Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery (Asia Pacific)

by Mandeep S Dhillon

Aims & Scope

The Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery (Asia-Pacific) is an international peer-reviewed open access journal that focuses on all aspect of the foot and ankle clinical research. The journal publishes original peer-reviewed work focused on diverse foot and ankle issues. It covers all aspects of the subjects from basic science to clinical management as well as the broad areas of the epidemiology related to foot and ankle care. The journal provides essential readership to orthopedic surgeons interested in foot and ankle and its disorders. It is a leading source for original clinically oriented articles on art and science of ankle and foot surgery, with focused interest in problems related to this region and other under-developed countries.

The journal aims to publish manuscripts focused on foot and ankle problems, to promote research articles, unique case reports, trend setting articles presenting new research ideas, preclinical research articles showing theoretical or experimental knowledge contributing to the development of a treatment modality and over and above to cater the needs of medical personnel interested in foot and ankle surgery. The journal provides regular reviews by acknowledged experts, encourage peer-reviewed original articles, publishes symposia on relevant topics and also provide a forum for discussion with letters to the editor. The journal is an open access publication which gives an international readership with full text access.

Ownership and Management

The Journal of Foot and Ankle surgery (Asia-Pacific) is owned and managed under the auspices of Indian Foot and Ankle Society (IFAS) focusing on all aspect of the foot and ankle clinical research, JAYPEE being the publisher.

Peer Review Process

All manuscripts undergo a Double-blinded review process. It is ensured that the reviewers are unaware of the names of the authors or the institutes where the research is conducted. The article once submitted will undergo a thorough plagiarism check and an initial check is conducted to ensure that all author instructions are complied with and the guidelines for submission are followed. The manuscript may be returned to the author for corrections, if required to conform to the journal instructions. Once, the article is confirmed, it will undergo editorial review within 1 week. Following this it will then be sent for peer review, which takes 6-8 weeks and the authors will receive the mail from the Editor stating the final decision of the manuscript.

Managing editor who runs the first level of material check processes the manuscript for all components and approves for moving to the next level. On the next level it is checked for suitability for the core readers of JFASAP by the Editor-in-Chief. Once found suitable, it is assigned to one of the Associate Editors on the editorial board. If the language and the grammar are incorrect, it will be sent first to the Scientific Language editor, who may suggest changes. If this happens, the manuscript will be sent back to the author for corrections and resubmission. Manuscripts not found suitable will not be sent out for review and will be immediately rejected, and authors informed. For articles describing original research in humans and animals, a letter of approval from the Institutional Ethics Committee must accompany these manuscripts or a letter stating that the Institutional Review Board had waived the need for informed consent. 

All research shall be conducted as per the World Medical Association Declaration of Helsinki Ethical Principles for Medical Research Involving Human Subjects. (modified in 1983 - see The research must adhere to the 5 principles of ethics of research: informed consent, voluntary participation, privacy and confidentiality, justice, and beneficence, and right to review.

Publication Frequency

The Journal of Foot and Ankle surgery (Asia-Pacific) publishes quarterly focusing on all aspects of foot and ankle clinical research.

Digital Preservation / Archiving:

JFASAP provides for long-term digital preservation through PORTICO

Portico is a leading digital preservation service worldwide. The content is preserved as an archival version and is not publically accessible via Portico, but is provided when required under specific conditions, such as discontinuation of the collection or catastrophic failure of the website.

Indexing and Abstracting

The journal is indexed with, or included in, the following:

ProQuest, EBSCO, Genamics Journal Seek, Ulrich, I2OR, OAJI, Index Copernicus, PORTICO, Microsoft Academic


The authors hold the copyright of all the editorial content published in this journal from now. All material can be used in part and full for non-commercial output after providing appropriate attribution to the original content of the journal and a link to the licence (CC-BY-NC 4.0). It is mandatory for authors to submit the manuscript along with Commercial Rights Transfer Form.


All open access articles published in JFASAP are distributed under the terms of the CC-BY-NC 4.0 license (Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial 4.0 International License) which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, for non-commercial purposes, provided the original work is properly cited. Under Creative Commons, authors retain copyright in their articles.

