Case Reports in Orthopaedic Surgery Journal accepting Orthopaedic Case Reports, Case Series (series of 2 to 6 cases), Images and Clinical Videos on all aspects of Orthopaedics. The journal intends to serve as a source of information and education for orthopedic surgeons and readers. It covers all clinical fields of orthopedic surgery including epidemiology, regenerative medicine, stem cell therapy, robotic surgery, and other computer assisted surgical technology.
Authors may submit their manuscripts through the journal's online submission portal:
(or) Send an e-mail attachment to the Editorial Office E-mail Id: firstname.lastname@example.org
Process of Publication
a) After receiving Manuscript/ Paper, author will get a confirmation email (within 24 hours) of receiving that paper with a unique reference number and may track the processing status online.
b) Manuscript/ Paper will be checked through a plagiarism checker.
c) After that Manuscript/ Paper will be sent for double-blinded peer review.
d) Based on double blinded peer review report, editor will take the decision to accept or reject the paper or editor can take decision of re-submission of Manuscript/ Paper after suggested changes.
e) After this step if Manuscript/ Paper will be accepted, then author will receive an acceptance of paper within 15 to 45 days.
Article Processing Charges (APC)
Publishing under Open Access mode involves a publication fee of $650 for image articles, and $995 for Case Reports, Case Series & Clinical Videos.
Authors are instructed to pay the article processing charges after the acceptance of the article through peer-review process.
APC includes peer-reviewing, editing, publishing, archiving and other costs associated with the publication of the articles. The review process requires input of Editors, Reviewers, Associate Managing Editors, Editorial Assistants, Content Writers, Editorial Managing System & other online tracking systems to ensure that the published article is of good quality and is in its best possible form.
Reprints: Published article hard copy and reprints may be used to display the potential of the article at interviews, conferences, distribution to colleagues, seminars and other promotional activities, etc. Reprints charges are separate from the publication fee.
Article Preparation Guidelines
Please make sure that the article submitted for review/ publication is not under consideration elsewhere simultaneously.
Clearly mention financial support or benefits if any from commercial sources for the work reported in the manuscript, or any other financial interests that any of the authors may have, which could create a potential conflict of interest or the appearance of a conflict of interest with regard to the work.
A clear title of the article along with complete details of the author/s (professional/ institutional affiliation, educational qualifications and contact information) must be provided in the title page.
Corresponding author should include address, telephone number and e-mail address in the first page of the manuscript.
Number all sheets in succession, including references, tables, and figure legends.
Patient Consent and Confidentiality
Any article that contains personal medical information about an identifiable living individual requires the patient's explicit consent before we can publish it.
If consent cannot be obtained because the patient cannot be traced, then publication will be possible only if the information can be sufficiently anonymised. Anonymisation means that neither the patient nor anyone else could identify the patient.
Clinical Images / Medical illustrations
Clinical Images are photographic depictions of the patient’s body - such as an injury, skin lesion or body fluid or an image of a pathology report, diagnostic image, or medication. It should not exceed more than 5 figures with a description, not exceeding 300 words. Generally, no references and citations are required here. If necessary, only three references can be allowed. The preferred file formats for photographic images are .doc, TIFF, PNG and JPEG. The file size should be within 5 MB in size while uploading. If a figure has been published elsewhere, acknowledge the original source and submit written permission from the copyright holder to reproduce the material. The Journal reserves the right to crop, rotate, reduce, or enlarge the photographs to an acceptable size. All authors name and their affiliations should be mentioned with the corresponding author communication address including email id.
Case Reports & Case Series
A case report is a detailed report of the symptoms, signs, diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up of an individual patient. Case reports usually describe an unusual or novel occurrence and as such, remain one of the cornerstones of medical progress and provide many new ideas in medicine.
Structure of a Case Report
Case reports include the following components: Title, Author affiliations, Abstract, Keywords, Introduction, Case Presentation, Figures / Tables, Discussion, Conclusion and References.
