Hard Tissue

ISSN: 2050-2303

Independent journal


Affiliated with AME, HNODIS, HTS

Hard Tissue is an open access, peer-reviewed online journal that encompasses all aspects of clinical practice, basic and translational research on the aetiology, pathophysiology, diagnosis, assessment, management, follow-up and prognosis of patients suffering from trauma, deformity, musculoskeletal disorders and any condition affecting the hard tissues of the human body.


The scope of the journal

The journal focuses on the following scientific disciplines: Biophysics, Emerging Technologies, Musculoskeletal Disorders & Aging, Nanotechnology, Osteoporosis, Stem Cells, Mechanics & Regeneration, Surgical Innovation and Tissue Engineering & Molecular Biology.


The journal focuses on the following clinical disciplines: Dental Surgery, Implant Surgery, Oral & Cranio-Maxillofacial Surgery, Trauma & Orthopaedics, Otolaryngology, Rheumatology Medicine and Spinal Surgery.



Hard Tissue is affiliated with the following societies - Association for Medical Ethics (AME) - Head and Neck Optical Diagnostics and Intervention Society (HNODIS) - Hard Tissue Society (HTS) - Iraqi Hard Tissue Society (IHTS)            ...   continue


Indexing and Archiving

This journal has adopted the following models:

- Creative Commons Attribution License (CC-BY 2.0 UK)

- Publication Integrity and Ethics (P.I.E.) Guidelines

- Ethical Rules of Disclosure of the Association for Medical Ethics (AME)

- ICMJE Recommendations of the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE)

- Editorial Policy Statements of the Council of Science Editors (CSE)


Tracked/indexed by:

ResearchGate, IC Journals Master List, Google Scholar, JournalSeek, JournalTOCs, CrossRef, EZB Nutzeranfragen, AcademicKeys, ResearchBib, journalindex, RoMEO, P.I.E. journal, CNKI, J-Gate

ICV 2012:5.10

OAPL (UK) archiving provider: British Library


Distance Learning Courses

Our publisher has negotiated a discount for its editors, reviewers and authors to undertake (distant learning- fully online) short courses related to research integrity and publication ethics, law and medical ethics, research governance, good ethical practice, leadership and management. These courses are approved by the Publication Integrity & Ethics. 


Association for Medical Ethics

The Association for Medical Ethics promotes the care of patients absent of any consideration of financial gain or loss based on choice of surgical equipment, implant, manufacturer, hospital or surgery center.

OAPL has adopted the Ethical Rules of Disclosure of the Association for Medical Ethics for all its journals.


Publication Integrity & Ethics (π)

A UK-based not-for-profit organization promoting integrity and ethics in the publishing sector through its guidelines and code of conduct.
P.I.E.'s main aim is to pave the way for a better publishing ethical environment that sets out the standards of a good and ethical editorial behaviour.
Whilst P.I.E. (π) promotes editorial freedom, at the same time, it also ensures that this freedom is not violated by editorial misconduct and plagiarism.


OAPL ethics statements

OAPL authors may choose to include the

OAPL standard ethics statements

in their submitted articles. It is assumed that all submitted original research studies, research studies, hypothesis, methodologies, short communications, case studies, case reports & case series have been conducted to the highest ethical standards.



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Charles D. Rosen

Professor of Orthopaedic and Spinal Surgery.

Dr. Rosen specializes in spinal disorders having completed advanced fellowship training in spinal surgery and rehabilitation in 1989. Dr. Rosen has been in practice for 22 year   continue




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OAPL standards of reporting

OAPL (UK) and its journals support the following reporting guidelines for specific study designs:

CONSORT: Consolidated Standards of Reporting Trials

STARD: STAndards for the Reporting of Diagnostic accuracy studies

PRISMA: Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses

STROBE: STrengthening the Reporting of OBservational studies in Epidemiology

MOOSE: Meta-analysis of Observational Studies in Epidemiology

MIBBI: Minimum Information for Biological and Biomedical Investigations

ICTRP: International Clinical Trials Registry Platform

PROSPERO: International prospective register of systematic reviews