"Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery" is a rich source of instruction and information for physicians in clinical practice and research in the extensive field of orthopaedics and traumatology. The journal publishes papers that deal with diseases and injuries of the musculoskeletal system from all fields and aspects of medicine. The journal is particularly interested in papers that satisfy the information needs of orthopaedic clinicians and practitioners. The journal places special emphasis on clinical relevance.

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Editors-in-Chief
  • Frank Unglaub,
  • Thomas Heyse
Co-Editors
  • Lars Peter Müller,
  • Geert Pagenstert,
  • Richard Lindtner,
  • Dietmar Krappinger,
  • Alexej Barg
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Hybrid (Transformative Journal). Learn about publishing Open Access with us

Journal metrics

3.067 (2020)
Impact factor
2.950 (2020)
Five year impact factor
59 days
Submission to first decision
172 days
Submission to acceptance
416,097 (2020)
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  • Acknowledgement to our Reviewers 2020

    We thank all the reviewers for their excellent expertise, which helped to increase the reputation of Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery during the year 2020.

  • COVID-19 and impact on peer review

    As a result of the significant disruption that is being caused by the COVID-19 pandemic we are very aware that many researchers will have difficulty in meeting the timelines associated with our peer review process during normal times.  Please do let us know if you need additional time. Our systems will continue to remind you of the original timelines but we intend to be highly flexible at this time.

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1434-3916
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