About the Journal
The International Journal of Paediatric Orthopaedics (IJPO) is an official journal of the Paediatric Orthopaedic Society of India (POSI), it is a Open Access 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.
Why the new Journal?
There are two main reasons;
1. To produce a body of literature that is clinically relevant and to make this knowledge freely accessible to all. Journals have shown a trend to move towards a more rigid framework of scientific publications, meanwhile losing the focus that Journals are meant to directly influence and improve patient care.
2. Charging for downloading articles imposes another limitation on dispersion and use of knowledge. IJPO intends to counter these two issues by creating a journal that is intelligent, interactive, and clinically relevant and at the same time completely Open Access.
The International Journal of Paediatric Orthopaedics will be 3 issues per year online journal. The online version will be an open-access source. The journal publishes original articles, systematic reviews and meta-analyses, instructional lectures, case reports, technical notes and letters to the editor.
Scope of the Journal
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
International Journal of Paediatric Orthopaedics (IJPO) accepts the following formats of articles Perspectives
Description of various formats is provided below
A clinical overview of a common topic with the aim to share with the reader the recent update and current state of affairs.
Invited article from an Expert in the Field specially focusing on their area of Research or Interest.
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.
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 the description of a single image that has a unique learning point.
Technical Note and Video Technique :
A 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 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 :
IJPO will soon be creating an Expert panel of surgeons. Readers of the International Journal of Paediatric Orthopaedics (IJPO) can ask queries regarding their 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.
Pictorial articles will be an easy read with the most important message highlight.
Read more on Scope of the Journal and authors instructions [CLICK HERE]
Dr Jayanth S Sampath