The Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine: An Open Access Journal for Orthopaedic Sports Medicine, Arthroscopy and Knee Arthroplasty (OJSM) launched in May of 2013. Dr. Bruce Reider, as editor-in-chief, enlisted the support of Drs. Allen Anderson and Mark Steiner as associate editors. This trio of well-recognized professionals will provide the leadership as the AOSSM ventures into its first open access publication. The open access platform allows the journal to provide compelling research while at the same time maintain the high peer-review standards of the Society’s other two publications (AJSM and Sports Health). The AOSSM is currently collaborating with the AAA, AATD, CSSM, IHKS, and SBRATE in the pubication of OJSM, while that with other professional organizations, worldwide, is being pursued so that the broader profession can participate in expanding the base of orthopaedic sports medicine literature.
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Learn more about this exciting new journal by accessing some of the most commonly asked questions below.
Open access journals provide a venue for researchers and clinicians to publish their data in a timely manner and reach individuals throughout the world while still receiving all the benefits of publishing in a peer-reviewed journal. There is no subscription charge to readers, so anyone can access the full text of every article. Open access encourages a large readership and frequent citation. This publication model is financed by modest article processing fees paid by the authors or their funding source at the time of acceptance.
OJSM focuses orthopaedic sports medicine, arthroscopic surgery, relevant translational research, sports traumatology/epidemiology, and knee arthroplasty, and will do so by publishing original clinical research ranging from case series to randomized trials; controlled and descriptive laboratory studies; descriptive epidemiology studies; and meta-analyses and systematic reviews.
OJSM provides authors with a platform where they can enjoy unrestricted, international readership within the field. Since this journal is published online and open entirely to the public, it is not limited by subscriptions or page budgets, allowing for a broader variety of content than most print journals, including liberal use of color and video features, yet retainins the high quality that readers have grown to appreciate from the AOSSM.
A modest author publication fee of $1,000 is assessed upon acceptance. Discounted fees are available for those who meet the following criteria:
Authors can expect fast editorial decisions and quick production of their articles if accepted for publication. Accepted material will be readily available to an unlimited audience worldwide shortly after production. In addition, authors both within and outside North America now have a new and widely respected publishing platform for their important research. Publishing under the AOSSM name allows for high peer-review standards and a strong reputation in the field of orthopaedic sports medicine.
Manuscripts can be submitted at http://submit.ojsm.org. Please direct any questions to Colleen O’Keefe.
To learn more about the team working on OJSM, visit our Meet the Editors page. The OJSM comes to you from around the world - this map recognizes a global presence by highlighting the locations of our distinguished editorial board in red.