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 About the Society

UP Orthopaedic Association is at present the largest chapter of Indian Orthopaedic Association with more than 1800 members. The Uttar Pradesh Chapter of Indian Orthopaedic Association was born in 1977 at Lucknow. The inaugural conference of UP Chapter of Indian Orthopaedic Association was held at KG Medical College, Lucknow on 28th February and 1st March 1977 with the blessings of Prof. B.N. Sinha. All the 40 surgeons who attended were made the founder members of UP Chapter. Prof. B.N. Sinha nominated Prof. A.K. Gupta of Kanpur as President, Dr. A.N. Srivastava of Lucknow as Secretary and Dr. K.P Srivastava of Agra as Treasurer.

  About the Journal

Journal of Bone and Joint Diseases (JBJD) is official Journal of UP Orthopaedic Association. It is a peer-reviewed quarterly journal. The stress is on latest research in the field of Orthopaedics including aetiopathology, clinical and radiographic outcomes, surgical technique and implant design, biomechanics, and biomaterials. There are two main Aims of JBJD; to produce a body of literature that is clinically relevant and to make this knowledge freely accessible to all. Journals have shown a trend to move towards a more rigid framework of scientific publications, meanwhile losing the focus that Journals are meant to directly influence and improve patient care. Charging for downloading articles imposes another limitation on dispersion and use of knowledge. JBJD 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 Journal of Bone and Joint Diseases was first published in 1995 and will now continue as a quarterly (4 issues per year) online and print journal. The online version will be an open access source. The journal publishes original articles, systematic reviews and meta-analyses, instructional lectures, case reports, technical notes and letters to the editor.

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 www.Medknow.com/EthicalGuidelines.asp

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.

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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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  Scope of the journal

Journal of Bone and Joint Diseases will publish research in the field of Orthopaedics including aetiopathology, clinical and radiographic outcomes, surgical technique and implant design, biomechanics, biomaterials, and Congenital disorders.

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