Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Journal of Orthopaedic Case Reports (JOCR) publishes original and interesting case reports that contribute significantly to Orthopaedic knowledge.

Manuscripts must meet one of the following criteria:

  1. Unexpected or unusual presentations of a disease
  2. New associations or variations in disease processes
  3. Presentations, diagnoses and/or management of new and emerging diseases
  4. An unexpected association between diseases or symptoms
  5. An unexpected event in the course of observing or treating a patient
  6. New technique or modification of original surgical technique
  7. Unusual complication of a particular disease or surgery
  8. Findings that shed new light on the possible pathogenesis of a disease or an adverse effect
  9. A small series of cases with unusual outcome.
  10. A technical note demonstrated on a single case.
  11. A small series of cases less than 15 in number.

Manuscripts are reviewed by the Editorial Board and two external referees, and if your manuscript is accepted, it will be subject to7000/- rupees article-processing charge (for oversees the article processing charges will be 250$). No charges for submitting the manuscript or for decision on the manuscript. Authors will usually receive a decision on their manuscript within 8 weeks.

All manuscripts are to be submitted via the Journal submission software on the website. Any other query regarding article formatting for submission process can also be mailed to editor.jocr@gmail.com

 

Section Policies

Editorial

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Spine Case Report

Complete Case Reports Related to Spine

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Technical Notes

This section accepts and publishes technical notes in Orthopaedic Procedures

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Orthopaedic Image

Orthopaedic images, that have a learning point can be submitted to this section

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Letter to Editors

This section accepts and publishes Letter to Editors on already published articles

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Case Study

Case studies are sinlge complicated that are presented along with rationale of management and technique. A delayed neglected or multiply operated complicated case all can be included in this section.

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Trauma Case Report

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Tumors Case Report

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Arthroplasty Case Report

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Paediatric Orthopaedic Case Report

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Arthroscopy Case Report

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Miscellaneous Case Report

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Technical Tips

A small technical tip that can be shrared using photographs or videos. Need not include extensive literature review. Something that we do in our cases when difficult situations arise. These improvisations of standard techniques or use of a new technique can all be reported in this section. This section requires article to be less than 1000 words only.

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Publication Frequency

Journal Of Orthopaedic Case Reports will be a quaterly Journal, however we believe no delay should be made in online publication of a article that is ready and so individual articles will be published ahead of print as soon as they are ready. This will provide authors the advantage of immediate online access of their article and also availablility of the article for cross referencing

 

Journal of Orthopaedic Case Reports

Case reports are the stepping stones in building any body of literature. They are easy to write, have a mass appeal and have an important practical application to patient care.

In recent times this body of evidence has been neglected and the number of case reports accepted by  mainstream orthopaedic journals has decreased considerably. Journals as policy are now not accepting case reports due to lack of space and the low priority attached to them. However, other branches like surgery and medicine have journals dedicated exclusively to case reports.  The Journal of Orthopaedic Case Reports (JOCR) has been conceived on similar lines in order to cater to orthopaedic surgeons.

JOCR will be a quarterly online and print journal which will be published under the aegis of Indian Orthopaedic Research Group (IORG). It will be an open access and peer reviewed journal for wide circulation. The focus will be on case reports and small case series. These include rare cases, cases that have any significant message to deliver and challenging cases that have controversial management options in literature. It may also include any variation in techniques that the authors have innovated or a particular case that in authors' opinion holds a special significance.

JOCR will have dedicated sections on Arthroplasty, Arthroscopy, Paediatric Orthopaedics, Trauma and Spine and an additional Miscellaneous section. All the section will have separate section editors. The journal will have a special "manuscript assist section" to support authors in writing manuscripts. This service will be provided by the Indian Orthopaedic Research Group which will help in making all manuscripts submitted to the JOCR of highest academic quality.

We invite you all to contribute to JOCR.  JOCR website supports an article submission software and provides a detailed instructions to authors. Please feel free to contact us by mail on editor.jocr@gmail.com

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Authors Fees

Journal of Orthopaedic is a non profit, Self-funded body. The article processing charges are shared by the authors and the organisation. For every article publication the authors will be charged INR 7000 (250$ for international submissions). This will be used for processing the articles, proofing, copyediting and online hosting and will also support the print copy of the article.



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Journal of Orthopaedic Case Reports is an online and print, open access, peer reviwed International Journal Published by Indian Orthopaedic Research Group. The Journal is affiliated to IORG