Peer Review Process

Peer review process the Archives of Bone and Joint Surgery

Scientific papers accepted for publication in scholarly journals are subject to peer review. For The Archives of Bone and Joint Surgery, this is a single-blinded electronic process starting April 2022 following the Editorial Board decision through which the authors and their affiliations are disclosed but the reviewers are anonymized. Manuscripts are usually reviewed by a minimum of two reviewers selected from a reviewer database or the suggested reviewers by the authors according to specific expertise and editorial choice. The reviewers are encouraged to complete the review within three weeks by sending reminders frequently. The reviewers assess the paper's suitability for publication against defined criteria. The reviewer is looking for a paper written with clarity in good English. It should be original and the conclusions supported by robust statistics and ethically sound data. The article should present a coherent story. The paper must fit the aims and scope of the journal. The journal's Editor will make the decision based upon the reviewer's comments and will forward it to the Editor-in-Chief. The journal's Editor-in-Chief will make the final decision regarding publication. Some consideration may be made to the article's potential contribution to the impact factor and whether the paper is likely to be cited and downloaded. Journal may request a minor or major revision before final consideration to accept or reject. Authors must review and respond to the recommendations made by the reviewers and the journal's Editor before resubmitting the article.