About the Journal

The Journal of Arthroscopic Surgery and Sports Medicine (JASSM) is an open-access peer-reviewed journal committed to publishing high-quality articles in the field of Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine. The journal is owned by the Indian Arthroscopy Society and published by the Scientific Scholar.

Aims & Scope

Journal of Arthroscopic Surgery and Sports Medicine (JASSM) is an official journal of the Indian Arthroscopy Society (IAS), which is a National organization of arthroscopy surgeons. This society has an ever-growing list of active & associate members which is now over three thousand in numbers. The Society is best known for its extraordinary work of nurturing and training young arthroscopic surgeons across India.

JASSM aims to provide its readers with the latest clinical and basic research, and informed opinions about arthroscopic surgery and sports medicine, including regenerative medical treatment for musculoskeletal problems. We believe that it would provide them an opportunity to practice evidence-based medicine. With contributions from leading clinicians and researchers around the world, we aim to be the premier journal providing an international perspective advancing knowledge of the sports-related injuries and their management.

JASSM publishes the content of value to both general orthopedic practitioners and sports medicine specialists. We accept the following types of articles:

  • Original research articles of clinical importance
  • Review articles (narrative and systematic) with a learning value for professionals as well as students
  • Research articles providing the latest in basic biological or engineering research on sports-related injuries
  • Special issues devoted to a single topic offering the general reader an overview of a field, but providing the specialist current, in-depth information
  • Video of arthroscopic surgical procedures, which is innovative and adds to present concepts
  • Articles emphasizing or demonstrating a new clinical sign or a technique

Contributions from anywhere in the world are welcome and considered on their merits. The manuscript must be written in English and should be submitted as outlined in the Guide for Authors. Manuscripts are subject to blinded peer review by experts, and the editor then takes a final decision. Papers are judged by the quality and relevance of the work. Previously published articles, articles which are in peer-reviewed electronic publications in other journals, are not accepted by the Journal. Published articles and illustrations become the property of the Journal. The copyright remains with the journal. Studies must be carried out ethically as per the World Medical Association Declaration of Helsinki.

Audience

Our audience includes General Orthopedic Practitioners and Sports Medicine Specialists.

Review process

The Journal of Arthroscopic Surgery and Sports Medicine (JASSM) has a highly rigorous double-blinded peer-review process that makes sure that manuscripts are scientifically accurate, relevant, novel and important. Authors disclose all conflicts of interest, affiliations and financial disclosures such that the published content is not biased. 

In-house submissions that contain the work of any editorial board member, are not allowed to be reviewed by that editorial board member and all decisions regarding this manuscript are made by an independent editor. In addition, these manuscripts are reviewed by two external reviewers. This is also disclosed in the published manuscript under the section of Conflict of Interest.

Editorial team

The editorial board comprises a panel of experts in Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine from various countries to provide their expertise and guidance to the Editor-In-Chief in maintaining the clarity of content and focus of the journal’s purpose.

About the Editor

Editor-In-Chief
Dr. Raju Vaishya (MS, MCh Orth, FRCS Eng, FACS (USA)

Senior Consultant Orthopaedic & Joint Replacement Surgeon,
Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals,
New Delhi, INDIA.
raju.vaishya@gmail.comWikipedia

  • World record holder (listed in Limca & India book of Records four times) for doing bilateral total knee replacement in the Oldest person & couple (at the age of 93 & 86 years) 
  • Set a record for writing maximum articles on the pandemic Covid-19 in a short time (3months and 20 days), by publishing  40 articles, and featured in the Asia Book of Records, August 2020.
  • Numerous (450+) publications in international and national Orthopaedic journals, book chapters, books, and blogs,  based on clinical work & research
  • Pioneer in using 3D Printing, Patient-Specific Instruments for TKR and Cartilage Transplantation in India.
  • Recipient of several distinguished awards like Dr. BC Roy Award, and Gold medal of MP IMA, SIEMENS-GAPIO award, Distinguished researcher award of AHERF. 
  • Past president, Indian Cartilage Society & President, Arthritis Care Foundation.
  • Has been awarded the “Best paper publication awards” of Delhi Orthopaedic Association, Indian Arthroscopy Society & Apollo Group of Hospitals, on many occasions.
  • Editor in Chief of Journal of Clinical Orthopaedics and Trauma, and Journal of Arthroscopy and Sports Medicine. Also, on the editorial board of other reputed journals like the Indian Journal of OrthopaedicsApollo Medicine etc. 
  • Member, Publications Committee of SICOT International
  • Ex-Chairman, IT & web resource committee  and Member, Ethical Committee of Indian Orthopaedic Association
  • Reviewer of many reputed international Journals like Lancet, Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, JOSR, IJO, BMJ, etc.

