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Aims and scope

Aims and scope

The Journal of Experimental Orthopaedics will cease to be published by SpringerOpen as of December 31, 2023. The journal will continue in cooperation with Wiley. Please see for information regarding the new publisher and submission process. SpringerOpen will continue to host an archive of all articles previously published in the journal and all articles published in the journal during its time with SpringerOpen will remain fully searchable via the SpringerOpen website.


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.

Affiliated with

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

Annual Journal Metrics

  • 2022 Citation Impact
    1.8 - 2-year Impact Factor
    0.836 - SNIP (Source Normalized Impact per Paper)
    0.530 - SJR (SCImago Journal Rank)

    2023 Speed
    20 days submission to first editorial decision for all manuscripts (Median)
    99 days submission to accept (Median)

    2023 Usage 
    816 Altmetric mentions