Exploration of Musculoskeletal Diseases is a peer-reviewed, open access online journal. The journal publishes papers of the highest quality and significance in all areas related to musculoskeletal diseases, including but not limited to epidemiology and outcomes, basic science and pathophysiology, clinics, and therapy (both clinical trials and pharmacoeconomy). Priority is given to work related to osteoarthritis, inflammatory arthritis such as rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, spondyloarthropathies, and systemic autoinmmune diseases such as systemic lupus erythematosus, scleroderma, vasculitides. Other topics related to soft tissue pathology, injuries, surgery, physical medicine and rehabilitation also lay within the scope of the journal.
Exploration of Musculoskeletal Diseases is a bimonthly journal and published in February, April, June, August, October, December. All accepted articles will be published immediately after production. Readers can access the content as quickly as possible, and the paper can be cited immediately.
All the articles of the journal are published under the CC BY license to further facilitate open access and improve the academic exchange among researchers. Under this license, authors retain the copyright and full publishing rights without restrictions, and they agree to make their original works completely available and free to use, copy and redistribute in all formats without permission as long as the authors and the original source are properly cited.
The journal adopts a single-blind peer review. Except for some Editorials released by the Editors, all manuscripts will undergo a strict review to assess their novelty, validity and significance, etc. More information can be found at Peer Review and Peer Review Guidelines. For the whole editorial process, please refer to Editorial Process.
To ensure long-term digital preservation, all the published articles will be archived on Portico platform. Authors are encouraged to deposit their articles in PubMed Central and Europe PubMed Central, or other appropriate funding body's archive.
The journal is owned and published by Open Exploration Publishing.