The Journal of Experimental Orthopaedics (JEO) celebrates more than one year of publishing!

Henning Madry, Editor-in-Chief of JEO shares his thoughts on the open access publication and its achievements since it first launched.

Previously, manuscripts with basic scientific content were published in our prestigious sister journal Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy (KSSTA) which with an impact factor of 3.053 is ever rising in ranking among orthopaedic journals. Thanks to the great support of the KSSTA leadership—most importantly Editor-in-Chief Jon Karlsson—basic science manuscripts submitted to KSSTA are often transferred to JEO following authors’ approval. The Editorial Board shares the same drive for scientific excellence as the authors and readers of the journal and we kindly invite you to publish your experimental work in JEO.

There is an article-processing charge which covers the Open access publishing model but there is no subscription fee for access to its research content. Thus, it ensures an immediate, worldwide and open access to full text of research articles which is in the best interests of the scientific community.

Thanks to our corporate partner Arthrex, who has provided an unrestricted educational grant to our society, the European Society of Sports Traumatology, Knee Surgery & Arthroscopy (ESSKA) is able to offer five grants this year that cover the submission fee for the selected articles. The decision will be made by the JEO Editor-in- Chief and the Editorial Board based on the scientific excellence of the articles. The qualifying manuscripts should outline innovative technologies, novel basic science and translational approaches to surgical treatments that will help surgeons treat patients better.

Another great news—JEO has passed the tests for scientific and technical quality and was accepted to be included in PubMed. Thank you all for your kind patience during the application process. You can find it here.

In 2014, JEO published a total of 16 papers and as of September 2015, we have already published 18 papers. Our all-time most viewed article with 11,630 hits attests to the high world-wide visibility of the journal.

In conclusion, JEO has assumed an international status which is growing. We, the Editorial Board, are highly motivated to continuing this success story by further enhancing the journal’s quality and our commitment to the ESSKA community, and provide our authors and readers with a convenient platform for the publication and transmission of their work.

This post was first published in ESSKA’s newsletter. ESSKA is the affiliated society of the Journal of Experimental Orthopaedics.

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