BJS Open is an e-journal closely allied to a parent journal, BJS. BJS Open features similar high-quality work in clinical and laboratory-based research on all aspects of general surgery and related topics. The inclusion of Reviews, Systematic Reviews and Original Articles means that BJS Open offers an appropriate format for any length or type of submission. BJS Open will be of interest not only to general surgeons, but also to specialty surgeons and those working in related fields. The journal offers prompt publication of high-quality original research and presents new information related to surgery in general, encompassing all sub-specialist areas as well as elements of trauma and paediatric surgery that are relevant to general surgical practice, across the international surgical community.