- Published since 2016
- Publication is subject to payment of an article processing charge (APC)
Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Arthroplasty is an open access, peer reviewed journal that provides an international forum for discussion and reporting in the field of shoulder and elbow replacement and joint reconstruction. Please see the Aims and Scope tab for further information.
This journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).
Submit your manuscript at https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/jsea.
Please see the Submission Guidelines tab for more information on how to submit your article to the journal.
Open access article processing charge (APC) information
Publication in the journal is subject to payment of an article processing charge (APC). The APC serves to support the journal and ensures that articles are freely accessible online in perpetuity under a Creative Commons license.
The APC for this journal is currently 2000 USD.
The article processing charge (APC) is payable when a manuscript is accepted after peer review, before it is published. The APC is subject to taxes where applicable. Please see further details here.
Please direct any queries to Kristina.Moulton@sagepub.com
The Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Arthroplasty (JSEA) is a peer-reviewed, open access medical journal that provides an international forum for discussion and dissemination of knowledge in the field of shoulder and elbow replacement and joint reconstruction. In view of the changing market and procedures, this journal is a source of reference and research for the development of these new technologies and practices. With the changes in healthcare and the move towards value-based medicine, there is also a need for more outcome studies focused on upper extremity arthroplasty. These studies will be required to ensure reimbursement for arthroplasty procedures and care.
This journal accepts:
- Original Scientific Research
- Review Articles
- Case Reports
- Transactions from recent meetings
- New Technology Updates
- Surgical techniques
|Lewis L. Shi, MD||Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Chicago, USA|
|Daniel L. Aaron, MD||UMass Memorial Medical Group, USA|
|Joseph A. Abboud, MD||Rothman Institute, The Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University, USA|
|George S. Athwal, MD||Western University, Canada|
|Kevin Baker, Ph.D.||William Beaumont Hospital, USA|
|John E. Bell, MD||Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, USA|
|Michael Q. Freehill MD||Allina Health System, Abbott Northwestern Hospital, Minneapolis, MN, USA|
|Andrew Green, MD||Warren Alpert Medical School, Brown University, USA|
|Lawrence V. Gulotta, MD||HSS, New York, NY, USA|
|Peter Habermeyer||German Shoulder Center, ATOS Clinic, Germany|
|Ralph Hertel, MD||Shoulder & Elbow Center, Lindenhofspital, Switzerland|
|Joseph Iannotti, MD, PhD||Cleveland Clinic, Ohio, USA|
|Chunyan Jiang, MD, PhD||Beijing Jishuitan Hospital, School of Medicine, Peking University, China|
|Hafiz Kassam, MD||Sutter Health, Sutter North Medical Group, USA|
|Alexandre Lädermann, MD||Division of Orthopedics and Trauma Surgery, La Tour Hospital, Meyrin, Switzerland|
|Osvandre Lech, MD||Hospital Sao Vicente de Paulo, Instituto de Ortopedia e Traumatologia, Brazil|
|Thay Q. Lee||VA Long Beach Healthcare System & University of California Irvine, USA|
|Ofer Levy, MD MCh(Orth) FRCS||Royal Berkshire Hospital & Berkshire Independent Hospital, United Kingdom / Israel, UK|
|Mark I. Loebenberg, MD||Rabin Medical Center, Tel Aviv University, Israel|
|Augustus D. Mazzocca, MD||UConn Musculoskeletal Institute, University of Connecticut, USA|
|Anand M. Murthi, MD||MedStar Union Memorial Hospital, USA|
|Jin-Young Park, MD, PhD||Neon Orthopaedic Clinic, South Korea|
|Brad Parsons, MD||Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, USA|
|Joaquin Sanchez-Sotelo MD PhD||Mayo Clinic and Mayo College of Medicine, USA|
|Robert Z. Tashjian, MD||University of Utah, Salt Lake City, USA|
|Samuel Taylor, MD||Hospital for Special Surgery, USA|
|Jae Chul Yoo, MD, PhD||Seoul, Republic of Korea|
|Arnold B. Alqueza, MD||Harvard Medical School, USA|
|Robert Boykin, MD||EmergeOrtho, Blue Ridge Division, USA|
|Wayne Chan, MD, PhD||UMass Chan Medical School, USA|
|Stacey E. Gallacher, MD||Advanced Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Institute, USA|
|Lee A. Kaback, MD||OrthoNY, USA|
|H. Mike Kim, MD||University of Missouri, USA|
|Eddie Y. Lo, MD||Baylor University Medical Center, USA|
|Nicholas Maassen||Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Chicago, USA|
|Betsy Nolan, MD||Oklahoma Shoulder Center, University of Oklahoma, USA|
|Daphne E. Pinkas, MD||Lakeland Regional Health (Lakeland, FL)|
|Cory Stewart, MD||Mayo Clinic Health System, USA|
|Brett Wiater, MD||William Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, MI, USA|
Please see the Open Special Collection: Complex and Revision Shoulder Arthroplasty
More information on the collection can be found here
This Journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics.
