Chirurgia Narządow Ruchu i Ortopedia PolskaPolish Orthopaedics hereinafter referred to as the Polish Orthopaedics is peer-reviewed journal wich publishes original scientific researches, overviews, clinical and case studies, descriptions of surgical techniques, reports from conferences as well as scientific meetings and training courses, book reviews, letters to the Editorial Office, and announcements.

Works that describe human testing being carried out during the study have to comply with the Declaration of Helsinki and ethical standards. These tests require the approval of an adequate ethical committee, and a declaration of receiving such approval has to be attached to the work, alongside patient declarations of willing and informed participation in the study. The authors are required to comply with the personal data protection law.

When presenting the results of clinical trials concerning drugs and specific medical procedures, the authors are required to include in the work: a description of how the study was funded, the role of the sponsor, and the influence of the financing unit on the content of the article. International names of the drugs should be used in the articles.

The articles published in Polish Orthopaedics become property of the Polish Society of Orthopaedics and Traumatology (PTOiTr) represented by Editorial Office. The Editorial Office gains exclusive rights to the total sum of copyright laws for the published works, including the right to publish in print, on electronic media and on the Internet. A reprint of the whole work or its fragments as well as translations to other languages can be carried out only after prior written consent of the Editorial Office.

In order to combat cases of misconduct, the Editorial Office requires the following documents:

  • A declaration that details the input of each author into the creation of the publication alongside with each author’s affiliation, information about the authors of the particular elements of the work, such as the concept, hypothesis, methods, protocols, analysis and data interpretation. Each case of scientific misconduct shall be disclosed (The pdf files "License to publish" and "A cover of letter" are available for download on this page).
  • A list disclosing sources of funding for the publication and input of scientific and research institutions and/or other entities.

After submission, the work is subject to preliminary assessment by the Editorial Office. If the factual and formal requirements are met, the Editorial Office decides to qualify the work for review by at least two independent reviewers. The process takes up to 4 weeks. The final decision whether to accept or reject the work is made by the Editorial Office. 

The Editorial Office may reject works, which do not meet the entry requirements. The Editorial Office reserves the right to correct and edit the syntax and terminology, create abbreviations or correct the bibliography, without consulting the author.

The Editorial Office of Polish Orthopaedics is not responsible for the statements, opinions and data included in the works or in the advertisements.

The authors do not receive remuneration for publishing their work in Polish Orthopaedics.

The Editorial Office of Polish Orthopaedics do not charge for the submission of the paper and for the publication of the paper.


General rules


Original works. Should contain the following elements: introduction, aim, materials and methods, results, discussion, conclusions and references. The work should not exceed 3000 words excluding the abstract, title and reference list. The reference list should not exceed 40 most recent publications.

Reviews. They should include an introduction and aim of the study, description of state of knowledge, conclusions and a reference list. The text of the article must be limited to 3000 characters and the number of citations to 40 items.

Case reports. The text of the article must be limited to 2000 characters and the number of citations to 20 items.

Surgical techniques. The text of the article must be limited to 2000 characters and the number of citations to 20 items.

Construction of the paper:

