About the Journal
The Journal of Clinical Orthopaedics (JCOrth.) is a double-blind peer-reviewed open-access journal (ISSN 2456-6993) and published biannually. Journal of Clinical Orthopaedics (JCOrth.) is started with an idea of a journal that will be international, intelligent, interactive and at the same time clinically relevant. The editors welcome submissions from all over the world. The stress is on latest research in the field of orthopaedics including aetiopathology, clinical and radiographic outcomes, surgical technique and implant design, biomechanics, and biomaterials. Special focus will be on surgical techniques and Videos
Journal of Clinical Orthopaedics (JCOrth.) is the official journal of Bombay Orthopaedic Society and is published twice a year
About the Bombay Orthopaedic Society
Over the years, fifty-five to be exact, Bombay Orthopaedic Society (BOS) has grown into an illustrious body, solely devoted to Orthopaedics and its sub-specialities. It is being run by its members who are dedicated to its cause with no personal gains.
The Silver Jubilee Conference of the Indian Orthopaedic Association (IOA) which was held in Mumbai in 1980, was a feather in the cap of Mumbai orthopaedic surgeons. All strata of Orthopaedic Surgeons put in their hearts and hard work to make this conference a big success. Even today, after more than forty years, it is considered a gold standard for conference organization from the social, managerial and academic perspectives.
Bombay Orthopaedic Society (BOS) along with Maharashtra Orthopaedic Association (MOA) had organized the Golden Jubilee Conference of the IOA in Mumbai in the year 2005. The organisers had made it a memorable conference for all the attendees.
2015 was a landmark year for the Bombay Orthopaedic Society (BOS) as it celebrated its 50th year of existence and also conducted the Golden Jubilee ‘WIROC Grande’ 2015.
The Bombay Orthopaedic Society (BOS) now has the Privilege to conduct the 65th Conference of the Indian Orthopaedic Association, IOACON 2020 in Mumbai in conjunction with its state chapter.
Why the new Journal?
There are two main reasons; to produce a body of literature that is clinically relevant and to make this knowledge freely accessible to all. Journals have shown trend to move towards a more rigid framework of scientific publications, meanwhile losing the focus that Journals are meant to directly influence and improve patient care. Charging for downloading articles imposes another limitation on dispersion and use of knowledge. Journal of Clinical Orthopaedics (JCOrth.) intends to counter these two issues by creating a journal that is intelligent, interactive, and clinically relevant and at the same time completely Open Access.
The Journal of Clinical Orthopaedics (JCOrth.) will be a biannual (2 issues per year) print and online journal. The online version will be an open access source and the print version will be made available on subscription. The journal publishes original articles, systematic reviews and meta-analyses, instructional lectures, case reports, technical notes and letters to the editor.
Aim & Scope of the Journal
Journal of Clinical Orthopaedics (JCOrth.) will publish research in the field of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery including aetiopathology, clinical and radiographic outcomes, surgical technique and implant design, biomechanics, biomaterials, and Congenital disorders.
Journal of Clinical Orthopaedics (JCOrth.) accepts the following formats of articles
- Master Class
- Burning Questions
- Case Reports
- Original articles
- Reviews, meta-analysis, systematic reviews
- Case Study /Series
- Case Image
- Technical Note
- Video Technique
- Surgical Tips and tricks
- Case Approach
- Clinical Perspective
- Letter to Editor
- Letter to Experts
Description of various formats is provided below
Perspectives – A clinical overview of a common topic with the aim to share with the reader the recent update and current state of affairs
Symposia – Every issue of the Journal of Clinical Orthopaedics (JCOrth.) will contain a collection of topics on a focussed subject. Articles will be contributed by experts in the field with an invited guest editor
Guest Editorial – Every issue will contain a guest Editorial from a prominent figure in the field of orthopaedic surgery with the aim to provide readers with an idea of clinical concepts and principles that are endorsed by these eminent editors
Insights – Invited article from an Expert in the Field specially focusing on their area of Research or Interest
Interviews – Academicians and Researchers across the world will get a chance to feature in our interview section and share their views
Master Class – In this feature, we will invite a ‘Master’ to demonstrate videos or pictorial demonstrations of surgical techniques or concepts.
Innovations: An innovative concept or an Idea that provides a new perspective. This needs to send directly to the editorial email and after editorial review, it will be sent for peer review. 1000 words article describing the new concept, implant, protocol or surgical modification should be accompanied with a note of how this will be clinically relevant.
Burning Questions: Opinion/Counter opinions from experts or group of experts on selected topics
Original Articles: include case series, comparative trials, epidemiological studies and RCT’s
Case Reports: Detailed description of a single case with a relevant clinical message
Case Image: is a description of a single image that has a unique learning point
Technical Note and Video Technique: detailed description of a new technique or improvisation of an old technique
Surgical Tips: Small surgical tips and pearls are invited for this section. Pictures are essential and video will be preferable
Clinical Perspective: this special section will publish specific learning points or experiences which the authors can share with the readers. The only essential point is that this perspective should be clinically relevant and rationally acceptable. This need not be with details of management or follow up of the case. The idea is to provide a platform for the publication of these important and clinically relevant learning points. A single page write-up of less than 1000 words will be accepted.
Letter to Editor: on articles in Journal of Clinical Orthopaedics (JCOrth.). Letters should be typed double-spaced and limited to 1000 words. A copy of the letter will be sent to the previous article’s author(s) to invite a response.
Photo-Article: Pictorial articles which will be an easy read with most important message highlight
Read more on Scope of the Journal and authors instructions [CLICK HERE]
Dr Nicholas Antao
Editorial Team: Journal of Clinical Orthopaedics (JCOrth.)