About the Journal

Journal of Spine Surgery

Aims and Scope

The Journal of Spine Surgery (JSS, J Spine Surg, Print ISSN: 2414-469X; Online ISSN: 2414-4630) is an open access, peer-reviewed, quarterly journal (Dec. 2015- ), dedicated to the field of spine surgery, science and clinical outcomes. JSS is indexed in PubMed/PubMed Central in 2016 and Scopus.

The primary objective of JSS is to provide critical analysis and a comprehensive overview of contemporary topics within the field of spine surgery. Each issue will welcome relevant spine topics through the categorized sections: Original Article, Review Article, Case Reports, Editorial Commentary, Guidelines, and Evidence Update.

The second objective of the JSS is to facilitate and stimulate the discussion and sharing of pertinent clinical information amongst surgeons and physicians concerned with the surgical treatment of spinal disorders.

Articles will be published both in print and online, which will be featured with surgical videos. The aim of the Journal is to provide a forum for the dissemination of progresses in all areas related to spinal disorders and surgical techniques worldwide.


Journal of Spine Surgery is indexed and covered by

  • PubMed
  • PubMed Central (PMC)
  • Scopus
  • Google Scholar

Information for Authors

JSS is a member of Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) and it follows the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE)'s guidelines and the ICMJE recommendations for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing, and Publication of Scholarly Work in Medical Journal.

Manuscripts submitted must be the original work of the author(s) and must not be published previously or under consideration for publication elsewhere.

Submission Turnaround Time

  • In-house review: 1-3 weeks
  • External peer review: 1-3 months
  • Publication Ahead of Print: within 1 month after being accepted
  • Formal publication: within 1-3 months after being accepted. Original Articles are listed as priority.

Publication Schedule

JSS follows a quarterly publication model (March, June, September, December).

Open Access Statement

This journal is a peer reviewed, open access journal. All content of the journal is published under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0). All articles published open access will be immediately and permanently free for all to read, download, copy and distribute as defined by the applied license.

Free access and usage
Permitted third party reuse is defined by the CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 license. This license allows users to copy and distribute the article, provided:

  • this is not done for commercial purposes and further does not permit distribution of the Article if it is changed or edited in any way.
  • the user gives appropriate credit (with a link to the formal publication through the relevant DOI) and provides a link to the license but not in an any way implying that the licensor is endorsing the user or the use of the work.
  • no derivatives including remix, transform, or build upon the material was allowed for distribution.

The full details of the license are available at https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/


For open access publishing, this journal uses an exclusive licensing agreement. Authors will transfer copyright to JSS, but will have the right to share their article in the same way permitted to third parties under the relevant user license, as well as certain scholarly usage rights.

For any inquiry/special circumstance on the copyright, commercial usage or adaptation of JSS articles, please contact: permissions@amegroups.com

For reprint order, please contact: sales@amegroups.com

Support for Authors to Comply with Funding Body Mandates

We work with authors of research articles supported by funding bodies with open access mandates to ensure that authors can meet their funders’ requirements for public access to research results.

In addition, we offer further support for authors who are required to comply with funding body mandates, including but not limited to:

Editorial Office

Email: jss@amegroups.com
Hong Kong Office: Flat/RM C 16F, Kings Wing Plaza 1, NO. 3 on Kwan Street, Shatin, NT, Hong Kong, China.
Sydney Office: Suite 7, Level 7, Prince Of Wales Private Hospital, Barker St, Randwick, NSW 2031, Australia.

Publisher Information

JSS is published by AME Publishing Company.
Hong Kong branch office: Flat/RM C 16F, Kings Wing Plaza 1, NO. 3 on Kwan Street, Shatin, NT, Hong Kong, China.
Singapore branch office: Pico Creative Centre, 20 Kallang Ave #03-08, 339411 Singapore, Singapore.


Updated on July 19, 2024