About the One.Surgery Index!

The One Surgery Index (OSI) is a collective project aiming to unite the wide body of academic research relating to surgery in low and middle income countries.

Although research dedicated to this field is steadily increasing, it is often spread thinly across multiple sources and accessibility settings. This results in great difficulty identifying important scientific work and advancing progressive improvements within the sphere of global surgical practice. Furthermore, awareness of this knowledge does not often reach those that would benefit from it the most – the stakeholders working daily to improve surgical care across the world, in limited, resource poor settings.

The One Surgery Index has therefore been designed to make relevant research more accessible to those that would benefit from it the most. By indexing and archiving scientific research – country by country, region by region and surgical speciality by speciality, the Index hopes to create an up-to-date library of global surgical research that can be easily found by any participating stakeholder throughout the world. By doing so, the Index hopes to promote academic work in low and middle income countries and inspire further collaboration.

The One Survey Index only uses publicly available information, including the title, journal, authorship and abstract from published articles available on the internet. This is done with respect to all copyright laws under the terms of fair use, similar to the fair usage of other internet based libraries such as PubMed and Google Scholar. Full text articles are not stored in this index in any format. Any articles with open access are forwarded to the respective content owner’s publication pages.

If any copyright owner believes the One Surgery Index to be in breach of copyright laws and requests a removal of any specific indexed article, please contact us through the relevant channels.

The One Surgery Index also allows users to bookmark specific research relevant to their surgical field and location, as well as providing the opportunity to annotate the articles, privately and publicly. Any such annotations remain the intellectual property of the content creator.

*Currently the Index is only accepting English articles with a PMID reference number. The Index will expand to include other languages and sources with the growth of the archive*

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