Instructions to Authors
The surgical technique articles presented in JBJS Essential Surgical Techniques are based on clinical studies that have been previously published or accepted for publication in a peer-reviewed journal. Potential surgical technique articles are identified by the editors, and authors are invited to submit. JBJS Essential Surgical Techniques does not publish "stand-alone" technique articles.
If you have a clinical study published in a peer-reviewed journal that describes a novel surgical technique, and you would like to have it considered for publication in JBJS Essential Surgical Techniques, please submit the following information to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- The complete citation for the original peer-reviewed scientific article
- The condition treated
- A brief description of the surgical technique and if/how it differs from the standard of care
- The length of follow up and the outcomes
- Corresponding Author's complete contact information
All manuscripts dealing with the study of human subjects must include a statement that the subjects gave Informed Consent to participate in the study and that the study has been approved by an institutional review board or a similar committee. All studies should be carried out in accordance with the World Medical Association Declaration of Helsinki, as presented in JBJS (1997;79-A:1089-98). Patient confidentiality must be protected according to the U.S. Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).
Authors should include information about the management of postoperative pain.
In the preparation of a manuscript, authors should, in general, follow the recommendations in "Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals: Writing and Editing for Biomedical Publication" by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (www.icmje.org).
You will be contacted by the Essential Surgical Techniques within 10 days after we receive this information.