Open Access Journal Debuts for Foot and Ankle Orthopaedics

Leading medical society adds FAO to its publishing roster 

ROSEMONT, Ill. (Aug. 3, 2016) – The American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society (AOFAS) has launched Foot & Ankle Orthopaedics™ (FAO), an open access journal dedicated to the orthopaedic care and treatment of patients with foot and ankle conditions. FAO joins the Society’s flagship journal Foot & Ankle International® (FAI). Both are published by SAGE Publishing.

FAO will focus on foot and ankle trauma, sports-related conditions, reconstructive techniques, and how new technology can address these issues. Under the direction of Editor-in-Chief L. Daniel Latt, MD, PhD, the journal is designed to be a resource for orthopaedic surgeons, fellows and residents as well as allied health providers.
“I am honored to serve as the inaugural editor for this new journal, which will offer a wide variety of article types and original research,” said Latt. “Our goal is to create a high-quality journal that contains a broad range of scholarly articles, and it should be of particular interest for young scientists and international investigators.”
FAO content will include peer-reviewed original and clinical research articles, meta-analyses, systematic and topical reviews, case reviews, hot topics, research designs and technique tips. The manuscript site is now open, and there is no fee to submit. If a manuscript is accepted for publication after peer review, a one-time article processing charge is required. This charge covers the cost of publication and ensures that the article will be freely available online in perpetuity under a Creative Commons license.
“We are confident that Dr. Latt's research experience and vision for scientific advancement in orthopaedic foot and ankle surgery will contribute critical leadership as the AOFAS launches this new publication,” said James Brodsky, MD, chair of the FAI-FAO Managerial Board.
About the AOFAS
The AOFAS promotes quality, ethical and cost-effective patient care through education, research and training of orthopaedic surgeons and other health care providers. The Society creates public awareness for the prevention and treatment of foot and ankle disorders, provides leadership, and serves as a resource for government and industry as well as the national and international health care communities.​
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