ISSN 2380-2995 (Online)
ISSN 2380-2987 (Print)


Ronald W. Lindsey, MD
Zbigniew Gugala, MD, PhD

Aims and Scope

The Texas Orthopaedic Journal (TOJ) is the semiannual, peer-reviewed, printed and online access musculoskeletal science journal of Texas. The mission of TOJ is to disseminate clinical and basic science musculoskeletal endeavors to the Texas Orthopaedic community. TOJ aims to provide an informative publication platform for exchanging research, knowledge, and clinical experience across all aspects of orthopaedics. TOJ publishes original research articles, descriptive and systematic reviews, meta-analyses, case reports, commentaries, and letters to the editors.

Author Copyrights and Publishing Rights

TOJ applies the United States Creative Commons Attribution License to all articles and associated materials it publishes. Authors retain copyright ownership for their TOJ published article, but undertake to allow anyone to download, reuse, reprint, modify, distribute, and/or copy articles, providing that the authors and source are cited. No permission is required from the authors or the publishers under the the US Creative Commons Attribution.

Submission and Peer-Review

Submitted manuscripts are accepted or rejected for publication following a review and recommendation by at least two reviewers from TOJ panel of experts. TOJ will notify authors of the Editors’ decision to accept or reject the submitted manuscript within 20 working days of submission. The manuscripts can be submitted electronically at Submission Guidelines.


Content made available through TOJ is the result of research and/or contribution by independent individuals or organizations. TOJ is not responsible for the accuracy or reliability of any data or conclusions reported. TOJ in both its printed and online versions is intended for educational, research, and reference purposes only, and as such it should not be substituted for the advice of a qualified healthcare professional. Materials made available through TOJ should never be a reason to disregard, avoid, or delay professional medical advice.