Scope of the Journal


The International Journal of Paediatric Orthopaedics (IJPO) is an official journal of the Paediatric Orthopaedic Society of India (POSI), it is a double-blind peer-reviewed journal published under the aegis of the Indian Orthopaedic Research Group (IORG), an organisation dedicated to promoting Academic orthopaedic research in India. International Journal of Paediatric Orthopaedics (IJPO) is started with an idea of a journal that will be international, intelligent, interactive and at the same time clinically relevant. Although the editors welcome submissions from all over the world, the journal primarily aims to publish research from Asian countries. The stress is on the latest research in the field of Paediatric Orthopaedics including aetiopathology, clinical and radiographic outcomes, surgical technique and implant design, biomechanics, and biomaterials.

International Journal of Paediatric Orthopaedics (IJPO) will publish research in the field of

  • Paediatric Orthopaedics including aetiopathology.
  • clinical and radiographic outcomes.
  • surgical technique and implant design.
  • biomechanics, biomaterials.
  • Congenital disorders.

Submission Formats

  • Perspectives
  • Case Study /Series
  • Insights
  • Case Image
  • Interviews
  • Technical Note
  • Master Class
  • Video Technique
  • Innovations
  • Surgical Tips and tricks
  • Burning Questions
  • Case Approach
  • Case Reports
  • Clinical Perspective
  • Original articles
  • Letter to Editor
  • Reviews, meta-analysis, systematic reviews
  • Letter to Experts

International Journal Of Paediatric Orthopaedics (IJPO) accepts the following formats of the article.

Description of various formats is provided below

Perspectives: A clinical overview of a common topic with the aim to share with the reader the recent update and current state of affairs

Insights: Invited article from an Expert in the Field specially focusing on their area of Research or Interest

Interviews: Academicians and Researchers across the world will get a chance to feature in our interview section and share their views

Master Class: In this feature, we will invite a ‘Master’ to demonstrate videos or pictorial demonstrations of surgical techniques or concepts.

Innovations: An innovative concept or an Idea that provides a new perspective. This needs to send directly to the editorial email and after editorial review, it will be sent for peer review. 1000 words article describing the new concept, implant, protocol or surgical modification should be accompanied with a note of how this will be clinically relevant.

Burning Questions: Opinion/Counter opinions from experts or group of experts on selected topics

Original Articles: include case series, comparative trials, epidemiological studies and RCT’s

Case Reports: Have been detailed below and all the remaining formats follow similar guidelines as case reports

Case Image: is a description of a single image that has a unique learning point

Technical Note and Video Technique: detailed description of a new technique or improvisation of an old technique

Surgical Tips: Small surgical tips and pearls are invited for this section. Pictures are essential and video will be preferable

Case Study: This new format combines the level V evidence with Clinical Decision Making (CDM). It focuses on getting the thought process of the treating surgeon when dealing with a complex/complicated case

Case Approach: This is a new but invited only section. We will invite an expert to describe his approach to a particular case scenario with literature and rationale behind the approach

Clinical Perspective: this special section will publish specific learning points or experiences which the authors can share with the readers. The only essential point is that this perspective should be clinically relevant and rationally acceptable. This need not be with details of management or follow up of the case. The idea is to provide a platform for the publication of these important and clinically relevant learning points. A single page write up of less than 1000 words will be accepted.

Letter to Editor: Letters should be typed double-spaced and limited to 1000 words. A copy of the letter will be sent to the previous article’s author(s) to invite a response.

Letter to Experts: International Journal Of Paediatric Orthopaedics (IJPO) will soon be creating an Expert panel of surgeons. Readers of the journal can ask queries regarding complicated cases to our Experts. These queries will be answered by experts and the Orthopaedic Research Group will add a literature review to this expert opinion and the article will be peer-reviewed and published in 15 days.

Photo-Article: Pictorial articles which will be an easy read with most important message highlight


For any queries contact at editor.ijpo@gmail.com