This Journal recommends that authors follow the Recommendations for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing, and Publication of Scholarly Work in Medical Journals formulated by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE).
Please read the guidelines below then visit the journal’s submission site to upload your manuscript. Please note that manuscripts not conforming to these guidelines may be returned.
Only manuscripts of sufficient quality that meet the aims and scope of Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Arthroplasty will be reviewed.
As part of the submission process you will be required to warrant that you are submitting your original work, that you have the rights in the work, that you are submitting the work for first publication in the Journal and that it is not being considered for publication elsewhere and has not already been published elsewhere, and that you have obtained and can supply all necessary permissions for the reproduction of any copyright works not owned by you.
Please Read the Manuscript Submission Guidelines below before submitting your manuscript here:
- Open Access
- Article processing charge (APC)
- Article Types
- Editorial policies
4.1 Peer Review Policy
4.5 Declaration of conflicting interests
4.6 Research ethics and patient consent
4.7 Clinical Trials
4.8 Reporting guidelines
4.9 Research Data
- Publishing policies
5.1 Publication ethics
5.2 Contributor's publishing agreement
- Preparing your manuscript
6.1 Word processing formats
6.2 Artwork, figures and other graphics
6.3 Supplemental material
6.4 Journal layout
6.5 Reference style
6.6 English language editing services
- Submitting your manuscript
7.1 How to submit your manuscript
7.2 Title, keywords and abstracts
7.3 Corresponding author contact details
7.5 Information required for completing your submission
- On acceptance and publication
8.1 Sage Production
8.2 Continuous publication
- Further information
This Journal recommends that authors follow the Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to
Biomedical Journals formulated by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE)
Please read the guidelines below then visit the journal’s submission site to upload your manuscript.
Please note that manuscripts not conforming to these guidelines may be returned.
Only manuscripts of sufficient quality that meet the aims and scope of Journal of Shoulder and Elbow
Arthroplasty will be reviewed.
As part of the submission process you will be required to warrant that you are submitting your
original work, that you have the rights in the work, that you are submitting the work for first
publication in the Journal and that it is not being considered for publication elsewhere and has not
already been published elsewhere, and that you have obtained and can supply all necessary
permissions for the reproduction of any copyright works not owned by you.
1. Open Access
Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Arthroplasty is an open access, peer-reviewed journal. Each article
accepted by peer review is made freely available online immediately upon publication, is published
under a Creative Commons license and will be hosted online in perpetuity. Publication costs of the
journal are covered by the collection of article processing charges which are paid by the funder,
institution or author of each manuscript upon acceptance. There is no charge for submitting a paper to
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 for this journal is currently $2000 USD.
Members of MASES (Mid-Atlantic Shoulder and Elbow Society) and NESES (New England Shoulder and Elbow Society) will receive 25% off the prevailing APC.
Submissions should not exceed the word counts listed below. Abstracts should be no more than 200
Original scientific research: 3500 words not including abstract/keywords/references
Reviews: 3500 words not including abstract/keywords/references
Commentaries: 1500 words
Editorials: 1500 words
Case reports: 2000 words not including abstract/keywords/references
Technique papers: 3500 words not including abstract/keywords/references
New technology updates: 2000 words not including abstract/keywords/references
Letters to the editor: 1000 words.
A letter to the Editor is a brief communication that either addresses the contents of a published article,
or is a correspondence unrelated to a specific article. Its purpose is to make corrections, provide alternative viewpoints, or offer counter arguments. Avoid logical fallacies and ad hominem attacks. Letters to the Editor must be written in a professional tone and include references to support all claims if appropriate.
