JPOSNA® (the Journal of the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America) is an open access online journal focusing on pediatric orthopaedic conditions, treatment, and technology. The journal is published four times a year in February, May, August, and November.

Mission: To present information that will inform POSNA members and providers of pediatric orthopaedic care and improve the lives of the patients and families that we serve.

Vision: To become THE forum for the most relevant and important pediatric orthopaedic information utilizing innovative methods of education and communication.

Values: Timely, accurate, and responsible education to improve the lives of children worldwide.

JPOSNA® offers complimentary access to all articles.

JPOSNA® is currently accepting submissions in the following formats.

 Each has differing content organization. View the submission guidelines linked here.

  • Current Concept Review
  • Original Research
  • Surgical/Technical Tips (Paper and Video)
  • Quality Improvement Case Series
  • Quality Improvement/Process Improvement Papers
  • Invited Articles of Interest from the Editorial Board
    (Please contact Ken Noonan prior to submission of invited articles).
    • Letters to the Editor
    • Historical Profiles/Perspectives
    • Society Addresses
    • Committee Reports
    • Point of View
    • Panel Discussions
    • Other

 JPOSNA® is not allowed to publish hypothesis-driven research papers.