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Official Journal of the Italian Society of Orthopaedics and Traumatology

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Peer-review policy

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.

Journal of Orthopaedics and Traumatology 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. 

Submitted manuscripts will generally be reviewed by two to three experts who will be asked to evaluate whether the manuscript is scientifically sound and coherent, whether it duplicates already published work, and whether or not the manuscript is sufficiently clear for publication. Reviewers will also be asked to indicate how interesting and significant the research is. The Editors will reach a decision based on these reports and, where necessary, they will consult with members of the Editorial Board.

Annual Journal Metrics

  • Citation Impact 2023
    Journal Impact Factor: 3.0
    5-year Journal Impact Factor: 3.5
    Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP): 1.668
    SCImago Journal Rank (SJR): 1.009

    Speed 2023
    Submission to first editorial decision (median days): 24
    Submission to acceptance (median days): 146

    Usage 2023
    Downloads: 583,584
    Altmetric mentions: 125