New open access journal on musculoskeletal health launched

Newswise
October 11, 2016
By Newswise
Wolters Kluwer, a global provider of information and point-of-care solutions for the health-care industry, in partnership with the editorial board and board of trustees of the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, Inc., has announce the launch of the new open access journal, JBJS Open Access.

The journal, now open for article submissions, is the sixth journal of the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, Inc. portfolio that already includes its chief journal, The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, as well as JBJS Essential Surgical Techniques, JBJS Case Connecter, JBJS Reviews, and JBJS Journal of Orthopaedics for Physician Assistants.

JBJS Open Access is an international, peer-reviewed, online-only journal that will publish basic-science and clinical findings as well as new research approaches that have the potential of impacting musculoskeletal disease and injury care worldwide. As an open access publication, all articles published in the journal are available for anyone across the world to read free of charge.

"With the launch of JBJS Open Access, Wolters Kluwer remains focused on expanding the premier reputation and influence JBJS demonstrates within the orthopaedics specialty," said Jayne Marks, vice-president, global publishing for Wolters Kluwer, Health Learning, Research & Practice.

An independent, non-profit publisher, JBJS produces print and online journals and learning products. The flagship journal, The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, traces its origins back to the 1889 Transactions of the American Orthopedic Association, and is the gold standard in peer-reviewed scientific information in orthopaedics. JBJS Inc. is also an accredited provider of continuing medical education (CME) and produces online CME activities.

"JBJS is excited to be able to offer JBJS Open Access as one more step in our continuing effort to meet our authors' and readers' evolving needs," wrote Dr. Marc Swiontkowski, editor-in-chief of JBJS, in an editorial published July 6th, 2016. "We are proud that authors will now have an open access publication option while receiving the outstanding services and brand of excellence that JBJS has been providing its authors for over 125 years—and that a wider audience of readers will have access to the best in orthopaedics information."

JBJS Open Access manuscripts will undergo the same rigorous peer review for which JBJS is known. Contributions from anywhere in the world are welcome. Authors and reviewers will have access to an enhanced and streamlined electronic manuscript submission, review, and tracking process. To learn more visit http://www.editorialmanager.com/jbjsoa.

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