|Year : 2007 | Volume : 1 | Issue : 2 | Page : 45|
|How to cite this article:
de Beer JF, Bhatia DN. The year ahead. Int J Shoulder Surg 2007;1:45-5
The second issue of the International Journal of Shoulder Surgery is on the web. The issue includes a thoughtful selection of articles ranging from basic clinical and research reviews, original research articles and unusual case reports. The content differs from that in the first issue, with a purposeful intent, to encompass different aspects of shoulder disorders.
The first issue of IJSS was well received; over fourteen-thousand online hits to the journal website for access to articles, several hundred downloads for individual articles and emails from authors, reviewers and readers internationally, have been encouraging. We believe that the exhaustive effort initiated by us is living up to the originally conceived policies: dissemination of scientific knowledge and techniques of the shoulder to professionals, worldwide, who are interested in dealing with problems of the shoulder. The year ahead will see several additional features. Beginning June 2007, a new policy of fast-track processing of manuscripts will be implemented and accepted manuscripts will be immediately available online, prior to publication of the issue that they are assigned to. New sections, featuring surgical tips, pearls and techniques by the “masters” in the field and a “radiology quiz” page, are envisaged. A dedicated “Shoulder Instability” issue is on the cards and will include reviews, techniques and research pertaining to different aspects of this important topic.All of the above, in the year ahead, with open access.For now, the commitment continues with the second issue.