Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Focus and Scope of the Journal

The Almanac of Laparoscopic Surgery is a brand new on-line anonymously peer-reviewed journal interested in any aspect related to diagnostic laparoscopy. Our aim is to collect and disseminate audiovisual media with particular emphasis on topics relevant to laparoscopic surgical procedures. The Almanac is intended for academics, qualified surgeons and surgical care practitioners.

The Almanac of Laparoscopic Surgery encourages original empirical (qualitative or quantitative) research, literature reviews, theoretical or methodological contributions, integrative reviews, meta-analyses, comparative or historical studies on the following topics:

  • The use of laparoscopy as a diagnostic procedure;

  • The risks of laparoscopy;

  • The prescriptions for the surgical procedure (blood tests, urinalysis etc.);

  • The operative manual and instrumental techniques of laparoscopy;

  • The recovery from laparascopy;

  • The examination of the biopsy results.

The Almanac is sponsored by the Fondazione IRCCS Ca’ Granda Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico of Milan.


Section Policies


  • Alessandro Cislaghi
Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Peer Review Process

Videos submitted for publication are initially screened by the editorial board and the directors of each session, in order to verify whether the article fits into the journal’s main scope. At a second stage the article is forwarded to peer-reviewers.

The Almanac of Laparoscopic Surgery uses a double-blind peer review system, which means that video and text author(s) do not know who the reviewers are, and that reviewers do not know the names of the author(s). The editorial board chooses reviewers whose expertise most closely matches the video’s topic and invite them to review the video.

Peer-review has the aim of providing author(s) with the report of an expert, who can propose minor or major changes in order to improve the video’s structure and content. The author is expected to consider the received suggestions. The editorial board will verify that the suggested improvements have been included in the final version.

The review process is managed through the platform OJS.


Open Access Policy

All products on this site are released with a Creative Commons license (Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported; CC BY-NC-ND 3.0) thanks to which the reader is free to share, copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format. The licensor cannot revoke these freedoms as long as the reader follows the license terms. The reader must give appropriate credit, provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes were made. The reader may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests the licensor endorses you or your use. Moreover, the reader may not use the material for commercial purposes. If the reader remixes, transforms, or builds upon the material, the reader may not distribute the modified material.


Indexing & Abstracting

My journal is indexed end repertoried by:

  • DOAJ
  • OpeAIRE


Privacy statement

The videos and descriptions inserted, are available only for stated purposes, will not be made available for any other use.
The names and email addresses included in this site will be used exclusively for the stated purposes and will not be made available for any other use. We will treat information about readers and authors as private and confidential, and we will not disclose any data to third parties without an express permission or unless required by law.


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