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Annals of Coloproctology (Ann Coloproctol, ACP) is an official Journal of the Korean Society of Coloproctology (KSCP) and Asia Pacific Federation of Coloproctology (APFCP). It was launched in 1985 and was designated as an official journal of APFCP in 2019. The title of our journal was changed from Journal of the Korean Society of Coloproctology (abbreviated title-J Korean Soc Coloproctol) to Annals of Coloproctology (abbreviated title-Ann Coloproctol) in 2013. It is published bimonthly on the last day of February, April, June, August, October, and December each year. Supplements are published when applicable. All manuscripts are peer reviewed.

The journal publishes original articles, case reports, editorials, brief communications, letters to the editor, and video and invited review articles and guidelines in the field of coloproctology. Submitted manuscripts should not contain previously published material and should not be under consideration for publication elsewhere.

This journal is supported by the Korea Research Foundation funded by the Korean government (MEST) and is published in part with financial support from the Korean Federation of Science and Technology Societies.

Aims and scope

The mission of ACP is to pursue academic advancement in coloproctology and to promote active communication between the members and international societies of coloproctology. The journal aims to contribute to in depth development, cure of diseases of coloproctology, and improvement of public health.

The ACP is mainly interested in surgical issues of diseases originating from the lower digestive system such as colon, rectum, anus, and small bowel. These diseases include colorectal cancer, anal cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, benign colonic disease, anorectal disorders, functional diseases, and pelvic floor disorders. In addition, basic research, physiology, epidemiology, and pathophysiology related to these topics are also published.


Contents of ACP are meaningful for clinicians participating in management of colorectal disease such as colorectal surgeon, surgical oncologist, medical oncologist, radiation oncologist, colorectal pathologist, radiologist, and gastroenterologist. The publication also appeals to researchers and clinicians interested in low gastrointestinal tract disease. Medical students, administrators, other health professionals, and policy makers can obtain information from ACP.


The journal is distributed to the members of the Korean Society of Coloproctology, members of Asia Pacific Federation of Coloproctology, medical schools, libraries, and related institutes to pursue academic advancement in coloproctology.


All or part of our journal contents is indexed/tracked/covered by PubMed, PubMed Central (PMC), KoreaMed, Synapse, Scopus, Embase, Web of Science Core Collection, Emerging Sources Citation Index, Google Scholar, and CrossRef.

  • Reduced-Port Laparoscopic Surgery for Patients With Proximal Transverse Colon Cancer With Situs Inversus Totalis: A Case Report. Ann Coloproctol. 2018;34:322-325
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