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NEW Call for papers: Work and musculoskeletal health

We are pleased to announce the journal is accepting submissions for a thematic series covering all aspects of research into work and musculoskeletal health from epidemiologic studies on the association between work and health to intervention studies, systematic reviews and qualitative studies.

Announcement: we are recruiting new Associate Editors

We are recruiting new Associate Editors to join our international Editorial Board, helping to provide expertise on a wide range of subjects within the area of musculoskeletal disorders.


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Bart Staal, Section Editor

Bart Staal is the Section Editor of the 'Rehabilitation, physical therapy and occupational health' section.

Ali Mobasheri, Section Editor

Ali Mobasheri is the Section Editor for the 'Pathophysiology or musculoskeletal disorders' section.

Daichi Hayashi, Section Editor

Daichi Hayashi is the Section Editor of the 'Clinical diagnostics and imaging' section.

Giuseppe Longo, Section Editor

Giuseppe Longo is the Section Editor for the 'Orthopedics and biomechanics' section.

Aims and scope

BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders is an open access, peer-reviewed journal that considers articles on all aspects of the prevention, diagnosis and management of musculoskeletal disorders, as well as related molecular genetics, pathophysiology, and epidemiology.

Osteoarthritis - from basic and translational approaches to clinical practice

Read the published content in this thematic series covering all aspects of research into osteoarthritis from studies investigating the underlying pathophysiological mechanisms through to those describing clinical practice.


  • Ciarán Martin Fitzpatrick, BioMed Central, UK

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