About the Journal : Indian Spine Journal

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About the Journal

Indian Spine Journal (ISJ), the official publication of the “Association of Spine Surgeons of India”, has started publishing the said journal from 2018 onward. The journal is published on bi-annually basis in Jan and July every year by Wolters Kluwer India Pvt. Ltd, Mumbai, one of the largest open access publishers worldwide.
The journal’s full text is available online at http://www.isjonline.com. The journal allows free access (Open Access) to its contents and permits authors to self-archive final accepted version of the articles. 

Abstracting and Indexing Information

The journal is registered with the following abstracting partners:
Baidu Scholar, CNKI (China National Knowledge Infrastructure), EBSCO Publishing's Electronic Databases, Ex Libris – Primo Central, Google Scholar, Hinari, Infotrieve, Netherlands ISSN centre, ProQuest, TDNet, Wanfang Data

The journal is indexed with, or included in, the following:
DOAJ, Scimago Journal Ranking, SCOPUS

Journal Ethics

Wolters Kluwer and Journal/Association are committed to meeting and upholding standards of ethical behavior at all stages of the publication process. We follow closely the industry associations, such as the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) and World Association of Medical Editors (WAME), that set standards and provide guidelines for best practices in order to meet these requirements. For a summary of our specific policies regarding duplicate publication, conflicts of interest, patient consent, etc., please visit www.Medknow.com/EthicalGuidelines.asp

Open Access Publication and Creative Commons Licensing

This is an open access journal, and articles are distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 License, which allows others to remix, tweak, and build upon the work non-commercially, as long as appropriate credit is given and the new creations are licensed under the identical terms.

Digital Archiving

Wolters Kluwer Medknow provides for long-term digital preservation through two primary partnerships, Portico and CLOCKSS.

Portico is a leading digital preservation service worldwide. The content is preserved as an archival version and is not publically accessible via Portico, but is provided when required under specific conditions, such as discontinuation of the collection or catastrophic failure of the website.

CLOCKSS will enable any library to maintain their own archive of content from Wolters Kluwer Medknow and other publishers, with minimal technical effort and using cheaply available hardware.

Ahead of Print policy

Articles published online under the Ahead of Print model are considered published and can be cited and quoted using the DOI as the reference source. Wolters Kluwer Medknow has a policy that changes will not be made after publication of an article without following accepted procedures for making corrections to the scientific record.

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  • "Pop-up" and "banner" ads appear on a random, rotating basis. The advertiser has no control or input over the pages where their ads appear.
  • The Editorial Board has full and final approval over the content of all advertisements.
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Scope of the journal

Indian Spine Journal is a peer-reviewed medical journal published on behalf of the Association of Spine Surgeons of India (ASSI). It would be of interest not only to practicing Spine surgeons (both Orthopaedic and Neurosurgery) but also the allied fields of neurology, neurophysiology, and rehabilitation from all over the World. The journal covers basic research, clinical and technical studies related to health, ethical and social issues in the field of Spine and related care.

The journal publishes several types of articles including original research papers, reviews, case series, case reports, technical reports, and short communications. Letters to Editor are encouraged. State of the art reviews on a given aspect of the Spine is published as a Symposium by luminaries in the field from all over the Globe. There is a 'Spine Clinic' section as part of the symposium which highlights some clinical case scenarios with the rationale of intervention and outcome on the given topic.

Only those manuscripts which have not been published or submitted elsewhere considered.

​Medknow Publications

Medknow, part of Wolters Kluwer Health, is one of the largest open access publishers worldwide with more than 450+ medical journals in its portfolio. Students, researchers, clinicians and other healthcare professionals worldwide access Medknow journals to help them fuel new discoveries and improve patient care.

Founded in 1997, Medknow is a well-respected medical publisher that fully supports many of the popular open access models through its peer-review management system. Medknow’s open access policy has resulted in more than a half a million article downloads monthly for all of its journals.

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