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These guidelines are in accordance with the 'Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals' a document issued by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors. The complete document is published.

Scope of the Journal

Journal of Orthopaedics seeks to be the pre-eminent Orthopaedics Journal . It aims to publish material of the highest quality reflecting world wide or provocative issues and perspectives. The contents will be of interest to learners and teachers and, potentially, have significant impact on the quality of health care.

We are keen to encourage the submission of papers from authors whose first language is not English, although it is recommended that before submitting your manuscript to the journal you ask a colleague familiar with written English to read it through. This will greatly speed up the time taken to publish your paper.

When writing your paper for Journal of Orthopaedics remember that the journal has an international readership. Readers will want to know something about the setting in which your work was conducted, why you did what you describe, and what the results mean. If you can set your work in the wider context of the international literature this will help readers understand how your work might apply to their own situation.

General Information:

  1. Submit the articles to:

  2. The Manuscript should contain a) Title page, b) Abstract, c) Keywords, d) Text, e) Bibiliography, e) Legend to figures and tabes. Photographs and Tables can also be embedded in the text.  Photographs and Tables can also be uploaded seperately if not embedded in the text.

  3. The Manuscript should be in Word format only.

  4. The Title page which should include the Title, Authors details, Affiliation, Address of the corresponding author with Telephone number and E-Mail Address.

  5. All articles should contain structured abstract.

  6. All the article should contain key words.  The Key words should be seperated with a semicolon (;) and a space.

  7. There should not be any space before each paragraph.

  8. The Size of the Manuscript should not exceed as described below for different categories.

  9. Photographs and tables can be embedded in the manuscript or can be uploaded seperately.

  10. Photographs should be in JPEG format.

  11. Maximum of 4 photographs will be allowed, and the total size of the 4 photographs should not be more than 500 kb.

  12. Bibiliography should be in  Vancouver style, and should not exceed 15 references, except in review article.

  13. Legends to Figures and Tables should be included in the manuscript after Bibiliography.

Papers are accepted in the following categories:

1. Original Research
These papers report major research and studies relevant to Journal of Orthopaedics and may be up to 4,000 words in length and include up to six tables or figures. Reports of studies using either quantitative or qualitative methods are welcomed. Papers will usually be organised using the Structured Abstract, Introduction, Methods, Results, and Discussion (SIMRAD) structure although the editorial team is pleased to work with authors on more appropriate structures in certain cases. The Abstract should be structured in relation to the organisation of the paper and not exceed 250 words. The context of the research and the conceptual framework and choice of methods used for analysis must be made clear in the text. References should be limited to no more than 15 and use the Vancouver style (see below).

2. Review Articles
Are particularly welcomed and may be up to 5,000 words in length and have fewer restrictions on the number of references. Authors considering submitting articles within this section are recommended to contact the editorial team during the preparation of their paper to discuss the scope and structure of their review.

Special requirements for reports of randomized controlled trials, systematic reviews, and meta-analyses

Journal of Orthopaedics supports initiatives aimed at improving the reporting of biomedical research. Checklists have been developed for randomized controlled trials (
CONSORT), systematic reviews (QUORUM); and meta-analyses of observational studies        (MOOSE). Authors are requested to make use of these when drafting their submission. For authors of systematic reviews, a supplementary file, linked from the Methods section, should reproduce all details concerning the search strategy. For an example of how a search strategy should be presented, see the Cochrane Reviewers' Handbook.

Journal of Orthopaedics also supports prospective registration and numbering of randomized controlled trials. Authors submitting trials (whether as protocols or reports of data) are encouraged to apply for an International Standard Randomized Controlled Trial Number (ISRCTN), available from Current Controlled Trials. An ISRCTN will be required before publication of accepted trials protocols and reports, and will be included in the title of the article.

3. Discussion Papers/Interesting Technologies 
Papers in this section may be up to 3,500 words long and are opportunities for authors to clarify concepts, critically discuss ideas or trends, or develop theories of relevance to Journal of Orthopaedics. Particular attention should be given in such papers to the implications of the ideas for the current or future practice of teaching and learning.

4. Special Features
Are papers that vary in style and structure and are usually commissioned. They usually reflect a particular theme, for example, evaluation of teaching, or international aspects  of Medicine .

5. Short Reports
These shorter papers fall into two categories and should be no longer than 1,000 words in length, have no more than one Table or Figure and no more than five references.

{i}. Reports of research in progress or recently completed that would not be appropriate for the major Research Paper section, for example, reports of papers presented at conferences or at scientific meetings.

{ii}. Reports of innovation. An appropriate structure for such Reports may be Setting/Context, Aim(s), Learning Methods, Evidence for Effectiveness, Conclusion. Authors may wish to discuss alternative structures with a member of the editorial team.

