We are pleased to announce the publication of the Special Issue of Medical & Biological Engineering and Computing following on from the 2012 Conference of the International Shoulder Group. The issue is devoted to Shoulder Biomechanics and the success of translational research, and features a number of publications arising from the meeting held in Aberystwyth, UK. The journal editors have kindly agree to present two of the papers as Open Access as the Best Methodological and Best Clinical Papers.

* Shoulder Biomechanics and the success of translational research, Medical & Biological Engineering & Computing, Vol 52, Issue 3.