The Journal of Minimally Invasive Surgery (J Minim Invasive Surg) is the official journal of The Korean Society of Endo-Laparoscopic & Robotic Surgery (https://ksers.or.kr/v2/). The journal was launched as Daehan Naesigyeong Bokganggyeong Hakhoeji (which means the Journal of The Korean Society of Endo-Laparoscopic & Robotic Surgery) in November 1998 as a biannual journal (ISSN 1738-7884 from 2005). In 2012, the journal was renamed the Journal of Minimally Invasive Surgery (ISSN 2234-778X) to enhance its global recognition. Currently, the journal is published quarterly (on the 15th day of March, June, September, and December) each year. All submitted manuscripts undergo a rigorous peer-review process. All or part of this journal is indexed, tracked, or covered by PubMed Central (PMC), KoreaMed, KoMCI Web, ScienceCentral, and Google Scholar. Articles published in this journal can be accessed on the official website of the journal (https://www.e-jmis.org) as abstracts and full-text PDF files.