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Welcome to the World Journal of Orthopedics

The World Journal of Orthopedics (WJO) is a leading academic journal devoted to reporting the latest, cutting-edge research progress and findings of basic research and clinical practice in the field of orthopedics.  It was launched on November 18, 2010 and is published monthly (12 issues annually) by BPG, the world's leading professional clinical medical journal publishing company.

We encourage orthopedists worldwide to submit manuscripts to the WJO describing their original basic or clinical research findings that are of high academic value and which report new diagnostic techniques or summarize their treatment experiences.

The usual times related to all publication processes of the WJO are as follows: (1) From manuscript receipt to peer-review: 2-4 weeks; (2) From initial manuscript acceptance, with revisions, to return of the revised manuscript from the authors: 4-5 weeks; (3) From return of the revised manuscript from the authors to final acceptance: 1-2 weeks; (4) From final acceptance to an article in press: 2 days; and (5) From article in press designation to formal release of the electronic version and all online documentation: 2-9 weeks.The WJO’s acceptance rate: 44%. Submit here >>

2018 Published Issues
11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1
Editors-in-Chief
  • Baogan Peng, MD, PhD, Chief Doctor, Professor, (E-mail:pengbaogan@163.com)Department of Spinal Surgery, General Hospital of Armed Police Force, Beijing 100039, China
Indexing/Abstracting
WJO is now abstracted and indexed in PubMed, PubMed Central, Emerging Sources Citation Index (Web of Science), China National Knowledge Infrastructure (CNKI), and Superstar Journals Database.
Journal Metrics
There is currently no impact factor.
ISSN
2218-5836 (online)
Editorial
Hip hemi-arthroplasty for neck of femur fracture: What is the current evidence? 
Greg AJ Robertson, Alexander M Wood 
World J Orthop 9(11):235-244. Published online Nov 18, 2018. doi: 10.5312/wjo.v9.i11.235
Review
Biomechanics of posterior shoulder instability - current knowledge and literature review 
Henrik Constantin Bäcker, Samuel E Galle, Mauro Maniglio, Melvin Paul Rosenwasser 
World J Orthop 9(11):245-254. Published online Nov 18, 2018. doi: 10.5312/wjo.v9.i11.245
Minireviews
Recently highlighted nutraceuticals for preventive management of osteoarthritis 
Silvia Ravalli, Marta Anna Szychlinska, Rosalia Maria Leonardi, Giuseppe Musumeci 
World J Orthop 9(11):255-261. Published online Nov 18, 2018. doi: 10.5312/wjo.v9.i11.255
Systematic Review
Should antibiotics be administered before arthroscopic knee surgery? A systematic review of the literature 
John Carney, Nathanael Heckmann, Erik N Mayer, Ram K Alluri, Carleton Thomas Vangsness Jr., George F Hatch III, Alexander E Weber 
World J Orthop 9(11):262-270. Published online Nov 18, 2018. doi: 10.5312/wjo.v9.i11.262
Analysis of a ten step protocol to decrease postoperative spinal wound infections 
Hossein Elgafy, Craig J Raberding, Megan L Mooney, Kyle A Andrews, Joan M Duggan 
World J Orthop 9(11):271-284. Published online Nov 18, 2018. doi: 10.5312/wjo.v9.i11.271