JSES – Family of Journals





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William J. Mallon, MD, Editor-in-Chief
Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery

Advances in Global Research in Shoulder and Elbow Surgery Leads to Journal Expansion


Expanding the JSES family of journals redefines shoulder and elbow knowledge dissemination

Rosemont, IL March 10, 2020: The Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery (JSES), the official journal of the American Shoulder & Elbow Surgeons (ASES) and eleven international sponsoring societies, was founded in 1992 to unite the global shoulder and elbow surgical community, with Bob Cofield as the first editor. Since then, JSES has greatly expanded, from 6 issues per year to 12 issues per year in 2012, and in 2017 launched JSES Open Access to offer authors an open access publication option.

The rise in the number of high-quality submissions to JSES over the last decade has also markedly increased, tripling during that time, and the journal impact factor has steadily grown to 2.865.  In addition, the technology within our electronic submission site has improved, allowing authors the ability to seamlessly transfer their papers to other related journals in the field. Because of this upsurge in submissions and the request from our international authors for publication choice, JSES and ASES are proud to announce an expansion of peer-reviewed journals to our “Family of Journals.”

Starting in 2020, the JSES Open Access journal will be re-titled as JSES International and will focus on the international shoulder and elbow community. The journal, available at www.jsesinternational.org and indexed on PubMed, currently publishes global original research and evidence-based reviews which directly impact clinical practice and improve the outcomes for shoulder and elbow surgery patients. With the global focus, we will continue to publish international society conference abstracts but hope to publish foreign language validation studies of outcome instruments and articles on sports injuries, in sports commonly played outside North America, such as rugby football, handball, and cricket. The journal will consider any contribution that advances innovative change in clinical practice in any country. Pierre Mansat, MD, PhD, of Toulouse, France will continue to lead this publication as editor-in-chief.

We will also be adding two new journals to the JSES family, bringing a total of four journal options to our authors, members, and readers. One new subscription journal will be Seminars in Arthroplasty: JSES, which will start in the spring of 2020. As shoulder arthroplasty has greatly increased in numbers and frequency during this millennium, especially with the addition of reverse shoulder arthroplasty, there have been limited publication options for authors to publish articles on these topics. Authors will now find an outlet for this research in Seminars in Arthroplasty: JSES, which will be a subscription journal available at www.jsesarthroplasty.org, and we are pleased to welcome Theodore A. Blaine, MD and J. Michael Wiater, MD as co-editors-in-chief.

The other new JSES journal will be JSES: Reviews, Reports, and Techniques (RRT). With the uptick in submissions, JSES and JSES International decreased the number of case reports and technique articles accepted for publication, but these will now have an outlet in this new journal. Further, shoulder and elbow review articles have proliferated, and these articles are useful to all, but particularly to our residents and fellows. We expect JSES RRT to become the leading outlet for shoulder and elbow registry reports, database mining articles, systematic reviews, and meta-analyses.  JSES RRT looks to publish its first issue later in 2020 and will be an open access, online-only journal, expertly led by co-editors-in-chief Edward V. Craig, MD and John W. Sperling, MD.

The entire JSES Family of Journals will be led by Executive Editor William J. Mallon, MD, who has served as editor-in-chief of Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery since 2009, and he will continue to serve in that role. The JSES Family of Journals will be published by Elsevier, who has been the publisher since 2001. The entire shoulder and elbow surgery community looks forward to serving all healthcare providers with an interest in shoulder and elbow surgery.

Notes for editors

Contact William J. Mallon, MD, Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery at bam1729bam@gmail.com.

About the Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery

The official publication for eleven leading international shoulder and elbow organizations, including the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons (ASES), this authoritative journal is the only publication to focus exclusively on medical, surgical, and physical techniques for treating injury/disease of the upper extremity, including the shoulder girdle, arm, and elbow. Clinically oriented and peer-reviewed, the Journal provides an international forum for the exchange of information on new techniques, instruments, and materials.


About the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons

The American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons (ASES) is a society made up of leading national and international Orthopaedic surgeons who specialize in surgery of the shoulder and elbow. The membership, which is by invitation only, currently consists of 989 members. The Society is an educational body responsible for development of scientific programs, for organization of current knowledge, for standardization of nomenclature and for publication of scientific materials. For more information, please visit https://www.ases-assn.org/about-ases/.

About Elsevier

Elsevier is a global information analytics business that helps scientists and clinicians to find new answers, reshape human knowledge, and tackle the most urgent human crises. For 140 years, we have partnered with the research world to curate and verify scientific knowledge. Elsevier provides digital solutions and tools in the areas of strategic research management, R&D performance, clinical decision support, and professional education; including ScienceDirect, Scopus, SciVal, ClinicalKey and Sherpath. Elsevier publishes over 2,500 digitized journals, including The Lancet and Cell, 39,000 e-book titles and many iconic reference works, including Gray’s Anatomy. Elsevier is part of RELX, a global provider of information-based analytics and decision tools for professional and business customers. www.elsevier.com.

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