About the Journal

Focus and Scope

Archives of Medicine and Surgery University of Milan is a peer-reviewed six-monthly international journal for advancing research activities in the field of Medicine and Surgery. The goal of this journal is to provide a platform for scientists and academicians all over the world to promote, share, and discuss various new issues and developments in different areas of Medicine and Surgery. Papers will be considered for publication based on novelty, their impact on patient's treatment and their contribution to the advancement of health sciences. The editorial team expecially will consider with interest new surgical techniques, innovative medical approaches and therapies, with respect to ethical standard. The journal consider for publication original articles, case report, basic sciences and biomechanical studies, review articles and translational manuscripts. The editorial board can invite authors with relevant knowledge to submit state of the art papers. 

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

Article Processing and Submission Charge

This journal doesn’t have article submission charges nor article processing charges (APCs).

Peer Review Process

The Editor first evaluates all manuscripts. Editor can accept the paper, rarely, at this stage. Those rejected at this stage are insufficiently original, have serious scientific flaws, have poor grammar or English language, or are outside the aims and scope of the journal. Those that meet the minimum criteria are passed on to at least 2 experts for review. Considering that the Journal accepts manuscripts from different medical and surgical specialities, the works will be evaluated by experts of the field. This journal does not welcome suggestions for reviewers from the author. 
Other specialists and different specialized figures as statisticians will be involved in the review process when appropriate. This journal employs double blind review, where the reviewers and authors remain anonymous throughout the process. Authors are invited to remove all the informations that could permit their identification. Manuscript with this information will be rejected without peer-review. 

Reviewers are matched to the paper according to their expertise and skills. 

Reviewers are asked to evaluate the manuscript for:

  • Originality
  • Methods 
  • Appropriate ethical guidelines
  • Results which are clearly presented and support the conclusions
  • Referenced correctly to previous relevant work

A statement is expected from the reviewer for each of these aspects.

Reviewers are not expected to correct or copyedit manuscripts. Language correction can be suggested but is not part of the peer review process. The editors promote the correction of the manuscripts using a professional service or mother tongue specialist before submission to the journal.

The final decision is up to the editor in chief, after the recommendations by the reviewers and could be:

1- Accept as it is: The manuscript is of interest and respects all the rules of the journal.

2 - Minor revisions needed: The manuscript is of interest, but needs some not relevant changes to be accepted

3 - Major revisions: The manuscript has limits regarding the structure and the contents. Substantial changes are required to author for considering it for acceptance.

4 - Reject: The manuscript has severe limits and cannot be accepted for publication. 


Code of conduct

Authors, editors, and reviewers must respect the best practice in publication ethics.

Authors are expected to be aware of, and comply with, best practice in publication ethics specifically but not limited to authorship (for example avoidance of ghost or guest authorship), dual submission, plagiarism, manipulation of figures, competing interests and compliance with policies on research ethics.

Reviewers and editors are required to treat manuscripts fairly and in confidence, and to declare any competing interests.

The editors keep the right to contact authors’ institutions, funders or regulatory bodies if needed.

In cases of suspected or alleged misconduct, we will follow the COPE flowcharts and may also seek advice at the COPE forum. If we find conclusive evidence of misconduct we will take steps to correct the scientific record, which may include issuing a correction or retraction.

If you have any concerns about potential misconduct, please email the journal. Address correspondence to the journal’s Editor-in-Chief, Chief Editor, or Editorial Director as appropriate.


Journal History

AMSUM was founded 22nd June 2015 by Prof. Paolo Cabitza and Prof. Pietro S. Randelli to collect relevant papers related to medicine and surgery made by researchers from "Università degli study di Milano" Italy, and all academicians worldwide.

AMSUM was then developed by Prof. Pietro S. Randelli and Dr. Riccardo Compagnoni, the first published issue was January - June 2020. 


Graphic Design

Editorial design, logo and graphic design developed by Daniele Bursich (7emezzo.biz)