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Global Spine Journal
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Global Spine Journal

Published in cooperation with AOSpine

Editor
Jeffrey Wang USC Spine Center, USA
Jens R. Chapman Swedish Medical Center, USA
Karsten Wiechert Schön-Klinik München Harlaching, Germany


eISSN: 21925690 | ISSN: 21925682 | Current volume: 7 | Current issue: 6 Frequency: 8 Times/Year

- Indexing: PubMed Central (PMC)
- Published since 2010
- Article Processing Charge (APC) of $1,500 USD is payable upon acceptance unless at least one author on the manuscript is an AOSpine member

Global Spine Journal (GSJ) is the official scientific publication of AOSpine. GSJ now incorporates Evidence-Based Spine-Care Journal (EBSJ), (which was previously a separate AOSpine publication) as a special section in each issue. A peer-reviewed journal, GSJ is devoted to the study and treatment of spinal disorders, including diagnosis, operative and non-operative treatment options, surgical techniques, and emerging research and clinical developments. Published eight times a year, the journal is essential reading for all researchers and clinicians specializing in the spine.

Global Spine Journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).

Visit the Aims and Scope page for details on article types and areas of particular interest to the journal.

AOSpine is the leading global academic community for innovative education and research in spine care, inspiring lifelong learning and improving patients' lives. To become a member and access the privileges of the membership program click here.

Manuscript Submission

Why Publish Open Access in GSJ

  • Visibility and Impact: Anyone anywhere in the world can read, use and cite your research
  • Rigorous Standards: Double-blind peer review policy
  • Flexibility: No page limits or page charges, no limits on the amount of authors listed on a manuscript and authors can publish full data sets, figures and tables with no limits
  • Copyright: Authors retain copyright under a Creative Commons License
  • GSJ is a global journal with a global reach. GSJ targets an international audience and has authors, reviewers, and deputy editors from different countries all around the world
  • GSJ waives the Article Processing Fee (APC) for all manuscripts where at least one author is an AOSpine member. If no authors are AOSpine members, then they are given the option to join AOSpine instead of paying the APC fee. (The yearly fee for AOspine membership is significantly less expensive)
  • GSJ targets both Orthopaedic and Neurosurgeons that specialize in spine.
  • GSJ is one of the only Open Access journals that still circulate a print version.
  • All AOspine members also receive a free copy of each issue of the journal

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Global Spine Journal (GSJ) is the official scientific publication of AOSpine. GSJ now incorporates Evidence-Based Spine-Care Journal (EBSJ), (which was previously a separate AOSpine publication) as a special section in each issue. A peer-reviewed journal, GSJ is devoted to the study and treatment of spinal disorders, including diagnosis, operative and non-operative treatment options, surgical techniques, and emerging research and clinical developments. An Open Access journal that is published eight times a year, the journal is essential reading for all researchers and clinicians specializing in the spine. GSJ is indexed in PubMedCentral and Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI).

With a multi-disciplinary scope, GSJ features original research, reviews, commentaries, editorials, and technical reports in all spine fields. The journal promotes communication among spine surgeons, orthopedic surgeons, and neurosurgeons across the globe by providing an integrated and balanced view of the clinical and basic science studies of spinal disorders.

EBSJ is dedicated to finding, describing and developing the highest quality evidence for treating and managing spinal disorders. EBSJ focuses on comparative studies of effectiveness and seeks to stimulate further areas of high quality spine-related research. EBSJ sets the stage for evidence-based practice and will influence the future of spine surgery for years to come.

EBSJ now features Systematic Reviews, Original Research with methodological review, narrative reviews and literature reviews. EBSJ is a unique concept with regard to format and streamlined presentation of information. The goal is to provide an accurate, concise presentation of information that can be grasped at-a-glance by busy spine surgeons.

Global Spine Journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).

