conduct reviews objectively, providing constructive feedback while maintaining confidentiality. They should disclose any conflicts of interest and refrain from accepting assignments for manuscripts in which they have a bias.

Editorial Independence

The editorial team operates independently of any commercial or political interests, making decisions based solely on the scientific merit and relevance of submissions.

Correction and Retraction

The journal will promptly investigate any allegations of misconduct or errors in published articles and take appropriate action, including corrections, retractions, or expressions of concern, as necessary.

By adhering to these ethical principles, the Journal of Global Surgery (ONE) strives to maintain the trust of readers, authors, reviewers, and the broader scientific community. We are committed to fostering a culture of integrity, transparency, and accountability in scholarly publishing.