Harriet S.MeyerMD, Contributing EditorJonathan D.EldredgeMLS, PhD, Journal Review EditorRobertHoganMD, adviser for new media
Into an already crowded field comes Hand Surgery, an international journal devoted to hand and upper limb surgery and related research. It serves as the journal of the Asia-Pacific Federation of Societies for Surgery of the Hand. Prominent hand and microvascular surgeons from the Asia-Pacific region comprise the editorial board, with "corresponding editors" consisting of prominent surgeons throughout the world.
As with many new journals, the first issue consisted primarily of original articles from the corresponding editors and board. Pacific Rim authors predominate, with Australia, the United States, Japan, Hong Kong, and Singapore producing the most contributors. European, African, and South American contributors appear in a second tier.
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