ROSEMONT, Ill., May 19, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)—the preeminent provider of musculoskeletal education to orthopaedic surgeons and others in the world—and its publishing partner of the AAOS, Wolters Kluwer—a leading global provider of information and point of care solutions for the healthcare industry—announced today that the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (JAAOS) will begin offering an open access publishing option for authors of manuscripts accepted for publication. Authors of manuscripts who opt for the open access choice retain copyright to their work and AAOS will make the work freely available online to anyone wishing to access it.
The AAOS Board of Directors authorized the implementation of the Open Access option for JAAOS at its May 14th meeting. "JAAOS already is the most-read orthopaedic journal in the world," said AAOS President Gerald R. Williams Jr., MD. "Open access is a logical extension of the Journal's editorial operations and furthers its educational mission."
JAAOS Editor-in-Chief William N. Levine, MD, concurs. "All manuscripts submitted to JAAOS go through the same rigorous double-blind peer-review process. Only after a manuscript is accepted for publication are authors given the opportunity to opt for open access publication."
"We continue to see more medical journals introduce open access publishing to support mandates by research funding bodies and authors who want to make their content open," added Jayne Marks, Vice President, Global Publishing, for Wolters Kluwer, Health Learning, Research & Practice. "We're delighted to help JAAOS bring this publishing option to its authors and readers."
The JAAOS open access option will be offered to all authors whose work is accepted for publication after June 1, 2016 and going forward.
About the AAOS
With more than 39,000 members, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons is the world's largest medical association of musculoskeletal specialists. The AAOS provides educational programs for orthopaedic surgeons and allied health professionals, champions and advances the highest quality musculoskeletal care for patients, and is the authoritative source of information on bone and joint conditions, treatments and related issues.
About Wolters Kluwer
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