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Journal of
Asia-Pacific Knee, Arthroscopy and Sports Medicine Society (APKASS) &
Japan Sports Orthopaedic Association (JSOA) &
Korean Arthroscopy Society (KAS)

The Asia-Pacific Journal of Sports Medicine, Arthroscopy, Rehabilitation and Technology (AP-SMART) is the official peer-reviewed, open access journal of the Asia-Pacific Knee, Arthroscopy and Sports Medicine Society (APKASS), Japan Sports Orthopaedic Association (JSOA)and the Korean Arthroscopy Society (KAS). It is published quarterly, in January, April, July and October, by Elsevier.

Official Journal
  • Mission


The mission of AP-SMART is to inspire clinicians, practitioners, scientists and engineers to work towards a common goal to improve quality of life in the international community. The Journal publishes original scientific research, reviews, editorials, perspectives, and letters to the Editor. The information presented aims to provide a scientific yet practical approach to areas such as sports medicine, arthroscopy, rehabilitation, sports technology, reconstructive surgery and upper limb.

  • Scope

Sports Medicine includes specific fields of sports traumatology, cardiology, endocrinology, accident and emergency medicine, physiology, biochemistry and biomechanics. Whilst each of these fields serves a specific domain, they all provide important contributions to the overall care of athletes.

Arthroscopy is the key to minimally invasive interventions for sports trauma. Recent advancements in skills and technology have allowed significant developments in this area, driving arthroscopy to the forefront of surgical development in sports traumatology.


Rehabilitation is an integral part of the overall management of sports trauma. It entails a comprehensive program of treatment with the allied health professionals, performance optimization, preventive measures and outcome evaluation.


Technology is of vital importance to biomechanical and biological research areas of arthroplasty and sports medicine, allowing new ideas to be tested, developed and applied in the field.

  • Publisher


AP-SMART will be published by Elsevier which is the world’s leading provider of science and health information. It serves more than 30 million scientists, students and health and information professionals worldwide. It can provide world-class information and innovative tools that help APKASS make critical decisions, enhance productivity and improve research impact.

  • Enquiry


AP-SMART Editorial Office

Address: Rm 74029, 5/F Lui Che Woo Clinical Sciences Building, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, N.T. Hong Kong

Tel: (852) 2635 9944 Fax: (852) 2646 3020
Email: /

Our Partner : OJSM

Why submit to the Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine?

  • JCR ranked journal with an Impact Factor of 2.492

  • Indexed in Clarivate Analytics: Orthopedics 26 out of 82 | Sport Sciences 32 out of 85

  • Prompt online publication

  • Rigorous peer review of your scholarly work

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About the Journal

This open access journal publishes articles related to orthopaedic sports medicine, arthroscopy, and knee and shoulder arthroplasty.

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Source: 2019 Journal Impact Factor, Journal Citation Reports (Clarivate, 2020).

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