Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Journal

Aesthetic Plastic Surgery is the Official Journal of the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, also known as "the Blue Journal". Our Journal has am impact factor of 2.7 (Google H-5 impact factor is 36) and its articles are downloaded more than 500,000 times a year. The Journal is published six times a year. You can access the Journal online, via the members only pages on ; some membership categories allow members to receive a printed copy of the Journal by post.

The APS Journal

What is the APS Journal?

Aesthetic Plastic Surgery provides a forum for original articles advancing the art of aesthetic plastic surgery.

What sort of articles?

Many describe surgical craftsmanship; others deal with complications in surgical procedures and methods by which to treat or avoid them.

What does the APS Journal cover?

Coverage includes “second thoughts” on established techniques, which might be abandoned, modified, or improved. Also included are case histories; improvements in surgical instruments, pharmaceuticals, and operating room equipment; and discussions of problems such as the role of psychosocial factors in the doctor-patient and the patient-public interrelationships.

Where is APS covered?

Aesthetic Plastic Surgery is abstracted and covered in Current Contents/Clinical Medicine, SciSearch, Research Alert, Index Medicus-MEDLINE, and Excerpta Medica/EMBASE, Science Citation Index Expanded.

Important stats

Aesthetic Plastic Surgery is ranked #8 in the Google Scholar H-5 Index of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, with a 2019 H-5 Index of 26.

  • Impact factor: 2.708 (2021)
  • Five-year impact factor: 2.709 (2021)
  • Submission to first decision: 12 days
  • Downloads: 538,769 (2021)


Dr. Bahman Guyuron – a world renowned author and academician who needs no  introduction – is the Editor-in-Chief of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.

Please submit your manuscripts to Dr. Guyuron and follow the many innovations he has instituted.

Dr. Bahman Guyuron

Dr. Bahman Guyuron

  • Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

Find out more

  • Science Citation Index Expanded (SciSearch)
  • CSA
  • INIS Atomindex
  • Journal Citation Reports/Science Edition
  • Academic OneFile
  • Mosby yearbooks
  • PubMed/Medline
  • Current Abstracts
  • OCLC
  • Current Contents/Clinical Medicine
  • SCImago
  • Expanded Academic
  • Summon by Serial Solutions
  • Google Scholar
  • Health Reference Center Academic
  • Index Copernicus