About Journal


Journal of Orthopedics and Rheumatism is an international, open access, peer reviewed journal publishing novel rheumatic research dealing with the study of rheumatism, arthritis, and other disorders of the joints, muscles, and ligaments. Research in rheumatology serves as a practical guide for orthopedics who manages health and diagnoses and treat disorders in joints, muscles, and ligaments. The journal publishes original work, reviews, cases, opinions and perspectives based on standards of excellence and expert review.

Through a rigorous process of evaluation and peer review, Journal of Orthopedics and Rheumatism attempts to publish orthopedic research of the highest value for a diverse audience of healthcare professionals. All the content published with us is open and freely accessible under the guidelines of Creative Common Attribution License.

Journal of Orthopedics and Rheumatism is an open access, peer reviewed, scholarly journal dedicated to publish articles in all areas of clinical and surgical orthopedic medicine and rheumatism.


Editorial Board



Dr. Alessandra Lucchese

Chair
Department of Orthodontics
Vita-Salute San Raffaele University
Milan
Italy


Dr. Narendra B Dahotre

Distinguished Professor
Department of Materials Science and Engineering
University of North Texas
United States of America
Tel: 940-369-7678


Dr. Elzbieta Pawlowska

Professor
Department of Orthodontics
Medical University of Lodz
Lodz
Poland


Dr. Alaa A Abd-Elsayed

Medical Director
Department of Anesthesiology
University of Wisconsin
Wisconsin, United states of America
Tel: 608-263-8106


Dr. Hiroshi Kawaguchi

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


Dr. Fabrizio Conti

Professor
Department of Internal Medicine and Medical Specialties
Sapienza University of Rome
Roma, Italy
Tel: +39-06-49974661


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.

Article Processing Charge


The articles published will be available in archives and freely accessible after publication under open access criteria without any restrictions/barriers. As an open access publication, the authors are requested to pay article processing charge (APC). As per the annual board meeting held on April 01, 2018, the article processing charge for the published article is USD655. Article processing charge covers the review processing fee, quality check, copy editing, conversion into various access compatible formats, publication, handling charges and permanent archiving fee.

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.