On the way to maturity...


  • Caio Augusto de Souza Nery Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology, Paulista School of Medicine. Federal University of Sao Paulo. https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9286-1750
  • Alexandre Leme Godoy-Santos Lab. Prof. Manlio Mario Marco Napoli, Instituto de Ortopedia e Traumatologia, Hospital das Clínicas, Faculdade de Medicina, Universidade de São Paulo, SP, Brazil.




As we close another year of existence with the publication of this third issue of volume 16, we take the opportunity to share with everyone the joy of having complied with the requirements of the indexing platforms, reaching the milestones outlined for the first three years of the JFA.


Thanks to the joint effort of authors, reviewers, editors, and management team, who prepare, organize, and produce the journal, we achieved the appropriate temporal, quantitative, and qualitative flows whose results are expressed by the publication of 180 articles in three years.


We must celebrate the participation of countries worldwide, which surprised us with their interest in our vehicle of scientific dissemination. The chart and table below demonstrate that important countries such as the USA, Spain, Portugal, South Africa, and Australia have already become familiar with our system and honored us with their submissions.

But we still have a lot to do!!!


In addition to encouraging Latin American countries to collaborate more effectively by sending their studies, we would like to have young professionals on our side. It would be extremely useful for everyone if the training services for Foot and Ankle specialists throughout Latin America considered performing scientific studies and publishing them in the JFA as one of the technical training requirements. The research growth and published studies in our continent would soon be rewarded by the improvement in care and outcomes for our patients, the greatest objective of all.


The renewal and expansion of the Board of Reviewers started this year will continue, and soon, we hope to reduce even more the evaluation and decision time of each submission, in addition to improving, every day, the standard of revisions.


In this moment of reflection in which we see the end of another difficult year where we feel all the serious consequences of the pandemic that has hit humanity, we can celebrate a small victory achieved by every one of us who participated in constructing our journal to whom we are most grateful.


Happy Holidays to all!








How to Cite

de Souza Nery, C. A., & Godoy-Santos, A. L. . (2022). On the way to maturity. Journal of the Foot & Ankle, 16(3), 189. https://doi.org/10.30795/jfootankle.2022.v16.1679