VATS Annual Report (2022)

Published: 2023-01-10

Greetings from Dr. Lunxu Liu, Dr. Mark W. Onaitis and Editorial Office of Video-Assisted Thoracic Surgery (VATS)!

Here we’re glad to present the 2022 annual report of VATS. Till 2022, VATS has a total of 83 Editorial Board Members from 15 countries. 28 articles have been published last year with 50% Review Article. Corresponding authors came from 5 countries, with mostly from USA and Italy. According to the Google Analytics, website visitors of last year grew up to 34,296 with 82,862 pageviews. Several columns/special series are going on, including the new ones, “VATS Chinese Edition”, “Interviews with Outstanding Authors (2022)” and “Interviews with Outstanding Guest Editors”. For more details, please see the below report.

Meanwhile, we’re also exciting to update that according to the news from Web of Science, Clarivate Analytics, VATS will attain its first impact factor in June 2023 (relevant news at This will not only be a new landmark, but also a great encouragement for all supporters of VATS.

Taking this opportunity, we’d extend our sincere thanks to the Editorial Board Members, Guest Editors, Authors, Reviewers and Readers, for all your contribution and support to VATS all the times. In 2023, we look forward to more chance to work with you and warmly welcome new experts’ joining to make the journal a robust and vigorous platform!


Editorial Office
Video-Assisted Thoracic Surgery

2022 Annual Report at PDF