A letter to the Editor unrelated to a specific article should not exceed 500 words or have more than 3 references. A letter to the Editor pertaining to a recently published article or to be published concurrently with an article within the journal should not exceed 800 words or have more than 5 references. If an abstract is included, it will automatically be made the first paragraph. Letters should not include figures or research material. Letters to the editor are not charged an APC.
Research Update: 2000 words not including abstract/keywords/references
Sage does not permit the use of author-suggested (recommended) reviewers at any stage of the submission process, be that through the web-based submission system or other communication. Reviewers should be experts in their fields and should be able to provide an objective assessment of the manuscript. Our policy is that reviewers should not be assigned to a paper if:
• The reviewer is based at the same institution as any of the co-authors
• The reviewer is based at the funding body of the paper
• The author has recommended the reviewer
• The reviewer has provided a personal (e.g. Gmail/Yahoo/Hotmail) email account and an institutional email account cannot be found after performing a basic Google search (name, department and institution).
Papers should only be submitted for consideration once consent is given by all contributing
authors. Those submitting papers should carefully check that all those whose work contributed
to the paper are acknowledged as contributing authors.
The list of authors should include all those who can legitimately claim authorship. This is all
(i) Made a substantial contribution to the concept or design of the work; or acquisition,
analysis or interpretation of data,
(ii) Drafted the article or revised it critically for important intellectual content,
(iii) Approved the version to be published,
(iv) Each author should have participated sufficiently in the work to take public
responsibility for appropriate portions of the content.
Authors should meet the conditions of all of the points above. When a large, multicentre group
has conducted the work, the group should identify the individuals who accept direct
responsibility for the manuscript. These individuals should fully meet the criteria for authorship.
Acquisition of funding, collection of data, or general supervision of the research group alone
does not constitute authorship, although all contributors who do not meet the criteria for
authorship should be listed in the Acknowledgments section. Please refer to the International
Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) authorship guidelines for more information on
Please note that AI chatbots, for example ChatGPT, should not be listed as authors. For more information see the policy on Use of ChatGPT and generative AI tools.
All contributors who do not meet the criteria for authorship should be listed in an
Acknowledgements section. Examples of those who might be acknowledged include a person
who collected data or provided purely technical help, or a department chair who provided only
4.3.1 Third party submissions
Where an individual who is not listed as an author submits a manuscript on behalf of the author(s), a statement must be included in the Acknowledgements section of the manuscript and in the accompanying cover letter. The statements must:
- Disclose this type of editorial assistance – including the individual’s name, company and level of input
- Identify any entities that paid for this assistance
- Confirm that the listed authors have authorized the submission of their manuscript via third party and approved any statements or declarations, e.g. conflicting interests, funding, etc.
Where appropriate, Sage reserves the right to deny consideration to manuscripts submitted by a third party rather than by the authors themselves.
4.3.2 Writing assistance
Individuals who provided writing assistance, e.g. from a specialist communications company, do
not qualify as authors and so should be included in the Acknowledgements section. Authors
must disclose any writing assistance – including the individual’s name, company and level of
input – and identify the entity that paid for this assistance”).
It is not necessary to disclose use of language polishing services.
Please supply any personal acknowledgements separately to the main text to facilitate
anonymous peer review.
Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Arthroplasty requires all authors to acknowledge their funding in a consistent fashion under a separate heading. Please visit the Funding Acknowledgements page on the Sage Journal Author Gateway to confirm the format of the acknowledgment text in the event of funding, or state that: This research received no specific grant from any funding agency in the public, commercial, or not-for-profit sectors.
It is the policy of Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Arthroplasty to require a declaration of
conflicting interests from all authors enabling a statement to be carried within the paginated
pages of all published articles.
Please ensure that a ‘Declaration of Conflicting Interests’ statement is included at the end of
your manuscript, after any acknowledgements and prior to the references. If no conflict exists,
please state that ‘The Author(s) declare(s) that there is no conflict of interest’.
For guidance on conflict of interest statements, please see the ICMJE recommendations.
Medical research involving human subjects must be conducted according to the World Medical
Association Declaration of Helsinki.
Submitted manuscripts should conform to the ICMJE Recommendations for the Conduct,
Reporting, Editing, and Publication of Scholarly Work in Medical Journals, and all papers
reporting animal and/or human studies must state in the methods section that the relevant
Ethics Committee or Institutional Review Board provided (or waived) approval. Please ensure
that you have provided the full name and institution of the review committee, in addition to the
For research articles, authors are also required to state in the methods section whether
participants provided informed consent and whether the consent was written or verbal.