Facts about the Journal

The Journal of Arthroscopic Surgery and Sports Medicine (JASSM) is a peer-reviewed international journal with a double-blind review process. Its frequency of publication is Semiannual. The Journal of Arthroscopic Surgery and Sports Medicine (JASSM) is published in E-Journal format and the journal is available in print on demand.

Benefits

A manuscript published in the Journal of Arthroscopic Surgery and Sports Medicine (JASSM) can be read and downloaded by readers all over the world without any charges or fees. The author retains the copyright of the manuscript and the figures. This allows authors to extend their exposure in the world of medical research and get worldwide recognition for their work.

Abstracting and Indexing Information

The journal is registered with the following abstracting partners:
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Journal Ethics

The Journal of Arthroscopic Surgery and Sports Medicine (JASSM) is committed to meeting and upholding ethical guidelines at all stages of the publication process. We follow the industry associations, such as the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE), and World Association of Medical Editors (WAME), that set standards and provide guidelines for best practices to meet these requirements. For a summary of our specific policies regarding duplicate publication, conflicts of interest, patient consent, etc., please visit our Ethical Guidelines Section

Plagiarism Policy

We have a plagiarism check (iThenticate) available on our Editors and Reviewer’s panel in the manuscript management system. We encourage our editors and reviewers to use the plagiarism check. The manuscript’s found to have plagiarism is rejected.

Archival Policy

We use PORTICO for our third-party repository for all articles published with us. All our manuscripts are assigned a DOI number from CROSSREF, and we are members of Crossref ( https://crossref.org)

Open Access Publication and Creative Commons Licensing

The Journal of Arthroscopic Surgery and Sports Medicine (JASSM) is an open-access journal, and manuscripts published are distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-Share Alike 4.0 License, which allows others to remix, tweak, and build upon the work non-commercially, as long as appropriate credit is given and the new creations are licensed under the identical terms.

Ahead of Print policy

Articles published online under the Ahead of Print model are considered published and can be cited and quoted using the DOI as the reference source. The Journal of Arthroscopic Surgery and Sports Medicine (JASSM) has a policy that changes will not be made after publication of an article without following accepted procedures for making corrections to the scientific record.

Advertisements

While advertisements are crucial to this journal to be able to keep all content free for everyone, ethical considerations are in place (https://scientificscholar.com/adv-policies/) to ensure the integrity of the journal and its content are not biased or influenced by the advertisement. 

“Pop-up” and “Banner” advertisement appears at a fixed location on the page and does not interfere with the reading/display of the manuscript in any form (https://jassm.org/advertise/).

All advertisements are approved in consultation with Editor-In-Chief/the Editorial Board.

Advertisers submit their advertisements without prior information of the journal content to be published.

Subscription Information

The Journal of Arthroscopic Surgery and Sports Medicine (JASSM) is a semiannual publication and published manuscripts in the journal can be read and downloaded by readers all over the world without any charges or fees. 

The journal is published in E-Journal format. The journal also offers a Print-on-Demand subscription – https://scientificscholar.com/buy-subscriptions/.

Publisher

Imaging Science Today was founded in 2011 by a group of practicing doctors and industry specialists, it changed its name to Scientific Scholar LLC, USA (scientificscholar.com). All the scientific journal publishing of Imaging Science Today was brought under the umbrella of Scientific Scholar LLC in 2017. Scientific Scholar LLC (scientificscholar.com) is a well-respected medical publisher that fully supports open access publishing models, Subscription and Society based journal models through its peer-review management system – EditorialAssist (journalmanagement.org). The head office of Scientific Scholar (scientificscholar.com)  is in Rochester, NY, USA and has a subsidiary arm in India.

Scientific Scholar (scientificscholar.com)  owns its Manuscript Management System called EditorialAssist (journalmanagement.org). This system is very intuitive with a very short learning curve. The overall functionality of this system is based on “DRAG AND DROP”.

The mission of the Scientific Scholar (scientificscholar.com) is “Share, Learn and Improve”.

Scientific Scholar (scientificscholar.com)  currently publishes many prestigious and indexed journals like the Journal of Clinical Imaging Science (clinicalimagingscience.org),  Surgical Neurology International (surgicalneurologyint.com),  CytoJournal (cytojournal.com) and many more (scientificscholar.com/journals). Scientific Scholar (scientificscholar.com) currently publishes approximately thirty three peer-reviewed journals.