In July 2020, we were pleased to announce that SICOT-J had been accepted for indexation in Scopus, widely recognised as one of the world’s leading science databases. SICOT-J has now been listed under “Orthopedics and Sports Medicine” and “Surgery” and all content from 2020 to date has been included. The process of listing articles from 2015-2019 is in progress and we expect all content to be fully indexed by Scopus shortly.
“We are delighted by this news and very proud” commented Jacques Caton, Editor-in-Chief. “This is another accreditation of the quality of our Journal and the great efforts made by the SICOT-J Editorial Team. We thank the editorial board, authors and reviewers for their continued support which contributes to the success of the journal.”
Andreas F. Mavrogenis, Editor-in-Chief added “We have taken a number of steps to increase the visibility of SICOT-J, including engaging our community on Twitter and responding to hot topics such as ‘HIP and KNEE Replacement’.” He went on to observe, “As a result of this indexation, authors publishing their research in SICOT-J will enjoy increased exposure.”
Acceptance in Scopus follows earlier indexations in PubMed Central and the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ). Indeed, SICOT-J was recently awarded the DOAJ Seal for “best practice in open access publishing”. Scopus is one of the most comprehensive abstract and citation databases of peer-reviewed literature including scientific journals, books and conference proceedings. It provides a comprehensive overview of global research output and produces CiteScore, a useful metric indicating impact.
We are pleased to highlight a flavour of the content that has contributed to this indexation:
- The effect of corticosteroid versus platelet-rich plasma injection therapies for the management of lateral epicondylitis: A systematic review (read)
- Influence of mobilization and weight bearing on in-hospital outcome in geriatric patients with hip fractures (read)
- Early results of total hip arthroplasty using dual-mobility cup in patients with osteonecrosis of the femoral head (read)
Walid Ben-Nafa and Wendy Munro
Manuel Baer, Valentin Neuhaus, Hans Christoph Pape et al.
Chahine Assi, Nadim Kheir, Camille Samaha et al.
“Indexation in Scopus is always a satisfying editorial moment,” commented Isabelle Auffret-Babak, Senior Editor, EDP Sciences. “It shows that the hard work of every contributor is being recognised and that the journal is considered to be an authoritative voice in its discipline. Congratulations to all involved."
SICOT-J is an official journal of the Société Internationale de Chirurgie Orthopédique et de Traumatologie (SICOT). It is a double-blind peer reviewed, open access journal with a focus on original clinical, basic and translational research in the field of orthopaedics surgery and traumatology. SICOT-J is led by Jacques Caton, Institut d’orthopédie, France and Andreas F. Mavrogenis, Attikon University Hospital, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece.
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