About The Journal
Wounds International is a quarterly online practice-based journal for health care professionals who wish to keep up to date and fully informed about the clinical, practical, educational, research and policy aspects of wound care world wide. If you are interested in submitting an article for Wounds International, please download the author guidelines. The journal is an evolving, dynamic publication with an all inclusive policy. All visitors are welcome to contact us and become involved in developing the journal.
Articles published in the journal will normally fall into the following categories. Any necessity for shorter or longer articles should be discussed with the editor:
- Editorial and Opinion: essays that discuss or report on current issues in wound care medicine. You may use it as a platform to debate or highlight change or controversial issues. Word count: 650-1300 words. Reference limit: 15
- Clinical Practice (Top Ten Tips and Clinical Innovation): evidence-based articles, which allow the author(s) to discuss and raise awareness of important topics relating to wound care. Clinical practice article should include the latest evidence-based guidelines/research relating to the topic. Articles should contain an introduction/abstract, conclusions, making use of bullet points where necessary. The main body of the article should be structured by making use of sub-headings, figures and tables and boxes as appropriate. Key statements and information must be supported by references to appropriate research. The references are listed at the end of the article to support proposed arguments. Word count: 2000-2500 words. Reference limit: 50. Comments are sometimes sought from authors or well-known figures in wound care on papers that present particularly interesting or potentially controversial results.
- 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 (ensuring consent and confidentiality). 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. Word count: 1000-2000 words. Reference limit: 50. This section may also contain a patient story, in which the voice is not that of the clinician but the patient, retelling his or her wound healing journey. Clinical comments are sometimes sought to put the story in its clinical context.
- Update: Each issue contains a research round up (Wound Digest), which summarises the most important papers published recently on the wound type chosen for the issue. The papers are rated according to readability, applicability to daily practice and impact. This section may also contain Reviews on recently published guidelines or any other news or updates relevant to wound care.