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Osteoarthritis and Cartilage Journal

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Osteoarthritis and Cartilage - Impact Factor Increases to 5.454!

Osteoarthritis and Cartilage has seen a 15% increase in its Impact Factor from 4.742 to 5.454, placing it second of 77 titles in the Orthopedics category and fourth of 31 titles in the Rheumatology category. Congratulations to Joel Block, editor and the editorial team!


O & C Journal

Osteoarthritis and Cartilage (O&C)

is an international fully peer-reviewed multidisciplinary journal published by Elsevier Ltd on behalf of OARSI.

 The journal provides a forum for the dissemination of ideas for the many kinds of specialists and practitioners concerned with osteoarthritis.   The 2016 Impact Factor is 4.742, an increase  from 4.535 in 2015.  The Journal ranks 3rd in Orthopedics titles and 5th in Rheumatology titles.

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Effective with manuscripts submitted  for publication on or after November 1, 2017, Osteoarthritis and Cartilage is instituting an accepted article fee. The corresponding author of an accepted manuscript will be emailed a link once the article has been accepted enabling them to make the payment of $US400 prior to receiving the page proof.  [Note: the accepted article fee applies only to ACCEPTED manuscripts] A DOI number will be assigned when the funds have been received and the article has moved into production. Individual waiver requests will be considered on a case-by-case basis and may be granted in cases of genuine need. Priority for this waiver program will be given to applications by authors from countries eligible for the Research4Life program. Open access article charges are still in effect but are inclusive of the accepted article fee. That is, authors opting for open access will not be asked to pay the accepted article fee. Please contact Ms. Tanya  Wheatley ( if you have any questions.



Joel Block, MD
Director of the Division of Rheumatology
Professor of Medicine and Biochemistry
Rush Medical College
Chicago, IL

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