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Lasers in Surgery and Medicine (LSM)


Lasers in Surgery and Medicine, the Society's official journal, is the most prestigious and widely circulated peer reviewed scientific journal dedicated to basic and applied aspects of energy-based diagnostics and therapeutics.

The 2018 Impact Factor is 3.262. Based on these results, Lasers in Surgery and Medicine is ranked 37 out of 203 journals in the Surgery category and 15 out of 66 journals in the Dermatology category. 

LSM publishes clinical as well as basic science reports and is important reading for clinicians who wish to stay abreast of the most recent scientific developments in biomedical laser and energy-based device applications, as well as for researchers investigating device/tissue interaction, new laser and energy-based techniques and/or technology. 

Lasers in Surgery and Medicine appears twelve times each year, including two abstract supplement issues for the ASLMS Annual Conference.

ASLMS Members

please note! To access the journal online:

Members must first set up an account on the Wiley Online Library and affiliate it. This is a simple process to allow members access to all content at no charge. You must log in to your ASLMS account for the information you will need to affiliate your Wiley account. Please contact the Central Office if you need assistance with your password. 
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To receive new content alerts via email, sign up on the journal website via the Get Content Alerts link on the right side of the page.


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Print on Demand


Lasers in Surgery and Medicine is published online. However, members of ASLMS have the option to ´╗┐receive the print version of the journal for an annual fee of $150. 

Your dues renewal statement has a checkbox for the print on demand option. If you would like to receive the print version, please include this fee with your dues payment.

Or you may contact our Central Office at any time of the year to sign up for print on demand.

With either option, you will receive all issues for the year (not including the abstract supplement issue). 

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LSM Online Features and Benefits

Online Article Viewing Options

  • Enhanced Article – HTML rich article view with enhanced full-color graphics, allowing for quick navigation and easy reading whether on your computer, mobile or tablet
  • Downloadable PDFs – Easy to print and share in PDF formats
  • Downloadable PowerPoint Slides – Insert article figures into your PowerPoint presentation seamlessly with one click downloads
  • lsm-app-iconLSM App –  The app allows you to download the latest issues and early view articles to read on the go   

Online Article Features

  • Smart Referencing – Links to Pub Med and Web of Science for easy citations throughout the article
  • Related Content – Each article displays suggested articles
  • References – Easily access referenced publications
  • Save Articles – Save to your profile or through the ReadCube App Learn More
  • Request Permissions – Instant ability to request copyright permissions
  • Contact Authors – Access to author’s email address and ability to email author directly from the site
  • Search:
    • Keyword search all publications
    • Search other papers by same author (LSM and other Wiley journals)
  • Altmetric – Each article has an Altmetric score. See which articles are the most talked about across media and social channels. Get alerts for new mentions. Learn More
  • Share with Your Colleagues – Either through email, print PDFs or social media, the online articles have quick links for your preferred method of sharing
  • Back Issues: Access to all issues with the ability to search by date or topic
  • Now Available: Article Video Resources – View video demonstrations of the latest research from LSM

Alert Manager (Located in My Profile)

  • You can receive monthly, weekly or even daily emails:
    • Early View Article Alerts – All papers which have been fully copy-edited and peer reviewed are published online prior to the print edition of this journal publishing
    • Content Alerts – Receive journal table of contents alerts direct to your inbox as soon as a new issue publishes
    • Search Alerts – If you have “Saved Searches” you can get notifications when other articles related to those searches are published
  • To receive new content alerts via email, sign up on the journal website via Journal Tools|Alert Added to My Profile

Other handy Wiley Online Library features

  • Access to Wiley Job Network
  • Editor's Choice (Monthly Featured Article)

Additional Information

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Submit a manuscript to Lasers in Surgery and Medicine.

Manuscript Reviewers

CME Credit for LSM Manuscript Review

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The American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery is the world’s largest scientific organization dedicated to promoting research, education and high standards of clinical care in the field of medical laser applications. It provides a forum for the exchange of scientific information and participation in communicating the latest developments in laser medicine and surgery to clinicians, research investigators, government and regulatory agencies, and the public.

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