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Aims & Scope

The Spine Journal, the official journal of the North American Spine Society, is an international and multidisciplinary journal that publishes original, peer-reviewed articles on research and treatment related to the spine and spine care, including basic science and clinical investigations. It is a condition of publication that manuscripts submitted to The Spine Journal have not been published, and will not be simultaneously submitted or published elsewhere. The Spine Journal also publishes major reviews of specific topics by acknowledged authorities, technical notes, teaching editorials, and other special features, Letters to the Editor-in-Chief are encouraged.

The Spine Journal is the #1 ranked spine journal in the Orthopaedics category and the Clinical Neurology category in the most recent Journal Citation Reports, published by Clarivate. The journal has an Impact Factor of 4.166 and a Citescore of 6.0. To learn more, please visit the Journal Metrics page.

Benefits to authors
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Authors are also welcome to submit to the journal?s open access companion title, North American Spine Society Open Access Journal (NASSJ).