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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   |   Submission Deadline: 31 March 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 31 March 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 31 December 2022

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 31 December 2022

Patient and Public Involvement (PPI): Soon to be published

We received thoughtful and insightful submissions to our Guest Edited Collection, Patient and Public Involvement in Rheumatic and Musculoskeletal Research. We look forward to highlight them in Autumn 2022. In the meantime, you can read a list of recently published articles on PPI. 

Robotic surgery - Call for Papers closed

Guest Edited by:
Graziano Ceccarelli, Aslam Ejaz, Stefano Scabini, John Houten, Yu Zhao, and Tsung-Yuan Tsai.

Digital health in MSK care: Soon to be published

In Autumn 2022, BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders plans to publish original articles on Digital Health technologies in rheumatic and musculoskeletal care. Topics of interest include E-health, artificial intelligence, big data, mobile apps and wearable sensors. 

Focus Issue: Patient and public involvement

Explore musculoskeleletal and rheumatic content published in the September 2021 focus issue on patient and public engagement in research. 

Advances & challenges in imaging rheumatic & musculoskeletal disorders

This Article Collection showcases original contributions on imaging in rheumatic and musculoskeletal disorders. Explore selected articles within this innovating speciality.

Publication date: March 2021.

Focus Issue: Rare disease

This February 2021 focus issue shined the spotlight on rare diseases, which included fibrodysplasia, ostomyelitis, myopathy, Kashin-Beck and and Behçet’s diseases.

Work and Musculoskeletal Health

Read our Article Collection on Work and Musculoskeletal Health from around the globe, ranging from systematic reviews to cohort studies, qualitative studies, and lab-based studies.

Publication date: October 2020.

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.

Collection published: June 2019.

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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)

    46 days to first decision for all manuscripts (Median)
    62 days to first decision for reviewed manuscripts only (Median)

    4,711,257 downloads (2021)
    4,426 Altmetric mentions (2021)

    Transparency and Openess
    TOP Factor Score - 8

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