About JBJS Case Connector

Connections and Trends in Orthopaedic Surgery

Mission Statement

JBJS Case Connector helps improve patient care by providing the medical community with a journal that harnesses technology to provide information tools for discovery and reporting of unusual musculoskeletal problems, findings, treatment, and outcomes.

About JBJS Case Connector

JBJS Case Connector assists orthopaedic surgeons in the search for precedents, connections, and trends in their efforts to improve patient care.  Using this unique journal, surgeons can find the commonalities between cases, benefit from the experience of their peers, and filter case information by many important variables in order to provide the best possible care for orthopaedic patients.

This cross-referenced online journal includes thousands of orthopaedic case reports.  It compiles symptoms, conditions, and demographic details to empower surgeons to find cases similar to theirs and to mine the database to reveal emerging trends and identify patterns, distinguishing between truly rare cases and repeated, related single instances of a larger problem.

Monthly "Case Connections" essays explore the clinical relationships between recent articles and prior case reports in the wider orthopaedic literature, helping surgeons to identify potential patterns.  When identified patterns indicate a potential problem, a "Watch" will be published in order to focus the orthopaedic community on rigorously evaluating the intervention.

The JBJS Case Connector Image Quiz feature provides interactive quizzes based on images from content published by JBJS and includes a discussion area for further exploration of ideas and concepts.  The JBJS Image Quiz app for iPad and iPhone is available in the App Store.

Contributions to JBJS Case Connector are welcomed from anywhere in the world and are considered on their merits. Articles must be written in English and should be submitted as outlined in the Instructions to Authors. All authors must abide by the JBJS ethics policies and all submissions to JBJS Case Connector are covered by the JBJS embargo policy.

The peer review process is blinded; manuscripts are judged by the quality and relevance of the work--not by the country of origin, the reputation of the author, or the fame of the department.  Our aim is to publish the best material available from anywhere in the world.

Ethics Policy

This Ethics Policies document is intended to inform the public and all persons affiliated with The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, Inc. of its general ethics policies. These policies pertain to all publications produced by JBJS, Inc.

Indexing

JBJS Case Connector is currently indexed in CrossRef and Portico. It has also been accepted for indexing in Scopus and the Emerging Sources Citation Index by Thomson Reuters and will also be indexed in the Web of Science.

JBJS Case Connector
20 Pickering Street
Needham, Massachusetts 02492-3157, USA
ph:  +1 781-449-9780  |  fax:  +1 781-449-9787

ABOUT THE JOURNAL OF BONE AND JOINT SURGERY, INC.

The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, Inc., is an independent, non-profit organization dedicated to producing a family of print and online publications related to the field of orthopaedics. The flagship publication, The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, dates its origins back to the 1889 Transactions of the American Orthopedic Association. In June, 2011 we launched two new online journals: JBJS Case Connector and JBJS Essential Surgical Techniques. These electronic publications are designed to help those who practice and research orthopaedics worldwide by connecting surgeons to focused orthopaedic information.

Media Information

If you are a media representative and have questions about embargoes, upcoming press releases or other matters, please contact us at info@jbjs.org. To apply for a Media Subscription, contact us at info@jbjs.org

Contact Information:

The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, Inc.
20 Pickering Street
Needham, Massachusetts 02492-3157, USA
ph: +1 781-449-9780
email: info@jbjs.org