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Foot and Ankle - Instructions for Authors


Please remember to use the most standard name of the condition as the title. This will improve a person’s ability to search for topics and find your article on the web and within the OrthopaedicsOne website.

Length and References

The article should be 8-10 double spaced 12 point font Word document pages (~2500 words).  This is not supposed to be a normal book chapter length but a good, concise reference orthopaedists can consult. This article should be data driven and backed by the literature.  It should give orthopaedists the most responsible and latest description of the condition and how to treat it.  There should be a list of references at the end for further consultation by the readers if desired.  Please remember the intended audience is orthopaedists.

Format

Standard format should be:

  • Introduction
  • Anatomy
  • Biomechanics
  • Clinical Presentation
  • Pathogenesis
  • Classification (Staging)
  • Physical Examination
  • Imaging
  • Conservative Treatment
  • Operative Treatment
  • Controversy
  • References

To Post an Article Via Doc Import

  • Once you have an account, log in (upper right hand corner of the webpage) and go to the Foot and Ankle section of the website.


  • On the main Foot and Ankle page click on the title, under the condition sections for which you would like to post an article.


  • If the title is not listed, click “Add” on the upper right hand corner of the webpage, then select “Page” from the dropdown box. Type the title of the article in the title field.


  • Once within the article section click the “Edit” button on the upper right hand corner of the topic article. If you are creating a new page, then it will already be in edit mode.


  • At this point you should be able to add text and images as you wish (see below on how to add text and video). You may copy and paste content or use the "Doc Import" tool (see image below) to import content if using the Microsoft Word Article Template. From the "doc Import" tab, select the file you would like to import.


  • Your draft will be saved every 30 seconds but it is good practice to periodically save your work by clicking the Save button. Before saving it is possible to view your work in its final form by clicking the "Preview" tab.


Editing/Peer Review

OrthopaedicsOne is a peer-reviewed site. When submitted to the website the article will be marked as “Under Review” until it has been reviewed by an Associate Editor. Once approved, it will be possible for other OrthopaedicsOne members to suggest possible changes. Any changes that are made will need to be approved by an Associate Editor. Until changes have been approved by the Associate Editor, the article will once again be marked as “Under Review”. The original author can be notified via email of any changes that have been suggested or made by selecting “Watch” in the Tools drop down.

The original author is encouraged to update and edit the text when they feel it is needed. The most important part of this project is to achieve a quality piece of work you would be proud of.

Images

Images and videos are highly encouraged. Any images you would like to use will be watermarked by the editorial administrative staff so the images will be identifiable as coming from your article on the OrthopaedicsOne website. Please note that any images posted on this site are under Created Commons License and are allowed for non-commercial re-use. Only images with expressed permission from the original source are allowed to be posted on the OrthopaedicsOne site. Please un-identify ALL patient information that may be included in the image.

Timeline

Authors will have 30 days to have a completed article written and posted in the foot and ankle section after reserving or creating a foot and ankle topic.

Sample article

A good sample article to emulate is the Posterior tibial tendon insufficiency

To Insert Figures:

  1. Select the Insert/Edit Image icon
  2. Browse and attach images
  3. Select the figure you want to insert into the page. Select the Thumbnail checkbox and None under Alignment.
  4. Select OK

To Add Figure Legends/Descriptions:

  1. Select Attachments from the Add drop down on the top right of the article
  2. Locate the figure you want to add a legend/description to and select Edit
  3. Enter in the legend/description in the Comment field. Use the notation Figure 1 or Figure 1A followed by the description.
  4. Select Save
  5. A editorial assistant will make the necessary changes so that the legend/description appears under the figure.

To Post a Video:

  1. Go to OrthopaedicsOne Videos  
  2. Select the Foot and Ankle section
  3. Click “Add New Video” and follow the instructions on the screen. Note: Do not close the Video Upload Progress window until your video file has completed uploading.
  4. Your video will automatically be incorporated into the relevant articles on OrthopaedicsOne based on keywords.