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Call for papers: Osteoarthritis - from basic and translational approaches to clinical practice

We are pleased to announce the journal is accepting submissions for a thematic series covering all aspects of research into osteoarthritis from studies investigating the underlying pathophysiological mechanisms through to those describing clinical practice.

Featured article: contextural factors in musculoskeletal pain management

Marco Testa and colleagues debate the clinical relevance of contextual factors as triggers of placebo and nocebo effects in musculoskeletal pain


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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.

Featured article: assessment of ankle fracture patterns

Computed tomography was used to assess the morphological characteristics of the posterior malleolar fragment according to ankle fracture patterns

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.

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.


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Up and coming events

Come and meet the Editor and members of the Editorial Board at:

EULAR Congress 2018 - 13-16 June, Amsterdam (The Netherlands)

Research Data Support

Authors submitting to this journal can opt to use a new service that will make it easier to share research data.

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