Joint Diseases and Related Surgery (JDRS), formerly published as Eklem Hastalıkları ve Cerrahisi, is an open access journal and full texts of all published articles are freely available without embargo since 1990. JDRS is the official publication of the Turkish Joint Diseases Foundation. It is an international, double-blind peer-reviewed periodical journal indexed in:

  • Science Citation Index Expanded/Journal Citation Report/Web of Science
  • PubMed/MEDLINE
  • PubMed Central (PMC)
  • Scopus
  • Turkish Citation Index.

The Journal is published three times a year (April, August and December) and welcomes original, clinical and empirical scientific research articles, reviews and case reports or clinical pictures in joint diseases and related surgery, arthroplasty, arthroscopy, pediatric orthopedics, hand surgery, orthopedic oncology, general orthopedics and traumatology written only in English.

Statements and opinions expressed in the articles are those of the author(s) and not necessarily those of the editors and the publisher. Turkish Joint Diseases Foundation has the international copyright of all the material published in the Journal. The Journal’s content is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4 International License (CC BY-NC 4.0).

Joint Diseases and Related Surgery aims:

  • Raising awareness of the burden of joint diseases & injuries
  • Increasing knowledge of the suffering and costs of joint diseases & injuries
  • Improving access to cost-effective prevention and treatment
  • Increasing research in joint diseases & injuries, prevention and treatment

Handling of Manuscripts

The editorial and publication processes of the Journal are conducted in accordance with the guidelines of the International Council of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE), the World Association of Medical Editors (WAME), the Council of Science Editors (CSE), the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), the European Association of Science Editors (EASE), and National Information Standards Organization (NISO). The journal conforms to the Principles of Transparency and Best Practice in Scholarly Publishing (

Of All manuscripts of Joint Diseases and Related Surgery receive annually, around 40 % are accepted for publication. For peer reviewed manuscripts, mean time from submission to rejection is three months. Acceptance takes a mean time of three months after submission, which is mostly affected by the number of necessary revisions.

Editor-in-Chief has full authority over the entire editorial content of the journal and the timing of publication of that content. Journal owners do not interfere in the evaluation, selection, scheduling, or editing of individual articles either directly or by creating an environment that strongly influences decisions. Editors and reviewers make editorial decisions based on the validity of the work and its importance to the Journal’s readers. Editors and reviewers are free to express critical but responsible views about all aspects of medicine.

Submission Fee

The submission fee is 50 $ (for foreign authors) and 200 TL (for Turkish authors) per article. This fee is separate from the article processing charge (APC) and will be collected by the contracted IT Company (Yazılım Parkı) as usage fee for the online article submission and tracking system. After payment of submission fee to Yazılım Parkı you may send your article through the editorial managing system. This fee will not be repaid if the article is rejected in any stage. Neither our journal nor our foundation has any legal or financial liability due to these fees.

Yazılım Parkı Payment Information for Wire Transfer / EFT:
Bank Name: Garanti BBVA (Branch Name: Birlik Şubesi)
Swift Code (BIC Code): TGBATRISXXX
for $ IBAN: TR83 0006 2001 1820 0009 0925 96
for TL IBAN: TR84 0006 2001 1820 0006 2977 17

Article Processing Charge

Joint Diseases and Related Surgery is an open access journal and full texts of all published articles are freely available without embargo since 1990. All expenses and costs related to the journal are covered by article processing charges.

Article Processing Charge (APC) concerns only accepted articles for publication. The APC will be determined by the number of pages which the articles cover in the Journal. APC is net 110 $ or 100 € (for foreign authors) or 700 TL (for Turkish authors) (including all taxes) per page. Following acceptance for publication, this fee will be collected in advance before the publishing services. This amount will not be repaid even if the accepted article is afterwards withdrawn by the authors for any reason. These fees are in no way related to the scientific evaluations conducted voluntarily by our journal’s editorial board and consultant referees.

Editor-in-Chief: O. Şahap Atik, MD, Professor
Mustafa Kemal Mahallesi, Dumlupınar Bulvarı 274/2 C2 Blok Ofis: 5 Çankaya, Ankara, TURKEY
Phone: +90 312 467 96 86

Web page: | |

Publisher: Bayçınar Tıbbi Yayıncılık
Örnek Mah., Dr. Suphi Ezgi Sok., Saray Apt. No:11, D:6 34704 Ataşehir, İstanbul, TURKEY
Phone: +90 216 317 41 14
Fax: +90 216 317 63 68
Web page:

Web design, continuance and maintanance: Yazılım Parkı Bilişim Teknolojileri D.O.R.P. Ltd. Şti.
Bilkent 1605. Cadde Cyberpark Vakıf Binası No: 208 06800 Çankaya, Ankara, TURKEY
Phone: +90 (312) 429 0023
Web page: