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The future of meniscus science: international expert consensus

This survey suggests that the future of meniscus science should be focused on meniscal preservation techniques through meniscus repair, addressing meniscal extrusion, and the use of orthobiologics. Read more

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Aims and scope

Journal of Experimental Orthopaedics is an international journal that aims to bridge the gap between orthopaedic basic science and the clinics, and publishes papers across the entire orthopaedics field, including basic science and clinical research studies. The journal also welcomes translational and epidemiological studies, across all aspects of musculoskeletal disorders. It is the official Open Access journal of ESSKA, the European Society of Sports Traumatology, Knee Surgery and Arthroscopy. The journal ensures rapid peer-review and publication of high quality papers

COVID-19 and impact on peer review

As a result of the significant disruption that is being caused by the COVID-19 pandemic we are very aware that many researchers will have difficulty in meeting the timelines associated with our peer review process during normal times.  Please do let us know if you need additional time. Our systems will continue to remind you of the original timelines but we intend to be highly flexible at this time.

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ESSKA supports research

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.           The European Society for Sports Traumatology, Knee Surgery and Arthroscopy (ESSKA) encourages its members to submit their research to the Journal of Experimental Orthopaedics (JEO). Not an ESSKA member yet?! Apply here

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About the Society

The European Society of Sports Traumatology, Knee Surgery and Arthroscopy (ESSKA) was founded in 1982. It is a professional society that represents Europe in the fields of degenerative joint disease and sports medicine. Its aim is to improve the patients’ quality-of-life, by improving the quality of their treatment. It brings together orthopaedic surgeons, clinicians and scientists in Europe, along with their various societies and fosters the sharing of research, of practical techniques and experience. It organises congresses, courses, fellowship programmes, provides extensive online education and also publishes two journals, KSSTA and JEO, books and a newsletter, to keep their members at the forefront of developments. ESSKA has an international community of more than 11,000 specialists and serves as an umbrella organisation for national orthopaedic associations in Europe.


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  • The Journal of Experimental Orthopaedics is the official open access journal of ESSKA.

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    39 days to first decision for all manuscripts
    80 days from submission to acceptance
    16 days from acceptance to publication 

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