The Surgery is an Open Access journal. To publish in Surgery, authors are required to pay an article processing charge (APC) of 400 USD. Apart from these Article Processing Charges, there are no submission charges, page charges, or color charges. The APC, payable when your manuscript is editorially accepted, and before publication, is charged to either you, or your funder, institution, or employer. Invited articles are exempt from APC for three months from receipt of the invitation letter. However, if more than three months have passed since receipt of the invitation letter, authors need to pay 400 USD for APC.
Damray provides an automatic waiver of Article Processing Charges to authors based in any of the countries which were classified by the World Bank as Low-income economies or Lower-middle-income economies as of as of September 2015, and which have a 2014 gross domestic product of less than 200 billion US dollars (reference - World Bank 1st September 2015).