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JBJS Reviews


JBJS Reviews is an innovative review journal from the publishers of The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery.  This continuously published online journal provides comprehensive, objective, and authoritative review articles written by recognized experts in the field.

Edited by Thomas A. Einhorn, MD, and a distinguished Editorial Board, each issue of JBJS Reviews, updates the orthopaedic community on important topics in a concise, time-saving manner, providing expert insights into orthopaedic research and clinical experience. Comprehensive reviews, special features, and integrated CME provide orthopaedic surgeons with valuable perspectives on surgical practice and the latest advances in the field within twelve subspecialty areas:

  • Basic Science
  • Education & Training
  • Elbow
  • Ethics
  • Foot & Ankle
  • Hand & Wrist
  • Hip
  • Infection
  • Knee
  • Oncology
  • Pediatrics
  • Pain Management
  • Rehabilitation
  • Shoulder
  • Spine
  • Sports Medicine
  • Trauma


JBJS Reviews serves the orthopaedic community as the premier online orthopaedic review journal by focusing on several specific differentiators and factors for success.

  • Trusted Content: JBJS Reviews offers the same quality, editorial oversight, and innovation that are the hallmarks of The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery.
  • Constructive Peer Review: Manuscripts are evaluated by the Editorial Board, Consultant Reviewers, and editorial staff of JBJS Reviews. Authors receive a comprehensive, constructive and balanced peer review within an average of six weeks after submission. Our instructions to peer reviewers specifically require them to ensure that a fair critique is provided to the author.
  • Substantive Copyediting: JBJS Reviews only publishes manuscripts that achieve the highest levels of quality, accuracy, and clarity. All accepted manuscripts are copyedited to the same rigorous standards as articles that are published in The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery.
  • Discoverability and Access: Articles published in JBJS Reviews are fully citable. JBJS Reviews is indexed in MEDLINE/PubMed. Articles are easily accessible and searchable from Google and across different database products.
  • Timeliness: Four to five articles are published in a continuous manner over the course of each month to ensure a steady flow of new information.
  • International Perspective: Authors from outside the United States are encouraged to submit review articles to JBJS Reviews as the practice of orthopaedic surgery is international. JBJS Reviews is dedicated to communicating the best evidence and most advanced data on the diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal disease from around the world.
  • Innovation: As an online-only publication, JBJS Reviews is uniquely positioned to leverage the digital medium to add value for the reader in terms of speed, access, and content.

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 Reviews Statistics

ISSN:  2329-9185

Published in the United States by The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, Incorporated.


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

Instructions for Potential Authors

JBJS Reviews seeks to publish comprehensive, objective, and critical review articles that are based almost exclusively on information that has been published in peer-reviewed reports. Authors who are interested in submitting review articles should attempt to identify concepts on which there is a general agreement among the various parties as well as those over which there is particular controversy.

Reviews should present all sides of the issues in an even-handed fashion and should rely on articles that are based on solid scientific information and thoughtful clinical assessments. If you have an idea for a review article and would like to have it considered for publication in JBJS Reviews, please review our Instructions for Authors. All submitted manuscripts will undergo peer review, and the decision to accept will depend on the outcome of the review process.


JBJS was founded by the American Orthopaedic Association in 1903 and is the Official Journal of the American Orthopaedic Association.

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.

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Contact Information:

The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, Inc.
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Needham, Massachusetts 02492-3157, USA
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