Kerala Journal of Orthopaedics (KJO) is official Journal of Kerala Orthopaedic Association. It is a peer-reviewed quarterly journal. Although the editors welcome submissions from all over the world, the journal primarily aims to publish research from Kerala and India. The stress is on latest research in the field of Orthopaedics including aetiopathology, clinical and radiographic outcomes, surgical technique and implant design, biomechanics, and biomaterials.
Journal Process: Rapid Peer Review and Fast Publication
We wish to keep the time between submissions to final decision to be 2 months only. So submit an article and take advantage of rapid review and publication process.
Print ISSN: 2249-233X
Online ISSN: 2249-2348
Kerala Journal of Orthopaedics
Aim of the Journal?
There are two main Aims of KJO; to produce a body of literature that is clinically relevant and to make this knowledge freely accessible to all. Journals have shown trend to move towards a more rigid framework of scientific publications, meanwhile losing the focus that Journals are meant to directly influence and improve patient care. Charging for downloading articles imposes another limitation on dispersion and use of knowledge. KJO intends to counter these two issues by creating a journal that is intelligent, interactive, and clinically relevant and at the same time completely Open Access.
The Kerala Journal of Orthopaedics was first published in 2013 and will now continue as a four monthly (3 issues per year) online journal. The online version will be an open access source. The journal publishes original articles, systematic reviews and meta-analyses, instructional lectures, case reports, technical notes and letters to the editor.
Scope of the Journal
Kerala Journal of Orthopaedics will publish research in the field of Orthopaedics including aetiopathology, clinical and radiographic outcomes, surgical technique and implant design, biomechanics, biomaterials, and Congenital disorders.
Kerala Journal of Orthopaedics accepts following formats of articles
- Master Class
- Burning Questions
- Case Reports
- Original articles
- Reviews, meta-analysis, systematic reviews
- Case Study /Series
- Case Image
- Technical Note
- Video Technique
- Surgical Tips and tricks
- Case Approach
- Clinical Perspective
- Letter to Editor
- Letter to Experts
Description of various format is provided below
Perspectives – A clinical overview of a common topic with aim to share with reader the recent update and current state of affairs
Insights – Invited article from an Expert in the Field specially focusing on their area of Research or Interest
Interviews – Academicians and Researchers across the world will get a chance to feature in our interview section and share their views
Master Class – In this feature we will invite a ‘Master’ to demonstrate videos or pictorial demonstrations of surgical techniques or concepts.
Innovations: An innovative concept or an Idea that provides a new perspective. This needs to send directly to editorial email and after editorial review it will be send for peer review. 1000 words article describing the new concept, implant, protocol or surgical modification should be accompanied with a note of how this will be clinically relevant.
Burning Questions: Opinion/Counter opinions from experts or group of experts on selected topics
Original Articles: include case series, comparative trials, epidemiological studies and RCT’s
Case Reports: Have been detailed below and all the remaining formats follow similar guidelines as case reports
Case Image: is description of a single Image which has an unique learning point
Technical Note and Video Technique: detailed description of a new technique or improvisation of an old technique
Surgical Tips: Small surgical tips and pearls are invited for this section. Pictures are essential and video will be preferable
Case Study: This new format combines the level V evidence with Clinical Decision Making (CDM). It focuses on getting the thought process of the treating surgeon when dealing with a complex/complicated case
Case Approach: This is a new but invited only section. We will invite an expert to describe to his approach to a particular case scenario with literature and rationale behind the approach
Clinical Perspective: this special section will publish specific learning points or experiences which the authors can share with the readers. The only essential point is that this perspective should be clinically relevant and rationally acceptable. This need not be with details of management or follow up of the case. The idea is to provide a platform for publication of these important and clinically relevant learning points. A single page write up of less than 1000 words will be accepted.
Letter to Editor: on articles in Journal of Bone and Joint Diseases. Letters should be typed double-spaced and limited to 1000 words. A copy of the letter will be sent to the previous article’s author(s) to invite a response.
Letter to Experts: Kerala Journal of Orthopaedics will soon be creating an Expert panel of surgeons. Readers of KJO can ask queries regarding their cases to our Experts. These queries will be answered by experts and the Orthopaedic Research Group will add literature review to this expert opinion and article will be peer reviewed and published in 15 days.
Photo-Article: Pictorial articles which will be an easy read with most important message highlight
Read more on Scope of the Journal and authors instructions [CLICK HERE]
Dr. Suresh Pillai
Kerala Journal of Orthopaedic