About EFORT Open Reviews


EFORT Open Reviews is a peer-reviewed journal, publishing high-quality instructional review articles across the whole field of orthopaedics and traumatology.

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Publication model
Publication metrics
Peer review
Article types
Submitting an article
Publication charges
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Research data


Publication model


EFORT Open Reviews is a fully gold open-access journal. Articles are published under a Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) licence. Articles are freely available to everyone to read and reuse immediately upon publication, provided the terms of the licence are met.

For more information, please see our Open Access page


Publication metrics

  • Time to first decision: EFORT Open Reviews aims to return a decision on a peer-reviewed article in less than a month
  • Time to online publication: Accepted manuscripts are published online and are fully citable within 24 hours of acceptance
  • Impact Factor: 4.3 (CiteScore 6.6)


Peer review


Articles published in EFORT Open Reviews undergo peer review before acceptance. Key facts about the peer-review process are given below:

  • identity transparency: double anonymized
  • reviewer interacts with: editor
  • review information published: none

If an article is not accepted for publication, we may offer the author the opportunity to transfer their submission to other suitable journals published by Bioscientifica.

More information about the peer-review process can be found on our Peer-review process page.


Article types


EFORT Open Reviews publishes the following types of article:

  • Reviews
  • Systematic Reviews


Submitting an article to EFORT Open Reviews


Authors can find all the information needed to prepare articles for submission to EFORT Open Reviews on our Author Guidelines page.

Once an article is ready to submit, authors are advised to visit our How to Submit page.

Submissions are managed though the EFORT Open Reviews ScholarOne Manuscripts site.


Publication charges


EFORT Open Reviews has the following publication charges:

  • Article Publication Charge: GBP 1350 / EUR 1500 / USD 1800, plus VAT where applicable. Please see the Publication charges page for more details.
  • Colour charges: There are no colour charges when publishing in EFORT Open Reviews.




EFORT Open Reviews maintains the highest standards of publication and research ethics and is a member of the Committee for Publication Ethics (COPE).

Authors, Reviewers and Editors are expected to comply with Bioscientifica’s Ethical Policy.



Diversity, Equity and Inclusion


EFORT Open Reviews recognises that there are biases and inequalities in the publishing system. We are committed to scrutinising our own processes and policies to prevent bias, reduce inequality and better represent and serve our diverse community of authors, reviewers, editors and readers.



Research data


EFORT Open Reviews supports open data and strongly encourages authors to publicly release all data supporting the analysis and conclusions of primary research articles, on or before publication of the article.

All primary research articles published in EFORT Open Reviews should include a Data Availability Statement.

More information is on our Research data page.




EFORT Open Reviews is indexed in the following:

  • Chemical Abstracts
  • Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)
  • Google Scholar
  • Medline
  • PubMed and PubMed Central
  • Science Citation Index Expanded (SCIE, Journal Citation Reports)
  • SCImago
  • Scopus


Digital preservation


Articles published in EFORT Open Reviews are archived in LOCKSS and Portico to ensure that these articles are preserved in the long term.