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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it currently with another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • Informed Consent: Any manuscript dealing with human subjects must include a statement that proper disclosure was given and patient consent was received.
  • Disclosure Statement: As part of the online submission process, corresponding authors are required to confirm whether they or their co-authors have any conflicts of interest to declare, and to provide details of these. This statement can be included within the submission or a copy of our Disclosure Statement form can be downloaded to your computer, filled out by each author and submitted to the Editorial Office ( It is the Corresponding author’s responsibility to ensure that all authors adhere to this policy.
  • Levels of Evidence: Reconstructive Review has adopted the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) Levels of Evidence for Primary Research Question. These guidelines will now be part of the review process for manuscript submission. Please refer to our levels of evidence page to determine the appropriate level for your submission and include this information within your submission.

Author Guidelines

There are no costs or fees charged for submitting a article/manuscript to Reconstructive Review for review and possible publication. The Journal accepts the following categories of articles:

  • Original Articles
  • Basic Science
  • Case Reports
  • Clinical/Surgical
  • Commentary
  • Controversial Issues (i.e. modularity, tapers, MoM, etc.)
  • Healthcare Policy/Economics
  • Reviews
  • Letters to the Editor
  • Surveys

The emphasis for these subjects is to address real life orthopaedics in a timely fashion and to encourage the participation from a broad range of professionals in the orthopaedic health care field. We will strive to be responsible and reactive to the needs expressed to our editors and all members of JISRF. We anticipate our format will evolve as we move forward and gain more experience with this activity. Your opinion is a critical step to our motivation and overall success. Please do not hesitate to communicate with us.

Before uploading your article, please read the following information carefully to ensure that the review and publication of your paper is as efficient and quick as possible. The editorial team reserves the right to return articles that have not been submitted in accordance with these instructions.

Article Formatting

Please do not list authors or include author information in the copy of the article you intend to upload. Reconstructive Review’s peer review is conducted as a double blind process and the uploaded copy will be made available to the Reviewers. Authors and their information are added after you have uploaded the article. Articles should be divided into clearly defined sections similar to the following: 

  • Title
  • Structured abstract with keywords and levels of evidence
  • Background
  • Materials and Methods
  • Results
  • Discussion
  • Conclusion
  • References* 

*Reconstructive Review follows the citation-sequence system, numbers in brackets [ ] are used to refer to the reference list. References appear at the end of the article and are numbered in the list in the order they first appear in the text. For example, if a reference by Zelinski is the first one referred to in the text, then the Zelinski reference is number one in the list. (for more information please refer to Citing Medicine, 2nd edition, The NLM Style Guide for Authors, Editors, and Publishers).

File Formats

Article: .doc/.docx files are our preferred file type to be submitted as a single file. PDF’s are not acceptable for submission.

Images: photographs and illustrations should be high quality RGB images (.JPG, .TIF, .EPS) at least 150 dpi to 300 dpi, if possible. All line art should be 1200 dpi if possible. Images can be embedded in the uploaded article or submitted separately as supplementary files.

Figures and Tables: can be images or Word files.

Please make sure to clearly name all images, figures, and tables and to refer to them in the content of your article

Submitting an Article

Please Note: If you are a first time user you must be REGISTERED to submit your article. If you have already registered please review this section and login to submit your article.

Register as an Author

To register as an author please click here.

You will be asked to create a Profile. Please feel free to fill out as much information as you would like. The minimum information required is:

  • Username (The username must contain only lowercase letters, numbers, and hyphens/underscores.)
  • Password (The password must be at least 6 characters.)
  • First Name
  • Last Name
  • Email

In addition to registering as an Author you may also register as a Reader and a Reviewer.

  • Reader: Notified by email on publication of an issue of the journal.
  • Author: Able to submit items to the journal.
  • Reviewer: Willing to conduct peer review of submissions to the site.  Please identify reviewing interests (substantive areas and research methods).

User Home

Once you have registered (and/or logged in) you will go to the User Home shown below.


Begin the submission process by clicking on the New Submission link on your User Home. There are 5 steps to the submission process:

  1. Start
  2. Upload Submission
  3. Enter Metadata
  4. Upload Supplementary Files
  5. Confirmation

Step 1. Start

In this first step you will be required to select the appropriate section for this submission, complete a submission checklist, and indicate your acceptance of our copyright agreement. Once you have completed the required tasks click on Save and Continue at the bottom of the page.

Step 2. Uploading the Submission

To upload an article to this journal, complete the following steps.

  1. On this page, click Browse (or Choose File) which opens a Choose File window for locating the file on the hard drive of your computer.
  2. Locate the file you wish to submit and highlight it.
  3. Click Open on the Choose File window, which places the name of the file on this page.
  4. Click Upload on this page, which uploads the file from the computer to the journal's web site and renames it following the journal's conventions.
  5. Once the submission is uploaded, click Save and Continue at the bottom of the page.

Step 3. Entering the Submission’s Metadata

Once you have uploaded your submission you will need to provide a list of authors, a title and abstract, contributors and supporting agencies, and references. Click on Save and Continue.

Step 4. Upload Supplementary Files

This optional step allows Supplementary Files to be added to a submission. Supplementary files may include images, spread sheets, graphs, charts, Disclosure Statements, etc.

Step 5. Confirmation

Review the File Summary and click on Finish Submission. Your article will appear in your Active Submissions until it has been assigned to a Reviewer. Please contact our Managing Editor if you have any suggestions for desired (or non-desired) Reviewers.

If you need assistance with your submission please contact our Managing Editor.

Preprint use of journal content

Authors may also upload their accepted manuscript PDF ("a post-print"*) to institutional and/or centrally organized repositories. However the journal strongly encourages authors to deposit the final published version of the article instead of the post-print version. This will guarantee that the definitive version is readily available to those accessing your article from such repositories, and means that your article is more likely to be cited correctly.

* Definition of a post-print: The final draft author manuscript, as accepted for publication, including modifications based on referees' suggestions but before it has undergone copyediting and proof correction.

If uploading a post-print to a repository, authors are required to include a credit line (see last bullet point below) and a link to the final published version of the article.

Authors should include the following credit line when depositing post-prints: This is a pre-copy-editing, author-produced PDF of an article accepted for publication in Reconstructive Review following peer review. The definitive publisher-authenticated version [insert complete citation information here] is available online at [insert URL that author receives upon publication here].

Prior to acceptance for publication, authors retain the right to make a pre-print* version of the article available on your own personal website and/or that of your employer and/or in free public servers of preprints and/or articles in your subject area, provided that where possible:

*Definition of a pre-print: As un-refereed author version of the article.

You acknowledge that the article has been accepted for publication in Reconstructive Review ©: [year] [owner as specified on the article] Published by JISRF. All rights reserved.

Once the article has been published, we do not require that preprint versions be removed from where they are available. However, we do ask that these are not updated or replaced with the finally published version. Once an article is published, a link could be provided to the final authoritative version on the Reconstructive Review website. Where possible, the preprint notice should be amended to: “This is an electronic version of an article published in [include the complete citation information for the final version of the Article].”

Once an article is accepted for publication, an author may not make a pre-print available as above or replace an existing pre-print with the final published version.

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