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Aims & Scope

Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques (JLAST) and Videoscopy are the leading international peer-reviewed journal and videojournal companion dedicated to innovations and advancements in minimally-invasive surgery through single-incision techniques and NOTES, including a special focus on pediatric as well as adult procedures.

Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques (JLAST) is the leading international peer-reviewed journal for practicing surgeons who want to keep up with the latest thinking and advanced surgical technologies in laparoscopy, endoscopy, NOTES, and robotics. The Journal is ideally suited to surgeons who are early adopters of new technology and techniques. Recognizing that many new technologies and techniques have significant overlap with several surgical specialties, JLAST is the first journal to focus on these topics both in general and pediatric surgery, and includes other surgical subspecialties such as: urology, gynecologic surgery, thoracic surgery, and more.

JLAST coverage includes:

  • Laparoscopy
  • Minimally invasive surgery
  • Endoscopy
  • NOTES (natural orifice transluminal endoscopic surgery)
  • Robotics
  • Other advanced surgical technologies and techniques

Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques and Videoscopy are under the editorial leadership of Co-Editors-in-Chief P. Marco Fisichella, MD, MBA, FACS, AbbVie (Chicago, IL) and Fredrick Brody, MD, FACS, MBA, VA Medical Center at George Washington University (Washington, DC); Pediatric Editor Mark Wulkan, MD, FACS, FAAP, Akron Children's Hospital; Associate/Video Editor Fred Brody, MD, MBA; Pediatric Video Editor Matthew S. Clifton, MD, Emory University School of Medicine; and other leading investigators. View the entire editorial board.

Audience: Surgeons: pediatric, thoracic, cardiovascular, urologic, gastrointestinal, and general surgery, among others

This subscription includes:

This peer-reviewed journal for practicing surgeons on the surgical techniques that encompass laparoscopy, endoscopy, robotics and all advanced surgical technologies. It is the first journal to focus on these techniques both in general  and pediatric minimally invasive surgery, including new technologies and techniques in surgical subspecialties.

Cutting-edge Surgical Techniques & Technology Videos! Easily Searchable!          

Part B, Videoscopy is a groundbreaking new online complement to Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques (JLAST).
This online videojournal publishes fully peer-reviewed surgical and microinvasive demonstrations of the latest techniques and technologies used to optimize surgical patient outcomes. The videos can be easily searched and shared with colleagues to provide education and enable discussion. Videoscopy will include historical videos of pioneering surgeries done years ago, as well as up-to-the-minute procedures.


  • PubMed/MEDLINE
  • PubMed Central
  • Web of Science: Science Citation Index® (SCI)
  • Scopus
  • Current Contents®/Clinical Medicine
  • Journal Citation Reports/Science Edition
  • EMBASE/Excerpta Medica
  • ProQuest databases
The views, opinions, findings, conclusions and recommendations set forth in any Journal article are solely those of the authors of those articles and do not necessarily reflect the views, policy or position of the Journal, its Publisher, its editorial staff or any affiliated Societies and should not be attributed to any of them.

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