|Name of Journal||World Journal of Orthopedics|
|Title Abbreviation||World J Orthop|
|Background||World Journal of Orthopedics (WJO, World J Orthop) is a high-quality, online, open-access, single-blind peer-reviewed journal published by the Baishideng Publishing Group (BPG). WJO accepts both solicited and unsolicited manuscripts. Articles published in WJO are high-quality, basic and clinical, influential research articles by established academic authors as well as new researchers. The paramount objective of WJO is to showcase and promote distinguished research in the field of orthopedics, to help advance development of this field. The types of articles published in WJO include Editorial, Opinion Review, Frontier, Review, Minireview, Basic Study, Clinical Research, Systematic Review, Meta-analysis, Evidence-based Medicine, Field of Vision, Clinical Guidelines, Letter to the Editor, and Case Report.|
The primary aim of WJO is to provide scholars and readers from various fields of orthopedics with a platform to publish high-quality basic and clinical research articles and communicate their research findings online. In order to ensure the quality, timeliness, fairness, and transparency of publication, WJO has implemented a variety of measures as follows:
First, authors must prepare their articles according to the appropriate international publication recommendations, including the STROBE Statement, CONSORT 2010 Statement, PRISMA 2009 Checklist, and CARE Checklist – 2016: Information for writing a case report.
Second, articles published in WJO must undergo rigorous cross-international peer review. WJO peer reviewers come from different countries, chosen independently by artificial intelligence technique or our editorial office, and not by the authors, to ensure fairness and integrity of the peer review.
Third, designation of co-first authors and/or co-corresponding authors is not permitted.
Fourth, WJO accepts a manuscript for publication based on its novelty, innovativeness, data accuracy, image reliability, clear language expression, and ethical requirements.
Of note, peer reviewers are advised to complete their peer review within 7 days, providing a comprehensive evaluation of the scientific and linguistic quality of the manuscript.
Fifth, BPG adopts a 7-day publishing management policy. This means that each step of the publishing process, including manuscript preview, peer review, manuscript revision by authors, final acceptance, language editing, and production, and release, must be completed within 7 days.Finally, the peer review report, author’s response to the peer review report, biostatistics review certificate, copyright license agreement, institutional ethics committee approval document, informed consent document(s), conflict-of-interest statement, CrossCheck detection report, authors’ personal ORCID numbers, funding information, language editing certificate, and other relevant documents will be published online along with the article to allow for an open and transparent publishing process.
|Scope||WJO mainly publishes articles reporting research results obtained in the field of orthopedics and covering a wide range of topics including arthroscopy, bone trauma, bone tumors, hand and foot surgery, joint surgery, orthopedic trauma, osteoarthropathy, osteoporosis, pediatric orthopedics, spinal diseases, spine surgery, and sports medicine.|
|Open Access||Open access|
|Indexing/Abstracting||WJO is now abstracted and indexed in PubMed, PubMed Central, Emerging Sources Citation Index (Web of Science), Scopus, Reference Citation Analysis, China Science and Technology Journal Database, and Superstar Journals Database.|
The 2023 Edition of Journal Citation Reports® cites the 2022 impact factor (IF) for WJO as 1.9; IF without journal self cites: 1.9; 5-year IF: 2.2; Journal Citation Indicator: 0.64. The WJO’s CiteScore for 2022 is 2.6 and Scopus CiteScore rank 2022: Orthopedics and sports medicine is 145/298.
|Article Processing Charge||Article processing charge|
|Editors-in-Chief||Massimiliano Leigheb, Xiao-Jian Ye|
|Article Reprints||Article reprints|
|Help Desk||Help desk|
|Special Statement||Special statement|
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