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Information for Authors and Reviewers

THE SUBMISSION PROCESS FOR JAAOS

The JAAOS manuscript submission platform is hosted by Aries Systems Corporation Editorial Manager® (www.editorialmanager.com/jaaos).

The JAAOS manuscript submission process is open to:

(1) Authors of manuscript proposals that have received presubmission approval for Standard Review, Orthopaedic Advances, or Surgical Techniques manuscripts.
(2) Authors who are invited by the JAAOS Editorial Board to submit a manuscript.
(3) Authors who submit full manuscripts that fall under the category of Case Reports or Research.
You may submit full manuscripts for Case Reports or Research without an invitation or proposal, but the JAAOS Editorial Board will determine whether your manuscript will proceed to the peer review process, and it is possible that your paper may not be accepted for publication. 
JAAOS also publishes Supplements, by invitation only. No simultaneous submissions (to more than one publisher) or multi-part articles will be considered.
JAAOS requires all authors to meet the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) criteria for authorship: http://www.icmje.org/recommendations/.

For Standard Review, Orthopaedic Advances, and Surgical Techniques manuscripts, the following rules apply:

  • No more than one resident can serve as coauthor, and medical students are not allowed as coauthors.
  • No more than two accepted proposals or manuscripts within a 1-year period will be allowed from any author.

For all articles except Research and Case Reports, the maximum number of authors allowed is four.
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.

The article processing charge (APC) is charged on acceptance of the article and should be paid within 30 days by the author, funding agency or institution. Payment must be processed for the article to be published open access. For a list of journals and pricing please visit our Wolters Kluwer Open Health Journals page.

Click the links below for presubmission approval and instructions for authors:

Presubmission Approval Instructions​​

Instructions for Authors

Submit manuscript proposals, invited manuscripts, and full manuscripts for Case Reports or Research using the JAAOS Editorial Manager website: http://www.editorialmanager.com/jaaos

Detailed login information is available on the JAAOS Editorial Manager home page, from which you may click "Send Login Details" to have your username or password sent to you. If you have any questions or need assistance, please contact the Kyle Overturf:

E-mail: kyle.overturf@wolterskluwer.com

AUTHOR FORMS

Electronic Transfer of Rights: A copy of the form is made available to the submitting author within the Editorial Manager submission process. Co-authors will automatically receive an Email with instructions on completing the form upon submission.

Original Image, Table, and Video Form

Photograph Consent Form

MANUSCRIPT REVIEWS

Click the link below for guidelines for reviewers:

Guidelines for Reviewers

Submit manuscript reviews using the JAAOS Editorial Manager website: http://www.editorialmanager.com/jaaos

Detailed login information is available on the JAAOS Editorial Manager® home page, from which you may click "Send Login Details" to have your username or password sent to you. If you have any questions or need assistance, please contact Kyle Overturf:

E-mail: kyle.overturf@wolterskluwer.com