The Journal of One-Day Surgery (JODS) is the flagship publication of the British Association of Day Surgery. JODS publishes original articles including research trials, case series, case reports and service improvement project reports. Unlike many national publications, JODS is still able to offer citable peer-reviewed publication with no author processing fees. It also commissions featured articles, for example the 'How I do it' series detailing how high-performing day surgery units achieve the highest day surgery rates for specific procedures. JODS also brings you news of relevant forthcoming national meetings and provides summary reports of recent day surgery meetings hosted by BADS.


Who funds JODS?

Publication infrastructure and maintenance of JODS is fully supported by British Association of Day Surgery(BADS), driven by the belief that publishing peer-reviewed information is key to improving day-case surgery. JODS aims to make day-case surgery research available:

  • online
  • peer-reviewed
  • without publishing charges



Dear Authors,

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JODS Editorial Team

Call for Papers


Dear authors,


Do you have an Audit you've completed or a Quality Improvment project?

Is it related to day case, short stay surgery? Are you not sure?

Why not submit it to JODS. We have a quick turnover for manuscripts and publish all types of projects from RCT to Case Reports


Register on our website and submit your article or email us to for any questions.



JODS Editor-in-Chief

Vol. 34 No. 1 (2024): JODS February 2024

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