Frequently Asked Questions

JBJS Subscriptions Through the AOA 

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For individuals who did not receive a subscription through AAOS

Individuals who subscribe to JBJS through the AOA but did not have a subscription through AAOS, will begin receiving their subscription in March 2017. 

For AOA Members and Affiliates who have already subscribed for 2017

Those individuals wishing to subscribe at the discounted rate, who have already subscribed to JBJS for 2017, will automatically receive a refund from JBJS.

Back Issues

Upon request, AOA Subscribers will receive back print issues only for the quarter during which they subscribe.  Within 10 days of subscribing through the AOA, you will need to contact JBJS directly in writing to order any print back issues for the quarter. All past issues are accessible electronically via the JBJS website

Non-Dues Paying Emerging Leaders

PGY5 residents who participate in the AOA's Emerging Leaders Program do not pay dues. Therefore, residents who are Emerging Leaders will not receive a JBJS subscription package as part of their Emerging Leaders benefits. 

Residency Program Subscription

In late spring, the AOA will begin offering JBJS subscription packages to US and Canadian residents through their institutions. More information will become available in late May/early June. 

Version of Record

The JBJS version of record is the electronic version which is found online. This opens up the possibility of some articles only being published online.

What is included with my subscription to JBJS?

  • 24 print issues of JBJS each year (published twice a month)
  • Online access to the version of record (electronic version) at
  • A comprehensive online PDF JBJS archive dating back to 1889
  • Portable access on smartphones, tablets, and laptops to: 
  • Individual mobile app access to the JBJS package of publications 
  • Enhanced CME opportunities through JBJS’s expanded CME delivery platform
  • Automatic enrollment in the JBJS Affinity Program, which entitles AOA Subscribers to a 15% discount on JBJS educational offerings