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The Journal of Musculoskeletal Surgery and Research (JMSR) is an open-access peer-reviewed journal committed to publishing high-quality articles in the field of Musculoskeletal Research & Studies from Orthopedic and Spine surgery, Rheumatology, Basic Science, Rehabilitation and Physiotherapy, Orthopedic Nursing and Education. The journal is owned by the Saudi Orthopaedic Association and published by the Scientific Scholar.

Aims & Scope

The journal is an Open Access online journal, and with the help of the experienced international editorial board, the journal aims to provide a complete and reliable source of information about the latest research and developments in the field of musculoskeletal research and contribute towards the improvement of quality of health care. The journal aims to provide a platform for the exchange of new clinical and scientific information in the most precise and expeditious way on disorders related to the musculoskeletal system, which includes research from Orthopedic and Spine surgeons, Rheumatologists, Basic Scientists, Rehabilitation and Physiotherapy specialist, Orthopedic Nursing and Educationists. The journal will be essential reading for professionals and researchers who wish to keep abreast of the latest developments in the field.

The journal publishes all types of papers; editorials, systematic reviews, narrative reviews, original research, basic science and experimental research, surgical tips and techniques, case reports, book reviews, letters to editors, clinical practice guidelines, and orthopedic training and educational research.


Our audience includes Musculoskeletal Research & Studies from Orthopedic and Spine Surgery, Rheumatology, Basic Science, Rehabilitation and Physiotherapy, Orthopedic Nursing and Education.

Review Process

JMSR has a highly rigorous peer-review process that makes sure that manuscripts are scientifically accurate, relevant, novel and important. Authors disclose all conflicts, affiliations and financial associations such that the published content is not biased.

Editorial Team

The editorial board comprises a panel of experts from various disciplines of medical and allied sciences to provide their expertise and guidance in maintaining the clarity of content and focus of the purpose for the journal.

About the Editor

Prof. Khalid I. Khoshhal
Professor of Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery,
College of Medicine,
Taibah University, Almadinah Almunawwarah,
Saudi Arabia,,

Facts about the Journal

It is a peer-reviewed international journal with a double-blind review process. Its frequency of publication is quarterly, what that means is, it publishes the article once it’s accepted after peer review. Currently, we have E-Journal and the journal is also available in print on demand.


An article published in the journal can be viewed without a fee by readers all over the world. The author also gets to retain copyright to the article and the figures. This allows authors to extend their exposure in the world of medical research and get worldwide recognition for their work.

Abstracting and Indexing Information

The journal is registered with the following abstracting partners:
Google Scholar, ReadCube, Index Copernicus, Scilit, China National Knowledge Infrastructure (CNKI), Wang Fung

Journal Ethics

The Journal of Musculoskeletal Surgery and Research is committed to meeting and upholding the standards of ethical behavior at all stages of the publication process. We follow closely the industry associations, such as the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) and World Association of Medical Editors (WAME), that set standards and provide guidelines for best practices in order to meet these requirements. For a summary of our specific policies regarding duplicate publication, conflicts of interest, patient consent, etc., please visit our Ethical Guidelines section

Plagiarism Policy

We provide plagiarism check software (iThenticate) on the Editor’s and Reviewer’s panel in the manuscript management system. We encourage our editors and reviewers to use the plagiarism check. The manuscript’s found to have plagiarism is rejected.

Archival Policy

We use PORTICO for our third-party repository for all articles published with us. All our articles are assigned a DOI number. We are members of

Open Access Publication and Creative Commons Licensing

Journal of Musculoskeletal Surgery and Research is an open-access journal, and manuscripts published are distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-Share Alike 4.0 License (CC-BY-NC-SA 4.0), which allows others to remix, transform, and build upon the work non-commercially, as long as appropriate credit is given and the new creations are licensed under the identical terms.

Ahead of Print policy

Articles published online under the Ahead of Print model are considered published and can be cited and quoted using the DOI as the reference source. Journal of Musculoskeletal Surgery and Research has a policy that changes will not be made after publication of an article without following accepted procedures for making corrections to the scientific record.

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Imaging Science Today was founded in 2011 by a group of practicing doctors and industry specialists, it changed its name to Scientific Scholar LLC, USA ( All the scientific journal publishing of Imaging Science Today was brought under the umbrella of Scientific Scholar LLC in 2017. Scientific Scholar LLC ( is a well-respected medical publisher that fully supports open access publishing models, Subscription and Society based journal models through its peer-review management system – EditorialAssist ( The head office of Scientific Scholar (  is in Rochester, NY, USA and has a subsidiary arm in India.

Scientific Scholar (  owns its Manuscript Management System called EditorialAssist ( This system is very intuitive with a very short learning curve. The overall functionality of this system is based on “DRAG AND DROP”.

The mission of the Scientific Scholar ( is “Share, Learn and Improve”.

Scientific Scholar (  currently publishes many prestigious and indexed journals like the Journal of Clinical Imaging Science (,  Surgical Neurology International (,  CytoJournal ( and many more ( Scientific Scholar ( currently publishes approximately thirty three peer-reviewed journals.