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Instructions for authors

Scoliosis and Spinal Disorders, the official journal of the Society on Scoliosis Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Treatment (SOSORT), is an open access, multidisciplinary journal that encompasses all aspects of research on prevention, diagnosis, treatment, outcomes and cost-analyses of conservative and surgical management of all spinal deformities and disorders. Both clinical and basic science reports form the cornerstone of the journal in its endeavour to provide original, primary studies as well as narrative/systematic reviews and meta-analyses to the academic community and beyond. Scoliosis and Spinal Disorders aims to provide an integrated and balanced view of cutting-edge spine research to further enhance effective collaboration among clinical spine specialists and scientists, and to ultimately improve patient outcomes based on an evidence-based spine care approach.

The journal will be known as Scoliosis and Spinal Disorders from Volume 11, 2016.

Each article type published by Scoliosis and Spinal Disorders follows a specific format, as detailed in the corresponding instructions for authors; please choose an article type from the list on the left to view the instructions for authors.

The instructions for authors includes information about preparing a manuscript for submission to Scoliosis and Spinal Disorders, criteria for publication and the online submission process. Other relevant information about the journal's policies, the refereeing process and so on can be found in 'About this journal'.

Scoliosis and Spinal Disorders publishes the following article types:

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Authors and referees are asked to declare any competing interests.

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