EDP Sciences and SICOT announce the launch of a new Open Access journal in orthopaedics: SICOT-J

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EDP Sciences and SICOT (International Society of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology) are pleased to announce the launch of a new open access journal, SICOT-J. The journal will be part of the EDP Open portfolio and will cover the entire field of orthopaedics and traumatology.

SICOT-J will place a high priority on rapid publication and seeks to publish a broad range of research study types including original clinical, basic and translational research. In addition, the journal will publish editorials, review articles, surgical technique papers, and case reports as well as the latest congress proceedings and letters to the editors.

“We are extremely pleased to partner with EDP Sciences to offer a journal that will be at the forefront of many of the exciting developments within orthopaedics and traumatology’ said Prof. Jochen Eulert, SICOT Secretary General. ‘By offering an open access journal in addition to the society’s successful International Orthopaedics Journal, SICOT is further strengthening its key mission to promote the advancement of the science and art of orthopaedics and traumatology at an international level.”

Professor Hatem Said, of Assiut University, Egypt and Professor Jacques Caton, of Clinique Orthopedique Emilie de Vialar, Lyon, France, are co-Editors of the new journal working with a global team of associate and section editors to manage the journal and its peer review process. ‘The drive for openness in surgery at present provides both exciting opportunities and significant challenges for clinical research’, said Professor Caton, ‘One of the reasons I am so pleased to be editing this new open access journal will be the broadening of access to the developments in the orthopaedics and traumatology field to researchers and clinicians with limited access to subscription journals.’

“At EDP we have a commitment to Open Access and supporting our society partners in this arena”, said Jean-Marc Quilbé, President of EDP Sciences. “We are delighted to be partnering with SICOT on the launch of this new open access journal, to expand their international reach and coverage. Working with a highly regarded editorial board, we look forward to developing a longstanding and influential relationship as the scope and research of the journal continues to expand”.

SICOT-J will publish articles under a CC-BY license, enabling authors to be fully compliant with open access requirements of funding organizations where they apply. Authors are now invited to submit their manuscripts and during the first year of publication article processing charges will be waived. The website is now live at www.sicot-j.org.


SICOT, Société Internationale de Chirurgie Orthopédique et de Traumatologie, is an international non-profit association incorporated under Belgian law with the aim to promote the advancement of the science and art of orthopaedics and traumatology at international level in particular for the improvement of patient care, and to foster and develop teaching, research and education. In 2014, SICOT celebrates its 85th anniversary.

SICOT’s commitment to education in orthopaedics is reflected by its various activities in diploma examinations, publishing of scientific journals, newsletters and books as well as organizing world congresses , regional scientific meetings and courses and the creations of multiple fellowships and Orthopaedic Education Centres.

About EDP Sciences and EDP Open

EDP Sciences is a not-for-profit publisher, established in 1920, belonging to learned societies with a mission to participate in the dissemination of important research that accelerates scientific progress and cross-fertilisation of ideas of the society in general. EDP Open is the Open Access arm of EDP Sciences. EDP Sciences is located in Paris and London and publishes over 55 scientific journals in the physical sciences, mathematics, life and environmental sciences, energy, materials and engineering, health and biomedical sciences. It also publishes 20 professional magazines, conference proceedings and books.

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