Guidelines for Journal Management

We believe that the 'Archives of Surgical Research' serves as an important part of the scientific literature. Hence, its management should be of the highest quality and ethically sound. We follow COPE Guidelines to manage the top hierarchy in terms of conflicts of interest and ethical considerations. We also follow COPE Guidelines for maintaining a relationship of journal management to the Pakistan Endocrine & Thyroid Surgeons Association to ensure editorial independence. The journal editorial team meets periodically at least biannually. The editorial team is independent of the society and is managed by a transparent process two-yearly as per the ethical confines suggested by COPE, ICMJE, and local guidelines.