The University of Pennsylvania Orthopaedic Journal’s mission is to provide concise reviews of orthopaedic disorders, techniques, and treatments by experts in all disciplines of musculoskeletal care. UPOJ will consider for publication original clinical or basic science research, review articles, case reports, and technical or clinical tips. The authors are asked to clearly define and narrow the scope of their topic to a specific condition or technique. In doing so, the goal of providing useful, descriptive summaries can be achieved.
All manuscripts are considered for publication. Original work is given highest priority for publication. However, if a submission has been published or presented elsewhere, the author is required to obtain permission from the previous publisher and include this information with the submission. A cover letter stating such must be submitted with the manuscript.
All manuscripts will be published in print and online. The online access is open access, and may be accessible through various online search engines, including Google Scholar. UPOJ is not currently indexed in any medical journal index (including the NLM index).
All other correspondence should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
All manuscripts can be submitted through our Online Manuscript Submission system below. Manuscripts should be uploaded as a single word document with all figures and tables embedded. Authors will provide high resolution figures and tables upon acceptance.
Editorial Review Process
All submissions are sent to expert consultants with affiliations, either past or present, with the University of Pennsylvania Department of Orthopaedics for peer review. The review process is blinded for reviewers.
It is to be clearly understood that each author has contributed in a meaningful way to the preparation of the manuscript, agrees with its content, and assumed full responsibility for the content of the manuscript. Copyright of the articles is retained by the submitting author.
Submitting Your Manuscript
Instructions for Authors
Please list all authors in the order in which they should appear along with their institutional affiliations. Please include the mailing address of the corresponding author.
Body of Manuscript
Manuscripts should be typed using Times New Roman 12pt font and double-spaced. Please limit submissions to 1000 words with a maximum of three figures/tables. Please include a figure/table legend after the references. Please upload figures separately. However, tables can be embedded in the document.
Structure submissions using one of the following formats with corresponding section headers.
- Case Information
- Prior Reports and Relevant Literature
- Preoperative Evaluation and Indications
- Postoperative Protocol
Please number references throughout the manuscript in the order of the citation and using superscripts. Please format citations using Vancouver style.