Needham, MA–Paul Sandford, CEO of The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (JBJS) Inc., has announced that, effective today, the Journal of Orthopedics for Physician Assistants (JOPA) will be added to the JBJS family of publications and products focused on meeting the information needs of musculoskeletal health professionals.
"We at JBJS have long recognized the expertise and support PAs provide to today's multi-professional medical team," said Sandford. "This acquisition will enable us to build the largest community of PAs in the orthopaedic domain, specifically targeting the needs of PA readers, researchers, and authors."
Dagan Cloutier, PA-C, Founder and Editor of JOPA, will remain in JOPA's editorial leadership role. "As the publisher of The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery–the gold-standard source of information in orthopaedics–JBJS, Inc. is well-positioned to maximize the quality and dissemination of JOPA content," said Cloutier.
To introduce the entire orthopaedic community to the publishing of JOPA under the aegis of JBJS, Inc., JBJS will offer access to JOPA at no cost to all PAs, nurse practitioners, and other orthopaedic providers who register at the JBJS booth (#1831) during the upcoming AAOS Annual Meeting, March 1 – 5 in Orlando.
JBJS, Inc., is a not-for-profit publisher specializing in orthopaedic information. It publishes The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, which has been the most valued source of information for orthopaedic surgeons and researchers for more than 125 years. The Journal is the gold standard in peer-reviewed scientific information in the field–essential reading for orthopaedic surgeons worldwide. Other JBJS publications include JBJS Case Connector, JBJS Essential Surgical Techniques, and JBJS Reviews, along with CME and professional development products. Twitter: @jbjs.
The Journal of Orthopedics for Physician Assistants (JOPA) is an academic resource created to deliver ongoing orthopedic education for physician assistants and to provide a unique forum for sharing knowledge and experiences among PAs practicing in orthopedics. JOPA strives to publish clinically relevant content across all orthopedic subspecialties to advance the knowledge of orthopedic PAs.