An international multi-disciplinary journal which is a joint initiative between the International Osteoporosis Foundation and the National Osteoporosis Foundation of the USA, Osteoporosis International provides a forum for the communication and exchange of current ideas concerning the diagnosis, prevention, treatment and management of osteoporosis and other metabolic bone diseases.

It publishes: original papers - reporting progress and results in all areas of osteoporosis and its related fields; review articles - reflecting the present state of knowledge in special areas of summarizing limited themes in which discussion has led to clearly defined conclusions; educational articles - giving information on the progress of a topic of particular interest; case reports - of uncommon or interesting presentations of the condition.

While focusing on clinical research, the Journal will also accept submissions on more basic aspects of research, where they are considered by the editors to be relevant to the human disease spectrum.

Why publish with us

  • We provide an interdisciplinary platform for the communication of original and high quality experimental or clinical papers on all aspects of osteoporosis and other metabolic bone diseases.
  • We publish studies relating to the diagnosis, prevention, treatment, and management of osteoporosis, and the spectrum of disorders that deficiencies in bone density can produce.
  • Supported by leading experts in the field, our committed editorial team leads a rigorous and robust peer review, averaging 44 days for a first decision for peer reviewed articles.
  • We provide high levels of author satisfaction, with 91% of our published authors rating the journal Good or Excellent.

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  • John Kanis,
  • Felicia Cosman
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Journal metrics

4.507 (2020)
Impact factor
4.802 (2020)
Five year impact factor
38 days
Submission to first decision
123 days
Submission to acceptance
794,585 (2020)

Latest articles

  1. In memoriam: Bernardo Stolnicki

    Authors (first, second and last of 6)

    • C. Zerbini
    • A. Orcesi Pedro
    • C. Cooper
    • Content type: Obituary
    • Open Access
    • Published: 17 November 2021

Journal updates

  • Reviewers 2020

    The Editors and Associate Editors of Osteoporosis International would like to express their profound gratitude to the reviewers who have contributed their expertise in the peer review process throughout 2020. This process is crucial to the quality of our journal. We acknowledge here, with special thanks, our top 50 reviewers from 2020.

  • CME credit request for manuscript review

    Manuscript reviewers for Osteoporosis International may claim up to 3 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ per review, up to a maximum of five reviews for a total of 15 CME credits per calendar year.

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