EFORT Open Reviews is the official journal of the European Federation of National Associations of Orthopaedics and Traumatology (EFORT) and  provides high quality instructional review articles on all aspects of orthopaedics and traumatology.

Since 01 January 2022 EFORT Open Reviews is published by Bioscientifica, a trusted and well established society publisher. All content remains freely available and fully searchable as part of this transition from the journal’s previous publisher, Bone & Joint Publishing.

EFORT Open Reviews is a fully open access online journal. It is an authoritative resource for trainees and supports practising orthopaedic surgeons in keeping informed about the latest clinical and scientific advances. One print issue featuring selected papers is published during the EFORT annual congress.

The Editor-in-Chief is Professor Pierre Hoffmeyer from the University Hospital of Geneva (HUG).

Starting 01 November 2020 all articles submitted will be charged 1500 Euros upon notice of acceptance and before publication in EFORT Open reviews.

Subscribe to the EFORT Open Reviews e-alerts to receive the Table of Content monthly.

EFORT Open Reviews is included in Google Scholar and the directory of Open Access journals, and is indexed in PubMed with full-text provided in PubMed Central and therefore included in the PubMed Database (PMC).


All manuscript submissions should be made online at the EFORT Open Reviews ScholarOne Manuscripts site:


Please review the manuscript guidelines before submitting your paper.

The key sections of EFORT Open Reviews are:

  • Hip,
  • Knee,
  • Foot & Ankle,
  • Shoulder & Elbow,
  • Wrist & Hand,
  • Spine,
  • Trauma,
  • Oncology,
  • Paediatrics,
  • Sports and arthroscopy.

For further information or to suggest a topic for an article please email either:

EFORT Open Reviews Volume 9 – EOR 2024
EFORT Open Reviews Volume 8 – EOR 2023
EFORT Open Reviews Volume 7 – EOR 2022

EFORT Open Reviews Volume 6 – EOR 2021

EFORT Open Reviews Volume 5 – EOR 2020

EFORT Open Reviews Volume 4 – EOR 2019

EFORT Open Reviews Volume 3 – EOR 2018

EFORT Open Reviews Volume 2 – EOR 2017

EFORT Open Reviews Volume 1 – EOR 2016

EFORT Open Reviews publishes high-quality instructional review articles across the whole field of orthopaedics and traumatology. Peer-reviewed articles from international experts summarize current knowledge and practice in orthopaedics, with the aim of providing systematic coverage of the field.

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