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Scoliosis and Spinal Disorders will close on 31st March 2019 and is no longer accepting submissions. You may wish to submit to another BMC journal. Please visit the BMC website for a complete list of our journals.

BMC will continue to host an archive of all articles previously published in the journal, and all articles published in Scoliosis and Spinal Disorders will remain fully searchable via the BMC website.

Featured: 2016 SOSORT Guidelines

Read the latest article in our collection of SOSORT Consensus and Guidelines. The current article by Negrini et al proposes guidelines for the conservative care of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis patients as promoted by the international Scientific Society on Scoliosis Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Treatment (SOSORT). In the light of emerging evidence in the past five years on conservative treatment for scoliosis, the objective of the SOSORT Committee was to align such guidelines with the new scientific evidence and offer updated recommendations to assure faster knowledge transfer into clinical practice of conservative treatment of idiopathic scoliosis.


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Aims and scope

Scoliosis and Spinal Disorders 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.

Society affiliations

Scoliosis and Spinal Disorders is the official journal of the Society on Scoliosis Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Treatment (SOSORT).

The journal is also affiliated to the following societies:

About the Editors

Dr Theodoros B Grivas, MD, PhD is currently Director of the Traumatology and Orthopaedic Department at Tzaneio General Hospital in Piraeus.

Dr Dino Samartzis, DSc, is a faculty member at the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at RUSH University Medical Center and the Director of the International Spine Research Institute (ISRI) at RUSH University in Chicago, USA.

Recent news and events

Announcing Scoliosis and Spinal Disorders

From Volume 11 (2016), the journal will be publishing as Scoliosis and Spinal Disorders (previously Scoliosis). The journal scope has broadened to include all types of spinal deformities and disorders that entail conservative and surgical management within clinical or basic science research. 

In addition, we welcome our new co-Editor-in-Chief, Dr Dino Samartzis (University of Hong Kong).

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