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This journal is fully open access; all articles will be immediately and permanently free for everyone to read and download upon publication. Permitted (re)use is defined by your choice of one of the following Creative Commons user licenses (see

Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs (CC BY-NC-ND): for non-commercial purposes, lets others distribute and copy the article, and to include in a collective work (such as an anthology), as long as they credit the author(s) and provided they do not alter or modify the article.

Elsevier has established agreements with funding bodies, This ensures authors can comply with funding body open access requirements, including specific user licenses, such as CC BY. Some authors may also be reimbursed for associated publication fees. If you need to comply with your funding body policy, you can apply for the CC BY license after your manuscript is accepted for publication.

To provide open access, this journal has an open access fee (also known as: open access publication fee) which needs to be met by the authors or their research funders. The open access fee is all inclusive; Elsevier will not add any additional charges. Depending on local regulations VAT can be charged by local authorities.

The open access publication fees for this journal depending on the type of article and AAHKS membership status:

Type of PaperAAHKS Member feeNon-AAHKS Member fee
Case Report$500$795
Arthroplasty in Patients with Rare Conditions$500$795
Brief Communications$500$795
Guideline/ White Paper$500$795
Surgical Technique/ Office Tip$500$795
Original Research Articles (Clinical and Basic Science)$1,995$2,495
Systematic Review$500$795
Editorial and Guest EditorialNo feeNo fee
Letter to the EditorNo feeNo fee
Viewpoint (opinion)$500$795

Publishing Schedule
This journal publishes 4 issues a year.

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