SAGE today announces the launch of a new international open access journal, the Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine (OJSM). This journal was developed by the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM) in collaboration with professional sports medicine organizations from around the world as a global, peer-reviewed open access journal that will publish content for both researchers and practitioners studying orthopeadic sports medicine, arthroscopy, and knee arthroplasty.
OJSM publishes quality, peer-reviewed research, systematic reviews, and meta-analyses from leading authors around the world. Topics include orthopaedic sports medicine, (including surgical and non-surgical treatment of sports injuries), arthroscopic surgery of the shoulder, elbow, wrist, hip, ankle, and foot, sports traumatology and epidemiology, knee arthroplasty, and relevant translational research.
An open access journal, OJSM promotes unrestricted, international readership of the content it publishes. Accepted articles will be published on a continuous basis, allowing for rapid dissemination of findings.
"The Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine offers an intriguing publishing alternative for researchers and practitioners studying orthopaedic sports medicine and appeals to a truly international constituency of authors and readers," stated Editor-in-Chief, Dr. Bruce Reider and Associate Editors Drs. Allen F. Anderson and Mark E. Steiner. "While the journal publishes articles that are free and open to this global readership, they are thoroughly peer-reviewed and reflect the same standard of scientific rigor demonstrated by all AOSSM journals. As editors, our goal is to create a publication that is the most respected, authoritative, and widely accessed journal in the field."
"SAGE is pleased to expand our portfolio of open access journals to include the Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine, and further partner with the AOSSM with this addition to their highly reputable journals, The American Journal of Sports Medicine and Sports Health," stated Bob Howard, SAGE's Vice President of Journals. "With editorial board members from more than 30 different countries on 6 continents, the articles presented in this open access journal are truly global in nature, reflect the most current international innovations, and appeal to an unlimited audience around the world."
The first three published articles now available at http://www.ojsm.org include:
"Tunnel Enlargement and Coalition After Anatomic Double-Bundle Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction With Hamstring Tendon Autografts: A Computed Tomography Study" by Yasuyuki Kawaguchi, MD, PhD, Eiji Kondo, MD, PhD, Jun Onodera, MD, PhD, Nobuto Kitamura, MD, PhD, Tsukasa Sasaki, RT, Tomonori Yagi, MD, PhD, and Kazunori Yasuda, MD, PhD (Japan)
Predictors of Running-Related Injuries Among 930 Novice Runners: A 1-Year Prospective Follow-Up Study" by Rasmus Oestergaard Nielsen, MHSc, Ida Buist, PhD, Erik Thorlund Parner, PhD, Ellen Aagaard Nohr, PhD, Henrik S-rensen, PhD, Martin Lind, PhD, and Sten Rasmussen, MD (Denmark)
"Differences in Knee Kinematics Between Awake and Anesthetized Patients During the Lachman and Pivot-Shift Tests for Anterior Cruciate Ligament Deficiency"by Takehiko Matsushita, MD, PhD, Shinya Oka, MD, Kouki Nagamune, PhD, Tomoyuki Matsumoto, MD, PhD, Yuichiro Nishizawa, MD, Yuichi Hoshino, MD, PhD, Seiji Kubo, MD, PhD, Masahiro Kurosaka, MD, PhD, and Ryosuke Kuroda, MD, PhD (Japan)