Support Journal of Clinical Orthopaedics

Vol 3 | Issue 2 |  July-Dec 2018 | Page 1 | Nicholas Antao, Ashok Shyam.

Authors: Nicholas Antao [1], Ashok Shyam [2,3].

[1] Hill Way Clinic, Hill N Dale Building, 4th Floor, Hill Road, Bandra West, Mumbai – 400050
[2] Sancheti Institute for Orthopaedics and Rehablitation, Pune, India
[3] Indian Orthopaedic Research Group, Thane, India.

Address of Correspondence
Dr. Nicholas Antao
Head of Dept. of Orthopaedics, Holy Spirit Hospital, Mahakali Road, Andheri (E), Mumbai – 400093 India.

Dear Colleagues, as you know the BOS Journal is now completing its third year of successful publication and is looking strong and steady. Steady and regular publication is a sign of good journal and with the help of editorial team we were able to do a good job. The Journal is indexed as per MCI criteria; however, it is time now to take the Journal of Clinical Orthopaedics to next Level and improve the indexing status too.

The first step in doing so will be to increase the submission of original articles and case reports to the journal. We are currently soliciting review articles from BOS members and from across the globe, however in order improve the indexing we will need more original articles and case reports for the journal. In the current issue we have 25% articles as original articles, however this must go up to 50%. Secondly, we have to improve our peer review system and we would request all BOS members to support the journal by participating in the peer review process. Becoming a reviewer for the journal is very simple and a direct link is provided on the website. Once you become a reviewer, articles will be regularly sent to you for peer review. This will help in getting good reviews for the journal and also help potential authors familiarise with the journal processes. Lastly, we would request our members to spread the word about the journal and to help us solicit more article for our journal.

We are also starting a new section in the Journal named ‘BOS Reflections’ that will provide overview on various BOS activities. We will cover details of long running courses of BOS as well as Master series. This will put forth to the readers, how the BOS courses have grown to achieve the iconic status across the country & beyond. In this issue we are focussing on the BOS Computer Skills course which was co-Founded by Taral Nagda and Neeraj Bijlani. This was one of its kind course in the country when it started and still continues to be one of its kind with huge attendance over the years. Dr Neeraj Bijlani will take you through very interesting Journey of this course and we hope many would be excited to read this section. We also have our Past president Dr CJ Thakkar sharing his experiences on becoming a licensed pilot in USA. The regular feature of Walkathon features Dr GS Kulkarni this year and many more features make this WIROC issue unique.

We express our thanks to all the authors and reviewers who contributed to this years issues and request for continued support in coming years. Journal of Clinical Orthopaedics has a good start and we need to follow up upon it and help it become a great journal in orthopaedics. With help of BOS members, this is absolutely achievable. We leave you on this positive note, please send your feedback to

Warm Regards
Dr Nicholas Antao (Editor- JCOrth)
Dr Ashok Shyam (Associate Editor- JCOrth)

How to Cite this article: Antao N, Shyam AK. Support the Journal of Clinical Orthopaedics. Journal of Clinical Orthopaedics July -Dec 2018; 3(2):1.

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