Wolters Kluwer has entered a multi-year agreement to publish The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery(JBJS), JBJS Essential Surgical Techniques, JBJS Case Connector and JBJS Reviews, beginning January 2016. The partnership, which brings together one of the most prominent brands in medical publishing and the premier publisher in the orthopaedic surgery market, marks the transition of the JBJS journals portfolio to a commercial publisher after more than a century of self-publishing.
As publisher, Wolters Kluwer will focus on enhancing JBJS’ reputation and influence and expanding its readership globally to further its mission of providing evidence-based research to enhance the quality of orthopaedic care. Global access to the JBJS portfolio will be expanded via its inclusion in various Ovid® collections.
An independent, non-profit publisher, JBJS produces print and online journals and learning products. The flagship journal, The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, traces its origins back to the 1889 Transactions of the American Orthopedic Association, and is the gold standard in peer-reviewed scientific information in orthopaedics. JBJS is also an accredited provider of Continuing Medical Education (CME) and produces online CME activities.
“We look forward to working with Wolters Kluwer to further increase the reach of the top quality orthopaedic information published in our portfolio of JBJS journals as well as potential new information products. Both organizations will realize exceptional benefits from this partnership,” said Paul Sandford, JBJS Chief Executive Officer.
“Indispensable reading for orthopaedic surgeons worldwide, The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery will become one of the flagship titles in our orthopaedic surgery portfolio and an essential title in our leading general surgery journal list,” said Jayne Marks, Vice President of Global Publishing for Wolters Kluwer, Health Learning Research & Practice. “We are proud to have this opportunity to leverage our full expertise in medical and healthcare publishing solutions to maintain each journal’s unique identity and brand as we focus on enhancing the portfolio’s impact on orthopaedic care globally.”