New York/Stuttgart –We are very pleased to announce that a number of major changes will be made to the AOSpine journals in 2015. The editors of Global Spine Journal and Evidence-Based Spine-Care Journal, Dr. Wang and Dr. Chapman, are excited to announce that in 2015 the titles will merge into a single publication and will publish under the name Global Spine Journal, publishing six times a year.
Devoted to the study and treatment of spinal disorders, including diagnosis, operative and non-operative treatment options, surgical techniques, and emerging research and clinical developments, the journal will publish six times a year and is essential reading for all researchers and clinicians specializing in the spine.
This move is a reflection of the ever changing needs of the spine community and will allow us to focus our resources into a single publication. Dr. Jeff Wang will continue in his role as Editor-in-Chief, publishing papers devoted to the study and treatment of spinal disorders, including diagnosis, operative and non-operative treatment options, surgical techniques, and emerging research and clinical developments.
Dr. J. Wang commented:
“I have been delighted to see the rapid growth, interest, and large number of submissions to Global Spine Journal each month. I am impressed by the global origin of the research which aligns with our goals of making this a true international platform upon which authors from all over the world have the ability to interact in an academic forum. As our readership and society continues to grow, and being the official journal of AOSpine, publishing in our journal allows your work to be seen by our close to 30,000 members and associates from all corners of the world.“
The core content of Evidence-Based Spine-Care Journal comparative studies of effectiveness providing accurate, concise presentations of information that can be quickly grasped by busy spine surgeons, will continue to be published in two special issues of Global Spine Journal annually, with Dr. Chapman continuing to act as Editor-in-Chief.
Dr. J. Chapman commented:
“Over its 5 year evolution starting as Evidence Based Spine Surgery (EBSS) towards its reincarnation as Evidence Based Spine-Care Journal (EBSJ) we have been blessed with terrific readership responses and great interest as expressed in our impressive hit rates of many of our articles. This has validated the concept of providing a dedicated focus on the foundational basis of clinical spine research through formal high value systematic reviews and also providing practical ‘how-to’ articles on paths towards conducting successful spine research. The integration of EBSJ into the larger Global Spine Journal umbrella will allow us to grow our readership further while concentrating our resources better on our path towards becoming one of the premier high-impact multispecialty scientific spine publications of the largest academic spine organization in the world.”
This change will also coincide with Global Spine Journal becoming an Open Access title, making all content freely available to everyone. In addition, all papers will continue to be fully searchable through Pubmed immediately upon publication.
This is a very exciting move that reflects the philosophy behind the AOSpine publishing strategy: ensuring the journal content reaches the widest audience possible, fulfilling the foundations’ aims of “furthering science, improving patients' lives, and advancing professional careers through the exchange of knowledge and professional networking.”
Members of AOSpine will continue to receive a print subscription to the journal as a benefit of membership and in addition they can publish unlimited papers in the journal at no cost - a saving of $1,500 per paper published!
These changes are the first of many innovations that will becoming to the journal in the coming months, including a new tablet/mobile optimised viewing experience, a regular podcast series, and best paper awards. Stay tuned for further announcements before the end of 2014!
We hope that you can join us as we enter this next phase of the journal's life and invite you to submit your research to help support Global Spine Journal.
Submit your paper now: www.editorialmanager.com/gsj
About Global Spine Journal
Global Spine Journal is a peer-reviewed journal published in cooperation with AOSpine. From 2015 it will publish OPEN ACCESS and incorporate special editions of Evidence-Based Spine-Care Journal. The Journal is devoted to the study and treatment of spinal disorders, including diagnosis, operative and non-operative treatment options, surgical techniques, and emerging research and clinical developments. Publishing six times a year, the journal is essential reading for all researchers and clinicians specializing in the spine. Global Spine Journal can be accessed online: Articles published ahead of print are available via the eFirst service on the Thieme E-Journals platform.”
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