Audience
Orthopaedic Spine Surgeons
Neuro Spine Surgeons
Epidemiologists
Basic Science Researchers

Types of Papers
Original Researc
Reviews: Systematic, Narrative, Literature
Commentaries
Technical Reports

Topics of Interest

  • Basic Science
  • Clinical Studies
  • Cervical Spine
  • Lumbar Spine
  • Thoracic Spine
  • Thoracolumbar Spine
  • Bone Morphogenic Protein
  • Operative Treatment
  • Non-Operative Treatment
  • Spondyliosthesis
  • New Surgical Techniques
  • Randomized Control Trials
  • Retrospective Studies
  • Prospective Studies
  • Scoliosis
  • Geriatric Spine
  • Pediatric Spine
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Trauma
  • Spinal Tumors
  • Spinal Oncology
  • Spinal Fractures
  • Spinal Sports Injuries
  • Neurological Spinal Disorders

Manuscript Submission

Editors-in-Chief
Jeffrey C. Wang, MD USC Spine Center, USA
Jens R. Chapman, MD Swedish Medical Center, USA
Karsten Wiechert, MD Schön-Klinik München Harlaching, Germany
Managing Editor
Danielle B. Lieberman AOSpine International, USA
Deputy Editors
Guiseppe Barbagallo, MD Policlinico "G. Rodolico" University Hospital, Italy
Michael G. Fehlings, MD Toronto Western Hospital, Canada
Serena S. Hu, MD Stanford University, USA
Keita Ito, MD, ScD Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands
Michael Mayer, MD, PhD Schoen-Klinik München-Harlaching, Germany
K. V. Menon, MD Khoula Hospital, Oman
Thomas E. Mroz, MD Cleveland Clinic Center for Spine Health, USA
S. Rajasekaran, PhD Ganga Hospital, India
K. Daniel Riew, MD Columbia University Medical Center/New York-Presbyterian Hospital, USA
Dino Samartzis University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Luiz Roberto Vialle, MD Universidade Católica do Paraná, Brazil
Associate Editors
Zayed Saleh Al-Zayed King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center, Saudi Arabia
Abdulrazzaq Alobaid Alrazi Orthopedics Hospital, Kuwait
Paul Arnold University of Kansas School of Medicine, USA
Bryan Ashman Australia National University Medical School, Australia
Firas Atallah Beirut, Lebanon
Ufuk Aydinli Bursa, Turkey
Massimo Balsano Schio, Italy
Yaser Behairy Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Darrell S. Brodke Salt Lake City, USA
Chris Cain University of Colorado, Denver, USA
Michael Daubs Salt Lake City, USA
Evan Davies University of Southampton/Southampton Children's Hospital, UK
Marinus de Kleuver Radboud University Medical Center, The Netherlands
Robert Dunn University of Cape Town, South Africa
Marcelo Gruenberg Federal, Argentina
Ali Haghnegahdar Chamran Hospital, Iran
Roger Härtl Weill Cornell Center for Comprehensive Spine Care, USA
Michael E. Janssen Center for Spine and Orthopedics, USA
Shashank Kale New Delhi, India
Teija Lund Helsinki, Finland
Robert McGuire University of Mississippi Medical Center, USA
Marco Medina Lima, Peru
Osmar Moraes São Paulo, Brazil
German Ochoa Bogotá, Columbia
Roberto Postingo Santiago, Chile
Andres Rodriguez-Munera Fundación Santafe de Bogotá, Colombia
Paul Thng Singapore, Singapore
Tomoaki Toyone Ichihara, Japan
Alexander Vaccaro Delaware Valley Spinal Cord Injury Center, USA
Marcelo Valacco Buenos Aires, Argentina
Emiliano Vialle Cajuru Hospital, Brazil
Richard Williams University of Queensland, Australia
EBSJ Research Methodology
Joseph R. Dettori, MPH, PhD Spectrum Research, Inc., USA
Reviewers
Bizhan Aarabi  
Fahad Abduljabbar  
Azharuddin Abdurrahman  
Emre Acaroglu  
Naqibullah Achakzai  
Frank Acosta  
Alaa Ahmad  
Imad Ahmad  
Sashin Ahuja  
Burak Akesen  
Rafi d Al-Mahfoudh  
Akif Albayrak  
Marjan Alimi  
Khalid Alsaleh  
Christopher Ames  
Jeremy Amps  
Rohit Amritanand  
David Anderson  
Paul Anderson  
Prokopis Annis  
A. Ardeshiri  
Raul Arjona  
Vincent Arlet  
Paul Arnold  
Bryan Ashman  
Basem Awad  
Amer Aziz  
Carlos Bagley  
Philippe Bancel  
Sean Barry  
Alfonso Bascuro  
Connie Bedoya  
Kimon Bekelis  
Ernesto Bersusky  
Deb Bhowmick  
Christof Birkenmaier  
Scott Blumenthal  
Maxwell Boake  
Andrei Bokov  
Aju Bosco  
Vincent Boutier  
Sergio Brambilla  
Richard Bransford  
Keith Bridwell  
Darrel Brodke  
Nathaniel Brooks  
Colin Buchanan  
Dennis Bullard  
Zorica Buser  
Danny Chan  
Saad Chaudhary  
Thomas Chen  
Jason Cheung  
Samuel Cho  
Woojin Cho  
Ted Choma  
Dean Chou  
Michelle Clarke  
