2020 – Journal “Cartilage” – New Impact Factor 3.857 (now ranked 9 out of 82 orthopaedic journals)
The ICRS Journal “CARTILAGE” is extremely proud to announce its ranking of 9 out of 82 journals in orthopaedics, with an Impact Factor of 3.857 (Source: 2020 Journal Citation Reports®, Clarivate Analytics, 2020). This represents significant growth for the journal, which has experienced a steady increase in Impact Factor over the last four years. We’d like to thank all our authors, readers, and reviewers for your support in helping make this journal successful. The 2019 impact factor for the ICRS journal Cartilage has increased from 0.694 in 2014 to 1.127 in 2015 to 2.000 in 2016 to 2.621 in 2017 to 2.961 in 2018 to 3.857 in 2020 and is now ranked 9/82 in Orthopaedics!
Cartilage (CART) is a peer-reviewed quarterly journal and publishes articles related to the musculoskeletal system with particular attention to cartilage repair, development, function, degeneration, transplantation, and rehabilitation. The journal is a forum for the exchange of ideas for the many types of researchers and clinicians involved in cartilage biology and repair. A primary objective of CARTILAGE is to foster the cross-fertilization of the findings between clinical and basic sciences throughout the various disciplines involved in cartilage repair.
The journal publishes full length original manuscripts on all types of cartilage including articular, nasal, auricular, tracheal/bronchial, and intervertebral disc fibrocartilage. Manuscripts on clinical and laboratory research are welcome. Review articles, editorials, and letters are also encouraged. The ICRS envisages CARTILAGE as a forum for the exchange of knowledge among clinicians, scientists, patients, and researchers. This journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).ICRS Members in good standing receive the journal on a complimentay basis as a Membership Benefit. – ICRS Members are requested to access the full lenght Articles through the Members Area.
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George Bentley, UK
I have been a junior member of the ICRS for the last 3 years and it has been an absolute joy. Having access to the most innovative and cutting edge cartilage research has allowed me to stay on top of this evolving field of research. The ICRS meetings and educational events bring together some of the best surgeons, clinicians, and scientists in the field. It is an outstanding group of people and I am proud to be a part of this family.
Nathan L. Grimm, USA
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Leif Ryd, Sweden
My involvement in ICRS continues to evolve as it is the sole society that has the same goals as my specific interests. Along with this, and more importantly, the members have always acted like a family and have been very open to development of young surgeons and scientist promoting inclusion over exclusion. I hope my involvement in the society will continue as it has been critical in my development in this field.
Adam Yanke, USA
“The general media has created great and unrealistic public excitement about stem cells and regenerative medicine role in treating difficult pathologies. Being a member of the ICRS has helped me in many ways to address the difficult balancing act of realistic faith in well grounded scientific research and unrealistic patient expectations, especially in the light of patients’ free access to unchecked wild claims in the internet”
Sultan Al Maskari, Oman
“Thanks to this ICRS the cartilage knowledge is available to anyone around the globe”
Francisco Arroyo from Mexico
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Dimitrios Tsoukas from Greece
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Antonio Marmotti from Italy
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Sergio Martinez-Siekavizza from Guatemala
“ICRS is not only a scientific group but also it is like a big family. Chicago meeting was great social experience for me”
Gokhan Meric from Turkey
ICRS is a great organisation that offers an excellent platform for those working on the interface of clinical and fundamental cartilage research.