Our Policy:

To respect the environment and forests, we will publish the JBS Journal online and provide no print version.

Terms of Use

The following Terms and Conditions apply to the jbsjournal.org website. All access to and use of the site is conditioned on compliance with the following Terms and Conditions. Any use of the site shall constitute acceptance of these Terms and Conditions of Use.

1‐ The person using the site may view, reproduce or store copies of articles comprising the journal provided that the articles are used only for their personal, non‐commercial use. Uses beyond that require permission of the publisher. If you believe your work has been reproduced at the site in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please notify us by sending an e‐mail to editor@jbjs.org

2‐ Any uses and or copies of content on the site in whole or in part must include the customary bibliographic citation, including author attribution, date, article title, the URL, and MUST include a copy of the copyright notice.

3‐ The Joint and Bone Science Journal (and logo design) and JBS Journal are trademarks of The Joint and Bone Science Masters Center. Any use of said trademarks in connection with the saleو distribution, or advertising of any goods or services is strictly prohibited.

4‐ The information about you and your use of the site are subject to the JBS Journal Privacy Policy.

5‐ The JBS Masters Center will make reasonable efforts to keep the site available 24/7. However, as a result of technical failures, routine maintenance, or other unforeseen circumstances, availability may be limited and The JBS Masters Center will not be responsible for the nonavailability of the site. Users should be aware that The JBS Masters Center reserves the right to change, discontinue, suspend or restrict access to all or any part of the Sites at any time. Reliance on their continued availability is at the user's risk.

6‐ Links and references to as well as descriptions of other products, publications or services does not imply endorsement of any.

7‐ The JBS Masters Center reserves the right to modify the Terms and Conditions of Use in its sole discretion and to deny access to anyone who breaches these Terms and Conditions. Accessing or the use of the materials following the posting of any such modifications shall be subject to such modified Terms and Conditions.


Disclaimer of Warranties

In no event shall The JBS Masters Center and The JBS Journal be liable for any special, incidental, indirect or consequential damages of any kind arising out of or in connection with the use of the articles or other material derived from the journals, whether or not advised of the possibility of damage, and on any theory of liability.

This publication is provided "as is" without warranty of any kind, either expressed or implied, including, but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, or non‐infringement. Descriptions of, or references to, products or publications does not imply endorsement of that product or publication.

JBS Journal site is under continuous development and changes may be made in these publications, site and programs at any time.


Privacy Policy

The Joint and Bone Science Journal does not collect personal information from any site visitor unless that visitor explicitly and intentionally provides it. You provide information to us when you submit a manuscript, sign up for e‐mail notifications of the table of contents or otherwise interact with our website.

The personal information we store may include:

  • Name
  • Postal address
  • E‐mail address
  • Phone number
  • Fax number
  • IP address
  • Occupation
  • Employment or practice setting
  • Stage of training
  • Years in practice
  • Board certification
  • Subspecialty


How your personal information will be used

Personal information may be used for internal JBS Journal purposes by authorized staff. We may report aggregate information about the types of visitors and activity at our website to third parties, including advertisers. However, we will never share specific information about individual visitors in such reporting.

We may contact you to alert you to new content or services offered by JBS Journal, to extend special offers, make survey requests, or to deliver any other communication necessary in the course of providing service to our readers.

You can choose to stop receiving offer information from us about content or services.


Security

We employ many safeguards to ensure the security of your personal information. The information we collect is stored in secure environments. We take appropriate precautions to protect against the loss, misuse, or alteration of information that we have collected from you on our site.


Linking to other sites

Our website has many links to other sites. When you link to any of these sites, you are no longer on our site and are subject to the privacy policy of the new site.


Ethics Policy

The JBS Journal Ethics Policies

This Ethics Policies document is intended to inform the public and all persons affiliated with The JBS Masters Center of its general ethics policies. These policies pertain to all publications produced by JBS Masters Center.


Study Design and Ethics

In the preparation of a manuscript, authors should, in general, follow the recommendations in "Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals: Writing and Editing for Biomedical Publication" by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (http://www.icmje.org/).

All studies should be carried out in accordance with the World Medical Association Declaration of Helsinki. Patient consent must be obtained for all human studies, and that must be stated in the manuscript. If such consent has not been obtained, a letter of explanation must be included with the submission. The authors are responsible for obtaining and retaining the documentation of such permission, which should not be forwarded to the JBS Journal in order to protect the privacy of the patients.

All studies submitted for publication must include a letter indicating IRB approval or approval by a similar ethics board, and such approval must be noted in the manuscript. If such approval is not included, a full explanation must be provided to the Editor, who may investigate further.