Andres Cobar  
Netzer Cordula  
Scott Daff ner  
Andrew Dailey  
Omprakash Damodaran  
Evan Davies  
Ara Deukmedjian  
John Devine  
Perry Dhaliwal  
Khaled Diab  
John Dimar  
Michael Dittmar  
Ashish Diwan  
Tamas Doczi  
Pasquale Donnarumma  
John Duff  
Robert Dunn  
Valer Dzupa  
Thomas Egloff  
Yossry El Hawary  
Mohammad El-Sharkawi  
Hossein Elgafy  
Richard Emery  
Juan Emmerich  
Mark Erwin  
Ali Ezzatti  
Charles Fisher  
Daryl Fourney  
John France  
Todd Francis  
Rolando Freitas  
Wael Gad  
Michael Gallizzi  
Anne Kathleen Ganal-Antonio  
Benjamin Gantenbein  
Sandeep Gidvani  
Mariano Ginoves  
Ziya Gokaslan  
Christina Goldstein  
Jeffrey Goldstein  
Manuel Fernandez Gonzalez  
Josef Grohs  
Robert Grossman  
Marcelo Gruenberg  
Sarah Gullbrand  
Munish Gupta  
Elias Haddad  
Raymond Hah  
Thamer Hamdan  
D. Kojo Hamilton  
Murat Hanci  
James Harrop  
Robert Hart  
Roger Hartl  
Mahmoud Hassaan  
Andrew Hecht  
Fraziska Heider  
Paul Heini  
John Heller  
Joshua Heller  
Patrick Hitchon  
Daniel Hoh  
Patrick Hsieh  
Wellington Hsu  
Yong Hu  
Ki Hwang  
James Iatridis  
Justin Iorio  
Manabu Ito  
Eyal Itshayek  
Alexandre Iutaka  
Paul Ivancic  
Keith Jackson  
Andre Jakoi  
George Jallo  
Michael Janssen  
Andrei Joaquim  
Milos Jokovic  
Takashi Kaito  
Frank Kandziora  
Mahesh Karandikar  
Sadashiv Karanth  
Jaro Karppinen  
Yoshiharu Kawaguchi  
Norio Kawahara  
Mark Kayanja  
Jay Khanna  
Mesut Kilic  
Chitteon Kim  
Han Jo Kim  
Kee Kim  
Zdenek Klezl  
Eric Klineberg  
Steven Koehler  
Andreas Korge  
Panagiotis Korovessis  
Walter Krengel III  
Andreas Kroedel  
Naresh Kumar  
V. R. Kumar Roopesh  
Kenny Kwan  
Renaud Lafage  
Virginie Lafage  
Alon Lai  
Claudio Lamartina  
Lifeng Lao  
Darryl Lau  
Aron Lazary  
David Lebel  
Darren R. Lebl  
Chang-Hyun Lee  
Michael Lee  
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Paul Licina  
Cheng-Li Lin  
John Liu  
Elizabeth Lord  
Raphael Lotan  
Jeffrey Lotz  
Daniel Lubelski  
Keith Luk  
Marios Lykissas  
Rajat Mahajan  
Gregory Malham  
Rajaram Manoharan  
Oscar Martinez University of Arizona, USA
Delios Martins  
Edgar Masis  
Eric Massicotte  
Jose Estrada Mastache  
Jiri Matejka  
Morio Matsumoto  
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Ehud Mendel  
Hitesh Modi  
Robert Molinari  
Osmar Moraes  
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Nkosang Motsitsi  
Praveen Mummaneni  
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Naveed Nabizadeh  
Hiroaki Nakamura  
Ahmed Nassr  
Abhay Nene  
Nuno Neves  
Aria Nouri  
Pierce Nunley  
Andrew O’Brien  
Eijiro Okada  
Rema Oliver  
Sumihisa Orita  
Christopher Ornelas  
Douglas Orr  
Metin Ozalay  
Katherine Palmieri  
Ripul Panchal  
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Samuel Pantoja  
Jong-Beom Park  
Kee Park  
Alpesh Patel  
Neil Patel  
Vikas Patel  
Joshua Patt  
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Mick Perez-Cruet  
Tiffany Perry  
Andrey Pershin  
David Polly  
Paul Porensky  
Roberto Postigo  
Sina Pourtaheri  
Fanor Saavedra Pozo  
Devina Purmessur  
Yong Qiu  
Carlo Quattrocchi  
Sheeraz Qureshi  
Kristen Radcliff  
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Glenn Rechtine  
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John Rhee  
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Yohan Robinson  
J. B. Rykken  
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Mohammad Samadian  
Edward Santos  
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Rick Sasso  
Daniel Sauer  
Klaus Schnake  
Byron Schneider  
Markus Schrodel  
Joshua Schroeder  
Daniel Sciubba  
Cara Sedney  
Jaime Segura  
Helmut Seitz  
Lali Sekhon  
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Mohammed Shamji  
Haitham Shareef  
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Hideki Shigematsu  
Adam Shimer  
John Shin  
Kris Siemionow  
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Anoushka Singh  
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Justin Smith  
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  • Global Spine Journal (GSJ) recommends that authors follow the Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals formulated by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE).

