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Regenerative medicine: focus on cartilage, discs and tendons

Guest Editors:
Gianfilippo Caggiari
: University of Sassari, Italy
Liang Gao: University of Saarland, Germany
Eugenio Jannelli: University of Campania "Luigi Vanvitelli", Italy
Giuseppe Rovere: Agostino Gemelli University Polyclinic, Italy
Payman Vahedi: Islamic Azad University Medical Branch of Tehran, Iran

Submission Status: Open until 30 June 2023

Technologies and innovations to manage spine degeneration

Guest Editors:
Pongsthorn Chanplakorn: Mahidol University, Thailand
Xing Du: First Affiliated Hospital of Chongqing Medical University, China
John Houten: Maimonides Medical Center, United States
Koroush Kabir: University Hospital Bonn, Germany
Hyeun-Sung Kim: Gangnam Nanoori Hospital, South Korea

Submission Status: Open until 30 June 2023

Psychosocial aspects of musculoskeletal disorders

Guest Editors:
Anita Amorim: University of Sydney, Australia
Derek Clewley: Duke University, USA
Imran Khan Niazi: New Zealand College of Chiropractic, New Zealand
Markus Rupp: University Medical Center Regensburg, Germany
Bart Staal: HAN University of Applied Sciences, Netherlands

Submission Status: Open until 30 June 2023 

Translational musculoskeletal research: Bridging the gap between lab and clinic

Guest Editors:
John Houten: Humanitas Research Hospital, Italy
Ara Nazarian: Harvard Medical School, USA
Imran Khan Niazi: New Zealand College of Chiropractic, New Zealand
Biao Wang: Xi'an Jiaotong University, China

Submission Status: Open until 30 June 2023

Patient and Public Involvement (PPI)

Guest Editors:
Adewale Adebajo:
University of Sheffield, UK
Angie Botto-van Bemden: Patient Advocate, USA

Submission Status: Closed

Robotic surgery

Guest Editors:
Graziano Ceccarelli:
St. Giovanni B. Hospital, Foligno-Spoleto, Italy
Aslam Ejaz: The Ohio State University, Wexner Medical Center, USA
Stefano Scabini: IRCCS Policlinico Ospedale San Martino, Genoa, Italy
John Houten: Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine, USA
Yu Zhao: Peking Union Medical College Hospital, China
Tsung-Yuan Tsai: Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China

Submission Status: Closed

Digital health in musculoskeletal care

Guest Editors:
Aurélie Najm:
University of Glasgow, UK
Diederik De Cock: KU Leuven, Belgium
Latika Gupta: SGPGI, India
Koroush Kabir: University Hospital Bonn, Germany

Submission Status: Closed

Advances and challenges in imaging rheumatic and musculoskeletal disorders

Guest Editors:
Domenico Albano:
IRCCS Istituto Ortopedico Galeazzi, Italy
Francesco Carrubi: University of L'Aquila, Italy

Submission Status: Closed

Work and musculoskeletal health

Guest Editor:
Bart Staal:
HAN University of Applied Sciences, The Netherlands

Submission Status: Closed

Osteoarthritis - from basic and translational approaches to clinical practice

Guest Editor:
Ali Mobasheri:
University of Surrey, UK

Submission Status: Closed

Annual Journal Metrics

  • Citation Impact
    2.562 - 2-year Impact Factor (2021)
    3.021 - 5-year Impact Factor (2021)
    1.318 - SNIP (Source Normalized Impact per Paper)
    0.669 - SJR (SCImago Journal Rank)

    47 days to first decision for all manuscripts (Median)
    58 days to first decision for reviewed manuscripts only (Median)

    5,579,625 downloads (2022)
    4,426 Altmetric mentions (2021)

    Transparency and Openess
    TOP Factor Score - 8

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    Identity transparency: Single anonymized

    Reviewer interacts with: Editor

    Review information published: Review reports. Reviewer Identities reviewer opt in. Author/reviewer communication

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