"European Spine Journal" is a publication founded in response to the increasing trend toward specialization in spinal surgery and spinal pathology in general. The Journal is devoted to all spine related disciplines, including functional and surgical anatomy of the spine, biomechanics and pathophysiology, diagnostic procedures, and neurology, surgery and outcomes. The aim of "European Spine Journal" is to support the further development of highly innovative spine treatments including but not restricted to surgery and to provide an integrated and balanced view of diagnostic, research and treatment procedures as well as outcomes that will enhance effective collaboration among specialists worldwide. The “European Spine Journal” also participates in education by means of videos, interactive meetings and the endorsement of educative efforts.

Official publication of EUROSPINE, The Spine Society of Europe

Affiliated societies:
Austrian Spine Society
Czech Spine Surgery Society
Deutsche Wirbelsäulengesellschaft
Dutch Spine Society
French Society of Spine Surgery
GEER (Grupo de Estudio de Enfermedades del Raquis)
SICV&GIS. (Italian Spine Surgery Society -G.I.S.)
Spine Society Belgium (SSBe)
Turkish Spine Society

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  • Our renowned and international editorial team offers expert early guidance for researchers, helping transform ideas into discoveries.
  • We aim to support the further development of highly innovative spine treatments and to provide an integrated and balanced view of diagnostic, research and treatment procedures that will enhance effective collaboration among specialists worldwide.
  • Through Springer Compact agreements, authors from participating institutions can publish Open Choice at no cost to the authors.

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Editor-in-Chief
  • Robert Gunzburg
Publishing model
Hybrid (Transformative Journal). How to publish with us, including Open Access

Journal metrics

2.721 (2021)
Impact factor
3.362 (2021)
Five year impact factor
22 days
Submission to first decision (Median)
976,032 (2021)
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Electronic ISSN
1432-0932
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0940-6719
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