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Lasers in Surgery and Medicine (LSM)

LSM_cover_sampleLasers in Surgery and Medicine, the Society's official journal, is the most prestigious and widely circulated peer reviewed scientific journal dedicated to basic and applied aspects of energy-based therapeutics and diagnostics.

The 2022 Impact Factor is 2.4. Based on these results, Lasers in Surgery and Medicine is ranked 88 out of 212 journals in the Surgery category and 36 out of 70 journals in the Dermatology category. 

LSM publishes clinical as well as basic science reports and is important reading for clinicians who wish to stay abreast of the most recent scientific developments in biomedical laser and energy-based device applications, as well as for researchers investigating device/tissue interaction, new laser and energy-based techniques and/or technology. 

Lasers in Surgery and Medicine appears eleven times each year, including a special abstract supplement issue for the ASLMS Annual Conference.

Special and Abstract Issues

Use these links to read the issues online:

ASLMS Members


Easy Access to the journal online

One sign-on through the ASLMS website provides full access to journal content on the Wiley Online Library (WOL). No need to register and affiliate with WOL or use separate log in credentials.

How it works:

  1. Click on an LSM announcement or article link from the ASLMS website, email, or social media post and you will be prompted to log in to the ASLMS website.
  2. Once logged in, you are now authenticated and automatically redirected to the LSM website, where you can freely navigate all LSM content.
  3. If you were already logged into the ASLMS website, clicking on any of the journal links will automatically redirect you to the LSM site with full access to content.

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Print journal


Members, do you prefer to read the journal in print? Order your hard copies today at a cost of $150 per year.

There are several ways to order the print journal:

  • Your dues renewal statement has a checkbox for the “print on demand” option. If you would like to receive the print version, please include this fee with your dues payment.
  • You may contact our Central Office at any time of the year to sign up for the print journal.
  • You can order through the ASLMS portal, by going to LSM Journal | Order Print Journal.

Rewards earned through the Member-Get-A-Member referral program can also be applied to the cost of print journal. Learn more

For any of these options, you will receive all issues for the year.


With one sign-on through the ASLMS website, you have full access to journal content. However, you can still set up an account on the Wiley Online Library and affiliate it with ASLMS to receive new content alerts via email directly from Wiley Online Library. 

Affiliation is a simple process. You must log in to your ASLMS account for the information you will need to affiliate your Wiley account. Please contact the Central Office if you need assistance with your password. Set up an account now

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Enjoy full access to the journal as a member of ASLMS. Join today!

LSM Online Features

Online Article Viewing Options

  • Enhanced Article – HTML rich article view with enhanced full-color graphics, allowing for quick navigation and easy reading whether on your computer, mobile or tablet
  • Downloadable PDFs – Easy to print and share in PDF formats
  • Downloadable PowerPoint Slides – Insert article figures into your PowerPoint presentation seamlessly with one click downloads

Online Article Features

  • Smart Referencing – Links to Pub Med and Web of Science for easy citations throughout the article
  • Related Content – Each article displays suggested articles
  • References – Easily access referenced publications
  • Save Articles – Save to your profile or through the ReadCube App Learn More
  • Request Permissions – Instant ability to request copyright permissions
  • Contact Authors – Access to author’s email address and ability to email author directly from the site
  • Search:
    • Keyword search all publications
    • Search other papers by same author (LSM and other Wiley journals)
  • Altmetric – Each article has an Altmetric score. See which articles are the most talked about across media and social channels. Get alerts for new mentions. Learn More
  • Share with Your Colleagues – Either through email, print PDFs or social media, the online articles have quick links for your preferred method of sharing
  • Back Issues: Access to all issues with the ability to search by date or topic
  • Now Available: Article Video Resources – View video demonstrations of the latest research from LSM

Other handy Wiley Online Library features

Additional Information

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The American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery, Inc. is the world’s largest scientific organization dedicated to promoting research, education and high standards of clinical care in the field of medical laser applications. It provides a forum for the exchange of scientific information and participation in communicating the latest developments in laser medicine and surgery to clinicians, research investigators, government and regulatory agencies, and the public.

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