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World J Orthop. Nov 18, 2010; 1(1): 1-2
Published online Nov 18, 2010. doi: 10.5312/wjo.v1.i1.1
What is the purpose of launching World Journal of Orthopedics?
Lian-Sheng Ma
Lian-Sheng Ma, World Series Journals, Baishideng Publishing Group Co., Limited, Beijing 100025, China
Author contributions: Ma LS solely contributed to this paper.
Correspondence to: Lian-Sheng Ma, President and Editor-in-Chief, World Series Journals, Baishideng Publishing Group Co., Limited, Ocean International Center, No. 62 Dongsihuan Zhonglu, Chaoyang District, Beijing 100025, China. l.s.ma@wjgnet.com
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Received: October 14, 2010
Revised: November 5, 2010
Accepted: November 12, 2010
Published online: November 18, 2010

The first issue of World Journal of Orthopedics (WJO), whose preparatory work was initiated on March 11, 2010, will be published on November 18, 2010. The WJO Editorial Board has now been established and consists of 114 distinguished experts from 26 countries. Our purpose of launching WJO is to publish peer-reviewed, high-quality articles via an open-access online publishing model, thereby acting as a platform for communication between peers and the wider public, and maximizing the benefits to editorial board members, authors and readers.

Keywords: Maximization of personal benefits, Editorial board members, Authors, Readers, Employees, World Journal of Orthopedics