ASAPS partners with SAGE in 2010 to publish the Aesthetic Surgery Journal

Los Angeles, London, New Delhi, Singapore and WashingtonDC (October 13, 2009) The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) has partnered with SAGE to publish the Aesthetic Surgery Journal (ASJ) beginning in 2010. A peer-reviewed international journal indexed in MEDLINE/PubMed, ASJ focuses on scientific developments and clinical techniques in aesthetic surgery,

 ASJ is an official publication of the 2400-member ASAPS and is the official English-language journal of eleven major international societies of plastic, aesthetic and reconstructive surgery from South America, Central America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. It is also an official journal of The Rhinoplasty Society.

“The selection of SAGE as our publishing partner will help facilitate the wider dissemination of ASJ content,” said Foad Nahai, MD, Editorin-Chiefof ASJ. “We are confident that SAGE can meet all aspects of the journal’s needs, especially with regard to quality control, international marketing and distribution, and enhancement of the journal’s electronic publishing capabilities.”

 ASJ features original research and review articles on topics relevant to the safe and effective practice of aesthetic surgery including anatomical studies, outcomes of clinical techniques, and patient safety. ASJ also includes Continuing Medical Education (CME) articles and exams.

 “SAGE is very pleased to have been chosen as the ASAPS’ publishing partner for their prestigious and widely-read journal,” said Jayne Marks, SAGE Vice-President and Editorial Director, Journals. “The Aesthetic Surgery Journal is an important addition not just to our growing list of science, technology and medicine journals, but also to the depth of our society publishing program.”

 The first SAGE published issue of the Aesthetic Surgery Journal (ISSN: 1090-820X) will begin with Volume 30 in January 2010. www.aestheticsurgeryjournal.com

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The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), founded in 1967, is the leading professional organization of plastic surgeons certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery who specialize in cosmetic plastic surgery. With 2,400 members in the U.S., Canada, and many other countries, ASAPS is at the forefront of innovation in aesthetic plastic surgery around the world. The mission of the ASAPS includes medical education, public education and patient advocacy. www.surgery.org

SAGE is a leading international publisher of journals, books, and electronic media for academic, educational, and professional markets. Since 1965, SAGE has helped inform and educate a global community of scholars, practitioners, researchers, and students spanning a wide range of subject areas including business, humanities, social sciences, and science, technology, and medicine. A privately owned corporation, SAGE has principal offices in Los Angeles, London, New Delhi, Singapore and Washington DC. www.sagepublications.com

About ASAPS
The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), is recognized as the world’s leading organization devoted entirely to aesthetic plastic surgery and cosmetic medicine of the face and body.  ASAPS is comprised of over 2,600 Plastic Surgeons; active members are certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery (USA) or by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and have extensive training in the complete spectrum of surgical and non-surgical aesthetic procedures. International active members are certified by equivalent boards of their respective countries. All members worldwide adhere to a strict Code of Ethics and must meet stringent membership requirements.

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