• Featured Clinical Journals

    PSEN Section Editors are reviewing the clinical literature every month to find the best articles to spotlight for you about various aspects of plastic surgery. You'll find their reviews and links to these articles under Literature Reviews in the Publications area. Below is our list of Featured Journals. While by no means the only sources for plastic surgery clinical research, these are the journals which our editors are watching most closely, and we've included their links for you to review directly.
  • For 70 years Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery® (PRS) has been the one consistently excellent reference for every specialist who uses plastic surgery techniques or works in conjunction with a plastic surgeon. The official journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) is a benefit of Society membership and is also available on a subscription basis. PRS is the #1 rated Plastic Surgery journal in the world according to Thomson Reuters JCR. The Journal contains 6 regular sections, falling along the lines of division of interests and practice within the plastic and reconstructive surgery community: breast, cosmetic, experimental, hand, pediatric/craniofacial, and reconstructive. PRS brings readers cutting-edge research and consequential follow-up on the latest techniques for all areas of plastic and reconstructive surgery, including breast reconstruction, cosmetic outcomes, wound healing, and reconstructive advances. Highlighted features include monthly CME articles and tests, CPT columns and interpretation, expert video- and written- discussions, a growing digital Journal Club, and a robust video gallery. ASPS members can access the full content of the journal at the Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery® website and via the PRS app for the iPad.
    Aesthetic Plastic Surgery is the official journal of the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. Aesthetic Plastic Surgery provides a forum for original articles advancing the art of aesthetic plastic surgery. Many describe surgical craftsmanship; others deal with complications in surgical procedures and methods by which to treat or avoid them. Coverage includes "second thoughts" on established techniques, which might be abandoned, modified, or improved. Also included are case histories; improvements in surgical instruments, pharmaceuticals, and operating room equipment; and discussions of problems such as the role of psychosocial factors in the doctor-patient and the patient-public interrelationships.
    Aesthetic Surgery Journal is a peer-reviewed international journal focusing on scientific developments and clinical techniques in aesthetic surgery. An official publication of the 2400-member American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), ASJ is also the official English-language journal of thirteen major international societies of plastic, aesthetic and reconstructive surgery representing South America, Central America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East and the official journal of The Rhinoplasty Society.
    The only independent journal devoted to general plastic and reconstructive surgery, Annals of Plastic Surgery serves as a forum for current scientific and clinical advances in the field and a sounding board for ideas and perspectives on its future. The journal publishes peer-reviewed original articles, brief communications, case reports, and notes in all areas of interest to the practicing plastic surgeon. There are also historical and current reviews, descriptions of surgical technique, and lively editorials and letters to the editor.
    The Cleft Palate–Craniofacial Journal is a multidisciplinary journal dedicated to current research on the care and treatment of children born with cleft lip and palate and other craniofacial anomalies. It is the official publication of the American Cleft Palate–Craniofacial Association.
    Comprehensive, state-of-the-art reviews by experts in the field provide current, practical information on the reconstructive and aesthetic surgery. Each issue of Clinics in Plastic Surgery focuses on a single topic relevant to your plastic surgery practice, from reconstructive procedures to cosmetic techniques, including skin cancer restoration, breast augmentation, mastopexy, abdominoplasty, facial rejuvenation, and cleft palate surgery.
    HAND is the official peer-reviewed journal of AAHS, featuring articles written by clinicians worldwide presenting current research and clinical work in the field of hand surgery.
    The Journal of Craniofacial Surgery serves as a forum of communication for all those involved in craniofacial and maxillofacial surgery. Coverage ranges from practical aspects of craniofacial surgery to the basic science that underlies surgical practice. The journal publishes original articles, scientific reviews, editorials and invited commentary, abstracts and selected articles from international journals, and occasional international bibliographies in craniofacial surgery.
    The Journal of Hand Surgery publishes original, peer-reviewed articles related to the diagnosis, treatment, and pathophysiology of diseases and conditions of the upper extremity; these include both clinical and basic science studies, along with case reports. Special features include Clinical Perspective and History of Hand Surgery articles, Comprehensive Review manuscripts, and Surgical Technique articles that provide an overview of hand surgery, technical aspects of surgery, and current controversial topics.
    The Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery (formerly known as the British Journal of Plastic Surgery) is a journal dedicated to publishing original research, educational material and information in all aspects of plastic and reconstructive surgery including the surgery of appearance, and to promoting good practice in these disciplines.
    Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery—Global Open (PRS Global Open), the official open access journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), publishes the latest updates and advances in plastic surgery from over 40 nations on all areas of plastic and reconstructive surgery, including experimental studies, case reports, and clinical articles on topics including breast surgery, cleft lip and palate repair, head and neck reconstruction, and cosmetic medicine. PRS Global Open serves the international plastic surgery community and works toward the ASPS’ overall mission: it educates and supports plastic surgeons globally to provide the highest quality patient care, and aims to educate all interested parties (patients, the public, affiliated specialists) about plastic and reconstructive surgery in order to improve safety, outcomes and care worldwide.
    The Journal of Reconstructive Microsurgery publishes original articles containing clinical information of use to the practicing micro-surgeon. In addition, special sections discuss new technologies, innovations, materials, and significant problem cases.