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  Indian Journal of Orthopaedics

The Indian Journal of Orthopaedics (IJO) (ISSN 0019-5413) is an official peer-reviewed, open access publication of the Indian Orthopaedic Association (IOA) and is published on Bi-monthly basis in first week of January, March, May, July, September & November. The journal, first published on June 1, 1967, now reaches to over 9000 members of IOA, making it amongst the most read surgical speciality journals in India and South-East Asia.

This is an online manuscript processing system which allows submission of articles with tracking of its progress till proof stage.  Articles can be submitted electronically from  There is no submission and publication fee in Indian Journal of Orthopaedics (IJO).  It’s free of cost. This is a non-profit journal. One needs to register as a new author. Link for new author registration is available from the home page ( This process is simple and self-explanatory two stage process.

The decision on manuscripts is taken purely on the quality and relevance of the work.  The Editor reserves the right to reject the manuscript. Authors have to certify that they have obtained all appropriate patient consent forms before submission of manuscript to IJO. The author will be held responsible for any false statement with regard to the ethical approval of the study and patient informed consent prior to inclusion in the study.  

About the Society (Indian Orthopedic Association (

Indian Orthopaedic Association (IOA) is one of the largest professional organizations which have more than 11000 active life members. It is a vibrant organization which focuses on academics, research and social networking. From the time of its formation in 1955, in these 62 years this organization has evolved into a strong professional body with many sub-committees and regional committees.

IOA is represented in all world Orthopaedic Forum like American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), British Orthopaedic Association (BOA), Indian Orthopaedic Surgeon – United Kingdom (IOS-UK), Royal College of Orthopaedic Surgeon and Traumatology (RCOST), Hongkong Orthopaedic Association (HKOA), Singapore Orthopaedic Association (SOA), SICOT and Asia Pacific Orthopaedic Association (APOA) etc.

Indian Orthopaedic Association celebrated its Diamond Jubilee in 2015.  The 60th Annual Conference of IOA was a Diamond Jubilee Conference. During its 60 years of illustrious journey IOA has carved a niche for itself. It is the apex Orthopaedic body in India and has international members as well. One of the core activities to achieve this objective is the Indian Journal of Orthopaedics which is the official publication of IOA.  The objective of the Association is advance the Science and Art of orthopaedic Surgery in the country. 

Abstracting and Indexing Information

The journal is registered with the following abstracting partners:
Baidu Scholar, CNKI (China National Knowledge Infrastructure), EBSCO Publishing's Electronic Databases, Ex Libris Primo Central, Google Scholar, Hinari, Infotrieve, National Science Library, ProQuest, TdNet, Wanfang Data

The journal is indexed with, or included in, the following:
DOAJ, Indian Science Abstracts, IndMed, PubMed Central, Scimago Journal Ranking, SCOPUS, Science Citation Index Expanded, Web of Science

Impact Factor as reported in the 2018 Journal Citation Reports (Clarivate Analytics, 2019): 0.978

Journal Ethics

Wolters Kluwer and Journal/Association are committed to meeting and upholding standards of ethical behavior at all stages of the publication process. We follow closely the industry associations, such as the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) and World Association of Medical Editors (WAME), that set standards and provide guidelines for best practices in order to meet these requirements. For a summary of our specific policies regarding duplicate publication, conflicts of interest, patient consent, etc., please visit

Open Access Publication and Creative Commons Licensing

This is an open access journal, and articles are distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 License, which allows others to remix, tweak, and build upon the work non-commercially, as long as appropriate credit is given and the new creations are licensed under the identical terms.

Digital Archiving

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Portico is a leading digital preservation service worldwide. The content is preserved as an archival version and is not publically accessible via Portico, but is provided when required under specific conditions, such as discontinuation of the collection or catastrophic failure of the website.

CLOCKSS will enable any library to maintain their own archive of content from Wolters Kluwer Medknow and other publishers, with minimal technical effort and using cheaply available hardware.

Ahead of Print policy

Articles published online under the Ahead of Print model are considered published and can be cited and quoted using the DOI as the reference source. Wolters Kluwer Medknow has a policy that changes will not be made after publication of an article without following accepted procedures for making corrections to the scientific record.


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IJO welcomes articles that contribute to Orthopaedic knowledge from India and overseas. We publish articles dealing with clinical orthopaedics and basic research in orthopaedic surgery. Articles are accepted only for exclusive publication in the Indian Journal of Orthopaedics. Previously published articles, articles which are in peer-reviewed electronic publications in other journals, are not accepted by the Journal. Published articles and illustrations become the property of the Journal. The copyright remains with the journal. Studies must be carried out in accordance with World Medical Association Declaration of Helsinki.

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