The aim of the journal is to give orthopaedic surgeons, technologists and other personnel within the orthopaedic specialty a forum of diverging their research findings to the rest of the world. We publish original research papers, case reports, reviews and commentaries.
This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.
The East African Orthopaedic Journal is published by the Kenya Orthopaedic Association (KOA). The association draws its membership from specialized orthopaedic surgeons in Kenya and collaborates with other associations in the region. Editorial board members and reviewers are drawn from the association.
The East African Orthopaedic Journal is published biannually by the Kenya Orthopaedics Association. Its primary objective is to give researchers in orthopaedics and other related fields a forum of disseminating their research findings.
The journal is dedicated to serve researchers in Africa and those outside the continent wishing to contribute to global health. The journal will consider articles in the following categories: Original articles: Such work must contribute further to well established knowledge. Original articles should not exceed 4000 words including text, figures, tables and references.
The format should be as follows; Title, full names of authors, qualifications and affiliations, name and address of corresponding author(including phone and e-mail), summary of not more than 200 words, introduction, materials and methods, results, discussions, conclusion, acknowledgements and not more than 25 references.
Case reports: Extremely rare clinical syndromes or presentations will be published under this category. They should not exceed 2500 words including tables, figures and references. Format should be as follows; Details of authors as for original articles, summary of not more than 200 words, introduction, case report, discussion, acknowledgement, and not more than 20 references
Reviews: This must be critical analyses of the subjects reviewed, giving a state of the art and a balanced view of all the issues, for instance controversies. Reviews should preferable be contributed by authorities and experts in the respective fields. Reviews should not exceed 6000 words including tables, figures and references. The format should be a descriptive summary of not more than 200 words, introduction and subheadings where necessary, results and conclusions, and not more than 40 references.
Editorials: These are usually commissioned but authors are encouraged to contribute editorials on any topical issue. They should not exceed 1000 words. They will be peer reviewed. Short communications: This should possess all the elements of scientific communication as research papers but without a summary or other sub-headings. They should be no more than 1000 words and 10 references.