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Aims and scope

Knee Surgery & Related Research covers all aspects of knee surgery relating to knee joint diseases, trauma and treatment as well as basic research with clinical relevance. Knee Surgery and Related Research is the official journal of the Korean Knee Society with the affiliation of the professional Asian Orthopaedic Societies; Singapore Orthopaedic Association, Thailand Hip and Knee Society, Malaysian Society for Hip and Knee Surgeons, Taiwan Joint Reconstruction Society, Taiwan Arthroscopy and Knee Society, Indonesian Hip and Knee Society, Indonesian Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy, and Adult Reconstruction Chapter of the Hong Kong Orthopaedic Association. As an international journal publishing high-quality research articles and reviews, our aim is to provide emerging trends and new approaches to knee surgeons, imaging specialists, rehabilitation personnel, basic researchers, biomechanical engineers, materials scientists, and all those with an interest in knee surgery. Moreover, the journal strives to be the representative journal published in Asia in the field of knee surgery.

Open access

All articles published by Knee Surgery & Related Research are made freely and permanently accessible online immediately upon publication, without subscription charges or registration barriers. Further information about open access can be found here.

As authors of articles published in Knee Surgery & Related Research you are the copyright holders of your article and have granted to any third party, in advance and in perpetuity, the right to use, reproduce or disseminate your article, according to the BMC license agreement.

For those of you who are US government employees or are prevented from being copyright holders for similar reasons, BMC can accommodate non-standard copyright lines. Please contact us if further information is needed.

Article-processing charges

The publication costs for Knee Surgery & Related Research are covered by the Korean Knee Society so authors do not need to pay an article-processing charge.

Indexing Services

All articles published in Knee Surgery & Related Research are included in:

  • SCOPUS
  • PMC
  • Google Scholar
  • Semantic Scholar
  • Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China
  • Naver
  • CNKI
  • EBSCO Discovery Service
  • OCLC WorldCat Discovery Service
  • ProQuest-ExLibris Primo
  • ProQues-ExLibris Summon
  • Dimensions

The full text of all articles is deposited in digital archives around the world to guarantee long-term digital preservation. You can also access all articles published by BioMed Central on SpringerLink.

We are working closely with relevant indexing services including Web of Science (Clarivate Analytics) to ensure that articles published in Knee Surgery & Related Research will be available in their databases when appropriate.


Peer-review policy

Peer-review is the system used to assess the quality of a manuscript before it is published. Independent researchers in the relevant research area assess submitted manuscripts for originality, validity and significance to help editors determine whether the manuscript should be published in their journal. You can read more about the peer-review process here.

Knee Surgery & Related Research operates a double-blind peer-review system, where the reviewers do not know the names or affiliations of the authors and    the reviewer reports provided to the authors are anonymous.

The benefit of double-blind peer review is that it allows reviewers to judge the manuscript based on content alone, and they are not unconsciously biased by knowledge of who the authors are.

Citing articles in Knee Surgery & Related Research

Articles in Knee Surgery & Related Research should be cited in the same way as articles in a traditional journal. Because articles are not printed, they do not have page numbers; instead, they are given a unique article number.

Article citations follow this format:

 

Authors. Title. Knee Surg & Relat Res [year];[volume number]:[article number].

 

e.g. Roberts LD, Hassall DG, Winegar DA, Haselden JN, Nicholls AW, Griffin JL. Increased hepatic oxidative metabolism distinguishes the action of Peroxisome Proliferator-Activated Receptor delta from Peroxisome Proliferator-Activated Receptor gamma in the Ob/Ob mouse. Knee Surg & Relat Res 2009;1:115.

 

1:115 refers to article 115 from Volume 1 of the journal.

Editorial policies

All manuscripts submitted to Knee Surgery & Related Research should adhere to BMC's editorial policies.

Springer Nature remains neutral with regard to jurisdictional claims in published maps and institutional affiliations.

Appeals and complaints

If you wish to appeal a rejection or make a complaint you should, in the first instance, contact the Editor who will provide details of the journal's complaints procedure. For complaints that cannot be resolved with the Editor, the authors should contact the Publisher.

Benefits of publishing with BMC

High visibility

Knee Surgery & Related Research's open access policy allows maximum visibility of articles published in the journal as they are available to a wide, global audience. 

Speed of publication

Knee Surgery & Related Research offers a fast publication schedule whilst maintaining rigorous peer review; all articles must be submitted online, and peer review is managed fully electronically (articles are distributed in PDF form, which is automatically generated from the submitted files). Articles will be published with their final citation after acceptance, in both fully browsable web form, and as a formatted PDF.

Flexibility

Online publication in Knee Surgery & Related Research gives you the opportunity to publish large datasets, large numbers of color illustrations and moving pictures, to display data in a form that can be read directly by other software packages so as to allow readers to manipulate the data for themselves, and to create all relevant links (for example, to PubMed, to sequence and other databases, and to other articles).

Promotion and press coverage

Articles published in Knee Surgery & Related Research are included in article alerts and regular email updates. Some may be highlighted on Knee Surgery & Related Research’s pages and on the BMC homepage.

In addition, articles published in Knee Surgery & Related Research may be promoted by press releases to the general or scientific press. These activities increase the exposure and number of accesses for articles published in Knee Surgery & Related Research. A list of articles recently press-released by journals published by BMC is available here.

Copyright

As an author of an article published in Knee Surgery & Related Research you retain the copyright of your article and you are free to reproduce and disseminate your work (for further details, see the BMC license agreement).

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Annual Journal Metrics

  • Speed
    47 days to first decision for reviewed manuscripts only
    38 days to first decision for all manuscripts
    97 days from submission to first decision
    42 days from acceptance to publication

    Usage 
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