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RCS Publications


The RCS publishes original research, surgical news and expert opinions in all areas of surgery. Our specific titles include: 

Our publishing website provides more information on our content, instructions for authors and the journals' editorial boards. 


The RCS publishes a number of books and textbooks, including:

  • Care of the Critically Ill Surgical Patient
  • Medical Museums
  • Designing Bodies
  • War, Art and Surgery
  • How to get Your Paper Published: a guide to publishing in medical journals

Browse our full range of books.

Reports, standards and policy papers

The RCS publishes the findings of its working parties and other groups established to study particular issues. Specific divisions of the RCS, such as the professional regulation division, publish documents relating to the regulations that apply to their activities and which are of importance to surgeons in training and those taking examinations.

The publications in this section are in PDF format. In order to view them you may need to download a PDF Reader.

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