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 | Post date: 2020/10/17 | 
 The “Center of Excellence in Minimally Invasive Surgery Education” with 13 years’ experience in the field of bariatric surgery has attracted international cooperation of some scientists and researchers active in this field.
Moreover it has about 9 years of scientific-research activity in the form of the "Minimally Invasive Surgical Sciences Journal" which has been renamed to “Annals of Bariatric Surgery" since 2020. Therefor it has the opportunity to publishes high quality articles by specifying the scope of the journal in the field of bariatric surgery.
Journal title Annals of Bariatric Surgery
Publisher Iran University of Medical Sciences (IUMS)
ISSN Electronic: 2717-3887
Publishing Schedule Biquarterly (Continuous release, in the near future)
Affiliated  Association Iranian Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (IRSMBS), and Global Laparoscopic & Robotics (GLR)
The owner of the journal Center of Excellence in Minimally Invasive Surgery Education
Editor-in-Chief (EIC) Abdolreza Pazouki, MD, FMIS, Chairman, Center of Excellence for Minimally Invasive Surgery Education, Iran.
Amir Khan, MBBS, FRCS, Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust, Walsall, UK.
Aims and scope  Annals of Bariatric Surgery (ABS) is an Open Access clinical journal officially published by the Center of Excellence for MIS Education of Iran University of Medical Sciences and Iranian Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (IRSMBS) and Global Laparoscopy & Robotics (GLR). This is an international journal aimed to publish high-quality peer-reviewed manuscripts about the effects of bariatric and metabolic procedures on weight loss, obesity-related comorbidities, nutritional and psychosocial outcomes. The Editorial Board includes internationally prominent individuals who are an expert member of multidisciplinary team for treatment of morbid obese patients including bariatric surgeons, internists, gastroenterologists, psychiatrists, psychologists, sport medicine physicians, bariatritions, anesthesiologist, and nutritional experts. Manuscripts are blindly reviewed by related experts.
Article types Original Contributions, Review articles, Multimedia articles, Brief Communications, New Concepts, How I Do It, Letters to the Editor and Commentaries.
Content Coverage Bariatric surgery, Obesity, Gastrointestinal, Endocrinology, Internal Medicine, Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Nutrition, Sport Medicine, Anesthesiology, Psychiatry, Psychology, Basic Science.
Contacts of the journal Bariatritions, General surgeons, General practitioners, Internists, Researchers in the field of bariatric surgery, Nutritionists, Psychiatrics, Psychologists, Anesthesiologists, Sport Medicine physicians and Basic Scientists. 
Address for editorial office of the journal Minimally Invasive Surgery Research Center, Mansouri St., Niyayesh St., Sattarkhan Ave., Tehran, Iran.
price This is an open access journal which means that all content is freely available without charge to the user or his/her institution. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author. 
peer-review method Double-blind. 
"Peer review" as a judgment on an academic work may affect the whole work and life an academic person and is of the utmost goal of managing a journal.
Rules of External Peer Review:
All submitted manuscripts are subjected to the external peer review and editorial approval.
Articles will be sent to at least 3 independent reviewers in the related field.
Normally, the reviewers are blinded to the authors' identities and their affiliations while the associate editors have full access to them

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