- We publish cutting-edge research, from implant and biomaterial designs to medical devices and best practice.
- With over 882,000 article downloads in 2019, we offer a highly visible global platform for your research.
- Edited by renowned experts from around the world, we provide high levels of author satisfaction, with 90% of our published authors reporting that they would definitely or probably publish with us again.
- Open access publication ensures that your article can be easily discovered, accessed, used, and shared, maximising your impact and acting as a springboard for further discovery.
Aims and scope
Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research is an open access journal that encompasses all aspects of clinical and basic research studies related to musculoskeletal issues.
Orthopaedic research is conducted at clinical and basic science levels. With the advancement of new technologies and the increasing expectation and demand from doctors and patients, we are witnessing an enormous growth in clinical orthopaedic research, particularly in the fields of traumatology, spinal surgery, joint replacement, sports medicine, musculoskeletal tumour management, hand microsurgery, foot and ankle surgery, paediatric orthopaedic, and orthopaedic rehabilitation. The involvement of basic science ranges from molecular, cellular, structural and functional perspectives to tissue engineering, gait analysis, automation and robotic surgery. Implant and biomaterial designs are new disciplines that complement clinical applications.
JOSR encourages the publication of multidisciplinary research with collaboration amongst clinicians and scientists from different disciplines, which will be the trend in the coming decades.
Why publish your article in Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research?
All articles published by Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research are made freely and permanently accessible online immediately upon publication, without subscription charges or registration barriers. Further information about open access can be found here.
As authors of articles published in Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research you are the copyright holders of your article and have granted to any third party, in advance and in perpetuity, the right to use, reproduce or disseminate your article, according to the BMC license agreement.
For those of you who are US government employees or are prevented from being copyright holders for similar reasons, BMC can accommodate non-standard copyright lines. Please contact us if further information is needed.
Open access publishing is not without costs. Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research therefore levies an article-processing charge of £1690.00/$2390.00/€1990.00 for each article accepted for publication, plus VAT or local taxes where applicable.
If the corresponding author's institution participates in our open access membership program, some or all of the publication cost may be covered (more details available on the membership page). We routinely waive charges for authors from low-income countries. For other countries, article-processing charge waivers or discounts are granted on a case-by-case basis to authors with insufficient funds. Authors can request a waiver or discount during the submission process. For further details, see our article-processing charge page.
BMC provides a free open access funding support service to help authors discover and apply for article processing charge funding. Visit our OA funding and policy support page to view our list of research funders and institutions that provide funding for APCs, and to learn more about our email support service.
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All articles published in Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research are included in:
- Current contents
- Journal Citation Reports/Science Edition
- PubMed Central
- Science Citation Index Expanded
The full text of all articles is deposited in digital archives around the world to guarantee long-term digital preservation. You can also access all articles published by BioMed Central on SpringerLink.
Peer-review is the system used to assess the quality of a manuscript before it is published. Independent researchers in the relevant research area assess submitted manuscripts for originality, validity and significance to help editors determine whether the manuscript should be published in their journal. You can read more about the peer-review process here.
Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research operates a single-blind peer-review system, where the reviewers are aware of the names and affiliations of the authors, but the reviewer reports provided to authors are anonymous.
The benefit of single-blind peer review is that it is the traditional model of peer review that many reviewers are comfortable with, and it facilitates a dispassionate critique of a manuscript.
Submitted manuscripts will generally be reviewed by two or more experts who will be asked to evaluate whether the manuscript is scientifically sound and coherent, whether it duplicates already published work, and whether or not the manuscript is sufficiently clear for publication. The Editors will reach a decision based on these reports and, where necessary, they will consult with members of the Editorial Board.
All manuscripts submitted to Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research should adhere to BioMed Central's editorial policies.
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Appeals and complaints
If you wish to appeal a rejection or make a complaint you should, in the first instance, contact the Editor who will provide details of the journal's complaints procedure. For complaints that cannot be resolved with the Editor, the authors should contact the Publisher.
Citing articles in Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research
Articles in Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research should be cited in the same way as articles in a traditional journal. Because articles are not printed, they do not have page numbers; instead, they are given a unique article number.
Article citations follow this format:
Authors: Title. J Orthop Surg Res [year], [volume number]:[article number].
e.g. Roberts LD, Hassall DG, Winegar DA, Haselden JN, Nicholls AW, Griffin JL: Increased hepatic oxidative metabolism distinguishes the action of Peroxisome Proliferator-Activated Receptor delta from Peroxisome Proliferator-Activated Receptor gamma in the Ob/Ob mouse. J Orthop Surg Res 2009, 1:115.
refers to article 115 from Volume 1 of the journal.
Benefits of publishing with BMC
Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research's open access policy allows maximum visibility of articles published in the journal as they are available to a wide, global audience.
Speed of publication
Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research offers a fast publication schedule whilst maintaining rigorous peer review; all articles must be submitted online, and peer review is managed fully electronically (articles are distributed in PDF form, which is automatically generated from the submitted files). Articles will be published with their final citation after acceptance, in both fully browsable web form, and as a formatted PDF.
Online publication in Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research gives you the opportunity to publish large datasets, large numbers of color illustrations and moving pictures, to display data in a form that can be read directly by other software packages so as to allow readers to manipulate the data for themselves, and to create all relevant links (for example, to PubMed, to sequence and other databases, and to other articles).
Promotion and press coverage
Articles published in Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research are included in article alerts and regular email updates. Some may be highlighted on Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research’s pages and on the BMC homepage.
In addition, articles published in Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research may be promoted by press releases to the general or scientific press. These activities increase the exposure and number of accesses for articles published in Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research. A list of articles recently press-released by journals published by BMC is available here.
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Annual Journal Metrics 2019
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62 days to first decision for all manuscripts
129 days from submission to acceptance
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