2018 Annual Work Report of Mini-invasive Surgery(MIS) was successfully held in Xi’an, at the Branch Office of OAE Publishing Inc., on January 15, 2018. Anne Niu, Managing Editor of MIS, gave a review on overall development of MIS journal in 2018, summarizing problems encountered by the editorial staff, and proposed some measures for improvement in the coming year.
Since the launching of the journal, high-quality publishing has always been our chief goal. In 2018, a total of 45 articles were published, 32.4% higher than last year. The distribution of the authors also increased from 14 countries/regions to 21 countries/regions. The following infographic illustrates the distribution of all the authors.
By December 31, 2018, articles published in MIS had been viewed 153,682 times and downloaded 6,634 times. Also, the published articles had been cited 10 times. (the data are collected by CrossRef) We believe with our joint efforts to publish high quality articles, there will be an explosive growth of these data in the coming year. Here are five cited articles for your reading:
1) Towards safe and efficient cervical dilatation;
2) Paucisymptomatic gastric anisakiasis: endoscopical removal of Anisakis sp. larva;
3) Outcomes of full-endoscopic posterior cervical foraminotomy for cervical radiculopathy caused by bony stenosis of the intervertebral foramen;
4) Common diseases mimicking lumbar disc herniation and their treatment;
5) Laparoscopic skills training of surgical residents: a comparison of two proficiency-based independent approaches.
Compared with 2018, the MIS readership in 2019 was expanded to 147 countries/regions around the world. The journal also attracted the attention and support from outstanding experts worldwide, like Dr. Lee Swanstrom (Institute for Image Guided Surgery, Strasbourg, France; The Oregon Clinic, Portland, OR, USA), Prof. Tetsu Fukunaga (Juntendo University Faculty of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan) and Prof. Simone Ferrero (University of Genova, Italy) joining our editorial board as members as well as Dr. Steven D. Wexner (Cleveland Clinic Florida, USA), Dr. John R. T. Monson (Center for Colon & Rectal Surgery, AdventHealth, USA), etc. contributing to the journal (the experts listed are in no particular order).
Besides, after nearly a year’s design, creation and data transfer, under the support of our publisher, we successfully launched our new journal website and new online system of review&submission,"MESAS", on December 4, 2018. The new website is more concise than the old one. The articles page, editorial board page, special issues page, etc. are all redesigned. They are made more aesthetically pleasing and easier to read and can be viewed better on the smartphone compared with the old one. You can have a look at: https://misjournal.net/.
The looks of the old & new websites:
The new online system is with full functionality from receiving manuscripts to publishing articles online. It has been enabled since the journal website was launched. You can also have a look at: https://www.oaemesas.com/mis/.
The look of the new system:
At last, the editorial staff would like to take this opportunity to thank the Editor-in-Chief, Section Editors, Editorial Board Members and all the reviewers for their hard work again, and also thank all the authors and readers for their recognition and supports. In the new year, we will continue to do our best to provide better service of publication and reading experience to all of our authors and readers. We will strive to bring the journal to a higher level in 2019 and get closer to the goal of building a world-class academic exchange platform!
Respectfully Submitted by Editorial Office of Mini-invasive Surgery.