Research & Policy

Scientific Journals


AOFAS scientific journals offer peer-reviewed, clinically relevant research articles and case reviews, enabling foot and ankle specialists to stay at the forefront of new surgical techniques and trends. AOFAS members receive print subscriptions and online access to Foot & Ankle International® as well as discounted article processing charges for Foot & Ankle Orthopaedics® as benefits of membership.

Foot & Ankle International® (FAI)


Foot & Ankle International

The official journal of AOFAS, FAI emphasizes surgical and medical management as well as basic clinical research related to foot and ankle problems. The monthly journal publishes the broadest spectrum and highest quality of foot and ankle research in the US and abroad. The journal is under the direction of Editor-in-Chief Charles L. Saltzman, MD.

Access FAI Online

  • Individual FAI Subscribers (nonmembers): Click here to log into the FAI site.

Manuscript Submissions
To submit a manuscript for consideration, visit the FAI submission site.

FAI Podcasts
Gain insight into featured articles with this free monthly podcast discussion between Editor-in-Chief Charles L. Saltzman, MD, and article authors. Listen to the latest podcast.

FAI Videos
To enhance understanding of operative techniques, select FAI articles are accompanied by surgical technique videos. Watch the videos.

FAI Subscriptions

Inquiries, change of address, orders, back issues, claims, renewals
  • AOFAS members: Contact the AOFAS Membership Department at or 800-235-4855 or +1-847-698-4654 (outside US).

  • Nonmembers: Contact SAGE Publications at or 800-818-SAGE (7243) or 805-499-0721.

Earn up to 20 hours of AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ with exams based on past volume years of FAI. Learn more.

Find us on Twitter
Follow @AOFAS_Journals for article updates, videos, podcasts, and more from FAI and FAO. Accepted authors, submit a tweet to promote your article. View the Twitter Submission Guidelines.

Foot & Ankle Orthopaedics® (FAO)



FAO is the open access scholarly journal of AOFAS, offering original peer-reviewed articles including clinical and basic science research, meta-analyses, systematic and topical reviews, case reviews, hot topics, research designs, and technique tips. The journal is under the direction of Editor-in-Chief Charles L. Saltzman, MD.

Read FAO Online

Open Access
FAO is an open access, peer-reviewed journal. Articles accepted by peer review are published under a Creative Commons license, made freely available online immediately upon publication, and hosted online in perpetuity.

Manuscript Submissions

Submit your manuscript to FAO. There is no fee to submit. If your manuscript is accepted for publication, you will be invoiced for a one-time article processing charge (APC). The APC covers the cost of publication and ensures that your article will be freely available online in perpetuity under a Creative Commons license.

Article processing charge:

  • AOFAS members and articles cascaded from FAI: $650

  • Direct submissions from nonmembers: $1,000


FAO Podcasts
Listen to the open access FAO Podcast Series created by the AOFAS Young Physicians Committee.

Editorial Questions

Contact Shera Palmer Cook, FAI/FAO Managing Editor, at,, or 847-430-5086.

FAI Editorial Board

Charles L. Saltzman, MD, Chair, Editor-in-Chief
Kristian Buedts, MD
Christopher P. Chiodo, MD
Kodali S. Prasad, MD
Robert A. Vander Griend, MD
Alastair S.E. Younger, MBChB, ChM, FRCSC
William R. Ledoux, PhD (ex-officio)
Robin M. Queen, PhD, FACSM, (ex-officio)


Associate Editors
Christopher Bibbo, DO
John T. Campbell, MD
Steven L. Haddad, MD
Sheldon S. Lin, MD
Nicola Maffulli, MD, MS, PhD, FRCP, FRCS(Orth)
Elly Trepman, MD
Robert A. Vander Griend, MD
Arthur K. Walling, MD

Assistant Editors
Current Concept Review
Christopher P. Chiodo, MD
Brian C. Toolan, MD

Gait Studies
Robin M. Queen, PhD, FACSM

Kodali S. Prasad, MD

Research Development & International Relations
L. Daniel Latt, MD, PhD 

Surgical Strategies
Eric Giza, MD
Jeremy J. McCormick, MD


Electronic Media Editorial Board
Adam D. Bitterman, DO
Cesar de Cesar Netto, MD, PhD
Jonathan R.M. Kaplan, MD
Glenn G. Shi, MD
Ettore Vulcano, MD


FAO Editorial Board

Charles L. Saltzman, MD, Chair, Editor-in-Chief
James K. DeOrio, MD
Timothy C. Fitzgibbons, MD
Andrew J. Goldberg, OBE, MD, FRCS(Tr&Orth)
Gerald F. Harris, PhD, PE
Beat Hintermann, MD
Young Koo Lee, MD, PhD
Shu-Yuan Li, MD, PhD
Terence Saxby, MBBS, FRACS(Orth)
Mihra S. Taljanovic, MD, PhD, FACR

Assistant Editors
Amietab A. Aiyer, MD

Jason R. Kerrigan, PhD
E. Meade Spratley, PhD

Biomechanics & Non-operative Treatment
Christopher Neville, PT, PhD

New Technologies
Jason T. Bariteau, MD

Research Development & International Relations
L. Daniel Latt, MD, PhD 

Review Articles
Christopher Gross, MD

Special Projects
J. Turner Vosseller, MD

FAI/FAO Managerial Board

Timothy R. Daniels, MD, FRCSC, Chair
Donald R. Bohay, MD, FACS
Thomas O. Clanton, MD
Harold B. Kitaoka, MD
L. Daniel Latt, MD, PhD
Steven D.K. Ross, MD
David B. Thordarson, MD
E. Greer Richardson, MD (ex-officio)
Charles L. Saltzman, MD (ex-officio)

Managing Editor
Shera Palmer Cook, MA