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International Journal of Shoulder Surgery (ISSN 0973-6042) is an open-access, peer-reviewed online publication that focuses on the basic science, diagnostic and therapeutic aspects of disorders of the shoulder girdle. Original research, review articles, techniques and case reports that focus on anatomy, radiology, clinical methods, and open/arthroscopic surgery, related to the shoulder, are presented. Journal is published Quarterly.

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The journal is registered with the following abstracting partners:
CNKI (China National Knowledge Infrastructure), EBSCO Publishing's Electronic Databases, Exlibris Primo Central, Google Scholar, Hinari, Infotrieve, Journal Guide, National Science Library, OpenJGate, ProQuest, TdNet, African Index Medicus

The journal is indexed with, or included in, the following:
DOAJ, Index Copernicus, PubMed Central, SCOPUS, Science Citation Index Expanded, Web of Science

Impact Factor as reported in the 2015 Journal Citation Reports (Thomson Reuters, 2016): 0.519

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  • Joe F. de Beer,
    Cape Town, South Africa
  • Deepak N. Bhatia,
    Mumbai, India.
Associate Editors Top
  • Gregory I. Bain, Australia
  • Lennard Funk, UK
  • Richard S. Page, Australia
  Advisory Board Top
  • Alessandro Castagna, Milan, Italy.
  • Anders Ekelund, Stockholm, Sweden.
  • Andre P Boezaart, Iowa, USA
  • Andrew Wallace, London, UK.
  • Anthony Miniaci, Cleveland, USA.
  • Boris Poberaj, Slovenia.
  • Clive Warren-Smith, UK
  • Donald F. du Toit, Cape Town, South Africa
  • Eiji Itoi, , Sendai, Japan
  • Ettore Taverna, Milan, Italy.
  • Eugene Wolf, San Francisco, USA.
  • Evan Flatow, New York, USA.
  • Hiroyuki Sugaya, Chiba, Japan.
  • István Szabó, Hungary.
  • James C. Esch, California, USA.
  • Jan Lotz, Cape Town, South Africa.
  • Jerome A. Goldberg, Sydney, Australia.
  • Kai-Ming Chan, Hongkong
  • Laurence D. Higgins, Boston, USA.
  • Laurent Lafosse, Annecy, France.
  • Lieven De Wilde, Ghent, Belgium.
  • Markus Scheibel, Berlin, Germany.
  • Ofer Levy, Reading, UK.
  • Philippe Hardy, France.
  • Ralph Hertel, Bern, Switzerland.
  • Seung-Ho Kim, Seoul, Korea.
  • Stephen A. Copeland, Reading, UK
  • Stephen J. Snyder, Van Nuys, California, USA.
  • Stephen S. Burkhart, San Antonio, Texas, USA.
  • Thys DeBeer, South Africa.
  • Timothy D Noakes, Cape Town, South Africa.
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