Global Spine J 2016; 06(08): 737
DOI: 10.1055/s-0036-1595817
Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New York

Moving Forward into the Future

Jeffrey C. Wang
USC Spine Center, Los Angeles, California, United States
Jens R. Chapman
Swedish Neuroscience Institute, Swedish Medical Center, Seattle, Washington, United States
Karsten Wiechert
Schön-Klinik München Harlaching, Academic Hospital, Paracelsus Medical University Salzburg, Munich, Germany
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Publication History

Publication Date:
15 November 2016 (online)

This is the final issue of Global Spine Journal for 2016. As the year draws to a close, we would like to update our readers, authors, and reviewers with the changes that will be made next year. This issue is also our final issue that we publish with Thieme Publishers. On behalf of the entire Editorial Board, we would like to thank Thieme for their past services to GSJ and EBSJ over the last 5 years. Thieme has helped the journal grow and flourish, and we appreciate all of their past hard work and dedication.

Beginning in 2017, our new publisher will be SAGE Publications. As the journal matures, the needs and goals will also evolve, and we believe it is time to make a change to move forward and into the future.

We are very excited to move forward with SAGE, and there will be a lot of new initiatives coming your way. We will be using a new submission system and we will have a novel and interactive ejournal site, as well as a new fully functioning journal app. We want to ensure that the transition is as seamless as possible, so we will be updating all of you with relevant information pertaining to the new submission system and online ejournal site. We believe that all of you will be delighted with these new changes.

In early 2017, we will also be publishing all of the eFirst articles for those manuscripts that were accepted in the second half of 2016. We understand that it is important for your articles to get online as soon as possible. We plan to release our Cervical Complications Special Issue in early 2017, which we feel will be a defining collection of the latest evidence on this topic. We also have plans for more special issues in the future.

If you have any questions about these changes and about our new publisher, please do not hesitate to contact Managing Editor Danielle Lieberman at

On behalf of the entire Global Spine Journal team, we would like to wish you all a wonderful holiday season and a Happy New Year.