Charges, Licenses, and Archiving


All content published in Reconstructive Review is made freely available online to all under an Open Access model. Currently there are no charges associated with submitting an article to Reconstructive Review for peer-review and publication. There are no subscription fees and all content is available as full text in either PDF and/or HTML.

Licenses and Copyright

Authors who publish with the Reconstructive Review agree to the following terms:

  • Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work. Reconstructive Review follows the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs CC BY-NC-ND. This license allows authors and others to download works and share them with others as long as they credit the senior author, Reconstructive Review, and the Joint Implant Surgery & Research Foundation (JISRF). An example credit would be: "Courtesy of (senior author's name), Reconstructive Review, JISRF, Chagrin Falls, Ohio". While works can be downloaded and shared they cannot change them in any way or use them commercially.
  • Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal.
  • Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work.


This journal utilizes the PKP Private LOCKSS network and Portico to create a distributed archiving system among participating libraries and permits those libraries to create permanent archives of the journal for purposes of preservation and restoration. For more information please visit PKP Private LOCKSS network and Portico.

All content published on Reconstructive Review is digitally archived off site as well. When issues are created copies of full text articles are deposited on CrossRef. In addition, full backups are regularly performed by the site's hosting company and by Journal Editorial Services. 


Under the terms of the license, authors are entitled to deposit the final published version of their article in institutional and/or centrally organized repositories immediately upon publication, provided that Reconstructive Review is attributed as the original place of publication and that correct citation details are given. Authors are also strongly encouraged to deposit the URL of their published article, in addition to the PDF version.

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.