{iii}Case Reports/Clinical photographs/Radiology images. This is the section in which you can publish interesting cases, images etc that you have come across in your practice. Each photograph/image must be typical of the case and a short description of the case should be added. Number of the photograph should be restricted to 4, and should be in jpeg format

6. Editorials
The Editor usually commissions editorials but ideas or suggestions are welcomed.

7. Conference Reports
A feature of Journal of Orthopaedics is that  reports many of the conferences and meetings organised by Associations. The Journal is pleased to consider reports of other meetings that may be of interest to the readership. These will usually be between 1,200 and 1,500 words in length and must be submitted within six weeks of the date of the meeting or conference.

8. Letters/Opinion 
Are usually 400-500 words and are subject to copyediting. All authors should sign the letter. Preference will be given to letters responding to points raised by articles published in the Journal. Authors will not receive proofs.

Opinion articles relevant to newer developments in relation to Internet that would be of significance to medical profession is invited.

9. Book/Website Reviews
These are usually commissioned by the editorial team and are between 750-1,000 words long. However you are welcome to suggest websites/books for inclusion. Website suggestions may be communicated to
Dr.P Gopinath while authors who would like to review their books must submit it by mail[print/CD version] to

Dr.P.Gopinathan, MS(Ortho); DNB; MNAMS
Asso.Professor of Orthopaedics,
Medical College, Calicut - 673008,
Kerala, India.


Online submission is available in Journal of Orthopaedics. Authors can register, submit articles and also can track their submissions. Please follow the following link for online submission:

Preparation of Manuscripts

Papers should be prepared according to the 'Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals'

Authors are referred to Chambers Guide to Grammar and Usage (1996) for advice on matters of style. We encourage the use of the active voice, short sentences and clear headings and subheadings in the text.


These should be in the Vancouver style numbered sequentially in the text in superscript. The reference list should be on separate sheets and references should be listed numerically. It is the authors' responsibility to ensure that all references are cited and all reference numbers in the text appear in the correct order. The first six authors should be listed (followed by et al if there are others) and journal titles should not be abbreviated.

Information from manuscripts not yet in press, papers reported at meetings, or personal communications should be cited in the text, not as formal references. Authors are responsible for the accuracy of references and should consult the detailed guidance given in the 'Uniform Requirements'. The following are examples of acceptable styles:

Scaria.V Thomas V. An electronic journal with a difference. Journal of Orthopaedics 1995; 29: 397-402.

Ringsven MK, Bond D. Gerontology and leadership skills for nurses. 2nd ed. Albany (NY): Delmar Publishers; 1996.

Norman IJ, Redfern SJ, editors. Mental health care for elderly people. New York: Churchill Livingstone; 1996.

Institute of Medicine (US). Looking at the future of the Medicaid program. Washington: The Institute; 1992.

Phillips SJ, Whisnant JP. Hypertension and stroke. In: Laragh JH, Brenner BM, editors. Hypertension: pathophysiology, diagnosis, and management. 2nd ed. New York: Raven Press; 1995. p. 465-78.

Kaplan SJ. Post-hospital home health care: the elderly's access and utilisation [dissertation]. St Louis (MO): Washington Univ.; 1995.


Figures and Illustrations

Figures should be used when information cannot be expressed as a Table and should not duplicate information provided in the text. All Figures must have a title. The images/animations/videos/sound files  should be provided with a link to the actual host. The author should take the responsibility to host the file elsewhere. In case you are not able to host it, a letter should be send to the editor asking for permission to host it on our server.


Each Table should have a caption and give both numbers and percentages where relevant.


Acknowledgements should be brief and must include reference to sources of financial support. Author(s) should obtain permission to use material subject to copyright if they reproduce material from other sources and this should be acknowledged.

Peer Review

All papers submitted to Journal of Orthopaedics are carefully considered. The Editor is assisted by an editorial board. External peer reviewers are assigned when the Editorial board considers it necessary.

Proofs and Offprints

Proofs will be sent via e-mail as an HTML/Adobe Acrobat PDF file. The e-mail server must be able to accept attachments up to 4 MB in size. Acrobat Reader will be required in order to read this file. This software can be downloaded (free of charge) from the following Web site:

This will enable the file to be opened, read on screen, and printed out in order for any corrections to be added. Further instructions will be sent with the proof. Proofs will be posted if no e-mail address is available; in your absence, please arrange for a colleague to access your e-mail to retrieve the proofs.

Corrections other than printer's errors may be charged to the author. Offprints are not supplied as anyone is  free to access and print the articles from our website ; offprints are available on payment of the necessary costs if they are ordered when the proof is returned.



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