Focus and Scope

Journal of Pakistan Orthopaedic Association (JPOA) is the Official Publication of Pakistan Orthopaedic Association (POA) which is a registered, non profit academic association of qualified orthopaedic surgeons of Pakistan and Azad Jammu and Kashmir. Journal of Pakistan Orthopaedic Association considers manuscripts on topics pertaining to musculoskeletal system. Our goal is to update readers of original research conducted nationally and internationally. The target viewers of the journal include orthopaedic and trauma surgeons, plastic surgeons, physiotherapists, researchers, residents, students, nurses and health care professionals. Our priority and main focus is local research but with international application on musculoskeletal trauma and diseases which are not commonly found in west. 

The aim of Journal of Pakistan Orthopaedic Association (JPOA) is to encourage and promote research and publication in the field of orthopaedics and trauma by publishing peer reviewed high quality research articles. The journal publishes editorial, review articles, original articles, and case reports on topics (adult and paediatric) pertaining to musculoskeletal system. This website contains all full text articles published in JPOA.

Open Access Policy
The Journal’s website provides open and free access to all visitors for viewing all full text articles published.

The Journal is registered with Pakistan Medical and Dental Council. It is recognized by the Higher Education Commission (HEC) of Pakistan in Y category. The journal is indexed with Scope Med, Google Scholar, Eurasian Scientific Journal Index, ResearchBib, CiteFactor, DRJI,IJI Factor Indexing and Pakmedinet.

The publishing frequency of JPOA is four issues per year (i.e. March, June, September and December). The authors are not charged for publication or printing of their articles as Pakistan Orthopaedic Association (POA) bears all the expenses.

By making full text articles freely available, JPOA accelerates research, learning and authors recognition for their contribution in their field.