POSNA reached a long-term agreement with Elsevier in December 2023 for the provision of production, sales, and marketing services for the Journal of the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America (JPOSNA®), starting with the February 2024 issue. 

While this agreement will add considerable resources and expertise to the JPOSNA® publications program, it will not impact the ownership or decisions affecting JPOSNA®. JPOSNA® will continue to set policies that govern access to content and editorial appointments, for example. Similarly, the agreement with Elsevier will not impact editorial policies or publication decision criteria, which remain the sole purview of journal editors.

A new submission site has been created in Editorial Manager (EM), which can be found here.  

JPOSNA® is an open access online journal focusing on pediatric orthopaedic conditions, treatment, and technology. 

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® is currently accepting submissions in the following formats.

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

  • Current Concept Review
  • Original Research
  • Systematic Review
  • Masters Surgical Techniques (Paper and video)
  • Surgical/Technical Tips (Paper and optional video)
  • Quality Improvement Case Series
  • Quality, Safety, Value Initiative Papers 
  • Invited Articles of Interest from the Editorial Board
    (Please contact Editor-in-Chief Kenneth J. Noonan, MD, MHCDS, 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.