Announcement| Volume 137, ISSUE 1, PA4, January 2005

“EES launch” box

        SURGERY now uses a Web-based manuscript submission and peer review system for the journal. Web-based peer review provides full electronic capabilities for submission, review, and status updates, and speeds manuscript turnaround and global access for authors and reviewers. By accessing the website, authors will be guided step by step through the creation and uploading of the various files. When submitting a manuscript to Elsevier Editorial System, authors need to provide an electronic version of their manuscript. Once the submission files are uploaded, the system automatically generates an electronic (PDF) proof, which is then used for reviewing. All correspondence, including the Editors' decisions and requests for revisions, will be by e-mail. Authors are strongly encouraged to use the new system for manuscript submission. Although we will continue to accommodate the submission of manuscripts on disk, our goal is to be completely electronic by March 2005.
        All those authors and reviewers currently in our database for whom we have e-mail addresses will receive an e-mail message with a system-assigned user name and password that can be used to log on to the system without prior registration. All those not receiving an e-mail message must register the first time they use the system. We encourage you to take advantage of the speed and efficiency of the new system. It will make your work easier in the long run.