The Journal of Foot & Ankle Surgery

The Journal of Foot & Ankle Surgery (JFAS), published bimonthly, is the official peer-reviewed scientific journal of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons. All ACFAS members receive a subscription to JFAS as a benefit of membership. ACFAS Members have full access to an online version of JFAS with new issues posted on the date of publication, as well as archived issues from 1995 to the present.

Log in to read JFAS, or browse JFAS abstracts as a non-member.

Visit the JFAS Editorial Manager System to submit your manuscript and track its progress. Peer Reviewers can also access the system to manage manuscripts.

JFAS offers authors two choices to publish their research – via open access or subscription. ACFAS also offers authors the option to submit articles to its open access-only journal, FASTRAC.

Become a Peer Reviewer! JFAS is looking for journal manuscript reviewers. 

Peer review is the crucial process that we use at the The Journal of Foot & Ankle Surgery (JFAS) to make decisions as to which manuscripts should be accepted for publication, rejected from further consideration, or recommended for further revision and then reconsideration. The process of peer review is both time-honored and effective, particularly as it pertains to the scientific literature.

It is the peer reviewer who, after initial editorial consideration, comments on the meaningfulness, and the potential interest, that a manuscript may have for our readers. Peer reviewers serve as the voice of our readership, and provide constructive criticism related to the scientific merit, as well as the overall interest, that a manuscript may convey once it is published. The peer reviewer, therefore, serves as an important critic of the “content matter” that is contained in a manuscript.

It is important to understand, too, that it is not the peer reviewer’s job to edit a manuscript in regard to issues related to grammar, syntax, punctuation, spelling, and other items related to formatting and style, since these duties are the responsibility of authors and the editors. Ultimately, it is the Editor who has the final responsibility for both the scientific content and the copy editing issues related to formatting the prose. Even though JFAS uses a group of Section Editors, consisting of individuals with a wide range of expertise and knowledge, much of our decisions are still based on the recommendations of the peer reviewers that are invited to comment on the merits of any given article.

If you are interested in serving as a peer reviewer for JFAS, I encourage you to go to, and select Journal Information: Become a Reviewer link listed in the menu of options located on the left-hand side of the page. In this way, you can sign up to become a peer reviewer for JFAS, and provide our editors with useful information that will enable us to readily identify your areas of interest and contact information. At JFAS the entire process of manuscript submission and editing is carried out electronically, so it is important to include your email address when you sign up to be a peer reviewer.

The role that peer reviewers play in regard to the quality of a scientific journal cannot be over estimated. We are very proud and appreciative of the time and energy that our peer reviewers put forth on behalf of JFAS.

D. Scot Malay, DPM, MSCE, FACFAS
Former Editor, JFAS

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Naohiro Shibuya, DPM, FACFAS
Editor-in-Chief, The Journal of Foot & Ankle Surgery