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Journal of Foot and Ankle Research will cease to be published by BMC as of 31st December 2023. The journal will continue in cooperation with a new publisher. Please contact the new publisher for journal queries via, and manuscripts can be submitted to the new submission site.

BMC will continue to host an archive of all articles previously published in the journal and all articles published in Journal of Foot and Ankle Research during its time with BMC will remain fully searchable via the BMC website.

Aims and scope

Journal of Foot and Ankle Research, the official journal of the Australian Podiatry Association and The Royal College of Podiatry (UK), is an open access journal that encompasses all aspects of policy, organisation, delivery and clinical practice related to the assessment, diagnosis, prevention and management of foot and ankle disorders.

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Sincere thanks for the commitment and contributions that you have made as a reviewer for JFAR in the past year.

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Learning and Teaching Innovations in Podiatry

Guest Editor:
Sarah Curran: Cardiff Metropolitan University, UK
Submission Status: Open until 5 January 2024

Editor's Pick: A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials of surgical treatments for ingrown toenails part II: healing time, post-operative complications, pain, and participant satisfaction

When performing nail surgery, clinicians must choose from a multitude of procedures and variations within each procedure. Much has been published to guide this decision making, but there are a lack of up to date robust systematic reviews to assess the totality of this evidence. This study reports secondary outcomes from a robust systematic review of randomised trials on surgical treatment of ingrown toenails.

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New Content Item (1)Responding to foot health needs of people experiencing homelessness: the role of a publicly funded community-based podiatry service


New Content Item (1)HAPPi Kneecaps! A double-blind, randomised, parallel group superiority trial investigating the  effects of sHoe inserts for adolescents with patellofemoral PaIn: phase II feasibility study


New Content Item (1)COVID-19 lockdown disrupts support networks integral to maintaining foot health: a mixed-methods study


New Content Item (1)Release of the National Scheme’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health and Cultural Safety Strategy 2020-2025; the impacts for podiatry in Australia: a commentary


Neuer InhaltClinical guidance for podiatrists in the management of foot problems in rheumatic disorders: evaluation of an educational programme for podiatrists using a mixed methods design


Neuer Inhalt © Springer Link Article between weight-bearing 3D bone architecture and dynamic plantar pressure measurements in the diabetic foot

This study explores the correlations between static 3D bone alignment and dynamic plantar loading.


Neuer Inhalt © of foot and ankle characteristics with knee symptoms and function in individuals with patellofemoral osteoarthritis

To determine whether foot and ankle characteristics are associated with knee symptoms and function in individuals with PFOA.


Neuer Inhalt © © Yuri Arcurs / Fotolia | B688D03293F047AD 80A9278F9641F72A PicscoutPredictors of adherence to wearing therapeutic footwear among people with diabetes
Gustav Jarl et al.


Neuer Inhalt © internet-based algorithm for diabetic foot infection during the COVID-19 pandemic
Choa Liu et al.


Vibration perception  © Jim Varney / science photo library / Agentur Focus | B08255B610FF444B ADD7ECECF668D6E1 PicscoutNon-invasive assessment of vibration perception and protective sensation in people with diabetes mellitus: inter- and intra-rater reliability. 
S. M. Lanting, et al.

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Featured supplements

Australasian Podiatry Conference 2017: meeting abstracts
Melbourne, Australia. 24–26 May 2017

The College of Podiatry Annual Conference 2016: meeting abstracts
Glasgow, UK. 17-19 November 2016


Prof Catherine Bowen, University of Southampton, UK

Prof Keith Rome, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand

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Journal of Foot and Ankle Research is the official journal of:

The journal is also affiliated to the Canadian Federation of Podiatric Medicine (CFPM)

About the societies

The Australian Podiatry Association is responsible for the development of national policies, representation of podiatry in Australia to government and industry bodies, and assistance for Continuing Professional Development. They also support research within the discipline of podiatry. 

New Content ItemThe Royal College of Podiatry (UK) is the leading professional body and only dedicated podiatry Trade Union in the United Kingdom. It leads on educational standards, policies and government lobbying for the profession as well as providing key membership and professional support services.

The Canadian Federation of Podiatric Medicine (CFPM) aims to aid the profession through representation to the government, educational and regulatory institutions, promotion of podiatric unity in Canada, and provision of public education.

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Annual Journal Metrics

  • 2022 Citation Impact
    2.9 - 2-year Impact Factor
    2.9 - 5-year Impact Factor
    1.463 - SNIP (Source Normalized Impact per Paper)
    0.587 - SJR (SCImago Journal Rank)

    2022 Speed
    12 days submission to first editorial decision for all manuscripts (Median)
    126 days submission to accept (Median)

    2022 Usage 
    3,944 Altmetric mentions