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Clinics in Shoulder and Elbow (Clin Shoulder Elbow, CiSE; eISSN: 2288-8721;pISSN: 2383-8337 till 2018) is the official journal of the Korean Shoulder and Elbow Society. The Clinics in Shoulder and elbow was first launched in 1998 and was formerly known as the Journal of the Korean Shoulder and Elbow Society until June 2010 (volume 13). It was published semiannually until 2013 and has been published quarterly on the first day of March, June, September, and December since 2014. Articles have been published in English only since 2014, and the journal has been published online only since 2019.

It aims: first, to contribute to the management and education of shoulder and elbow topics; second, to share the latest scientific information among international societies; and finally, to promote communications on shoulder/elbow problems and patient care.
Its scope includes basic and clinical research, focusing on the etiology and epidemiology, biomechanics and pathogenesis, management and surgery, complication and prognosis for the disease of shoulder and elbow. Its regional scope is mainly Asia but it welcomes submissions from researchers all over the world.

Its main publication types are original articles, case reports, invited review articles, editorials, and letters to the editor. Other types are negotiable also with editor-in-chief. All submissions are processed online. The editior-in-chief determines the fate of the submitted manuscripts after hearing from peer reviewers, who are experts in their specific fields of shoulder and elbow.

Articles published in this journal can be obtained freely from the official website of the journal ( including contents, abstracts, and full-text PDF files according to the Creative Commons license (

Clinics in Shoulder and Elbow is indexed/tracked/covered by PubMed, PubMed Central (PMC), Korea Citation Index (KCI), KoreaMed, KoMCI, CrossRef, and Google Scholar.

For subscription, submission, or any other information, please contact the editorial office below.

Clinics in Shoulder and Elbow primarily targets orthopedic surgeons specializing in shoulder and elbow diseases. The journal's readership extends to a diverse audience, including researchers, educators, and medical students interested in the etiology and epidemiology, biomechanics and pathogenesis, treatment and surgical approaches, and complications and prognosis of shoulder and elbow disorders. Furthermore, the publication benefits additional healthcare professionals, administrators, and policymakers addressing shoulder and elbow issues and patient care. Patients with shoulder and elbow conditions and their families will find value in the latest advancements for managing their ailments.

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