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ICRS Press Release – Important Updates on JCJP

I want to take this opportunity to congratulate JCJP’s inaugural Editor-in-Chief (EIC), Lisa A. Fortier, DVM, PhD, DACVS on her appointment to Editor-in-Chief/Division Director of the Publications Division with the American Veterinary Medical Association.  Lisa has done a wonderful job during her tenure as EIC of our new Open Access journal, the Journal of Cartilage & Joint Preservation, and has put the new journal firmly on the map as the Official Journal of the ICRS. Her new appointment, however, has necessitated her stepping away from the JCJP editorship, effective July 1, 2021.

She will be succeeded in the role of EIC by Rachel M. Frank, MD, Associate Professor, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Director of the Joint Preservation Program, and Associate Program Director for the Sports Medicine Fellowship, University of Colorado School of Medicine. Rachel has been an ICRS member since 2018, is very widely published (over 275 peer-reviewed articles to date) and is an Associate Editor of Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery. Her vision for JCJP is “to expand upon the incredible foundation established by Dr. Fortier and help build the journal’s reputation as a leading publication in joint preservation and cartilage regeneration. Given the open access nature of the journal, the ability for clinicians, researchers, and students to publish in a timely fashion in a peer-reviewed setting is seemingly unlimited.  We anticipate that JCJP will have a global impact in the near term. The mission of JCJP aligns perfectly with the mission of ICRS – to advance science and education for the prevention and treatment of cartilage disease worldwide.”

Please join the Executive Board in welcoming Rachel to her new role, and please support her and the ICRS by submitting your work at https://www.editorialmanager.com/jcjp/default.aspx, reviewing for the journal, and acting as an advocate for JCJP in your network of colleagues.

In other journal-related news, ICRS has negotiated the sale of the Society’s share of its ownership in the Journal “Cartilage” to the publisher SAGE who now owns 100% of the journal. As part of the arrangement, we negotiated the continuation of ICRS’ affiliation with the journal, whereby ICRS members in good standing continue receiving the Journal subscription for the year 2021 and 2022 as part of their membership dues. Mats Brittberg, MD, PhD, will continue in his role as Editor-in-Chief.

Please direct any questions or comments to: ceo@cartilage.org

Tom Minas, MD, MS, ICRS President 2019-2022

Cartilage Executive Office (CEO) GmbH
Spitalstrasse 190 – House 3
8623 Wetzikon – Switzerland
Phone: +41 44 503 73 70


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ICRS Press Release – Important Updates on JCJP