For the last three years, the American College of Surgeons (ACS) has offered an online version of the Bulletin, which can be accessed at bulletin.facs.org or from the ACS website under “Publications.” One advantage of reading the Bulletin online is that you can read it as early as a week before you would receive the print edition. And each month, we will send you a direct link to the latest issue when it appears online.
In light of a recent survey of ACS members that revealed that a number of you would prefer to read the Bulletin online rather than continue to receive the print version, the staff in the ACS Division of Integrated Communications are now in the process of developing an even more reader-friendly design for the online edition. The new design will make the publication easily read on mobile devices and is expected to be completed this summer.
As more of you move toward reading the digital version of the Bulletin, you may be interested in ending your subscription to the print edition. To stop receiving the print version, go to the ACS website and log in. Once you have logged in, go to “My Profile” and select edit (the pencil icon) at the top of your profile. Scroll down to “Subscription Preferences.” There you can indicate your preferred delivery method for the Bulletin.
You can also opt-in to the online version of the Journal of the American College of Surgeons (JACS) by following the same steps. JACS articles go online almost immediately after they have been accepted for publication and weeks before they appear in print.
If you still want to receive the print version of the Bulletin and/or JACS, no action is needed on your part. Keep in mind that even if you select the online versions, you may still receive one or two print publications before the changes go into effect.