About Osteology


Osteology (ISSN 2673-4036) is an international, peer-reviewed open access journal devoted to the basic and clinical research of bone science. Specifically, the journal is interested in original research on bone-related diseases and their molecular mechanisms, biological and physiological research on bone, interactions of bone with other organ systems, bone biomaterials, as well as methodological advances in osteology. Osteology publishes a variety article types including research papers, reviews, editorials, communications, etc. There is no restriction on the maximum length of the papers, and we encourage scientists to publish their results in as much detail as possible.


Topics of interest with a view towards osteology include (but are not limited to) the following:

  • Bone-related diseases, including arthritis, fractures, infections, osteoporosis, tumors, etc.
  • Molecular mechanisms research on bone and bone-related diseases
  • Interactions of bone with other organ systems, including cartilage, muscle, neural, etc.
  • Biological and physiological research on bone, cartilage, joints, and spine
  • Clinical studies
  • Methodological advances in osteology
  • Bone biomaterials
  • Interactions of bone with prosthesis
  • Bone mechanics

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Book Reviews

Authors and publishers are encouraged to send review copies of their recent related books to the following address. Received books will be listed as Books Received within the journal's News & Announcements section.

St. Alban-Anlage 66
CH-4052 Basel

Copyright / Open Access

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© 2024 by the authors; licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/).


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