About JEO

The Journal of Experimental Orthopaedics (JEO) is an international Open Access journal that aims to bridge the gap between orthopaedic basic science and the clinics, and publishes papers across the entire orthopaedics field, including basic science and clinical research studies. The journal also welcomes translational and epidemiological studies, across all aspects of musculoskeletal disorders.

It is the official open access journal of ESSKA and ensures rapid peer-review and publication of high quality papers.

Why publish in JEO?

High visibility

JEO’s open access policy allows maximum visibility of articles as they are available to a wide and global audience. 

Speed of publication

JEO offers a fast publication schedule while maintaining rigorous peer review. Articles are published with their final citation after acceptance, in both fully-browsable web form, and as a formatted PDF.


Online publication in JEO gives you the opportunity to publish large datasets, color illustrations and moving pictures, to display data in a form that can be read directly by other software packages so as to allow readers to manipulate the data for themselves, and to create all relevant links (for example, to PubMed, to sequence and other databases, and to other articles).


Articles published in JEO are included in article alerts and regular email updates.  Additionally, articles may be promoted by press releases to the general or scientific press. These activities increase the exposure and number of accesses for articles. 


Authors retain the copyright of their articles and are free to reproduce and disseminate their work (for further details, see the copyright and license agreement).

Open Access

All articles are made freely and permanently accessible online immediately upon publication, without subscription charges or registration barriers.

As authors, you are the copyright holders of your article and have granted to any third party, in advance and in perpetuity, the right to use, reproduce or disseminate your article.

Article Processing Charges

Open access publishing is not without costs. JEO, therefore, levies an Article Processing Charge (APC) of GBP 1480/USD 2040/EUR 1690 for each article accepted for publication, plus VAT or local taxes where applicable.

Waivers on Article Processing Charges

ESSKA can support you by providing grants and waivers on the APC. See the available support at https://www.esska.org/page/JEODiscountsandWaivers

If the corresponding author’s institution participates in Springer’s Open Access membership programme, some or all of the publication cost may be covered (more details available on the membership page).

There are routine waivers for authors from low-income countries.

For other countries, article-processing charge waivers or discounts are granted on a case-by-case basis to authors with insufficient funds. Authors can request a waiver or discount during the submission process. For further details, see our article-processing charge page.

SpringerOpen provides a free open access funding support service to help authors discover and apply for article processing charge funding. Visit the OA funding and policy support page to view the list of research funders and institutions that provide funding for APCs, and to learn more about the email support service.  

Indexing services

All published articles are included in:

  • PubMed
  • PubMed Central
  • DOAJ
  • Embase
  • OCLC
  • Summon by Serial Solutions

Full text of all articles is deposited in digital archives around the world to guarantee long-term digital preservation.

We are working closely with relevant indexing services including Web of Science (Clarivate Analytics) to ensure that published articles will be available in their databases when appropriate.

Peer-review policy

Peer-review is used to assess the quality of a manuscript before it is published. Independent researchers in the relevant research area assess submitted manuscripts for originality, validity and significance to help editors determine whether the manuscript should be published.

JEO operates a blind peer-review system, where the reviewers and authors are anonymous to each other.

Submitted manuscripts will generally be reviewed by two to three experts who will be asked to evaluate whether the manuscript is scientifically sound and coherent, whether it duplicates already published work, and whether or not the manuscript is sufficiently clear for publication. Reviewers will also be asked to indicate how interesting and significant the research is. The Editors will reach a decision based on these reviews.

Editorial policies

Once your article is accepted, it will be processed and published shortly afterwards. In some cases, articles may be held for a short period of time prior to publication.

Appeals and complaints

If you wish to appeal a rejection or make a complaint you should, in the first instance, contact the Editor who will provide details of the journal’s complaints procedure.