Information on informed consent to report individual cases or case series should be included in
the manuscript text. A statement is required regarding whether written informed consent for patient
information and images to be published was provided by the patient(s) or a legally authorized
representative. Please do not submit the patient’s actual written informed consent with your article,
as this in itself breaches the patient’s confidentiality. The Journal requests that you confirm to us, in
writing, that you have obtained written informed consent but the written consent itself should be held
by the authors/investigators themselves, for example in a patient’s hospital record. The confirmatory
letter may be uploaded with your submission as a separate file.
Please also refer to the ICMJE Recommendations for the Protection of Research Participants
Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Arthroplasty conforms to the ICMJE requirement that clinical
trials are registered in a WHO-approved public trials registry at or before the time of first patient
enrolment as a condition of consideration for publication. The trial registry name and URL, and
registration number must be included at the end of the abstract.
The relevant EQUATOR Network reporting guidelines should be followed depending on the type
of study. For example, all randomized controlled trials submitted for publication should include
a completed Consolidated Standards of Reporting Trials (CONSORT) flow chart as a cited figure,
and a completed CONSORT checklist as a supplementary file.
Other resources can be found at NLM’s Research Reporting Guidelines and Initiatives
The journal is committed to facilitating openness, transparency and reproducibility of research, and has the following research data sharing policy. For more information, including FAQs please visit the Sage Research Data policy pages.
Subject to appropriate ethical and legal considerations, authors are encouraged to:
- share your research data in a relevant public data repository
- include a data availability statement linking to your data. If it is not possible to share your data, we encourage you to consider using the statement to explain why it cannot be shared.
- cite this data in your research
Sage is committed to upholding the integrity of the academic record. We encourage authors to
refer to the Committee on Publication Ethics’ International Standards for Authors and view the
Publication Ethics page on the Sage Author Gateway.
Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Arthroplasty and Sage take issues of copyright infringement,
plagiarism or other breaches of best practice in publication very seriously. We seek to protect
the rights of our authors and we always investigate claims of plagiarism or misuse of published
articles. Equally, we seek to protect the reputation of the journal against malpractice. Submitted
articles may be checked with duplication-checking software. Where an article, for example, is
found to have plagiarized other work or included third-party copyright material without
permission or with insufficient acknowledgement, or where the authorship of the article is
contested, we reserve the right to take action including, but not limited to: publishing an
erratum or corrigendum (correction); retracting the article; taking up the matter with the head
of department or dean of the author's institution and/or relevant academic bodies or societies;
or taking appropriate legal action.
5.1.2 Prior publication
If material has been previously published, it is not generally acceptable for publication in a Sage
journal. However, there are certain circumstances where previously published material can be
considered for publication. Please refer to the guidance on the Sage Author Gateway or if in
doubt, contact the Editor at the address given below.
Before publication Sage requires the author as the rights holder to sign a Journal Contributor’s
Publishing Agreement. Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Arthroplasty publishes manuscripts under
Creative Commons licenses. The standard Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Arthroplasty license is
Creative Commons by Attribution Non-Commercial (CC BY-NC 3.0), which allows others to reuse
the work without permission as long as the work is properly referenced and the use is noncommercial.
For more information, you are advised to visit Sage's OA licenses page
Alternative license arrangements are available, for example, to meet particular funder
mandates, made at the author’s request.
Authors are responsible for obtaining permission from copyright holders for reproducing any
illustrations, tables, figures or lengthy quotations previously published elsewhere. For further
information including guidance on fair dealing for criticism and review, please visit our
Frequently Asked Questions on the Sage Journal Author Gateway.
Preferred formats for the text and tables of your manuscript are Word DOC, RTF, XLS. LaTeX files
are also accepted. The text should be double-spaced throughout and with a minimum of 3cm for
left and right hand margins and 5cm at head and foot. Text should be standard 10 or 12 point.
Word and (La)Tex templates are available on the Manuscript Submission Guidelines page of our
For guidance on the preparation of illustrations, pictures and graphs in electronic format, please
visit Sage’s Manuscript Submission Guidelines
Figures supplied in color will appear in color online.
This journal is able to host additional materials online (e.g. datasets, podcasts, videos, images
etc) alongside the full-text of the article. These will be subjected to peer-review alongside the
article. For more information please refer to our guidelines on submitting supplementary files,
which can be found within our Manuscript Submission Guidelines page.
Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Arthroplasty conforms to the Sage house style. Click here to
review guidelines on Sage House Style.
Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Arthroplasty adheres to the Sage Vancouver reference style.
Please review the guidelines on Sage Vancouver to ensure your manuscript conforms to this
Authors seeking assistance with English language editing, translation, or figure and manuscript
formatting to fit the journal’s specifications should consider using Sage Language Services. Visit
Sage Language Services on our Journal Author Gateway for further information.
Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Arthroplasty is hosted on Sage Track, a web based online
submission and peer review system powered by ScholarOne™ Manuscripts. Visit
https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/jsea to login and submit your article online.
IMPORTANT: Please check whether you already have an account in the system before trying to
create a new one. If you have reviewed or authored for the journal in the past year it is likely
that you will have had an account created. For further guidance on submitting your manuscript
online please visit ScholarOne Online Help.
Please supply a title, short title, an abstract and keywords to accompany your article. The title,
keywords and abstract are key to ensuring readers find your article online through online search
engines such as Google. Please refer to the information and guidance on how best to title your
article, write your abstract and select your keywords by visiting the Sage Journal Author
Gateway for guidelines on How to Help Readers Find Your Article Online.
Abstracts should not be more than 200 words.
Provide full contact details for the corresponding author including email, mailing address and
telephone numbers. Academic affiliations are required for all co-authors. These details should
be presented separately to the main text of the article to facilitate anonymous peer review.
As part of our commitment to ensuring an ethical, transparent and fair peer review process Sage is a
supporting member of ORCID, the Open Researcher and Contributor ID. ORCID provides a unique
and persistent digital identifier that distinguishes researchers from every other researcher, even
those who share the same name, and, through integration in key research workflows such as
manuscript and grant submission, supports automated linkages between researchers and their
professional activities, ensuring that their work is recognized.
The collection of ORCID iDs from corresponding authors is now part of the submission process of this
journal. If you already have an ORCID iD you will be asked to associate that to your submission
during the online submission process. We also strongly encourage all co-authors to link their ORCID
ID to their accounts in our online peer review platforms. It takes seconds to do: click the link when
prompted, sign into your ORCID account and our systems are automatically updated. Your ORCID iD
will become part of your accepted publication’s metadata, making your work attributable to you and
only you. Your ORCID iD is published with your article so that fellow researchers reading your work
can link to your ORCID profile and from there link to your other publications.
You will be asked to provide contact details and academic affiliations for all co-authors via the
submission system and identify who is to be the corresponding author. These details must match what
appears on your manuscript. The affiliation listed on the manuscript should be the institution where the
research was conducted. If an author has moved to a new institution since completing the research, the
new affiliation can be included in a manuscript note at the end of the paper. At this stage please ensure
you have included all the required statements and declarations and uploaded any additional
supplementary files (including reporting guidelines where relevant).
Please ensure that you have obtained any necessary permission from copyright holders for reproducing
any illustrations, tables, figures or lengthy quotations previously published elsewhere. For further
information including guidance on fair dealing for criticism and review, please see the Copyright and
Permissions page on the Sage Journal Author Gateway.
If your paper is accepted for publication after peer review, you will first be asked to complete the
contributor’s publishing agreement. Once your manuscript files have been checked for Sage Production,
the corresponding author will be asked to pay the article processing charge (APC) via a payment link.
Once the APC has been processed, your article will be prepared for publication and can appear online
within an average of 30 days. Please note that no production work will occur on your paper until the
APC has been received.
Your Sage Production Editor will keep you informed as to your article’s progress throughout the
production process. Proofs will made available to the corresponding author via our editing portal
Sage Edit, or by email to the corresponding author and should be returned promptly. Authors are
reminded to check their proofs carefully to confirm that all author information, including names,
affiliations, sequence and contact details are correct, and that Funding and Conflict of Interest
statements, if any, are accurate.
One of the many benefits of publishing your research in an open access journal is the speed to
publication. With no issues to fill and no page count constraints, your article will be published
online in a fully citable form with a DOI number as soon as it has completed the production
process. At this time it will be completely free to view and download for all. Check the ‘Latest
Articles’ tab on the journal website for the latest published content. Articles are batched every
year, and are then available in the Archive.
Any correspondence, queries or additional requests for information on the Manuscript Submission
process should be sent to the Editorial Office as follows: