Global Spine Journal

AO Spine’s official scientific journal

GSJ impact factor 2020 goes up to 2.915!

Global Spine Journal has received its impact factor for 2020, a 2.915, which is an increase from the 2019 impact factor of a 2.683. 

The Global Spine Journal is the first only truly fully Open Access journal in the field of spine surgery with an Impact Factor. It is the second highest ranked spine journal.


Current Issue

AO Spine’s official journal is an open access, peer-reviewed journal which focuses on the study and treatment of spinal disorders.


Special Focus Issues

Discover the various special focus issues, providing exceptional insights into topics such as: spinal infections , spinal trauma, rare complications of cervical spine surgery and more.


Articles by topic / Special Collections

Discover topics with article collections handpicked by the Editors, such as: spinal deformity, spinal tumors, minimally invasive spine surgery, spine trauma, and many more.

Global Spine Journal—open access and peer-reviewed

Global Spine Journal (GSJ) focuses on the study and treatment of spinal disorders, including diagnosis, operative and non-operative treatment options, surgical techniques, and emerging research and clinical developments.

GSJ is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) and indexed in PubMed Central, Scopus, and Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI).

Publish with Global Spine Journal (GSJ)

Submit your research to Global Spine Journal and receive expert peer review.

Visit our Journal Author Gateway for additional resources and expert advice on writing and getting your paper ready for publication.

Submission guidelines  

Download call for papers 

GSJ targets an international audience and has authors, reviewers, and deputy editors from different countries all around the world.

AO Spine Members

GSJ waives the Article Processing Fee (APC) for  all manuscripts where at least one author is an AO Spine member.

Not an AO Spine member? Become a member now 

Global Spine Editorial Team

Jeff Wang

Jeffrey C. Wang, MD

USC Spine Center, USA

Jens Chapman

Jens R. Chapman, MD

Swedish Medical Center, USA

Karsten Wiechert

Karsten Wiechert, MD

Schön-Klinik München Harlaching, Germany

Danielle Liebermann

Danielle Lieberman

AO Spine International, USA
Managing Editor

Podcasts and most read articles


Most read articles

Discover the most read articles from the last 6 months of Global Spine Journal.


Most cited articles

Most cited articles published in the last 3 years. These statistics are updated weekly using data sourced exclusively from CrossRef.


Global Spine Journal Podcasts

Discover handpicked on certain topics such as spinal deformity, spinal tumors, minimally invasive spine surgery, spine trauma, and many more.