Open Access Policy

A comprehensive outlook on open access policy that we follow:

Open access refers to the practice of making peer-reviewed scholarly research and literature freely available online to anyone interested in reading it without any restriction. This Open access publications are freely and permanently available online to anyone with an internet access. Unrestricted use, distribution and reproduction in any medium (which is non-commercial) is permitted, provided the author/editor is properly attributed. All the periodicals are deposited immediately upon publication, without any technical, financial, gender limitations, in an agreed format on the journal website as well as archiving and indexing databases as applicable to a journal. All articles are self-archiving, with world-wide access through DOI (Digital Object Identifier) - standardized by the International Organization for Standardization, provided for individual article published.

We are fully archived on PORTICO.

Why open access publishing?

Restricted access to scientific research and advancements through subscription pay wall hinders communication within the scientific community. Moreover, restricted access can also hinder the education and dissemination of scientific knowledge to the aspiring younger generations who are keen to pursue a career in science. Increased productivity and development of science can only be achieved by diffusing knowledge and providing the facilities for creating permanent repositories such as Open Access.

The use of a Creative Commons 4.0 License (CC-BY-NC 4.0) enables user/reader/peer to use the content with clear permission in a way that it can be reused and redistributed as long as the article source is appropriately given credit for non-commercial purpose.

Self-Archiving Policy for Authors

Jaypee Journals follow the policy of open access under the CC-BY-NC 4.0 licence.

Policies and embargo periods may vary from Journal to Journal. Unless otherwise stated on the Journal website author instructions page.

Authors may self-archive versions of their work on their own webpages, on institutional webpages, and in other repositories.

Abstract and Citation information

Authors may reuse the Abstract and how to cite information (e.g. Title, Author name, Publication dates) of their article anywhere at any time including social media such as Facebook, blogs and Twitter, providing a proper acknowledgment is offered and wherever possible a link including the DOI number is included linking back to the article on the Journal/JAYPEE JOURNALS website. This is available in how to cite information on the article online.

Submitted Version

Submitted version (SV) is recognized as the un-refereed author version of an article completed before submission for submission to a journal. This is often referred to as the “preprint” version. The author accepts full responsibility for the article, and the content and layout is set out by the author.

Authors may not make their for-submission version available anywhere at any time. This inhibits posting on their own personal websites, institutional or non-commercial subject based repositories, commercial platforms websites or repositories, and or social media.

Accepted Manuscript

The accepted manuscript (AM) is the final draft author manuscript, as accepted for publication by a journal, including modifications based on referees’ suggestions, it is excluding copy editing and type setting and is often referred to as post-print version. JAYPEE JOURNALS carries this version on ready for production tab.

  • Immediately upload their AM to their own personal webpage (excluding commercial websites and repositories)
  • Immediately upload their AM to their institutional or other non-commercial subject based repositories on the provision that it is not made publicly available until after the specified embargo period (as may be applicable)

In the journals where embargo period is applicable the authors after the completion of the embargo period may:

  • Upload their AM to institutional repository or other non-commercial repositories and make it publicly available.
  • Accepted Manuscripts may not be uploaded or shared on commercial websites or repositories, unless the website or repository has signed a licensing agreement with JAYPEE JOURNALS permitting such uploading or sharing.

Embargo periods

Some of the JAYPEE JOURNALS may have Embargo periods however, this isn't applicable to JFASAP.

When uploading an accepted manuscript to a repository, authors should include the following acknowledgment as well as a link to the accepted version. This will connect the published version to the AM version in the repository and help ensure that the article is cited correctly.

This is a pre-copyedited, author-produced version of an article accepted for publication in [insert journal title] following peer review. This accepted Version [insert complete citation information here] is available online at: xxxxxxx [insert URL and DOI of the article on the Journal website].

Published Version

Published Version (PV) is defined here as the final typeset and edited version of the journal article that has been made available by JAYPEE JOURNALS on the respective journal website by formally and exclusively putting the article either in ‘online first’ or releasing it as a part of the complete issue of that journal.

The PV as it appears in the journal following copyediting and proof correction may not be deposited by authors in institutional repositories or posted to third party websites and made publicly available unless the article is published on an Open Access model licence (CC-BY-NC 4.0) that allows for such posting. Authors may share their PV with private groups within their institution or through private groups on non-commercial repositories that are signatories to the STM Voluntary principles for article sharing on Scholarly Collaboration Networks (SCN). The PV may not be uploaded or shared on commercial websites or repositories unless the website or repository has signed an agreement with JAYPEE JOURNALS permitting such uploading or sharing.

Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement

This Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement is based on the Code of Conduct and Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors as per Committee on Publication Ethics, 2011, ICMJE & WAME. Please visit Policy page for greater details.

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Journal Detail

    ISSN 2348-280X
    Speciality Orthopedics
    DOI 10.5005/jp-journals-10040

Mandeep S Dhillon
Professor & Head
Department of Orthopaedics,
Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research
Chandigarh, India

Associate Editors 

Siddhartha Sharma
Associate Professor
Department of Orthopaedics
Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research
Chandigarh, India

Sandeep Patel
Assistant Professor
Deprtment of Orthopaedics
Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research
Chandigarh, India

Editorial Advisory Board

Cristian Ortiz
President IFFAS
Foot & Ankle Surgeon
Santiago, Chile

Nicola Maffulli 
Orthopaedic and Trauma
University of Salerno School of Medicine, and Surgery
Salerno, Italy

Bavornrit Chuckpaiwong
President Asian Federation of Foot and Ankle Surgeon (AFFAS), Associated professor
Orthopedic Surgery & Rehabilitation department
Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University

Kang lai Tang
General Secretary,Asia-Pacific Society for Foot and Ankle SurgeonsVice President, Chinese Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Society; President, Chinese Association of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
Shapingba District, Chongqing 400038, China

Vinod Panchbhavi
Department of Orthopedic Surgery
University of Texas Medical Branch
Galveston, Texas, USA

Indian Foot and Ankle Society (IFAS)

Balvinder Rana
MS, Past President IFAS
Associate Director
Foot and Ankle Surgery, Department of Orthopaedics, Max Hospitals Saket
New delhi and Gurugram, India

Sampat Dumbre Patil
MS, Past President IFAS
Sahyadri Super Specialty hospital and Past President Indian Foot Ankle Society
Hdapsar, Pune, India

Vikas Agashe
P,D.Hinduja Hospital & Research Centre
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Maninder Shah Singh
Senior Consultant Orthopaedics
Chief of Foot and Ankle Services Indian Spinal Injuries Centre
New Delhi, India

Pradeep Moonot
FRCS (Tr & Orth)(UK), MRCS (UK), MS (Orth)(Bom), DNB (Orth)
Orthopaedic Surgeon
Breach Candy Hospital
Mumbai, Maharatra,India

Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society of Singapore (OFASS)

CHONG Keen Wai
President OFASS BJIOS Orthopaedics
Bone Joint Institute of Singapore

Gowreeson Thevendran
SICOT FOOT/ANKLE Program Director
SICOT Programme Chair, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon,
Island Orthopaedic Group, Mount Elizabeth Novena Hospital,

Dr TAN Ken Jin
Orthosports Clinic

Inderjeet Singh Rikhraj
Senior Consultant, Adj Associate Professor
Department of Orthopaedics
Singapore General Hospital & Sengkang General Hospital, Duke-NUSx School of Medicine

Foot Section of Bangladesh Orthopaedic Society

Prof. Murtuza Choudhury
Department of Orthopaedics
Ibrahim Medical College and BIRDEM General Hospital
Shahbagh, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Prof. Amjad Hossain
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Labaid Hospital
Dhaka, Bangladesh

Malaysian Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society (MOFAS)

Khairul Faizi Mohammad
BMedSci(Hons), BMBS(Nottingham), MRCS(Edinburgh), MSOrth(UKM)
Head, Consultant
Orthopaedic, Foot and Ankle Surgeon
Chair AOT, Malaysia Head, Kuala Lumpur Foot Ankle Clinic (KLFAC), Pantai Hospitals,
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Yeo Pin Chua
Adjunct Associate Professor
Sunway Medical Centre, Sunway University

Low Tze Choong

Aminuddin Che Ahmad
 Associate Professor
IIUM Kuantan Campus

Philippines Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society (POFAS)

Carlo Angelo V. Borbon
Philippine Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society
Makati Medical Center
Manila Phillipines

William T. Lavadia
Founder Vice President and Charter officer
Manila Phillipines

Jovito Ramil B Paz
Phillipine Orthopaedic Center
Manila Phillipines

Foot Section of Nepal Orthopaedic Association

Prof Ramesh P Singh
Nepal Medical College & Teaching Hospital, Jorpati
Kathmandu, Nepal

Prof Bachhu Ram KC
Kathmandu, Nepal

Dr Prashit Rajbhandary
Kathmandu, Nepal

Japanese Society for Surgery of the Foot" (JSSF)

Satoru Ozeki
President JSSF, Professor
First Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Dokkyo Medical University Saitama Medical Center

Toru Sato
Chair AO Trauma
Japan Medical Director of Orthopaedic Surgery Hospital : Okayama Medical Center,

Masato Takao
President of CARIFAS
Clinical and Research Institute for Foot & Ankle Surgery)Jujo Hospital
341-1, Mangoku, Kisarazu, Chiba, 292-0003, Japan

Indonesian Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society (INAFAS)

Ihsan Oseman
President IOFAS, Assistant Professor Head, Foot and ankle division
Department Orthopaedic and Traumatology
CIpto Mangunkusumo Hospital, University of Indonesia

Andre Triadi Desnantyo
Assistant Professor Lower extremity division
Department Orthopaedic and Traumatology
Dr Sutomo Hospital University of Airlangga , Surabaya

Korean Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society

Keun Bae Lee
Professor, Chairman
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Chonnam National University Hospital (CNUH)
Kwangju 61469 Republic of Korea

Thailand Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society (ThOFAS)

Sukij Laohachareonsombat
President THOFAS

Tanawat Vaseenon
Associate Professor, Head of Foot ankle surgery
Department of Orthopaedics, Faculty of medicine
Chiang Mai University

Australian Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society (AOFAS)

Leslie Grujic
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
North Shore Private and Macquarie University Hospitals
Sydney, Australia

Andrew OPPY
Royal Melbourne Hospital
Melbourne, Australia

W.H.B Edwards
Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Surgeon
132 Bridge Road, Richmond, Victoria, Australia

Harvinder Bedi
Box Hill Hospital
Nelson Road Box Hill, Melbourne Australia

Vietnam Orthopaedic Association

Do Phuoc Hung
Professor and Head of Orthopadic Department
Univesity of Medicine and Pharmacy at HoChiMinh City
Vice Head of Orthopedic Department, ChoRay hospital, Vietnam

Prof Do Hung
Cho Ray hospital Ho Chi Minh

Nguyen Vinh Thong
Vice President of VOA President of Hochiminh Orthopaedic Association (HOA)
Orthopaedic adviser of Saigon Ito Hospital

South America and USA

Richard Buckley
Foothills Medical Center
Calgary, Canada

Selene Parekh 
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Duke University
Durham, North Carolina, USA

Sheldon Lin
Chief Foot & Ankle Division
Rutgers New Jersy medical School
Newark, USA

Ashish Shah
Associate Professor Orthopaedics
University of Alabama, Alabama, Birmingaham, AL

Marcos Hideyo Sakaki
Departament of Orthopaedics and Traumatology 
Clinics Hospital of University of São Paulo
São Paulo, Brazil


Xavier Martin
University of Barcelona
Barcelona, Spain

Federico Giuseppe Usuelli
Casco - Foot and Ankle Unit IRCCS Galeazzi
Milan, Italy

Tim Schepers
Amsterdam UMC location AMC
Amsterdam the Netherlands

Panos Symeonidis
St. Luke's Hospital, Thessaloniki, Osteon Clinic
Athens, Greece


Kartik Hariharan
Aneurin Bevan University Health Board Newpor
South Wales, UK

Jitendra Mangwani
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon,
Trauma and Orthopaedics
University Hospitals of Leicester Leicester

Sunil Dhar
Past President British Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society,
Nottingham University Hospitals
Nottingham, UK

Maneesh Bhatia
Consultant Orthopaedic
Foot & Ankle Surgeon and Clinical Director Alliance Leicester, Leicestershire & Rutland University Hospitals Leicester Leicester General Hospital
Gwendolen Road, Leicester LE5 4PW UK

Middle East and Africa

Husam Darwish
Assistant Professor and Consultant Orthopedic Surgeon
King Abdulaziz University
Saudi Arabia

Ossama El Shazly
Foot and Ankle Consultant Professor Orthopedics
Ain Shams University Hospitals

Ahmed Kholief
Member AOTRC

Editor Emeritus (Indian Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery)

Dr Sureshwar Pandey

Managing Editor

Akash Mishra

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