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Editor-in-Chief: Professor Fares Haddad

Print ISSN no: 2049-4394

Online ISSN no: 2049-4408

Impact Factor (2022): 4.6

The Bone & Joint Journal (BJJ) is owned and published by The British Editorial Society of Bone & Joint Surgery, a registered charity (No. 209299). The Society was established with the object of: 'The advancement and improvement of education in orthopaedic surgery and allied branches of surgery and the diffusion of knowledge of new and improved methods of teaching and practising orthopaedic surgery in all its branches'.

As part of our charitable remit, The British Editorial Society of Bone & Joint Surgery supports several orthopaedic fellowships with financial donations. These include the ABC fellowship, the Mark Paterson Travelling Fellowship (an initiative with EFORT), and the British Orthopaedic Research Society/Bone & Joint Research Fellowship.

The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery [Br] was first published in February 1948 and shared the title The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery with the American Volume of JBJS. The two volumes were editorially and financially independent. If you are interested in a detailed history of The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery [Br] and the many great names associated with the journal, listen to our podcast on the subject by former Editor, Mr Frank Horan.

In September 2011, JBJS (Am) and JBJS (Br) reached a joint agreement on future, independent operations. This new agreement now gives each Journal more autonomy over its future direction and strategy. Relaunched as The Bone & Joint Journal in 2013, the journal continues to publish monthly. To find information on the current BJJ Editorial Board click here, or alternatively information on the Society's Council of Management.

Orthopaedic Proceedings is a supplement with BJJ that publishes abstracts from major orthopaedic meetings around the world online. The new and improved Orthopaedic Proceedings archive can be found here.

The Bone & Joint Journal is indexed in the following:

  • PubMed (PMC for OA papers)
  • International Scientific Indexing
  • Web of Science
  • Scopus
  • Scite
  • Ovid
  • CrossRef
  • CrossMark
  • Publons
  • Copernicus
  • Portico
  • Sherpa Romeo

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