The Editorial board of the ICRS journal ‘Cartilage’ is interested in publishing a Special Issue on one particular cartilage, The Intervertebral Disc. If anyone has any research in this area we would welcome your submissions of manuscripts for consideration.
The provisional timelines we hope to work to would be as follow:
Any manuscript on original research should follow the guidelines for those normally considered for the journal (https://uk.sagepub.com/en-gb/eur/cartilage/journal201953#submission-guidelines ).
Please mark any submissions clearly as ‘For Consideration in the Intervertebral Disc Issue’ so they will receive the appropriate reviewing process. Please pass this message to anyone else in your group or beyond who you think may be also interested.
Rita Kandel and Sally Roberts, Members of the Editorial Board
Scope of the ICRS journal:
The ICRS Journal CARTILAGE is extremely proud to announce its ranking of 26 out of 76 journals in orthopaedics, with an Impact Factor of 2.000 (Source: 2016 Journal Citation Reports®, Clarivate Analytics, 2017). The objective of Cartilage is to bridge a gap in the literature by focusing on cartilage research from both clinical and basic science perspectives. The journal serves as a focal point and a forum for the exchange of ideas for the many researchers and practitioners involved in cartilage biology and repair therapy. Cartilage will publish articles related to cartilage repair, growth of cartilage, cartilage function, and cartilage transplantation, including regeneration. A primary objective is to foster the cross-fertilization of the findings from clinical and basic sciences of the myriad disciplines involved in cartilage research (e.g., developmental biology, biomechanics, imaging, matrix biology, tissue regeneration) and repair (eg, joint protection).