The First Impact Factor for Annals of Laparoscopic and Endoscopic Surgery: 0.5

Published: 2023-06-28

We are pleased to announce that Annals of Laparoscopic and Endoscopic Surgery (ALES) has attained its first impact factor for the 2022 citation year: 0.5 (Figure 1).

Figure 1. Journal Impact Factor of ALES 

The Annals of Laparoscopic and Endoscopic Surgery (ISSN 2518-6973; Ann Laparosc Endosc Surg; ALES;; is an international, open-access, peer-reviewed journal dedicated to advancing the field of laparoscopic and endoscopic surgery. Covering a wide range of disciplines including general surgery, gastrointestinal surgery, urological surgery, gynecology & obstetrics, orthopedic surgery, otolaryngology, and head & neck surgery, ALES serves as a professional and comprehensive platform for surgeons worldwide. Through the publication of cutting-edge research and the analysis of innovative and traditional surgical techniques, the journal aims to provide readers with up-to-date knowledge, ultimately benefiting patients around the globe.

Indexed by the Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI)™ since December 2018, ALES has been steadily gaining recognition in the scientific community. This recent achievement highlights the significant scientific reach and respect that the journal has garnered in the laparoscopic and endoscopic surgery fields.

With this opportunity, we would like to extend our heartfelt gratitude to all our Editorial Team Members, Guest Editors, Authors, and Reviewers for their significant contributions to the journal. 

As we move forward, we are committed to maintaining the highest standards in publishing and fostering collaboration with the individuals mentioned above and all those interested in the field. Together, we will continue to bring exciting, high-impact content to the readers of Annals of Laparoscopic and Endoscopic Surgery.

Editorial Office
Annals of Laparoscopic and Endoscopic Surgery

June 28, 2023