Kobe University School of Medicine, Japan
Sports Medicine, Arthroscopy, Rehabilitation, Therapy & Technology (SMARTT) is an open access, peer-reviewed online journal publishing articles on all aspects of general sports medicine, orthopaedic sports medicine and rehabilitation.
Being an open access journal ensures rapid and efficient communication of research findings for the benefits of science, medicine and the general public.
Kai-Ming Chan and Masahiro Kurosaka, SMARTT 2009, 1:1
Professor Masahiro Kurosaka is the Professor and Chairman of Department of Orthopedic Surgery at Kobe University Graduate Medical School in Japan. He currently serves as an Executive Board member of the Japanese Orthopaedic Association (JOA), Japanese Orthopaedic Society of Knee, Arthroscopy and Sports Medicine (JOSKAS), and International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee and Sports Medicine (ISAKOS). Professor Kurosaka received his medical degree from Kobe University at 1977 and PhD degree from Kobe University at 1983.
Professor Kurosaka is internationally known for his expertise on orthopaedic surgery and has published over 300 scientific articles in peer-reviewed journals. His major research interests are in sports medicine, arthroscopic surgery, adult reconstructive surgery and basic scientific research.
Professors Kai-Ming Chan and Masahiro Kurosaka launched the online, open access journal SMARTT at the start of 2009 and already the journal has seen high numbers of submissions. The Editors chose to launch the journal for several reasons; the first being the need for publication of sports and arthroplasty related subjects. High quality articles in these fields were being published in the existing journals but these articles were few in number due to volume limitations; a problem that does not affect online journals. A second key reason for launching the journal was the open access format which allows important articles to be easily available to all researchers in the field.
The Editors welcome young researchers’ participation in SMARTT and anticipate the rapid progress of this new journal.