Beginning in September 2022, the Hepatobiliary Surgery and Nutrition (HBSN) adopted the Surgery Journal Editors Group (SJEG) joint statement and pledges to "strive for diversity in the peer review process and among the editorial boards and editorial leaders."
The Hepatobiliary Surgery and Nutrition (Print ISSN: 2304-3881; Online ISSN: 2304-389X; Hepatobiliary Surg Nutr; HBSN) is an open access, peer-reviewed, bi-monthly journal (Dec. 2012- ). The main focus of the journal is to describe new findings in hepatopancreatobiliary disease and nutrition, and to provide current and practical information on diagnosis, prevention and clinical investigations. Specific areas of interest include, but not limited to, surgical techniques, clinical and basic researches, transplantation and other therapies, NASH, NAFLD, targeted drug, gut microbiota, metabolism, cancer immunity, genomics, nutrition and dietetics, etc. HBSN is indexed in PubMed/PubMed Central in 2014 and Science Citation Index Expanded (SCIE). The latest SCIE impact factor of HBSN is 8.265.
Currently, more than 100 surgical journals have signed on to this living pledge, which can be found on the American College of Surgeons website under the Surgery Journal Editors Group tab (https://www.facs.org/member-services/sjeg).