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  About the Society
The West Bengal Orthopaedic Association (WBOA) was founded at Kolkata (India) in July 1978. Prof Dr M.L. Chatterjee was the founder president. The society has been registered vide registration no. No. S/22670 of 1978-1979. The office of society is owned by WBOA and is situated in 102/3A, Dr. Suresh Chandra Banerjee Road, Beliaghata Main Road, 1st Floor, Kolkata - 700010, West Bengal, India.

Over the period of time, WBOA has become a large professional organization, having more than 800 active members. It is a vibrant organization which aim to promote and develop the practice of orthopaedics in the state of West Bengal (India) as per International and National Standards through academics, research and social networking.

In the recent time, with increasing meets of members of ever increasing subspecialities, WBOA is aiming to rise to one of the exemplary land mark in the history of mankind and to reach a glorious destination in the annals of Indian Orthopaedics in respect of academic activities (through CMEs, Conferences, Workshops, Fellowships, Financial grants etc.), mending and monitoring the decline glory, solace and service to the suffering humanity.

The association is involved with academic publication of quarterly News Letter and Semi-annual Journal. The International Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery is an official journal of West Bengal Orthopaedic Association (WBOA).

The website of West Bengal Orthopaedic Association is www.wboa.in
  About the Journal

International Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery, a publication of West Bengal Orthopaedic Association, is a peer-reviewed print + online Semiannual journal.The journal’s full text is available online at http://www.ijos.in. The journal allows free access (Open Access) to its contents and permits authors to self-archive final accepted version of the articles on any OAI-compliant institutional / subject-based repository.

Abstracting and Indexing Information

The journal is registered with the following abstracting partners:
Baidu Scholar, CNKI (China National Knowledge Infrastructure), EBSCO Publishing's Electronic Databases, Ex Libris Primo Central, Google Scholar, Hinari, Infotrieve, ProQuest, Wanfang Data

Journal Ethics

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Open Access Publication and Creative Commons Licensing

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  Scope of the journal

The "International Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery" is the official journal of the West Bengal Orthopedic  Association. It is a peer reviewed, semi-annual journal, available in both open access and printable versions.

The journal is covering the technical and clinical studies related to health, ethical and social issues in the field of Orthopedic diseases, traumatology, orthopaedic rehabilitation and other allied subjects of Orthopaedics. The area of research in orthopaedics and applied mechanics related to orthopaedic implant and instruments and its orthopaedic implications are also under the scope of this journal. Apart from two issues in a year, there is scope of special issues to fulfil the commitment of promoting sub specialities in orthopaedics like basic orthopaedics, traumatology, spine, paediatric orthopaedics, arthroscopy, arthroplasty, orthopaedic rheumatology, orthopaedic rehabilitation, orthopaedic infections, orthopaedic oncology, sports injury etc.

The journal welcomes scientific materials in the form of original research, surgical technique, case reports, letters to editor and review articles from India and abroad. In addition to that, there will be invited articles (solicited by the editorial board) e.g. guest editorial, commentary, symposium, perspectives, profile, orthopaedic legacy, reflection etc.

The articles are accepted for exclusive publication in the journal and the copyright remains with the journal. The studies must comply in accordance with World Medical Association Declaration of Helsinki. Articles with clinical interest and implications will be given preference.

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