About ASES Journal

About the Journal

The Acta of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery  (ISSN 2457-0338) is a peer-reviewed Open access journal which will be published quarterly. ASES is started with an idea of a journal that will be international, intelligent, interactive and at the same time clinically relevant. The editors welcome submissions from all over the world. The stress is on latest research in the field of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery including aetiopathology, clinical and radiographic outcomes, surgical technique and implant design, biomechanics, and biomaterials. Special focus will be on surgical techniques and Videos.

Why the new Journal?

There are two main reasons; [1] To produce a body of literature that is clinically relevant and to make this knowledge freely accessible to all. Journals have shown trend to move towards a more rigid framework of scientific publications, meanwhile losing the focus that Journals are meant to directly influence and improve patient care. [2] Charging for downloading articles imposes another limitation on dispersion and use of knowledge. ASES intends to counter these two issues by creating a journal that is intelligent, interactive, and clinically relevant and at the same time completely Open Access.

The Acta of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery will be a quarterly (4 issues per year) print and online journal. The online version will be an open access source and the print version will be made available on subscription. The journal publishes original articles, systematic reviews and meta-analyses, instructional lectures, case reports, technical notes and letters to the editor.

Collaboration behind Acta

ASES is a joint collaboration between Center for Advanced Studies in Orthopedics (NÆON) in São Paulo, Brazil and the Orthopaedic Research Group, India.
The Journal is Officially published by Indian Orthopaedic Research Group.

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Scope of the Journal

ASES will publish research in the field of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery including aetiopathology, clinical and radiographic outcomes, surgical technique and implant design, biomechanics, biomaterials, and Congenital disorders.

Submission Format

ASES accepts following formats of articles

  • Perspectives
  • Case Study /Series
  • Insights
  • Case Image
  • Interviews
  • Technical Note
  • Master Class
  • Video Technique
  • Innovations
  • Surgical Tips and tricks
  • Burning Questions
  • Case Approach
  • Case Reports
  • Clinical Perspective
  • Original articles
  • Letter to Editor
  •  Reviews, meta-analysis, systematic reviews
  • Letter to Experts


Description of various format is provided below

Perspectives :
A clinical overview of a common topic with aim to share with reader the recent update and current state of affairs.

Symposia :
Every issue of ASES will contain a collection of topics on a focussed subject. Articles will be contributed by experts in the field with an invited guest editor.

Guest Editorial :
Every issue will contain a guest Editorial from a prominent figure in the field of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery with the aim to provide readers an idea of clinical concepts and principles that are endorsed by these eminent editors.

Insights :
Invited article from an Expert in the Field specially focusing on their area of Research or Interest.

Interviews :
Academicians and Researchers across the world will get a chance to feature in our interview section and share their views.

Master Class : 
In this feature we will invite a ‘Master’ to demonstrate videos or pictorial demonstrations of surgical techniques or concepts.

Innovations :
An innovative concept or an Idea that provides a new perspective. This needs to send directly to editorial email and after editorial review it will be send for peer review. 1000 words article describing the new concept, implant, protocol or surgical modification should be accompanied with a note of how this will be clinically relevant.

Burning Questions :
Opinion/Counter opinions from experts or group of experts on selected topics.

Original Articles :
Include case series, comparative trials, epidemiological studies and RCT’s.

Case Reports :
Detailed description of a single case with relevant clinical message.

Case Image :
Is description of a single Image which has a unique learning point.

Technical Note and Video Technique :
Detailed description of a new technique or improvisation of an old technique.

 Surgical Tips :
Small surgical tips and pearls are invited for this section. Pictures are essential and video will be prefered.

Clinical Perspective :
This special section will publish specific learning points or experiences which the authors can share with the readers. The only essential point is that this perspective should be clinically relevant and rationally acceptable. This need not be with details of management or follow up of the case. The idea is to provide a platform for publication of these important and clinically relevant learning points. A single page write up of less than 1000 words will be accepted.

Letter to Editor :
On articles in ASES. Letters should be typed double-spaced and limited to 1000 words. A copy of the letter will be sent to the previous article’s author(s) to invite a response.

Letter to Experts :
ASES will soon be creating an Expert panel of surgeons. Readers of IJPO can ask queries regarding complicated cases to our Experts. These queries will be answered by experts and the Orthopaedic Research Group will add literature review to this expert opinion and article will be peer reviewed and published in 15 days.

Photo-Article :
Pictorial articles which will be an easy read with most important message highlight.

Read more on Scope of the Journal and authors instructions [CLICK HERE]


Dr Jose Carlos Garcia Jr., MD

Editorial Team: Acta of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
A-203, Manthan Apts, Shreesh CHS, Hajuri Road
Thane [W]. Maharashtra India- 400604
Tel – 02225834545

Contact ASES: email: editor.asesjournal@gmail.com
website: www.asesjournal.com

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