In June 2013, the BOA launched a new professional and instructional journal for all professionals involved in trauma and orthopaedics called the Journal of Trauma and Orthopaedics (JTO).

The journal is available to both members and non-members of the BOA free of charge, and replaces the BOA’s member-only publication ‘British Orthopaedic News’ (BON).

The JTO has a dedicated news section with the latest in the world of trauma and orthopaedics. The JTO also comprises of a Features section containing interesting articles on various themes, a Subspecialty section and a Medico-Legal section.

If you’re interested in submitting an article, please see the Instructions for Authors link below and follow the guidelines.

If you haven’t received your copy of the JTO in the post or if you would like to sign up for a free regular subscription, please email

Bob Handley
Bob HandleyJTO Executive Editor
Rhidian Morgan-Jones
Rhidian Morgan-JonesJTO Editor
Current Edition

Having been honoured with task of Executive Editor, I sought a guiding principle.  The positive route of aiming for a commendable objective “Caring for patients, supporting surgeons” was already in use.  An alternative was to choose something to avoid; the surgeon’s stereotype of “Often wrong but never in doubt” seemed appropriate.

As the 100th year of the BOA draws to a close, we can reflect on past glories by gazing at the sepia-toned faces on the front cover of a lineage to be proud of.  The alternative is write submissions and suggestions for future editions.  As the new Executive Editor I would encourage you to do both.

Bob Handley, JTO Executive Editor


Advertising in the JTO

To advertise in the Journal of Trauma & Orthopaedics, contact Tracy Finnerty by email here or by calling 0121 200 7820.

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