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Current and Future Orthopedic Research: Views of Chief Editors of Leading Journals

Author: 
Joseph A. Buckwalter, MD, Stefan Lohmander, MD, Hiroshi Kawaguchi, MD, PhD

Recent advances in bioscience at the molecular level and research methods have brought with them a dramatic growth in the volume of medical research conducted at various levels in ever-diversifying specializations. Orthopedics is, of course, no exception; attempts to further explore this therapeutic area have resulted in remarkable progress, with state-of-the-art research in orthopedics now embracing molecular and genetic science, bioengineering, and large-scale randomized comparative clinical studies.

International peer-reviewed journals are a major vehicle for dissemination of the latest research findings. In this roundtable discussion, the Editors-in-Chief of two leading orthopedics journals express their views on recent developments in and future prospects for orthopedics research. Valuable advice on increasing a manuscript’s chance of acceptance by international peer-reviewed journals is also offered.