The Society of Thoracic Surgeons selects Editorial Manager

The Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) has selected Aries Systems’ Editorial Manager to support submission and peer-review workflows for its journal, The Annals of Thoracic Surgery, which is transitioning from a previous system.

“We are excited about the switch to Editorial Manager,” said Editor G. Alexander Patterson, MD. “Authors will experience an intuitive submission process, and editors and reviewers will have a streamlined yet powerful system for peer review. The new system allows staff to make changes independently, without requiring vendor support or code changes. EM will help improve internal and external operations.”

The Annals of Thoracic Surgery is the official journal of The Society of Thoracic Surgeons and the Southern Thoracic Surgical Association. First published in 1965, The Annals is an international, peer-reviewed journal that provides outstanding original coverage of recent progress in adult and congenital cardiovascular and chest surgery and related fields. This leading monthly receives more than 3,800 manuscripts for consideration annually and maintains rigorous acceptance standards under Dr. Patterson and a distinguished editorial board. The journal is currently published by Elsevier.

The journal’s current impact factor, an important journal metric published by Thomson Reuters each year, is 3.849 and Thomson Reuters’ Journal Citation Reports ranks The Annals as 16th of 198 surgery journals, 31st of 123 cardiac and cardiovascular journals, and 13th of 58 respiratory journals. An authoritative, clinically oriented, comprehensive resource, The Annals is committed to providing a place for all cardiothoracic surgeons to relate experiences which will help improve patient care.

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