About the Journal

The Société Internationale d’Urologie Journal (SIUJ) is an international, open access journal, published online six times a year (in the first two weeks of  January, March, May, July, September, and November). It aims to provide clinicians and researchers with original and peer-reviewed information in all areas of urology. SIUJ encourages submissions of Original Research, Systematic Review, and Meta-Analysis, as well as submissions in the following sections: Urology Around the World, Commentary, Clinical Picture, Brief Communication, and Letter to the Editor. SIUJ does not publish case reports.

The SIUJ is distributed directly to more than 10 000 clinicians and academics in 130 countries, and, as an open access journal, is available to readers worldwide. The journal welcomes submissions on all aspects of urology and related fields from authors in all regions of the world. SIUJ commits to completing the review and decision process as quickly as possible (usually within four weeks), and its publishing model ensures published papers remain available online. SIUJ also deposits all published material with CLOCKSS, a dark archive that provides “secure, robust, and decentralized infrastructure that can withstand threats from technological, economic, environmental, and political failures to ensure the long-term survival of web-based scholarly content.”

The SIUJ is owned and published by the Société Internationale d’Urologie (SIU). It maintains editorial independence from the SIU and adheres to the principles of transparency and best practice in scholarly publishing promoted by the World Association of Medical Editors, the Committee on Publication Ethics, and the Directory of Open Access Journals (in which the SIUJ is listed), and supports the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors recommendations for the conduct, reporting, editing, and publication of scholarly work in medical journals.

The SIUJ is published under a licence. Under the terms of this licence, authors transfer commercial rights to the SIU.