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​​​​​​JBJS Open Access Awards

JBJS Open Access (JBJS OA) and The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (JBJS) are pleased to announce two annual awards in the amount of $500 USD each. One award will be for the best JBJS Open Access scientific article, and the other will be for the best JBJS Open Access AOA Critical Issues in Education article published each calendar year.

How to Enter

Corresponding authors will be asked during the submission process whether they wish their article or video to be considered for the award.

Articles must be submitted via the JBJS OA Editorial Manager submission site and adhere to the requirements outlined in the Instructions for Authors.

What Makes a Good Open Access Article?

Key criteria for a high-quality JBJS OA article include, but are not limited to:

  • Broad interest across the spectrum of bone and joint surgery
  • Rigorous methodology, a strong message, and useful illustrations
  • The potential to change practice and/or improve orthopaedic education
  • Findings of international relevance

Questions regarding the contest and submission process can be sent to [email protected].

Winner Selection

Winning authors will be notified by March each following year. Their achievement will be recognized online as well as featured in our OrthoBuzz blog.