Published 4/1/2014

AAOS Signs Agreement with Wolters Kluwer Health

JAAOS joins Lippincott Williams & Wilkins portfolio

The Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (JAAOS) has long been ranked among the best read and most respected orthopaedic journals. For more than 20 years, the AAOS has published the “Yellow Journal” as its official clinical review journal. But recently, the AAOS made the decision to partner with Wolters Kluwer Health (WKH) in publishing JAAOS, beginning with the March 2014 issue. JAAOS will be published under the Lippincott Williams & Wilkins journal portfolio (LWW), offering print and digital access for AAOS members, individual subscribers, and institutional users.

“Our joining with WKH/LWW as our new publisher offers great advantages—first and foremost, that of taking the most widely read orthopaedic review journal in the world to even greater heights,” said JAAOS Editor-in-Chief Jeffrey S. Fischgrund, MD. “WKH/LWW is committed to accelerating our growth and promoting awareness of the Journal globally.”

“The Academy has always been committed to providing peer-reviewed bone and joint health education to our members and the general public, and we look forward to growing our JAAOS readership with Wolters Kluwer Health,” added AAOS Chief Executive Officer Karen L. Hackett, CAE, FACHE. “LWW has a strong and proven publishing record in expanding subscriber lists, especially in international areas, where we hope to reach practitioners in need of the latest surgical techniques and care strategies.”

Enhanced delivery channels
LWW will enhance JAAOS publication channels with print, digital, and mobile platforms. “Partnering with our new publisher allows us to remain competitive and vibrant while accelerating our ability to provide you with the authoritative information you rely on. In fact, one immediate effect of this strategy is our new JAAOS app for iPad, available to you now. Simply visit the Apple app store, search for JAAOS, and you can download the app at no charge,” said Dr. Fischgrund.

Institutional libraries such as hospitals, medical schools, and corporations will be able to access JAAOS through the HighWire or Ovid platforms.

A new feature for JAAOS will be the addition of LWW’s publish-ahead-of-print production delivering articles online soon after acceptance. Also planned for JAAOS is an open access option; following a manuscript’s acceptance for publication, authors will, for a fee, be able to stipulate that the article be made freely available to all who wish to read it. The LWW partnership also will continue JAAOS’s participation in the Health InterNetwork Access to Research Initiative, providing physicians in designated developing nations access to the publication at little or no cost.

“All of us understand that we are undergoing a paradigm shift in communications,” says Dr. Fischgrund in his editorial announcing the new partnership. “This rapidly evolving 24/7 information highway is dramatically influencing how we stay abreast of changes that affect our practices as well as challenging how we engage in lifelong learning.”