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AAOS Now

Published 8/1/2018

AAOS Partners with Wolters Kluwer and Jones & Bartlett Learning to Publish and Distribute Books

AAOS has partnered with Wolters Kluwer to develop and publish all new AAOS books and has recently transferred the distribution of Essentials of Musculoskeletal Care, now as an enhanced fifth edition, to Jones & Bartlett Learning (JBL).

As of June, more than 130 AAOS books were made accessible on Wolters Kluwer’s Ovid platform. This partnership will give the Academy’s books a wider global reach to more than 12,500 medical, academic, and corporate institutions in more than 150 countries. It also enables more institutions worldwide to provide AAOS content to surgeons and orthopaedic providers in their networks.

In addition, 18 current Orthopaedic Knowledge Update titles and other key books in the AAOS inventory were transferred to Wolters Kluwer in July. Starting in August, the titles are now sold exclusively by Wolters Kluwer as print with eBook bundles discoverable via Wolters Kluwer’s eBook partner, Vital Source.

AAOS members will continue to work as book editors and authors with AAOS staff and Wolters Kluwer to create new titles, including the upcoming Instructional Course Lectures, Volume 68, which will launch at the AAOS 2019 Annual Meeting in Las Vegas in March.

The Academy’s history with Wolters Kluwer dates to March 2014, when Wolters Kluwer began publishing the Journal of the AAOS (JAAOS).

JBL is also a longtime partner with AAOS on the “Orange Book” series, an educational program line of emergency medical services content. Under the publications of JBL, Essentials of Musculoskeletal Care, Enhanced Fifth Edition now includes the publisher’s Navigate 2 Advantage Access, unlocking a complete, interactive eBook with nearly 300 embedded procedure videos, new skills checklists to accompany videos in PDF format, and home exercise step-by-step instructions in PDF format, exclusively available through JBL for use in online, hybrid, or traditional classroom-based courses.

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