The Aesthetic Surgery Journal (ASJ) is launching an Open Access Publication, a restriction- and subscription-free online research journal.
The new online publication titled Aesthetic Surgery Journal Open Forum will be published by Oxford University Press starting in January of 2019.
"As the leading publication in cosmetic/aesthetic plastic surgery, we are in the enviable position of having excellent submissions however, we are not able to publish them all, not because they lack quality, but simply because the topic had recently been covered or due to some other administrative issue unrelated to the quality of the work," states Foad Nahai, MD ASJ Editor-in-Chief. "We invite authors to submit directly to ASJ Open Forum and know that having an open access option will bring their work to the attention of cosmetic/aesthetic plastic surgeons around the world—which is particularly important in countries where physicians may not have access to our print publication for financial or other reasons."
Aesthetic Surgery Journal Open Forum will utilize the same editorial team as ASJ, with Dr. Nahai as Editor-in-Chief, and Jeffrey Kenkel, MD, Professor and Chairman of the Plastic Surgery Department of UT Southwestern as Associate Editor. All papers will be peer-reviewed and subject to the same rigorous process as all other submissions.