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About the Journal of the JCOA

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The Journal of the Japanese Clinical Orthopaedic Association is the official, referred publication of the Japanese Clinical Orthopaedic Association (JCOA). The mission of this journal is to improve orthopedic practice by publishing documents including the results of cohort, case-control studies, clinical techniques articles, and other reports on orthopedic clinical experiences. Case reports are also welcome. This journal accepts manuscripts and letters to the editor in Japanese. Papers found in this journal contain English titles and abstracts.

Members of the Japanese Clinical Orthopaedic Association and nonmembers who present papers at the annual meetings of the Japanese Clinical Orthopaedic Association are welcome to submit papers. All submitted manuscripts are peer-reviewed by three reviewers.

The Journal of the Japanese Clinical Orthopaedic Association is indexed by the Japan Science and Technology Information Aggregator, Electronic (J-STAGE); Scholarly and Academic Information Navigator, National Institute of Informatics, Japan (CiNii); Japan Medical Abstracts Society (JAMAS); National Diet Library, Online Public Access Catalog, Japan (NDL-OPAC); and Google Scholar.

INSTRUCTIONS for AUTHORS

Manuscripts for submission to the Journal of the Japanese Clinical Orthopaedic Association should be prepared according to the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors' Recommendations for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing, and Publication of Scholarly Work in Medical Journals.

RESEARCH and PUBLICATION ETHICS

This journal adheres to the World Medical Association's Declaration of Helsinki, and the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare's Ethical Guidelines on Medical and Health Research Involving Human Subjects.

CONFLICT-of-INTEREST STATEMENT

Authors must inform the editor of any potential conflicts of interest under this journal's conflicts-of-interest statement policy and the Japanese Association of Medical Sciences' Guidelines Concerning Conflicts of Interest.

INFORMED CONSENT

Copies of written informed consent and institutional review board approval should be maintained, and the author must declare the informed consent statement in the manuscript.

COPYRIGHT AGREEMENT

All copyright ownership of the article is transferred to the Japanese Clinical Orthopaedic Association. The author(s) warrant(s) that the article is not under consideration by another journal, and has not been previously published.

SUBMISSION

Authors should submit their manuscripts online or through the use of electronic devices.

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BRIEF HISTORY

In 1975, the Japanese Clinical Orthopaedic Association was established for the purposes of improving orthopedic practice and promoting mutual friendship among orthopedic clinicians in Japan.

The Journal of the Japanese Clinical Orthopaedic Association was established as the organ of the Japanese Clinical Orthopaedic Association in 1976.

In 1978, the first original article, which described the anatomical characteristics of Japanese knee joints, was published.

The first scientific meeting of the Japanese Clinical Orthopaedic Association took place at Taisho Seiyaku Hall, Tokyo on June 19th, 1988.

In 1989, it was decided that the presentations and discussions from the annual meetings of the Japanese Clinical Orthopaedic Association should be recorded and published. Subsequently, 27 papers (23 presentations, 2 speeches, and 2 lectures) and 4 records of discussions from the first meeting in 1988 were published.

Since then, scientific meetings of the Japanese Clinical Orthopaedic Association have been held annually, presentations at the meetings and contributed papers have increased in number, and members of the Japanese Clinical Orthopaedic Association have improved themselves through friendly rivalry.

In 2007, the Journal of the Japanese Clinical Orthopaedic Association became a peer-reviewed journal.

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