Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

The topics covered include, but are not limited to:

  • Basic sciences include: Anatomy, physiology, biomolecular, and biomechanics
  • Imaging and diagnostic studies;
  • Trauma;
  • Surgery includes: Arthroplasty, Arthroscopy and Sports Injury, Trauma, Joint preservation surgery
  • Rehabilitation and advances in the development of prosthetic, orthotic and augmentation devices of hip and knee joint


Section Policies


Unchecked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

State of The Art

Unchecked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed

Research Articles

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Case Report

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Peer Review Process

The submitted manuscript is first reviewed by an editor. It will be evaluated in the office, whether it is suitable for The Hip & Knee Journal journal focus and scope or has a major methodological flaw and similarity score by using iThenticate.

The manuscript will be sent to at least two anonymous reviewers (Duble Blind Review). Reviewers' comments are then sent to the corresponding author for necessary actions and responses.

The suggested decision will be evaluated in an editorial board meeting. Afterward, the editor will send the final decision to the corresponding author.


Publication Frequency

This journal is published TWO times a year (February, August)


Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.



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