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“Writing for SICOT-J” – editorial offers authors advice and tips to maximise the chances of successful publication

Earlier this summer, Andreas F. Mavrogenis and Jacques H. Caton, Editors-in-Chief of SICOT-J, together with Isabelle Auffret Babak, Senior Editor, EDP Sciences, took the time to write a gem of an editorial with the title “Writing for SICOT-J”. Now that the academic year is well underway, this is a good moment to consider the editorial, the issues it addresses and the help it can offer to prospective authors. Indeed, the invaluable tips on medical writing could apply to any author and any journal.

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Doctor Jacques Caton, founding member and Editor-in-Chief of SICOT-J, becomes a Knight of the Order of the Legion of Honour

On 2 July 2021, the highly-distinguished title of “Knight of the Order of the Legion of Honour” (“Ordre national de la Légion d’honneur au grade de chevalier”) was bestowed upon Doctor Jacques Caton in recognition of 50 years of service to Orthopaedics and Traumatology surgery, and his role as spokesperson for the specialty in France. Doctor Caton was Secretary General, then President, of the National Trade Union of Orthopaedics and Traumatology Surgeons for over 20 years.

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SICOT-J receives the new Journal Citation Indicator

We are pleased to announce that SICOT-J has received the new Journal Citation Indicator as part of this year’s Journal Citation Reports (JCR)™ from Clarivate. With a Journal Citation Indicator of 0.66, SICOT-J is proving to be a trusted source of high quality research and its reputation continues to grow within the field of orthopaedics and traumatology.

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Introducing the new Editorial Board of SICOT-J – improved structure and new appointments

In January 2021, Dr. Andreas F. Mavrogenis was appointed as the new co-Editor-in-Chief of SICOT-J alongside Dr. Jacques Caton, who continues to serve as co- Editor-in-Chief. As dedicated and responsible Editors-in-Chief, one of their duties is to increase the quality of their journal and to raise interest in it. Part of caretaking the journal, its reviewers and authors effectively, has been to look for established, well connected scientists within the orthopaedic surgery and traumatology community to join the journal as Deputy, Associate or Section Editors.

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SICOT-J indexed in Scopus – Editors-in-Chief “very proud”

In July 2020, we were pleased to announce that SICOT-J had been accepted for indexation in Scopus, widely recognised as one of the world’s leading science databases. SICOT-J has now been listed under “Orthopedics and Sports Medicine” and “Surgery” and all content from 2020 to date has been included. The process of listing articles from 2015-2019 is in progress and we expect all content to be fully indexed by Scopus shortly.

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Helmet use linked to more arm and hand injuries in motorcycle crash patients, not less

The unexpected finding may be linked to how riders fall during accidents

Maybe parents are right to bristle when their infatuated offspring brings home a motorcycle rider: despite only making up 10% of vehicles on US roads, motorcycle riders comprise 40% of all traffic accident trauma patients. It’s risky business – even, it appears, when you do the right thing and wear a helmet. A new study published in the Open Access journal SICOT-J has found that, while it protects from the most severe injuries, wearing a helmet during a crash is associated with more arm and hand injuries.

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Instructions for authors updated as part of an active quality improvement process

SICOT-J is continually striving to improve in order to meet the expectations of its readers and authors.

As part of this ongoing development, we have recently updated the instructions for authors with new compulsory sections to be completed or inserted within article submissions.

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New 30% discount available to SICOT members publishing in SICOT-J

We are pleased to announce a 30% discount on article processing charges (APCs) for members of the Société Internationale de Chirurgie Orthopédique et de Traumatologie (SICOT) wishing to publish in SICOT-J. In 2021, the APC for SICOT members is €350 which represents a significant reduction on the usual charge of €500 (excluding VAT where applicable).

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DOAJ Seal awarded to SICOT-J demonstrating “best practice in open access publishing”

We are pleased to announce that SICOT-J, among 22 other EDP Sciences’ journals, has recently been awarded the DOAJ Seal which “is awarded to journals that demonstrate best practice in open access publishing”. Only around 10% of journals indexed in the DOAJ are awarded the DOAJ Seal, so it is a gratifying mark of recognition of the excellent work SICOT-J is doing.

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Introducing Andreas F. Mavrogenis, new Editor-in-Chief of SICOT-J

SICOT-J is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Andreas F. Mavrogenis as its new co-Editor-in-Chief. He replaces Dr. Hatem Galal Said who served tirelessly from 2015 and whom we thank wholeheartedly for his generous personal contribution to the journal. Dr. Mavrogenis will be responsible for overseeing the editorial process of the journal and will work closely with Dr. Jacques Caton, who continues to serve as co-Editor-in-Chief.

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