Guide for Authors

Please read the guidelines below before visiting the submission site!

Manuscript Submission Guidelines:

The Journal of Burn & Wound Care is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics.

Please read the guidelines below and then visit the submission site of this journal to upload your manuscript. Please note that manuscripts not conforming to these guidelines may be returned.

Only manuscripts of sufficient quality that meet the aims and scope of the Journal of Burn & Wound Care will be reviewed.

There are no fees payable to submit or publish in this journal.

As part of the submission process, you will be required to warrant that you are submitting your original work, that you have the rights to the work, that you are submitting the work for first publication in the journal, and that it is not being considered for publication elsewhere and has not already been published elsewhere, and that you have obtained and can supply all necessary permissions for the reproduction of any copyright works not owned by you. The Journal of Burn & Wound Care is an official member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) and any cases of suspected misconduct will be assessed during the peer-review and publication process based on COPE guidelines.

 

1. What do we publish?
    1.1. Aims & Scope
    1.2. Article types
2. Editorial policies
    2.1. Peer-review policy
    2.2. Authorship
    2.3. Acknowledgements
    2.4. Funding
    2.5. ORCID
    2.6. Declaration of conflicting interests
    2.7. Research ethics and patient consent
    2.8. Research Participants' consent
3. Preparing your manuscript
    3.1. Article structure
    3.2. Figures & Tables
    3.3. Supplementary material
    3.4. Reference style
    3.5. Abstract & Keywords
    3.6. Highlights
4. Submitting your manuscript
5. Acceptance & Publication

6. Further information

 

 

1. What do we publish?

1.1. Aims & Scope

Before submitting your manuscript to the Journal of Burn & Wound Care, please ensure you have read the Aims & Scope.

1.2. Article types

The Journal of Burn & Wound Care features original/research papers, reviews, brief reports, case reports, and letters to the editor.

2. Editorial policies

2.1. Peer-review policy

Submissions deemed suitable by the editors will be refereed by two reviewers within a maximum of four weeks based on specific research reporting guidelines. All authors should send their revised manuscripts within two weeks. Reviewers' and authors' identities are kept confidential. The existence of a submitted manuscript is not revealed to anyone other than the reviewers and editorial staff.

2.2. Authorship

Based on the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) recommendations, all authors must meet the following authorship criteria:

  1. Made a substantial contribution to the concept or design of the work; or acquisition, analysis or interpretation of data.
  2. Drafted the article or revised it critically for important intellectual content.
  3. Approved the version to be published.
  4. Each author should have participated sufficiently in the work to take public responsibility for appropriate portions of the content.

Based on COPE guidelines, any change in authorship (i.e., order, addition, and deletion of authors) after initial submission must be approved by all authors via written confirmation.

2.3. Acknowledgements

All contributors who do not meet the criteria for authorship should be listed in an Acknowledgements section.

2.4. Funding

Authors must acknowledge all funding sources supporting the work at the end of the manuscript. Authors who had no funding sources supporting their work should state the following: "This research received no specific grant from any funding agency in the public, commercial, or not-for-profit sectors".

2.5. ORCID

ORCID provides a unique and persistent digital identifier that distinguishes researchers from every other researcher, even those who share the same name, and, through integration in key research workflows such as manuscript and grant submission, supports automated linkages between researchers and their professional activities, ensuring that their work is recognized. The collection of ORCID IDs from corresponding authors is now part of the submission process of this journal. If you already have an ORCID ID you will be asked to associate that with your submission during the online submission process. Your ORCID ID is published with your article so that fellow researchers reading your work can link to your ORCID profile and from there link to your other publications. If you do not already have an ORCID ID please follow this link to create one.

2.6. Declaration of conflicting interests

Authors are expected to disclose any commercial associations or sources of support that might pose a conflict of interest regarding the submitted article. If no conflict exists, please state that: "The Author(s) declare(s) that there is no conflict of interest".

2.7. Research ethics and patient consent

Please note that if research ethics considerations are not addressed adequately in both the abstract and in the text of the manuscript, your submission will be unsubmitted or rejected. All papers reporting animal and human studies must include whether written consent was obtained from the local Ethics Committee or Institutional Review Board. Please ensure that you have provided the full name and institution of the review committee and an Ethics Committee reference number.

2.8. Research Participants' consent

Human studies must have the informed consent of the participants and be documented in the manuscript.

3. Preparing your manuscript

3.1. Article structure

Divide your article into clearly defined sections. Each subsection is given a brief heading. Each heading should appear on its own separate line. Subsections should be used as much as possible when cross-referencing text: refer to the subsection by heading as opposed to simply “the text”.

Introduction

Express the necessary background and goals of your work. Provide an overview of the literature related to your topic.

Methods

Provide detailed details of how your manuscript works so that a researcher can reproduce your work.

Results

Results should be clear and concise.

Discussion

This section should show the importance of your work. In this section, the authors should compare the results of their manuscript with other researchers.

Conclusions

The main conclusions of the study may be presented in a short conclusions section.

Title page

The title page should include the title, short title, name and affiliation of the authors, and contact details of the corresponding author.

3.2. Figures and Tables

Figures and tables should be kept to a minimum necessary and presented at the end of the manuscript file after the references, are numbered, and have a title. Figures supplied in color will appear in color online regardless of whether or not these illustrations are reproduced in color in the printed version.

3.3. Supplementary material

This journal welcomes supplementary material including datasets, podcasts, videos, images, etc along with the full text of the article, online.

3.4. References

The Journal of Burn & Wound Care adheres to the Vancouver reference style. List all authors when there are six or fewer; when there are seven or more, list the first six, followed by “et al”.

3.5. Abstract & Keywords

A concise, factual, and structural abstract of up to 250 words should briefly state the purpose of the research, the principal results, and the major conclusions. References should be avoided. Also, non-standard or uncommon abbreviations should be avoided, but if essential they must be defined at their first mention in the abstract itself. Immediately after the abstract, provide between 5 to 10 keywords, using keywords extracted from Medical Subject Headings from PubMed/MEDLINE database. These keywords will be used for indexing purposes.

3.6. Highlights

Highlights are mandatory for this journal as they help increase the discoverability of your article via search engines. They consist of a short collection of bullet points that capture the novel results of your research as well as new methods that were used during the study. Highlights should be submitted in a separate editable file in the online submission system. Please use "Highlights" in the file name and include 3 to 5 bullet points (maximum 100 characters, including spaces, per bullet point).

4. Submitting your manuscript

Authors whose first language is not English are requested to have their manuscripts checked carefully for linguistic correctness before submission. Authors must upload files including title page, anonymous manuscript, highlights, and declaration of conflicting interests to submit their manuscript.

5. Acceptance & Publication

After your manuscript is accepted, we will send a proof file to the correspondence author. Authors are reminded to check their proofs carefully to confirm that all author information, including names, affiliations, sequence, contact details, funding, and conflict of interest statements, is correct. Please note that if there are any changes to the author list, all authors will be required to complete and sign a form authorizing the change. Online First allows final articles (completed and approved articles awaiting assignment to a future issue) to be published online prior to their inclusion in a journal issue, which significantly reduces the lead time between submission and publication. This journal provides authors with online access to their final article.

6. Further information

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