Welcome to the “Asian Journal of Arthroscopy” (AJA). This is a unique venture and the idea is to develop a single portal where all information regarding Arthroscopy can be found and shared.

Why the new Journal when there are already existing journals of Arthroscopy?

There are two main reasons; to produce a body of literature that is clinically relevant and to make this knowledge freely accessible to all. Journals have shown trend to move towards a more rigid framework of scientific publications, meanwhile losing the focus that the Journals are meant to directly influence and improve patient care. Charging for downloading articles imposes another limitation on dispersion and use of knowledge. AJA intends to counter these two issues by creating a journal that is intelligent, interactive, and clinically relevant and at the same time completely Open Access. The entire format of the Journal will be one of ‘Integration’ with basic science, molecular research, clinical trials, clinical research, case based discussion, evidence based medicine, expert opinion and patients perspective, all aiming together to ‘Translate’ into betterment of Arthroscopy strategies and surgeries.

The Journal will be open access, peer reviewed and will have three issues every year. It will be published in both online and print formats. The Journal will be official Arthroscopy Journal of the Orthopaedic Research Group and will be published by ResearchOne Publishing House. The Research Group has affiliation to Ebscohost and is a member of Crossref. Thus primarily the journal will be indexed with Ebscohost and will have a doi (digital object identifier) for each article. Within due course we aim to index the journal with all major indexes including Pubmed and Science citation index.

AJA will have special emphasis on the Asia- Pacific region but we will invite contributions from all across the globe.

What is different about AJA Journal?

  • Integration of Knowledge starting from basic science to clinical studies to provide a unique structural overview of the entire scenario of Joint disease and Arthroscopic surgery
  • Create Wisdom pool by combining Evidence Based Principles with Expertise and Experience. A section or whole issues will be dedicated to symposium related to Arthroscopy surgeries with invited articles, reviews and original work
  • Better Patient Care with inclusion of clinical relevance section to articles of AJA and Case Based discussions and debates.
  • Improve training and educational resources through online videos and ‘ArthroMedia’

The entire format of the Journal will be one of ‘Integration’ with basic science, clinical trials, clinical research, case based discussion, evidence based medicine, expert opinion, Videos, keynote presentations and web resources, all aiming together to ‘Translate’ into betterment of Arthroscopy strategies and surgeries.

 

The Journal will include many focused and novel features including those listed below:

SUBMISSION FORMATS

  1. Perspectives
  2. Insights
  3. Interviews
  4. Guest Editorials
  5. Master Class
  6. Innovations
  7. Burning Questions
  8. Case Reports
  9. Original articles
  10. Reviews, meta-analysis, systematic reviews
  11. Case Study /Series
  12. Case Image
  13. Technical Note
  14. Video Technique
  15. Surgical Tips and tricks
  16. Clinical Perspective
  17. Basic Science
  18. Allied Sciences
  19. Letter to Editor
  20. Letter to Experts

Description of various format is provided below

Perspectives – A clinical overview of a common topic with aim to share with reader the recent update and current state of affairs

Insights – Invited article from an Expert in the Field specially focusing on their area of Research or Interest

Guest Editorials: These will be invited from eminent clinician/researcher who have vast experience in field of Arthroscopy.

Interviews – Academicians and Researchers across the world will get a chance to feature in our interview section and share their views

Master Class – In this feature we will invite a ‘Master’ to demonstrate videos or pictorial demonstrations of surgical techniques or concepts.

Innovations: An innovative concept or an Idea that provides a new perspective. This needs to send directly to editorial email and after editorial review it will be send for peer review. 1000 words article describing the new concept, implant, protocol or surgical modification should be accompanied with a note of how this will be clinically relevant.

Burning Questions: Opinion/Counter opinions from experts or group of experts on selected topics

Original Articles: include case series, comparative trials, epidemiological studies and RCT’s

Case Report: A single case that highlights a particular complication along with treatment strategy and methods of management of a unique/difficult/complicated case.

Technical Note and Video Technique: detailed description of a new technique or improvisation of an old technique

Surgical Tips: Small surgical tips and pearls are invited for this section. Pictures are essential and video will be preferable

Case Study: This new format combines the level V evidence with Clinical Decision Making (CDM). It focuses on getting the thought process of the treating surgeon when dealing with a complex/complicated case

Clinical Perspective: this special section will publish specific learning points or experiences which the authors can share with the readers. The only essential point is that this perspective should be clinically relevant and rationally acceptable. This need not be with details of management or follow up of the case. The idea is to provide a platform for publication of these important and clinically relevant learning points. A single page write up of less than 1000 words will be accepted.

Case Image: Only a single image of a unique case can spark a full fledged discussion on diagnosis and treatment of it. This section will aim to publish such images with detailed descriptions of the case

Basic Science: Original and review articles from field of basic research in Arthroscopy including histopathogical developments, biomechanical studies and new implant developments

Allied Sciences: articles from allied branches like Arthritis care, biomechanics which are related to Arthroscopy will also be accepted by AJA

Literature Review: In form of special review, metanalysis or systematic reviews focussed on one particular area of Arthroscopy Surgery

Journal Review: A review of articles related to Arthroscopy that are published in last one month in other Journals

Letter to Editor: On any topic or article that is published in the journal. Readers can share their own similar cases as published in the Journal.

Letter to Experts: AJA will soon be creating an Expert panel of surgeons. Readers of AJA can ask queries regarding complicated cases to our Experts. These queries will be answered by experts and the Research Group will add literature review to this expert opinion and article will be peer reviewed and published.

Contact AJA: email: editor@asianarthroscopy.com website: www.asianarthroscopy.com/