Ropanasuri [roopânâ soo–ree] is an ancient Javanese Hindi of Bahasa Sansekerta (Sanskrit, Indo–Europe) designating the healing knife, i.e., the scalpel. The scalpel is the symbol of the Indonesian Surgeons Association (IKABI) representing the noble which is also expressed in Sanskrit’s: sutiksna usada sudharma marga (Sanskrit: sutiksna means blade or knife; usada implies a condition of wellbeing; sudharma means prosperity, welfare; marga means people, human being); thus it means ‘the surgical blade for the prosperity of human being.’

The journal was launched in 2016 to publish surgical studies with specific Indonesian characteristics, which are dominated by delays in management, advanced cases due to various factors, including cultural, geographic, and limited resources. In such cases, surgical care requires strategy and cannot necessarily implement international standards. However, the research and publications of these characteristics referred to minimal. Thus, this journal provides a forum for young researchers and surgeons to publish studies with the characteristics described.

The New Ropanasuri Journal of Surgery was published by the Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Universitas Indonesia, in 2016. This peer-reviewed academic open access journal follows the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE), accredited and indexed nationally and internationally. Formerly the journal was published biannually, i.e., in April and October, and after 2019 changed to June and December.

[1] Sanskrit words in Sanskrit Sanskṛtabhāsa means perfect language. That is, the opposite of language Prakrit, or the language of the ordinary people (from Wikipedia)

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