As many of you will attend the Annual Meeting in Las Vegas in March, let us celebrate two notable JAAOS milestones:
- (1) JAAOS Global Research & Reviews (JAAOS Global), the Academy's “Official Open Access Journal,” celebrates its 2-year anniversary with well over 100 articles published.
- (2) As announced in AAOS Now in December—JAAOS Global Research and Reviews is now indexed by PubMed Central)—thus laying the foundation for coverage by other indexing services in the future.
The editorial board lists 10 Deputy Editors covering the orthopaedic specialties. Supported by our International Advisory Board, JAAOS Global is represented in 15 countries on five continents. In addition, the JAAOS Deputy Editors for reviews and research continue to help JAAOS Global with their decisions to cascade manuscripts that do not meet the needs of JAAOS at that time, from JAAOS to JAAOS Global. Many authors have agreed to such a transfer contributing to JAAOS Global's success.
Our goal in 2019 is to grow our submissions further by attracting even more articles coming from the international orthopaedic community. We also strive to publish articles that are of particular interest to the international orthopaedic community.
Commemorating this 2-year anniversary, I would like to thank our authors for their support in submitting their articles to JAAOS Global, helping us build the legacy of this new journal. I would also like to thank our Deputy Editors, and International Advisory Board members, and the many reviewers (see Appendix, http://links.lww.com/JG9/A45) who dedicate their time and efforts to the journal.