Author Video Guidelines

Revised 9/9/15

The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, JBJS Case Connector, JBJS Essential Surgical Techniques, and JBJS Reviews strongly encourage the submission of videos to supplement and enhance articles. All videos will undergo peer review. Videos must be uploaded via the Video Submissions Site ( The site will provide you with video URL(s) to enter into Editorial Manager when submitting your paper online. Detailed instructions on how to use this site can be found at

Purpose of Video

Authors should consider using video whenever a visual or motion demonstration, or audio narration, would enhance a reader's understanding of the content or concept the author is trying to convey to the reader. Examples are using video (or motion animation) to demonstrate surgical technique, highlight key portions of experimental design, display experimental results, show motion on fluoroscopy, scroll through a series of MR/CT images, or exhibit a patient's functional outcome.

Editorial Standards

Production Standards

Surgical Videos

Videos that illustrate surgical technique should meet the following requirements:

Technical Standards

Audio and Microphone Recommendations