Journal of Osteoarthritis and Cartilage

Journal of Osteoarthritis and Cartilage

Journal of Osteoarthritis and Cartilage

Open Access & Peer-Reviewed

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About The Journal

Journal of Osteoarthritis and Cartilage (JOC) is an international journal devoted to the most current research developments in all aspects of osteoarthritis and other cartilage diseases. JOC focuses on basic research of the musculoskeletal system, clinical studies, clinical trials, and imaging studies related to the understanding, diagnosis, and treatment of osteoarthritis and cartilage diseases. 


The journal aims to provide a comprehensive forum for the exchange of clinical and scientific information among orthopedic surgeons, rheumatologists, physical therapists, and other healthcare professionals. With a wide range of topics and topics-spanning research. JOC provides high-quality content and regular updates on the latest advances in the field. The journal also offers timely commentary and reviews from experts in the field, helping readers stay up to date on the most important research developments.



Publishing in the Journal of Osteoarthritis and Cartilage(JOC) offers numerous advantages to authors. By making use of the open access publishing model, the journal provides authors with increased visibility and access to a wider audience of potential readers. Furthermore, JOC offers authors the opportunity to make their work accessible to researchers and clinicians across the world. Additionally, JOC's editorial policy ensures that all articles undergo a rigorous peer review process that ensures quality standards are met, helping authors to have their work reach the widest possible readership.


Article Submission Procedure

The journal is open to all researchers, clinicians, and professionals and accepts original research articles, reviews, case reports, commentaries, and technical notes with utmost priority. Each submitted article will be published online soon after acceptance. Authors are allowed to submit articles through a simple online submission process and the editorial decision will be communicated timely.


Instructions for authors

Authors are encouraged to submit original research articles, reviews, and clinical studies on topics including Osteoarthritis, Cartilage Injury, Cartilage Degeneration and Repair, Joint Pain, Injury Prevention, and Disease Management. All manuscripts submitted must be in English and must adhere to the ethical standards of the journal. In order to be accepted for publication, papers must meet the quality, ethical and technical standards outlined in the Journal of Osteoarthritis and Cartilage(JOC) Instructions for Authors.


Contributors should thoroughly familiarize themselves with all requirements before submitting any material. All authors must declare any competing interests, and all manuscripts will be subjected to peer review. In addition, authors must confirm that the manuscript has not been published or submitted for publication elsewhere. 


Editorial Board

The Editorial Board of the Journal of Osteoarthritis and Cartilage(JOC) is composed of esteemed experts in the field of osteoarthritis and cartilage research and management. The board is responsible for ensuring that the highest quality of content is published in the journal. The board members bring deep knowledge in multidisciplinary areas such as basic science, epidemiology, clinical trials, therapeutics, imaging, and other technology related to the diagnosis and management of osteoarthritis and related disorders. They also provide valuable insights into the various research topics covered by the journal.


JOC is committed to providing an open and transparent platform for researchers to publish their findings and to disseminate up-to-date clinical and scientific information in the field of osteoarthritis and cartilage research to the global scientific community. With the expertise of its Editorial Board, JOC strives to publish quality research that can advance knowledge and promote better understanding in the field.


Editorial Board Members:

Xiaochun Bai - Southern Medical University in China

Ender Volkan - Cyprus International University

HAKAN SARMAN - Private Society Surgical Medical Center

Giuseppe Maurizio Campo - University of Messina

Antonella Fioravanti - University Hospital Senene, Siena, Italy

Mirian Farinon - Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS)

Stefan Marlovits - Medical University of Vienna

VIJAI SHARMA - king george medical university


Article Processing Charges

In order to maintain the highest possible standards, the Journal of Osteoarthritis and Cartilage(JOC) charges Article Processing Charges (APCs) for all accepted manuscripts. The APC covers all costs associated with the review process, manuscript preparation, and publication, and ensures that the journal remains a viable and accessible source of information for the scientific community. The fees are based on the number of manuscripts published, and authors can choose to publish their research without APCs.



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