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Wolters Kluwer Health Named Publisher of the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

The Top-Recognized Clinical Review Journal in Orthopaedics Joins LWW Portfolio

Wolters Kluwer Health and the  American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)—the preeminent provider of musculoskeletal education to orthopaedic surgeons and others in the world—announced today an agreement to publish the Academy's official clinical review journal effective with the March 2014 issue. The Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (JAAOS) will be published under the  Lippincott Williams & Wilkins journal portfolio (LWW), providing print and digital access for AAOS members, individual subscribers, and institutional users. JAAOS reaches more than 38,000 AAOS members worldwide as a highly recognized journal providing comprehensive support on daily patient care, surgical techniques and more.

"The Academy has always been committed to providing peer-reviewed bone and joint health education to our members and the general public, and we look forward to growing our JAAOS readership with Wolters Kluwer Health," added AAOS Chief Executive Officer Karen L. Hackett, CAE, FACHE. "LWW has a strong and proven publishing record in expanding subscriber lists, especially into international areas, where we hope to reach practitioners in need of the latest surgical techniques and care strategies."

LWW will enhance JAAOS publication channels with print, digital and mobile platforms. Academy members will have mobile access to JAAOS content through a free iPad ® app downloadable from iTunes. Institutional libraries such as hospitals, medical schools, and corporations will be able to access JAAOS through the HighWire or Ovid platforms. Ovid, part of Wolters Kluwer Health, is a world-class medical research platform used by more than 12,500 institutions globally.

A new feature to JAAOS will be the addition of LWW's publish-ahead-of-print production delivering articles online soon after acceptance. Also planned for JAAOS is an open access option; following a manuscript's acceptance for publication, authors will, for a fee, be able to stipulate that the article be made freely available to all who wish to read it. The LWW partnership also will continue JAAOS's participation in HINARI (Health InterNetwork Access to Research Initiative), providing physicians in designated developing nations access to JAAOS at little or no cost to the doctors.

"It is a tremendous honor to be named publisher of record by one of the world's most prestigious medical associations, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons," said Jayne Marks, Vice President of Publishing at Wolters Kluwer Health, Medical Research. "Not surprising today, the rise in orthopaedic healthcare is increasing across all populations worldwide. And we are ready to begin our partnership to accelerate access and reach to JAAOS for practitioners globally helping them to improve the lives of their patients."

About the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons 
With more than 38,000 members, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons ( or, is the premier not-for-profit organization that provides education programs for orthopaedic surgeons and allied health professionals, champions the interests of patients and advances the highest quality of musculoskeletal health. Orthopaedic surgeons and the Academy are the authoritative sources of information for patients and the general public on musculoskeletal conditions, treatments and related issues. When  orthopaedic surgeons restore mobility and reduce pain, they help people get back to work and to independent, productive lives.

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About Wolters Kluwer Health 
Wolters Kluwer Health is a leading global provider of information, business intelligence and point-of-care solutions for the healthcare industry. Serving more than 150 countries and territories worldwide, Wolters Kluwer Health's customers include professionals, institutions and students in medicine, nursing, allied health and pharmacy. Major brands include  Health Language ®Lexicomp ®Lippincott Williams & WilkinsMedicom®MedknowOvid ®Pharmacy OneSource®ProVation ® Medical and  UpToDate ®.

Wolters Kluwer Health is part of  Wolters Kluwer, a market-leading global information services company. Wolters Kluwer had 2012 annual revenues of €3.6 billion ($4.6 billion), employs approximately 19,000 people worldwide, and maintains operations in over 40 countries across Europe, North America, Asia Pacific, and Latin America. Follow our official Twitter handle:  @WKHealth.​