You must select a title that grabs attention, accurately describes the contents of your manuscript and makes people want to read further.
All authors name and their affiliations should be mentioned with the corresponding author communication address including email id in the below format:
Mitchell K Long1, Matthew G Alben2, Maksim Vaysman1* and Dante Leven1
1Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Nassau University Medical Center, East Meadow, New York, USA
2New York Institute of Technology, College of Osteopathic Medicine, Old Westbury, New York, USA
*Corresponding author: Maksim Vaysman, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Nassau University Medical Center, 2201 Hempstead Turnpike, East Meadow, New York, USA. E-mail: email@example.com
The abstract should summarize the case, the problem it addresses, and the message it conveys. Abstracts of case studies are usually very short, preferably not more than 150 words.
Keywords are a tool to help indexers and search engines find relevant papers. Keywords should ideally be phrases of 3-6 words.
The introduction gives a brief overview of the problem that the case addresses, citing relevant literature where necessary. The introduction generally ends with a single sentence describing the patient and the basic condition that he or she is suffering from.
This section provides the details of the case in the following order:
Physical examination results
Results of pathological tests and other investigations
Expected outcome of the treatment plan
The author should ensure that all the relevant details are included and unnecessary ones excluded.
This section should start by expanding on what has been said in the introduction, focusing on why the case is noteworthy and the problem that it addresses. This is followed by a summary of the existing literature on the topic. This part describes the existing theories and research findings on the key issue in the patient's condition.
A case report ends with a conclusion or with summary points. This section should briefly give readers the key points covered in the case report. Here, the author can give suggestions and recommendations to clinicians, teachers, or researchers.
Acknowledge anyone who provided intellectual assistance, technical help (including with writing and editing), or special equipment or materials. Provide information about funding by including specific grant numbers and titles.
The preferred file formats for photographic images are .doc, TIFF, PNG and JPEG. Use Arabic numerals to designate figures and upper case letters for their parts (Figure 1). Begin each legend with a title and include sufficient description so that the figure is understandable without reading the text of the manuscript. Information given in legends should not be repeated in the text.
Tables are a concise and effective way to present large amounts of data. You should design them carefully so that you clearly communicate your results.
Only published or accepted manuscripts should be included in the reference list. Meetings abstracts, conference talks, or papers that have been submitted but not yet accepted should not be cited. All personal communications should be supported by a letter from the relevant authors.
Case Reports in Orthopaedic Surgery Journal uses the numbered citation (citation-sequence) method. References are listed and numbered in the order that they appear in the text. In the text, citations should be indicated by the reference number in brackets. Multiple citations within a single set of brackets should be separated by commas. A range should be given where there are three or more sequential citations. Example: "... now enable biologists to simultaneously monitor the expression of thousands of genes in a single experiment [1,5-7,28]." Make sure the parts of the manuscript are in the correct order for the relevant journal before ordering the citations. Figure captions and tables should be at the end of the manuscript.
All references will be linked electronically as much as possible to the papers they cite, proper formatting of the references is crucial. Please use the following style for the reference list:
Example for References
1. Tulgar S, Selvi O, Senturk O. Clinical experiences of ultrasound-guided lumbar erector spinae plane block for hip joint and proximal femur surgeries. J Clin Anesth. 2018; 47: 05-06.
2. Bransford RJ, Alton TB, Patel AR, et al. Upper cervical spine trauma. J Am Acad Orthop Surg. 2014; 22: 718-729.
3. Martinez-Del-Campo E, Kalb S, Soriano-Baron H, et al. Computed tomography parameters for atlantooccipital dislocation in adult patients: The occipital condyle-C1 interval. J Neurosurg Spine. 2016; 24: 535-545.
Note: Please list the first three authors and then add "et al." if there are additional authors.
Authors can submit their clinical video with short description (or) with clinical image article (or) with a case report. Every written manuscript submitted for publication to Case Reports in Orthopaedic Surgery Journal must be accompanied by single or multiple videos. Kindly submit your clinical video article only to this email: firstname.lastname@example.org