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The journal Acta Ortopédica Brasileira, official organ of the Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology, Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade de Sâo Paulo (DOT/FMUSP), operates under a continuous publicat ion model of bi-monthly issues (Jan/Feb, Mar/Apr, May/Jun, Jul/Aug, Sep/Oct, and Nov/Dec) with an English version, being currently recognized as a major contribution to this specialty of medicine due to its high level of commitment and hard work towards indexations to which it has been accepted.

One of the goals of Acta Ortopédica Brasileira journal, as envisaged by its Chairman Tarcísio E. P. Barros, is to make updated technical and scientific information available to healthcare professionals interested in conditions of the locomotive apparatus.

With the valuable assistance of the editorial board, the editor-in-chief targets the publication as an instrument to foster, support, disseminate and care for the technical and scientific improvement and for the ethical aspects of the professional practice of orthopaedics and traumatology.

The journal follows the harmonization requirements recommended by the International Committee of Medical Journals Editors ( For approval, articles are submitted to the evaluation of a committee of reviewers (peer review) who receive the text anonymously and decide on its publication, suggest changes, request explanations from authors and make recommendations to the Editor-in-Chief.

The concepts and statements contained in the papers are the total responsibility of the authors. Acta Ortopédica Brasileira fully complies with the international trend of the Vancouver style, available at We would appreciate the authors’ collaboration in complying with the cited instructions.

The abbreviation of its title is Acta Ortop. Bras., which must be used in references, footnotes, and in bibliographic references and legends.

Acta Ortopédica Brasileira is indexed at:

  • PubMed

  • PubMed Central

  • Web of Science (ISI)

  • SciELO do Brasil

  • Elsevier Bibliographic Databases SCOPUS

  • Redalyc Red de Revistas Científicas da América Latina, Caribe, Espanha e Portugal

  • LILACS – Index Medicus Latino Americano

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