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Instructions for Authors

        Scope

        Arthroscopy: The Journal of Arthroscopic and Related Surgery seeks to provide readers with current information on clinical and basic research, review articles, technical notes, case reports, and editorials about the latest developments in arthroscopic surgery, knee surgery, and orthopaedic sports surgery. All articles are subject to peer review. Letters to the Editor and comments on the Journal’s policies or content are welcome. All submissions to Arthroscopy should comply with the Instructions for Authors.
        Online Submission and Review at Arthroscopy (http://ees.elsevier.com/arth/)
        The Arthroscopy Journal uses a Web-based online submission and review system. Please visit our Web site (http://ees.elsevier.com/arth/) to submit your manuscript electronically. There, after registering, authors will be guided, step by step, through the uploading of your own files and your approving of the single PDF that will be created from them. Through our Web site, you can track the progress of your manuscript. Communications about a manuscript will be handled through e-mail.
        Please access our Web site for more specifics about online submission, including: a Tutorial for Authors, a Help Page of frequently asked questions, and a link to Author Support by e-mail that is monitored “24/7”.
        Note: As of July 1, 2005, the Journal will no longer accept manuscripts submitted by mail.
        Instead, you are encouraged to take full advantage of online manuscript processing and faster turnaround times at all stages of the submission, evaluation, production, and publication process by visiting our online submission and review system (http://ees.elsevier.com/arth/) today.
        Tabled 1Recommended Maximums for Articles Submitted to Arthroscopy
        Type of ArticleNumber of Words
        Maximum number of words is exclusive of the title page, blind title page, refernces, and figure legends.
        ReferencesFigures (Figure Parts)Tables
        Original Article3000357(15)4
        Current Concepts40007510(24)4
        Technical Note1500
        Technical notes exceeding these recommendations are allowed when the subject is broad enough to require more data to convey the message adequately; however, brevity remains a key goal.
        83(6)
        Technical notes exceeding these recommendations are allowed when the subject is broad enough to require more data to convey the message adequately; however, brevity remains a key goal.
        1 (published online only)
        Case Report100052(4)0
        Letter to Editor & Reply50042(2)0
        low asterisk Maximum number of words is exclusive of the title page, blind title page, refernces, and figure legends.
        § Technical notes exceeding these recommendations are allowed when the subject is broad enough to require more data to convey the message adequately; however, brevity remains a key goal.
        Please note that Current Concepts articles typically are submitted at the invitation of the Editor-in-Chief.
        However, authors are encouraged to contact the Editorial Office with ideas for Current Concepts articles.
        Studies should be in compliance with human studies committees and animal welfare regulations at the authors’ institutions and also in compliance with Food and Drug Administration guidelines.