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​About the Journal

Open Access Publication
Authors of accepted peer-reviewed articles have the choice to pay a fee to allow perpetual unrestricted online access to their published article to readers globally, immediately upon publication. Authors may take advantage of the open access option at the point of acceptance to ensure that this choice has no influence on the peer review and acceptance process. These articles are subject to the journal's standard peer-review process and will be accepted or rejected based on their own merit.

Our peer-reviewed articles cover the expanse of orthopaedic medicine:

  • Basic Science
  • Foot and Ankle
  • Hand and Wrist
  • Hip and Knee
  • Musculoskeletal Oncology
  • Pediatrics
  • Shoulder and Elbow
  • Spine
  • Sports Medicine
  • Trauma
  • Surgical Techniques
  • Research

Research papers are critically evaluated to provide the results of carefully selected orthopaedic trials and clinical studies.

Standard review articles each present a balanced approach to the current state of knowledge on a
topic of interest to practicing orthopaedic surgeons

Orthopaedic Advances articles give readers objective appraisals of recent or controversial techniques and new developments in orthopaedic surgery. 

On the Horizon From the ORS offers brief, quarterly updates on basic science research presented by the Orthopaedic Research Society.

The Training Room focuses on publishing educational topics around orthopaedic resident education, simulation-based training, musculoskeletal education in medical school, and more.

Summary articles highlight the critical elements in each of the Academy's evidence-based
Clinical Practice Guidelines and Appropriate Use Criteria as they are approved by the
AAOS Board of Directors.

In addition, throughout the year, JAAOS offers many other benefits of interest to its readership, such as 

  • The annual address given by each incoming President of the Academy
  • Summaries of presentations made at of Extremity War Injuries symposia
  • Supplements of findings reported at symposia and conferences sponsored by the Academy and its Specialty Society partners.

Twice every month, JAAOS provides crucial information of the highest quality to assist the practicing orthopaedic professional.