Manuscript Submission Information

The 2024 Annual Scientific Meeting will be in Santa Barbara, CA, January 19-21, 2024.

All manuscripts requesting consideration for publication in American Surgeon should be submitted through the American Surgeon manuscript submission portal by 8:00 AM PST on Friday, January 19, 2024.

  1. Adhere to the journal formatting requirements:
  2. Submission Portal:
  3. IMPORTANT: Select paper type: Special Issue SCC-ACS paper

Forward the confirmation email that you receive from American Surgeon for your submission to:

Resident Research Competition: Cash prizes will be awarded for the best paper(s) submitted by a resident accepted for a plenary presentation.

Rising Star: A cash prize will be awarded for the best paper submitted and accepted for presentation by a medical student, undergraduate, and/or any other healthcare professional not at the attending/faculty level in any specialty.

Submission instructions for resident and rising star competitions:

  1. Send ONE word document, including the title page, abstract, manuscript, tables and figures to by 5:00 PM PST on Friday, December 29, 2023. Any manuscripts submitted after this time will NOT be considered for the competition.
  2. Adhere to the American Surgeon limits for word counts, references, tables, figures:

For fairness, any manuscripts NOT adhering to the limits will NOT be considered for the competition.