All manuscripts dealing with experimental results in animals must include a statement that the study has been approved by an animal utilization study committee. The Editor may further investigate that statement. Information about the management of postoperative pain for both animal and human subjects must be included.


Authorship

JBS Journal considers all authors to be equally responsible for the entire manuscript. All authors must sign a document indicating that they have read and approved the contents of the manuscript.

Each author must have contributed significantly to, and be willing to take public responsibility for, one or more aspects of the study: its design, data acquisition and analysis, and interpretation of data.

All authors must have been actively involved in the drafting and critical revision of the manuscript and each must provide final approval of the version to be published. All authors are held equally responsible for ensuring that documentation is correct and accurate, and that the required permissions have been obtained. No author may disclaim any part of the manuscript.

Any change in authorship (including the order of names and the designation of the corresponding author) after the initial review process will necessitate a signed letter from all agreeing to the change.

Individuals who have contributed to only one section of the manuscript or have contributed only cases should be credited in an acknowledgment footnote.


Originality, Prior Publication and Reproduction of Images

Articles are accepted only for exclusive English publication. Previously published articles, excluding those published in non‐English journals, are not eligible for publication.

All manuscripts that pass the initial review process are screened for plagiarism, which is a ground for immediate rejection. Suspected plagiarism is handled in accordance with the COPE flowcharts.

Redundant publication/submission and duplicate publication/submission deplete the resources of our reviewers and editors. If an author is in doubt as to whether a manuscript might be considered redundant, that author should contact the journal's editor in advance to discuss the issue. Redundant publication/submission is handled in accordance with the COPE flowcharts.

Images may not be enhanced or altered without clear and explicit disclosure in the legend. Any digital manipulation of an image—color, contrast, brightness, etc.—must be applied to the entire image and may not result in misrepresentation of the original image.


Conflict of Interests

All JBS Journal editors have disclosed any conflicts of interest to the Editor‐in‐Chief, who has resolved those as necessary to ensure that an editor conflict of interest does not impact the review of any manuscript submission. Authors are required to reveal any conflicts of interest when they submit the manuscript. The information contained in the disclosure statement has no bearing on the editorial decision to publish a manuscript. A summary of the statements selected by the author or authors will be printed with the published article. Sources of funding must be disclosed in the manuscript text.

Reviewers, associate editors, and/or deputy editors may have a conflict of interest or a competing interest with regard to the subject matter of a manuscript. Such conflicts are disclosed to the handling editor and/or the Editor‐in‐Chief as early in the review process as possible. If warranted, a different reviewer will be asked to evaluate the manuscript or the paper will be reassigned to another editor.

The Editor‐in‐Chief has no known conflicts of interest or competing interests and makes the final decision regarding acceptance or rejection of all manuscripts submitted.


Peer Review and Editorial Decisions

Scientific articles and all other manuscripts submitted to JBS Journal are first reviewed by our Editor‐in‐Chief and Senior editors. Some manuscripts are rejected after such initial review, however, the majority of articles are sent to two or more reviewers for double‐blinded peer review. At no time are the identities of authors or reviewers disclosed to one another. JBS Journal follows the COPE Code of Conduct and Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors.

Although very few rejection notices are overturned, authors can appeal an editorial decision by sending an email to the journal's Editor‐in‐Chief. The choice to uphold the initial decision, offer a chance at revision, or discuss the paper at an editorial workshop is up to the Editor‐in‐Chief's discretion.


Publication

Material appearing in The JBS Journal is covered by copyright. All authors must sign a "JBS Journal Assignment of Publication Rights Form" upon submission of the manuscript. Published articles and illustrations become the property of The JBS Journal. Exceptions are made for certain illustrations and videos, with appropriate documentation and mutual written agreement.

If published material is found to be fraudulent or to contain falsified of data, or if other evidence is found to indicate that material is in violation of ethical standards, JBS Journal follows the COPE guidelines to determine the appropriate action.


Advertising

Publication of advertisements in all publications of JBS Masters Center does not imply endorsement. Advertisers and sponsors do not have advance knowledge of our specific editorial content, other than the information contained in the table of contents. Content is not edited or modified in any way to accommodate advertisers. The JBS Masters Center does not knowingly permit advertising for a specific product in physical proximity to a specific article mentioning that product.

Editorial decisions are made without influence by advertisers or sponsors. Advertising sales representatives for The JBS Masters Center have no involvement with specific editorial content, other than knowledge of the table of contents, before it is published.