Official Journal of EFAS

Foot and Ankle Surgery, the official journal of EFAS, is an essential reading for everyone interested in the foot and ankle and its disorders. The approach is broad and includes all aspects of the subject from basic science to clinical management. Problems of both children and adults are included, as is trauma and chronic disease. 

The aims of this journal are to promote the art and science of ankle and foot surgery, to publish peer-reviewed research articles, to provide regular reviews by acknowledged experts on common problems, and to provide a forum for discussion with letters to the Editors. Reviews of books are also published. Papers are invited for possible publication in Foot and Ankle Surgery on the understanding that the material has not been published elsewhere or accepted for publication in another journal and does not infringe prior copyright.

The papers published in Foot and Ankle Surgery are indexed/abstracted in: The Allied and Complementary Medicine Database, EMBASE, EMCARE, Pascal, Scopus, MEDLINE and Mosby's Nursing Index.

Martinus Richter

Associate Editors:
Kris Buedts
Daniele Marcolli
Jesús Vilá y Rico
Ian Winson

Founding Editors:
Leslie Klenerman
Michael M. Stephens

Emeritus Editors:
Sandro Giannini
Tom W.D. Smith

Did you know?

Did you know that Foot and Ankle Surgery is one of the most influence Journals in the field of Foot and Ankle Surgery in the world. The 2022 Impact factor is 2,5 placing the Journal nothing less than 36 out of 83 in Orthopedics Category.

Our Editor in Chief, Martinus Richter, MD, PhD has written a interesting editorial on the value of the Impact Factor.

This makes our Journal the perfect place to publish your research, making it available to over 6,000 members, as well as in libraries worldwide and all relevant databases.

We are continuously looking for new reviewers. This could be your chance to take part of this international network of motivated professionals. All you need is (basic) scientific knowledge and some precious time.

Interested? Please contact our Editor-in-Chief Martinus Richter with a short motivation letter and your personal publication list (if applicable) on

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