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Published 3/1/2015
John F. Sarwark, MD

OKOJ: An Online Journal with an Edge

Did you know that the Academy’s Orthopaedic Knowledge Online Journal (OKOJ) offers you free access to nearly 400 surgical technique videos? Or that OKOJ offers more than 50 continuing medical education (CME) options? And they’re all online, easily accessed at any time.

For more than a decade, OKOJ has provided Academy members with convenient and complimentary online access to authoritative orthopaedic information. With extensively illustrated peer-reviewed articles, surgical technique videos, and continuing medical education (CME) activities, OKOJ delivers an updated visual learning experience wherever and whenever it’s needed.

Now, OKOJ is taking the online journal experience a step farther––with full-text downloadable PDFs of articles (Fig. 1), special theme issues, an orthopaedic basic science section, and even more options for your online CME needs. Later this year, OKOJ will have an even more extensive presence on the redesigned AAOS website, with its new, high-tech platform. Optimized for mobile devices, the new OKOJ platform will provide members with improved access, easier navigation, advanced search capabilities, and all the standard features of modern, digitally offered e-journals.

Recent OKOJ articles have focused on topics such as Factitious Disorders of the Hand, Surgical Management of Greater Tuberosity Fractures, and Surgical Hip Dislocation in the Pediatric Population. If you have a topic of special interest, I strongly encourage you to consider publishing in OKOJ. Proposals can be submitted online and will be reviewed by the appropriate journal editors. If your proposal is accepted, you will be invited to develop a full article for possible consideration for publication in OKOJ.

While at the 2015 Annual Meeting in Las Vegas, stop by the AAOS Periodicals kiosk in the AAOS Resource Center in Academy Hall to learn more about how this member benefit can best be applied in your practice.

OKOJ is a free benefit for members of AAOS and residents in orthopaedic residency programs. For more information and to read the current issue, visit www.okoj.org

John F. Sarwark, MD, is editor-in-chief of OKOJ.