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What is open access?
Free, immediate, online access for any user, web‐wide, to digital scientific and scholarly material, primarily research articles published in peer‐reviewed journals.

What is the article processing charge for and how much does it cost?
The payment of the article processing charge (APC) means that the article will be freely available online in perpetuity. The payment covers copy‐editing, production/layout, and hosting of the article. The APC is $1,280 for AAOS members ($1,600 USD for nonmembers) for research articles, consensus statements and review articles, and $560 for AAOS members ($700 USD for nonmembers) for case reports and techniques articles.    

When will the article processing charge be paid?
After the article has been accepted.

How do authors pay the article processing charge?
Payment of the APC is completed by visiting Upon entering the site for the first time, authors will be prompted to create a user ID and password.

Can institutions or other third parties pay the article processing charge on an author's behalf?
Yes. Please visit

Are the peer-review and production processes for JAAOS Global Research & Reviews articles the same as those for Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons articles?
Yes, as with JAAOS, JAAOS Global performs a double-blind peer review process

How does JAAOS Global Research & Reviews ensure that the peer-review process is not biased?
All articles submitted to JAAOS Global Research & Reviews undergo our standard double-blind​ peer-review process and are accepted or rejected on the basis of their merit only.

Who owns copyright to the article?
The authors retain copyright. After the article has been accepted, all authors will be required to sign a License to Publish form and upload that form to the JAAOS Global Research & Reviews manuscript submission system. The article will then be published under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution‐NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND) license or under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY) license.

What is a Creative Commons license?
Articles published as open access will be freely available to be read, downloaded, and shared from the time of publication. The Creative Commons license allows readers to disseminate and reuse the article as well as share and reuse the scientific material. Under the terms of any of these licenses, the reuse of an article requires proper attribution of the original work. Whether reusing, displaying, or reposting an article, the user must attribute the article to the original author.

Can JAAOS Global Research & Reviews articles be posted to a personal website or institutional repository?

What indexing services include JAAOS Global Research & Reviews?
JAAOS Global Research and Reviews is now indexed in Pub Med Central, Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) and has been accepted for indexing in Scopus.

How can I find out about the open access mandates of different funding bodies?
A summary of the requirements of different funding bodies, and links to their open access policy pages, can be found at