About The Journal
Wounds International is a new quarterly online practice-based journal. It aims to provide a service that quickly updates the clinician on the latest developments in wound management. All content is written for the busy clinician with the intention of offering information that will help guide patient care. All papers are published subject to peer review.
The journal is made up of a number of sections that offer short reports with links to more detailed supporting information and commentary. A brief synopsis of the sections is provided below.
- Innovations in ... - focuses on a particular wound type in each issue. This section presents a summary of current thinking and offers an insight into the latest global developments by asking a number of clinicians from around the world to describe what innovation or piece of research has most influenced their practice in relation to the particular wound type over the past year or so. These clinicians also identify a life-changing article or piece of research.
- Wound digest - each issue of the digest aims to summarise the most important papers published recently on the wound type chosen for the issue. To compile the digest a Medline search is performed for the 3 months previous using a relevant search term. Papers are chosen on the basis of their potential interest to practitioners involved day-to-day in wound management. The main findings of the papers are summarised and the papers are rated according to readability, applicability to daily practice, and impact. Comments are sought from authors or well-known figures in wound care on papers that present particularly interesting or potentially controversial results.
- Made easy - provides easy to understand information on a complex topic area. Each Made easy section will function as a training tool as well as an educational resource for a multidisciplinary audience. The Made easy series will also be available on paper.
- Technology update - presents an update on a particular technology or dressing type. An overwhelming number of dressings and technologies is currently available. This section offers non-biased, reliable information.
- News section - What's hot presents all the up-to-date wound care news, including the latest from associations, clinicians and industry.
- Case reports - provide honest accounts of care given and reflect different practices around the world. Clinicians are invited to submit interesting case reports based on an individual patient. These should provide a clear rationale for the care given and should be written in an academic style. Relevant references and photographs should be provided.
The journal is an evolving, dynamic publication with an all inclusive policy. The editorial advisory board includes the contributors, and all visitors are welcome to contact us and become involved in developing the journal.