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About BJS Society

BJS Society was formed in 1913 by surgeons in the UK who started the British Journal of Surgery.

Published monthly ever since, it has broadened its reach and become BJS, the leading journal for surgeons worldwide. This led to the launch of renowned open access journal, BJS Open, in 2017. BJS continues to expand the content of the journals and harness the latest digital media to achieve optimal online engagement.

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About BJS Society


Part of the charitable activity of the Society, BJS Academy is an online educational resource for current and future surgeons.

The Academy is comprised of five distinct sections: Continuing surgical education, Young BJS, Cutting edge, Scientific surgery and Surgical news. Although the majority of this is open access, additional content is available to BJS subscribers and strategic partners.

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The Society owns and publishes two surgical journals, BJS and BJS Open.

One of the most respected journals in the world, BJS provides a combination of scientific articles, reviews and critical commentary. Designed to complement BJS, BJS Open offers a similar range of content and allows authors to publish quality open access research.

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BJS Institute provides formal certified online surgical courses to surgeons in training and established surgeons who wish to develop their skills in surgical writing and publishing.

The initial courses have been designed in collaboration with the University of Edinburgh. The Society is keen to expand and develop the Institute, collaborating with other universities in Europe and beyond. For more information, please contact

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Strategic partners

Championing a collaborative approach, the Society offers two levels of partnership, each with their own unique benefits.

There are currently nine engaged strategic partners, all of whom are integral to the strategic direction and decision-making of the Society.

Our strategic partners

Our people

The Society, Journals and Academy are managed by various teams of specialists, dedicated to delivering world-class surgical education.