About the Journal


Mission Statement

JBJS Essential Surgical Techniques is the premier journal describing how to perform orthopaedic surgical procedures, verified by evidence based outcomes, vetted by peer review, while utilizing online delivery, imagery and video to optimize the educational experience, thereby enhancing patient care.

About the Journal

JBJS Essential Surgical Techniques is an online journal for orthopaedic surgeons, from seasoned veterans to those just starting out in this field. It offers readers a continuously expanding online library of thoroughly vetted surgical procedures.

Easy to read, easy to absorb: Each surgical procedure is described step by step and illustrated extensively with images to encourage greater understanding of the procedure and concepts. Video excerpts are frequent features. Indications, contraindications, pitfalls, and challenges are clearly highlighted.

Peer reviewed and derived from a top-quality published clinical article: Readers can be confident that these procedures are based on solid scientific concepts, because all articles contain outcomes that have been reported on in previously published peer-reviewed publications. JBJS Essential Surgical Techniques articles are subjected to the same rigorous editorial, peer-review, and copy editing process that has established The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery’s reputation for excellence.

Continuous Publication

Contributions to JBJS Essential Surgical Techniques 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.

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.


JBJS Essential Surgical Techniques is currently indexed in CrossRef and Portico. It has 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.

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