Annals of Cardiothoracic Surgery

Professor Yan is the Editor-in-Chief of the Annals of Cardiothoracic Surgery (ACS). This journal reflects his unique vision in cardiothoracic surgery, in that ACS will become a comprehensive video resource of cardiothoracic surgical procedures that truly embraces today’s technological and multimedia environment. The innovative format is further epitomized by its highly scientific Systematic Review and Meta-analysis and richly illustrated Art of Operative Techniques sections. As the pioneering format of ACS has not been seen in any other surgical journals, its themed issues, accompanied by video articles from leading surgeons, may become a model for future surgical journals. The uniqueness of ACS offers an unparalleled insight into cardiothoracic surgery. ACS has received its inaugural Journal Impact Factor of 2.895. This exceptional result places the ACS as the fourth most highly ranked journal dedicated to cardiothoracic surgery. The journal is indexed by PubMed, Scopus and Google Scholar.

Other Editorial Roles

Professor Yan has several other editorial commitments including Executive Editor-in-Chief (Cardiovascular Surgery) for the Journal of Thoracic Disease. He is an external reviewer of National Institute of Clinical Evidence (NICE) for Health Technology Assessment. He is also on the journal review board for 15 journals, including Annals of Surgery, Annals of Surgical Oncology, British Journal of Cancer, British Journal of Surgery, Cancer, Cochrane Systematic Review Protocol, and Heart, amongst others.

Please visit our official website for the Annals of Cardiothoracic Surgery ( for more information about heart, lung and aortic diseases.

Surgical Videos

Art of Surgery

ACS Patient Page