Journal of Osteoarthritis and Cartilage

Journal of Osteoarthritis and Cartilage

Journal of Osteoarthritis and Cartilage

Open Access & Peer-Reviewed

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Aims and Scope

Journal of Osteoarthritis and Cartilage (JOC) is a peer-reviewed, open-access journal devoted to the clinical, radiographic, and histological assessment of osteoarthritis and cartilage. It publishes research related to the clinical manifestations, diagnosis, management, and prognosis of osteoarthritis, as well as research on issues related to the structure, function, and regulation of articular cartilage. 


JOC focuses specifically on the diagnosis and treatment of osteoarthritis, which is the most common joint disorder. JOC strives to advance the understanding of the biological mechanisms that underlie the development and progression of the disease and to translate these discoveries into clinical practice. The topics covered include, but are not limited to, joint anatomy, biomechanics, biochemistry, physiology, epidemiology, treatment modalities, and imaging. JOC also emphasizes societal and public health issues associated with osteoarthritis.


JOC is a closely related discipline that studies and treats physical degeneration, trauma, and genetics-related impairment of joint cartilage and dependent articulations in both adult and pediatric patients. Commonly known as ‘wear and tear arthritis, it is a degenerative joint disease frequently associated with aging. The disease can cause pain, joint stiffness, and a gradual loss of joint function.x Cartilage, the fibrous tissue which covers the surface of bones and provides cushioning between them, is also subject to breakdown due to injury, disease, or degenerative changes in the joint. It provides a range of research opportunities for scientists, clinicians, and students of all levels. Research focuses range from identifying new treatments for Osteoarthritis and cartilage damage to developing new technologies for diagnosing and managing chronic conditions related to Osteoarthritis. With a rapid increase in the number of scientific studies devoted to Osteoarthritis and Cartilage, related literature is rapidly expanding. 


JOC is committed to advancing the knowledge of Osteoarthritis and Cartilage, especially in areas such as Joint Examination and Imaging, Proteomics, Biomarkers, Biomechanics, Systematic Reviews and Meta-analysis, Economic Evaluation, and Cartilage Repair in Adults and Paediatrics. The journal also welcomes reviews, opinion pieces, editorials, case reports, and other relevant literature in alignment with its scope. 


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  • Osteoarthritis
  • exercise
  • Physical therapy
  • Fitness
  • Disability
  • Metabolic Syndrome
  • Molecular biology
  • Orthopaedics
  • Septic Arthritis
  • Systematic review
  • Hand osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis pain
  • Exercise therapy
  • Primary osteoarthritis
  • Secondary osteoarthritis
  • Cartilage
  • Joint pain
  • Joint stiffness
  • Joint swelling
  • Knee pain
  • Hip pain
  • Shoulder pain
  • Elbow pain
  • Arthritis treatment
  • Arthritis prevention
  • Arthritis diagnosis
  • Arthritis symptoms
  • Arthritis causes
  • Arthritis management
  • Arthritis medication
  • Arthritis surgery
  • Arthritis rehabilitation
  • Arthritis research
  • Arthritis therapy
  • Cartilage regeneration
  • Cartilage repair
  • Cartilage replacement
  • Cartilage engineering
  • Cartilage biology
  • Cartilage biomechanics
  • Cartilage imaging
  • Cartilage biomarkers
  • Osteoarthritis prevention
  • Osteoarthritis diagnosis
  • Osteoarthritis management
  • Osteoarthritis medication
  • Osteoarthritis surgery
  • Osteoarthritis rehabilitation
  • Osteoarthritis research
  • Osteoarthritis therapy
  • Osteoarthritis biomechanics
  • Osteoarthritis imaging
  • Osteoarthritis biomarkers
  • Joint health
  • Joint function
  • Joint replacement
  • Joint repair
  • Joint regeneration
  • Joint biology
  • Joint biomechanics
  • Joint imaging
  • Joint biomarkers
  • Orthopedics
  • Musculoskeletal health

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