Aims and scope

The Journal of Bone and Joint Infection (JBJI), as a scientific open-access publication of the European Bone and Joint Infection Society (EBJIS) and Musculoskeletal Infection Society (MSIS), publishes papers of the highest quality in all areas of infections of the musculoskeletal apparatus.

The journal publishes articles on a variety of subjects of interest to practitioners and researchers in the field of osteo-articular and soft-tissue infections. These are comprised of articles on prosthetic joint infection, long bone osteomyelitis, spinal infections, necrotizing soft-tissue infections, septic arthritis, hand infections, diabetic foot infections, biofilm-related infections, fracture-related infections, and bone and soft tissue reconstruction. These infections may present with an acute or chronic history, with fulminant or low-grade symptoms. We welcome articles that include research on both adults and children. The journal scope also includes the prevention of musculoskeletal infections, concepts on diagnostics and treatment, and the optimization of these procedures. The combination of medical and surgical treatment is a precondition to face these demanding infections, in particular when considering that multi-drug-resistant bacteria are a major a concern in our healthcare system. Next to clinical articles, EBJIS and MSIS encourage authors to submit sub-clinical and basic research articles to JBJI, including manuscripts on biomaterials, bone substitutes, biofilm eradication, and microorganisms. It is our mission to optimize forces in the treatment and spot early future trends in bone and joint infection management.

To be suitable for publication in JBJI, articles should describe substantial advancements in the field and include significant innovation.

The manuscript types considered for peer-reviewed publication are research articles (either as full-length articles or as brief reports), guidelines and recommendations, review articles, case reports, clinical images, and letters.

To ensure publication for authors, and to provide a lasting record of scientific discussion, JBJI is ISSN-registered, permanently archived, and fully citable.