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.
Submissions: All authors must append there signatures and submission must be in triplicate. Informed consent from patients whose photographs have been used must be submitted. Authors must provide a copyright statement to the effect that they have transferred all copyright ownership of the manuscript to East African Orthopaedic Journal. A declaration must be made to the effect that the manuscript is not under consideration in any other journal.
References: Citation of references should be according to the Vancouver style. References in the body of text should be in chronological order and identified in brackets eg according to WHO (1). Citation of periodicals should be as follows: Miller J. A. Rehabilitation of a patient with severe dento alveolar injuries: a case report with a 10 year follow up. Implant Dentistry. 2001 ;10: 36-40. Figures: Figure legends and tables should be professionally done, and glossy print photographs in black and white prepared from them. The prints should be 75 x 100 mm (minimum) and 125 x 175 mm (maximum) and clearly marked top and bottom.
Subscription: East African Orthopaedic Journal is published bi-annually. Subscription price is US$30
Articles for consideration for publication should be mailed to the following address:
Medics Management Services, Arkad Apartments, Hurlingham, P. 0. Box 29727-00202, Nairobi, Kenya
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com