Journal Information


The Western Journal of Orthopaedics (WJO) is a peer-reviewed publication by The University of New Mexico’s (UNM) Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation that publishes articles focused on orthopaedic-related surgery and engineering. WJO includes a wide variety of topics including orthopaedic surgery and innovative techniques for correcting orthopaedic-related injuries. WJO provides an extensive, double-blinded review process to ensure high quality of content and thus encourages medical students, residents, and physicians to submit their original articles for consideration.

The submission deadline for WJO is November 1 every year. Manuscripts submitted afterward will be considered for next year’s volume. Please view the Instructions for Authors for submission details. Email any questions to WJO@salud.unm.edu. Thank you for considering WJO as an avenue to feature your research.



In 2012, WJO was initially created as The University of New Mexico Orthopaedics Research Journal to showcase exceptional research from University of New Mexico’s Department of Orthopaedics & Rehabilitation. In 2017, WJO incorporated a formal, external, and double-blinded peer-review process. In 2020, WJO will release its first volume under the new name. WJO is proud to engage authors from the Western United States, as well as around the world, as we near our ultimate goal of MEDLINE indexing.