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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 >>

2017 Published Issues
11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1
Editors-in-Chief
  • Quanjun (Trey) Cui, MD, Professor, Surgeon, Vice Chair for Research, (E-mail:QC4Q@hscmail.mcc.virginia.edu)Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, School of Medicine, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA 22908, United States
  • Bao-Gan Peng, MD, PhD, Chief Doctor, Director, Professor, (E-mail:pengbaogan@163.com)Department of Spinal Surgery, General Hospital of Armed Police Force, Beijing 100039, China
Indexing/Abstracting
PubMed, PubMed Central, Emerging Sources Citation Index(Web of Science), and Scopus.
Journal Metrics
SJR (SCImago Journal Rank) (2015): 0.745; IPP (Impact per Publication) (2015): 2.200; SNIP (Source Normalized Impact per Paper) (2015): 0.984.
ISSN
2218-5836 (online)
Review
Balance control during gait initiation: State-of-the-art and research perspectives 
Eric Yiou, Teddy Caderby, Arnaud Delafontaine, Paul Fourcade, Jean-Louis Honeine 
World J Orthop 8(11):815-828. Published online Nov 18, 2017. doi: 10.5312/wjo.v8.i11.815
Basic Study
Biomechanical assessment of new surgical method instead of kyphoplasty to improve the mechanical behavior of the vertebra: Micro finite element study 
Seyed Aref Hosseini Faradonbeh, Nima Jamshidi 
World J Orthop 8(11):829-835. Published online Nov 18, 2017. doi: 10.5312/wjo.v8.i11.829
Retrospective Study
Atlantoaxial rotatory displacement in children 
David Spiegel, Shikshya Shrestha, Prakash Sitoula, Norma Rendon, John Dormans 
World J Orthop 8(11):836-845. Published online Nov 18, 2017. doi: 10.5312/wjo.v8.i11.836
Randomized Controlled Trial
Hypothenar fat pad flap vs conventional open release in primary carpal tunnel syndrome: A randomized controlled trial 
Thepparat Kanchanathepsak, Wilarat Wairojanakul, Thitiporn Phakdepiboon, Sorasak Suppaphol, Ittirat Watcharananan, Tulyapruek Tawonsawatruk 
World J Orthop 8(11):846-852. Published online Nov 18, 2017. doi: 10.5312/wjo.v8.i11.846