    Global Spine Journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).

    Manuscript Submission

    Please read the Full Submissions Guidelines here (PDF) before submitting your manuscript at https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/gsjournal.

    Please note that manuscripts not conforming to these guidelines may be returned. Only manuscripts of sufficient quality that meet the aims and scope of GSJ will be reviewed.

    GSJ publishes original research articles and reviews. GSJ also includes Evidence-Based Spine-Care Journal (EBSJ) which is now a special section in each issue of the journal. EBSJ publishes Original Research (with methods review), Systematic Reviews and Narrative Reviews.

    Article Processing Charge
    If, after peer review, your manuscript is accepted for publication, a one-time Article Processing Charge (APC) is payable. This APC covers the cost of publication and ensures that your article will be freely available online in perpetuity under a Creative Commons license.

    The APC is waived for AOSpine members. As long as one author listed on a manuscript is an AOSpine member then the fee will be waived. The APC for non-members is $1,500 USD and will be payable upon acceptance.

    Copyright
    GSJ publishes manuscripts under the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial license (CC BY NC), which allows others to re-use the work without permission as long as the work is properly referenced and the use is non-commercial.

    Alternative license arrangements are available, for example, to meet particular funder mandates, made at the author's request.

    More information

    Visit SAGE's OA licenses page for more information.

    For more details on the Submission Guidelines, contact the Managing Editor at: globalspinejournal@aospine.org