About Journal


Advanced Techniques in Musculoskeletal Surgery is an open access, peer reviewed journal that publishes novel research insights in surgical aspects and surgical procedures of bones of the skeleton, muscles, cartilage, tendons, ligaments, joints, and other connective tissue that holds up and binds tissues and organs together. The journal covers important aspects including new advancement in surgical aspects that involve skeletal portion of the system that serves as the main storage system for calcium and phosphorus and contains critical components of the hematopoietic system.

All publications in the journal are published under the terms of Creative Commons Attribution License that allows readers to use and re use with no restriction barriers when cited properly. The journal is dedicated to publish only selective articles that are accepted only after the thorough evaluation process i.e., peer review processing by international experts and independent peers to maintain the scientific quality of the manuscript.

The journal covers a wide range of manuscript types such as original, reviews, rapid communications, case reports, clinical images, perspectives, opinions and other short articles.


Editorial Board



Prof. Farid Amirouche

Professor
Department of Orthopaedics
College of Medicine
University of Illinois
United States of America


Prof. Alex Alfieri

Professor
Department of Neurosurgery and Spinal Surgery
Brandenburg Medical School
Germany
Tel: 490-3391-394-7600


Dr. Marco Maiotti

Chief
Sport Medicine and Traumatology Unit
San Giovanni Addolorata Hospital
Italy
Tel: 393-469-606-120


Dr. Hiroshi Kawaguchi

Chief
Spine Center
Japan Community Health Care Organization
Japan
Tel: 81-3269-8111


Dr. Dror Robinson

Head
Department of Orthopedics
Hasharon Hospital
Rabin Medical Center
Israel


Prof. Massimiliano Leigheb

Professor
Orthopaedics and Traumatology Unit
Department of Health Sciences
Eastern Piedmont University
Italy


Manuscripts to this journal can be submitted via Online (or)
E-mail: editorialoffice@schscipages.com




General Terms


The general terms of the journal includes usage and accessibility to any of the downloaded or available content is free to use. Authors retain copyright, thus any content extracted and used from the journal will require the proper citation.

Copyrights and Permitted Usage


Authors who are publishing us will hold the copyrights of the published paper. Thus we recommend to use only with proper citations when used. This ensures that the content utilized will be solely for advancement of science and not for commercial usage.

Confidentiality and Pre publication Ethics


The Publisher will not support the publication if the authors do not follow publication ethics such as, authorship, plagiarism, duplicate content, image integrity, consents, improper revision, competing financial interests, other competing interests, improper disclosures, breaking confidentiality and pre-publication publicity.

Terms of Open Access


The published work in scholarly pages follows open access mode of publication. We encourage use and reuse of the published content when properly cited.

Bioethics and Biosecurity


The editors handling the manuscripts may even take decisions based upon any issues that may raise concerns with reference to bioethics and biosecurity. Any Opinions/Perspective Articles that are opposing or bringing up any issue against animals, any public ethics or any security concerned aspects, the editor may bring to the publisher notice and we may help arrange a network to provide individual feedbacks before the publication. For such instances, the manuscript may be kept on hold until final review decisions.

Modifications of the Content


The publisher holds the right to change any content of the website, terms and conditions at any time. Any such changes will be intimated upon the site and for the ones who may miss to access the journals, will be notified provided you been an author, editor, reviewer or a reader. The publisher will make the website available for 24 hours and 7 days a week active, but if any technical failures occur, the service inconvenience to be regretted and the readers must believe that the team is looking at it with utmost priority. The publisher also holds the right to modify at any point of time.

Peer Review Policy


The publisher follow single blinded peer review process for all the received manuscripts. The Editorials and Letters are not considered for peer review processing since it mostly discuss either upon the advancements or any opportunities to the readers in the field.

Anonymity: Since the publisher follow single blinded peer review process, the reviewer/editor details are not provided to the author to avoid any future conflicts.

Criteria for Publications


  1. The manuscript should conform the ethical standards of scientific Publishing.
  2. Technical papers should be able to bring insights about the scientific advance.
  3. The manuscripts must hold originality and novelity.
  4. The study must be utmost important to the community.
  5. Must ideally provide significant outcomes to the researchers of the related disciplines.
  6. Should provide strong evidence for the results discussed and concluded.

The Peer Review Process


All the submissions submitted will be initially checked by the editorial staff and then they may resend if any content is missing. Once the manuscript contains all the necessary list mentioned in the body of the manuscript, it will be sent for peer review.

Initially the editorial board member handles the manuscript and may assign or the editorial staff may assign the reviewers for the received manuscript. Based upon the review comments from the group of reviewers, editor decides one among the four (Accept, Reject, Accept with minor revision or Accept with major revision) recommendations.

Reviewers also recommend similar suggestions regarding the acceptability of the manuscript, but the reviewers must understand the final decision stay along with the editors.

If the manuscript receives contrast reviews, then automatically that manuscript undergoes, another round of peer review and the majority of the recommendations may be considered.

Authors are welcomed to suggest reviewers while submission. Authors can write the reviewer details in the cover letter while submitting the manuscript.

The publisher considers each review critically, the manuscript may be kept on hold or rejected if the author fails to reproduce the justification to the review comments.

Peer review system is considered to check and bring out the best of the research conducted. Thus any reviews if the editorial office/editors feel is not doing justice, the publisher may reconsider another round of review. We believe in bringing up the standards and any negligence in peer review system is strictly prohibited.

Post Publication Process


The galley proof will be sent to corresponding author of paper, so we request to check the proof before final publication process. Please contact the editorial office for any corrections in published paper.

Content Availability


The published articles are permanently archived and made available online. Any problem in accessing the archive of journal, please contact the editorial office and editorial staff will immediately fix it at the earliest possible.