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.


New SICOT-J Special Issue: “HIP and KNEE Replacement”

New Editorial Board Members

SICOT-J is pleased to present the new special issue “HIP and KNEE Replacement”, guest edited by Cécile Batailler (Hospices Civils de Lyon), Sébastien Lustig (Albert Trillat Center) and Jacques Caton (Lyon, Institut d’orthopédie).


SICOT-J welcomes three new editorial board members, bringing a wealth of experience and knowledge in Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology

New Editorial Board Members

We are pleased to announce the addition of three new members to the SICOT-J editorial board where they will support the Editors-in-Chief in all areas of the journal’s work publishing original clinical, basic and translational research in the field of orthopaedics surgery and traumatology.


First articles published in SICOT-J Special Issue Series

SICOT-J has published the first articles in a series of special issues that are to be published in 2017.


New partnership with ScienceOpen and SICOT-J

We are pleased to announce a new partnership with ScienceOpen to index content from SICOT-J on its platform. ScienceOpen is a freely accessible research network to discover and evaluate scientific information. The unified interface and filtering capabilities should provide a better search experience for researchers and more visibility for journals and publishers. ScienceOpen searches more than 27 million full text open access or article metadata records and puts them in context on an interactive platform.

You can engage with ScienceOpen by linking your author profile to ORCID, commenting, sharing and recommending content, as well as doing post publication peer review and creating your own collection from articles available on the platform.

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SICOT-J is now accepted for indexing in PubMed Central and DOAJ

PubMed Central

The International Society of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology (SICOT) and EDP Sciences are pleased to announce that their peer reviewed, open access journal SICOT-J has been accepted for indexing in PubMed Central and DOAJ (Directory of Open Access Journals).

Inclusion of SICOT-J in PubMed Central and DOAJ will provide international visibility and recognition for the journal’s authors.


EDP Sciences initiate “Pay What You Want” for article processing charges of Open Access Journal

EDP Sciences are one of the first publishers to initiate the “Pay What You Want” (PWYW) model for article processing charges (APCs) of Open Access Journals, where authors choose to pay their own fair price to publish their research.

SICOT-J, and a multidisciplinary journal covering the fields of surgery and engineering (to be announced and launched at the beginning of 2016) will use this model for APC payments from 1 January 2016. We will also introduce PWYW for other journals during the year.

All articles will still undergo rigorous peer-review, and receive the same exposure as any other article published by EDP Sciences, and importantly will be compliant with the mandates of agencies funding research and open access publication.

Publication of the first articles!

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The first articles of the new open access journal SICOT-J are now available. The papers which are all free to access span a wide range of research in orthopaedics surgery and traumatology.


SICOT-J available on ePUB format!

EDP Sciences is pleased to announce the availability of the ePUB digital format for all SICOT-J articles.

EDP Sciences offers this format in addition to the standard formats generally available (PDF, HTML), offering a range of formats to suit our readers varying needs.

ePUB is a format used for digital documents, it will allow scientific articles to be read on most of the specialized eReaders and tablets.

The ePUB version will allow to download scientific texts and to read them very easily in an offline environment. ePUB adapts to suit different screen sizes, making for optimum text display and greater reading comfort.

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


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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