Journal of ISAKOS provides busy orthopaedic surgeons in-depth review articles that serve as an “expert’s guide” to important topics in treating and managing patients.

The journal aims to provide rapid publication with articles publishing as they are typeset and final.  Most articles are invited, but unsolicited submissions of systematic reviews will be considered. Submissions should be made through the journal’s online submission system. Articles should not be under review or under consideration by any other journal when submitted to JISAKOS.

For further support when making your submission please refer to the resources available on the BMJ Author Hub. Here you can also find general formatting guidelines across BMJ and a formatting checklist. You may also wish to use the language editing and translation services provided by BMJ Author Services.

If your article is accepted you can take advantage of BMJ’s partnership with Kudos, a free service to help you maximize your article’s reach. 

JISAKOS encourages all authors to read our information for authors guidance. This outlines:

  • General Article Format
  • Manuscript Formatting
  • Editorial Policies


Journal of ISAKOS mandates ORCID iDs for the submitting author at the time of article submission; co-authors and reviewers are strongly encouraged to also connect their ScholarOne accounts to ORCID. We strongly believe that the increased use and integration of ORCID iDs will be beneficial for the whole research community.

Please find more information about ORCID and BMJ’s policy on our Author Hub.

Data Sharing

Journal of ISAKOS adheres to BMJ’s Tier 3 data policy. We strongly encourage that data generated by your research that supports your article be made available as soon as possible, wherever legally and ethically possible. All research articles must contain a Data Availability Statement. For more information and FAQs, please see BMJ’s full Data Sharing Policy page.