The Foot is an international peer-reviewed journal covering all aspects of scientific approaches and medical and surgical treatment of the foot and ankle. It aims to provide a multidisciplinary platform for all specialties involved in treating disorders of the foot and ankle.
What they say
“Primary research papers cover a wide range of disorders of the foot and ankle and their treatment, including diabetes, vascular disease, neurological, dermatological and infectious conditions, sports injuries, biomechanics, bioengineering, orthoses and prostheses. The Foot also carries review articles on topics of current interest, together with reports on recent developments, case reports, medico-legal notes, educational and research papers, historical vignettes, annotated abstracts, a diary of events, book reviews and correspondence. The Foot is the Official Journal of the American College of Foot & Ankle Orthopaedics & Medicine and is affiliated with the Fédération Internationale des Podologues (FIP) and the British Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Surgery (BOFAS).“.
What we say
If you’re into the foot and ankle then this is the journal for you! Quite a lot of the articles are not directly related to physiotherapy practice but will be of interest to those who specialise in this anatomical area. However, in each edition there are a few gems that are very related to our clinical practice and are good contributions to our knowledge base. For example, see these articles that we have available in full text for our Physiopedia Members:
- The relationship between foot motion and lumbopelvic–hip function: A review of the literature
- Evolution of the Achilles tendon: The athlete’s Achilles heel?
- Exercise therapy and custom-made insoles are effective in patients with excessive pronation and chronic foot pain—A randomized controlled trial
Publish your work in The Foot
If you have a research article, review article or case report on the foot or ankle it’s well worth considering this journal as your place of publication. Although the impact factor is not available on the website there is a wealth of information for authors which shuold make for an easy process.