This year, the Journal of Orthopaedic Research (JOR) reaches an important milestone—25 years of publication. The JOR is acknowledged as one of the preeminent journals for orthopaedic research, with a unique blend of articles spanning engineering, clinical, and basic science perspectives.
This special anniversary will be recognized in several ways. At the 54th Annual Meeting of the Orthopaedic Research Society (ORS) in San Francisco, a reception will be held on Monday, March 3, immediately following the first ORS business meeting, to toast the JOR and its quarter century of success and growth. Special invitations will be sent to past editors, deputy editors, and associate editors—more than 135 individuals.
The JOR cover will proudly bear an anniversary emblem throughout the year. In an early issue there will be an editorial, authored by the two current editors—Joseph A. Buckwalter, MD, and Timothy F. Wright, MD—and two previous editors—Wayne H. Akeson, MD, and Wilson C. “Toby” Hayes, PhD. They will present historical insights about the ORS decision to publish a journal, the journal’s birth and early formative years, its current strengths, and thoughts for the future. Alan J. Grodzinsky, ScD, the 2007-2008 ORS president, also will provide an editorial perspective on the current status of the journal, as seen from a position of leadership within the society.
In addition, several current members of the JOR editorial advisory board will write perspective review articles. Their insights and perspectives will provide an interesting comment on the changes that have occurred in orthopaedic research since 1983.
As the journal of the ORS, the strength of the JOR parallels the growth and maturing of the society. All signs point to a continuing bright future, with interesting challenges as both the ORS and the JOR continue to mature. It is truly a year for celebration!
Brenda Frederick is executive director of the ORS. For more information on the ORS annual meeting, visit the society’s Web site, www.ors.org