Journal of ISAKOS Board of Trustees (JIBOT)


Manage the operations of the Journal of ISAKOS.


Christopher D. Harner, MD,FAOA
Chair, 2018-2023

Guillermo Arce, MD ARGENTINA
João Espregueira-Mendes, MD, PhD PORTUGAL
Norimasa Nakamura, MD, PhD JAPAN
Philippe Noel Neyret, MD, PhD, Prof. FRANCE
Willem M. van der Merwe, MBChB, FCS(SA)Ortho SOUTH AFRICA
C. Niek van Dijk, MD, PhD NETHERLANDS


The following charges are for June 2019 – June 2021 requiring written updates on progress to the Board of Directors

  • 1.1 Purpose and Authority. The ISAKOS owns and operates The Journal of ISAKOS. All members receive JISAKOS free of charge, as a benefit of membership. The Journal of ISAKOS Board of Trustees, empowered by the ISAKOS Board of Directors, manages the operations of the journal, with ultimate approval by the Board of Directors of ISAKOS.
  • 1.2 Board Composition. The Journal of ISAKOS Board of Trustees is composed of a Chair of the JIBOT, the Editor, the Society President, the Past President of the Society and the two Vice Presidents of the Society. Additionally, the Head of the Publications Committee will serve on the JIBOT, as well as two at large members and the society CEO-Executive Director. All members of JIBOT must be Active Members of the Society.
  • 1.3 Appointment and Tenure. The Chair of JIBOT, Editor, and Other Members of the JIBOT (including members-at-large) are appointed by the Executive Committee subject to ratification by the ISAKOS Board of Directors. The Chair of JIBOT to serve one four (4) year term and the members-at-large serve one six (6) year term. No person may serve more than two (2) consecutive full terms.
  • 1.4 Role of Editor. The Editor shall be responsible for overseeing the development of publications in the medical publishing group, including editorial content, structure and policy, and the identification and selection of individuals providing editorial assistance. The Editor-in- Chief of the Journal shall be appointed by the ISAKOS Board of Directors, and such appointment shall be for a two (2) year term subject to unlimited renewals. The Editor shall be responsible for selecting, preparing and transmitting the editorial materials to the publisher of the Journal for publication. The Editor shall be responsible for nominating individuals for various positions on the editorial staff. Such positions shall include Deputy or Associate Editors, the editorial staff, editorial advisors, consultant reviewers and other appropriate members of the editorial staff. All such appointments shall be subject to the approval of the Board of Directors or its designee.
  • 1.5 Contracts: It is the function of the Board of Directors to enter into contracts for the publication of the Journal and for all related aspects of publication. The Editor shall have full power and authority, subject to approval by the Board of Directors, to assign the Society’s copyrights in and to the Journal. The Editor shall prepare an annual report for the Board of Directors together with interim reports as the Board of Directors may require.
  • 1.6 Chair of JIBOT: The Chair of JIBOT shall present a report when requested to the Board of Directors, including annually at the AAOS meeting and biennially at the ISAKOS Congress.

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