Author GuidelinesAdvances in Skin & Wound Care, a peer-reviewed, multidisciplinary journal, publishes original investigations, scholarly reviews of the literature, reports on innovative treatments, case series, and practical articles for skin and wound care professionals. Published articles are pertinent for all professionals involved in wound management: physicians, podiatrists, physical and occupational therapists, nurses, dietitians, infection control practitioners, pharmacists, biomedical engineers, and administrators of hospitals, long-term-care facilities, and home health agencies.
| The journal welcomes submissions of original articles in all areas of skin and wound management. Manuscripts are considered for publication only if the work has not been published and is not under consideration for publication by another periodical. All authors must reveal affiliation with organizations that have a direct or indirect financial interest in the editorial content or products that are discussed in the manuscript. Manuscript submissions must be accompanied by the Copyright Transfer and Duality of Interest Disclosure forms.
Direct all submissions, correspondence, and questions to:
Advances in Skin & Wound Care
1111 Bethlehem Pike
P.O. Box 908
Springhouse, PA 19477
All submitted papers are subject to a blind peer review. The initial review process takes 2 to 3 months. Reviewers' comments will be shared with the authors.
Accepted manuscripts are subject to editorial revisions for clarity, punctuation, grammar, syntax, and conformity to journal style. If substantive revision is necessary, the manuscript will be returned to the authors for rework based on feedback from the Editor-in-Chief and peer reviewers. The corresponding author will receive a copy of the final manuscript for review prior to publication.
Submit an original (on disk) and 4 copies of the manuscript and all tables and figures. Print the manuscript on 8.5 x 11 white bond paper with 1-inch margins, using double spacing throughout. Line numbering and page numbers must be used. Number the lines and pages consecutively, beginning with the title page. Use abbreviations sparingly. Spell out the full term at first mention, followed by the abbreviation in parentheses; thereafter, use the abbreviation (use the appropriate abbreviations for SI units). Also, use drug names consistently in the text, preferably generic names. When a trade name was used in research, include it in parentheses after the generic name the first time it appears; thereafter, refer to the generic.
Microsoft Word is the preferred word-processing program, but most standard programs can be translated. On the disk, indicate the type of computer (IBM or Macintosh), the program name and version, the file name(s), and the primary author's name. One author should be designated as the corresponding author and that person's complete name, home and work address and telephone numbers, plus fax number and E-mail address, if available, should be included.
Original Investigations should be organized as follows:
A Scholarly Review of the Literature includes a complete overview of the literature on any topic related to skin and wound care. Reviews generally will be written by experts in the field and will be solicited. However, unsolicited reviews will be considered and will be subject to peer review. The text should not exceed 15 typed pages and it should include a structured abstract of no more than 250 words under the following headings: Objective, Data Sources, Study Selection, Data Extraction, Data Synthesis, Conclusions. For detailed instructions on preparing a structured abstract, contact the editorial office.
Case Series offer readers practical information and contain reports of a series of cases that have interesting outcomes of care. A minimum of 6 cases is required for a series. The text should not exceed 1,000 words and 10 references.
Innovations in Practice
Innovations in Practice include new and interesting methods of diagnosis and treatment. Describe the technique in enough detail so that readers can understand the process. The text should not exceed 1,000 words.
Letters to the Editor
Letters to the Editor are encouraged. They must be signed and will be subject to editing. Letters that question, criticize, or respond to a previously published paper will be sent to the author of that paper for a reply. Advances in Skin & Wound Care encourages this type of professional exchange. Address all correspondence to the Editor-in-Chief.