About the Journal

Aims and Scope

Scandinavian Journal of Urology (SJU) is an international, non-profit journal that aims to be a leading forum for clinical urologists, publishing high-quality original urological research. SJU publishes papers within all fields of clinical urology, with experimental papers related to clinical questions also invited. Contributions from all parts of the world are welcome.

From volume 58 in 2023, all contents will be published fully Open Access, and according to a continuous publication model, ensuring that the valuable and clinically relevant content published by Scandinavian Journal of Urology is published swiftly and that it is freely accessible to all.

SJU in short

Full title: Scandinavian Journal of Urology  (2013 - current)

ISSN: 2168-1813 (online)

Owner: Acta Chirurgica Scandinavica Society

Publisher: Medical Journals Sweden AB

2022 Impact Factor: 1.5

License: Creative Commons CC-BY-NC 4.0 

Readership: Urologists worldwide

Formerly known as: Scandinavian Journal of Urology and Nephrology (1967 - 2012)

Abstracting and indexing

Scandinavian Journal of Urology is indexed in the following:

Biological Abstracts
Current Advances in Cell and Developmental Biology
Current Contents - Clinical Medicine (Clarivate Analytics)
EMBASE (Elsevier)
Index Medicus
Life Sciences Collection
Medical Documentation Service
Medline (NLM)
PubMed (NLM)
PubMed Central Selective Deposit Medicine & Health (NLM)
Research Alert
Science Citation Index Expanded (Clarivate Analytics)
Scopus (Elsevier)

Peer Review Process 

Upon submission, all manuscripts are reviewed by one of the journal Editors. Some papers may be rejected at this stage as they do not meet basic scientific principles or they deal with topics beyond the scope of Scandinavian Journal of Urology. All other manuscripts will be entered into our peer review system and are sent to at least two reviewers with special expertise in the relevant subject field. Scandinavian Journal of Urology applies a single-blind peer review policy, meaning authors are not informed about the identity of the reviewers. 

Based on the feedback from the reviewers, the Editors thereafter decide whether the manuscript should be accepted directly, which is rare, subject to minor or major revision before a final decision can be made, or rejected. The revised manuscript is usually sent to the reviewers again, sometimes including one further reviewer, before a final decision is made (or a decision to ask for further revision).

Archiving and Author Self-Archiving

Articles published in Scandinavian Journal of Urology are part of the Public Knowledge Preservation Network for purposes of preservation and restoration. In addition, Abstracts are permanently stored at Web of Science (SCIE), PubMed/MEDLINE and Scopus. 

Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their articles on personal and institutional websites after publication (while providing full bibliographic details and a link to the original publication).