NASS issues call for papers for new open access journal


The North American Spine Society (NASS) is issuing a call for papers for NASSJ, a new open access journal. NASSJ aims to facilitate the dissemination of knowledge about clinical care, research and education more effectively and efficiently by offering an open access publication choice, NASS said in a press release.

The international, evidence-based, online journal is a companion to The Spine Journal.

Authors seeking to advance the quality of spine care worldwide are invited to submit:

  • Original basic/translational science studies and clinical papers
  • Case reports and clinical case studies
  • Systematic reviews and meta-analyses
  • Critiques of classic articles, highlights of legends and reviews of notable evolutions in the field of spine care

Jonathan Grauer, orthopaedic surgeon at Yale University (New Haven, USA), will serve as its editor in chief of the publication.

“Much thought was put into the decision to create this open access journal,” said Grauer. “There is growing momentum to increase free access to evidence-based research and accelerate scientific discovery. As the companion publication to The Spine Journal, we are proud to provide authors with a new NASS community outlet with the aim of contributing to the continuing education of spine care providers.”

“The vision outlined by Dr. Grauer is clear: NASSJ will be the most reputable and highest-impact open access spine care journal in the world,” said NASS President William J Sullivan (Nashville, USA). “We have a great outlet for publication as well as an excellent resource for clinical and research knowledge. With the launch of NASSJ, NASS is pleased to expand opportunities to the growing worldwide community of researchers and practitioners who are devoted to advancing spine care.”


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