Focus and Scope

International Journal of Orthoplastic Surgery (IJOPS) is a peer-reviewed, international journal, looking to publish the very highest quality content in the emerging cross-disciplinary and cutting-edge field of Orthoplastic Surgery. 

Orthoplastic Surgery is defined as the principles and practices of both specialities applied to a clinical problem either by a single doctor or team of providers working in concert for the benefit of the patient.  The field represents an active research front and includes; Orthopaedics, microsurgical reconstruction, oncology, allotransplantation, wound healing and reconstruction of upper and lower extremity injuries/defects. 

The journal seeks to be inclusive and appeal to not just surgeons, but physicians, nurses, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, psychologists and all those involved in the multidisciplinary management of orthoplastic patients.  We aim to publish basic science, clinical and translational articles.  We commit to providing rapid submission to decision times whilst maintaining a high-quality peer-review process that’s constructive.  


Publication Frequency

The journal is published online in four issues per year. Special collections of articles are welcomed and will be published as part of the normal issue, but also within a separate collection page.

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

Authors of articles published remain the copyright holders and grant third parties the right to use, reproduce, and share the article according to the Creative Commons license agreement.

Archiving Policy

The journal’s publisher focuses on making content discoverable and accessible through indexing services. Content is also archived around the world to ensure long-term availability.

Journals are indexed by the following services:

CrossRef, JISC KB+, SHERPA RoMEO and Google Scholar. In addition, all journals are available for harvesting via OAI-PMH.

To ensure permanency of all publications, this journal also utilises CLOCKSS, and LOCKSS archiving systems to create permanent archives for the purposes of preservation and restoration.

If the journal is not indexed by your preferred service, please contact us or alternatively by making an indexing request directly with the service.

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