  • Title – in English and Polish (Foreign authors only in English)
  • Names and surnames of all authors including emails and name of institution of each author, scientific degree and ORCID
  • ORCID number (if authors have)
  • Name and address of the institutions in which the work was carried out
  • Abstract – should be submitted in both English and Polish (Foreign authors only in English) and contain the following elements: introduction, aim, methods and materials, results, conclusions. The abstract should not exceed 300 words. In reviews and case studies and description of surgical techniques, the above mentioned elements do not have to be included.
  • Keywords – three to six keywords in English and Polish - should be positioned below the abstract (Foreign authors only in English).
  • Level of evidence given by the authors
    Level of evidence hierarchy:
    Level 1: (higher quality of evidence) – High-quality randomized trial or prospective study; testing of previously developed diagnostic criteria on consecutive patients; sensible costs and alternatives; values obtained from many studies with multiway sensitivity analyses; systematic review.
    Level 2: Lesser quality RCT; prospective comparative study; retrospective study; untreated controls from an RCT; lesser quality prospective study; development of diagnostic criteria on consecutive patients; sensible costs and alternatives; values obtained from limited studies; with multiway sensitivity analyses; systematic review of Level II studies or Level I studies with inconsistent results.
    Level 3: Case-control study (therapeutic and prognostic studies); retrospective comparative study; study of nonconsecutive patients without consistently applied reference “gold” standard; analyses based on limited alternatives and costs and poor estimates; systematic review of Level III studies.
    Level 4: Case series; case-control study (diagnostic studies); poor reference standard; analyses with no sensitivity analyses.
    Level 5: (lower quality of evidence) – Expert opinion.
  • Name and surname, scientifiv degree, address, phone number and email of the corresponding author – this author will receive all correspondence.
  • Content of the paper:
    Introduction – general state of knowledge in given subject (justification for research)
    Guiding principles and aim of study – Guiding principles – otherwise referred to as the main scientific hypothesis of the work should focus on presenting (usually in bullet form) the objectives, later addressed in the conclusions
    Materials and methods – test group, research methods used, statistical analysis
    Results – presented in a clear, concise and precise manner
    Discussion – the scope of fulfilled objectives of the work, originality of the results, comparison with results found in references, imitations of the methods, clinical impact of the work
    Conclusions – they should sum up the work and give an answer to the hypotheses and objectives of the work
    Acknowledgements – for the people and institutions that helped carry out the work
    Disclosure. For example:
    - The author(s) reports no conflicts of interest in this work.
    - This research received no external or internal funding. None of the authors is professionally or financiallyaffiliated with any company
    Reference list – a numbered list of all the bibliographical sources mentioned in the text, in the order in which it appears in the text (not alphabetically), in square brackets [ ], at the end of the sentence. It is not possible to reference unpublished works. The positions on the reference list should include names and initials of authors, without a period after the initials of the name.  The title of the work, abbreviation of the journal name, date published, volume number, and pages: first and last. Practically it is best to go to the PubMed website. Paste the reference into an empty browser window and, once it has been found by the system, click on Cited on the right side of the screen. The correct citation of the work will then appear. Chapters in books or monographs should be referenced as follows: name and initial of author, title of chapter, and title of book, name and initial of the editor, name of publisher, place of publishing, year, pages.



Lightdale-Miric NR, Obana KK, Fan BB, et al.: Exposed intramedullary fixation produces similar outcomes to buried fixation for acute pediatric Monteggia fractures. J Pediatr Orthop. 2023 Mar 1;43(3):129-134. doi: 10.1097/BPO.0000000000002343. Epub 2023 Jan 3. PMID: 36728570.

Trzeciak T, Richter M, Ruszkowski K: Efektywność ciągłego biernego ruchu po zabiegu pierwotnej endoprotezoplastyki stawu kolanowego [Effectiveness of continuous passive motion after total knee replacement]. Chir Narzadow Ruchu Ortop Pol. 2011 Nov-Dec;76(6):345-9. Polish. PMID: 22708322.


Diab M, Staheli LT: Practice of Paediatric Orthopaedics. 3rd ed. Philadelphia: Wolters Kluwer; 2015.

Chapter in a book

Willkins KE, Aroojis AJ: Basic principles. In: Beaty JH, Kasser JR (editors). Rockwood and Wilkins fractures in children. 6th ed. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Philadelphia 2006: 6-21.


Annual Report 2008. Swedish Knee Arthroplasty Register.

Technical requirements for paper
The file with the work has to be in Word format with .doc or .docx extension.
Font: 12 pt. Arial or Times New Roman; please leave the text unformatted;
Spacing: 1,5;
Text left justified
Paragraphs: if they are to have first-line indents, please use the TAB key not the shift key;
Figures: color or black and white, placed in separate files, and saved in one of the following formats: JPG, TIFF or EPS should have a resolution minimum of 300 dpi. Figures should be numbered in the order they appear in the text using Arabic numerals. Legends for figures should be placed in the text file immediately after the references. References to figures should be included in the text in brackets ( ).
Tables should be placed in the same file as the text at the end and be numbered using Arabic numerals;
Abbreviations: should be explained when they first appear in the text (also in the abstract). We discourage the use of abbreviations in titles.
Results of laboratory tests, appropriate norms and standard deviations should be expressed using the SI units.

Manuscript submission

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The editors do not commission translations of works into English, but may enable Polish authors to contact an independent translator. The editors are not responsible for the correctness of translations.