Open Journal of Trauma publishes Open Access research articles, letters and reviews, case reports, short reports, editorials, commentary, communications, and letters. All submissions are submitted online. Our website is compatible with most web browsers and can be used from all OS. If the submission process is interrupted, you can return to the website and resume the process where you left off. Files can be submitted as an archive file or individual file.
Manuscripts must include the title, names of each author (and their degrees), affiliations and should identify the corresponding author. Submissions should generally include the following sections: Abstract, Keywords, List of abbreviations, Introduction/background explaining the need for the study, Materials and Methods, Results, Discussion/Conclusion, Acknowledgement and References, illustrations, figures (if any), tables and their respective captions and keys.
Authors should provide clear information for the required fields, including figures, tables, and legends and titles to each figure or table. Figures should be in image format (preferably jpeg). Tables should be in table form not in image format. If you have questions about preparing files for submission, contact the Editorial Office for assistance.
Open Journal of Trauma depends entirely on funds provided by the contributor/research sponsor/universities/institutions. In general, if the institution has a Membership from Open Journal of Trauma and the author is from the member institution, processing and the publishing costs are covered by the membership and there is no further charge. Once accepted and published, there is no charge to view and download your entire article online. This free-view feature significantly enhances the visibility and likelihood for citation of your publication. We may discount the publishing cost of some articles, particularly for authors from underdeveloped countries, or with limited Institution/University funding, or for articles of exceptional significance. To apply for a fee waiver please request so (and include a letter of explanation) during the submission process. A decision on the waiver is normally be made during the publication process.
Abstracts: Open Journal of Trauma publishes abstracts of preliminary research presented at scientific or medical meetings or as part of a Special Issue journal or in response to a Call for Abstracts in a particular field of study. The Abstract should not exceed 350 words and must be structured into separate sections: Background (context and purpose of the study), Results (the main findings) and Conclusions (brief summary and potential implications). Please minimize the use of abbreviations and do not cite references in the abstract. Conference/meeting organizers should contact Open Journal of Trauma regarding their publishing needs.
Theses and dissertations represent the student author's research or study or an extended analysis of a topic completed under the supervision of faculty at their institution as part of the requirements for a Masters degree (thesis) or Doctorate (dissertation), as set forth by the university or faculty committee. As with research articles, the structure of the thesis or dissertation explains the purpose of the treatise, a substantial historical review of the previous literature relevant to the topic of the study, describes the methodology including statistics and results and balanced discussion and conclusions of the project. However, the structure and contents of the treatise is ultimately subject to the requirements and formal approval of a Thesis or Dissertation Committee. Theses or dissertations should be submitted with a letter from the University or appropriate committee chairperson that the treatise has been approved. The thesis or dissertation will then be published without modification.
Open Journal of Trauma considers the publication of theses or dissertations in broad areas of science, medicine and technology. Complete theses or dissertations can be submitted online from graduates and postgraduates as described above. This online submission process is very compatible with available web browsers and can be used from all OS platforms. If the submission process is interrupted, data is saved and can be resumed from the point of interruption. When completed, please go to the Submit a Thesis page and choose one of the peer-reviewed journals for the treatise. Then follow step-by-step process to submit the thesis.
In a thesis by publication, the chapters constitute an introductory and comprehensive gist of the appended published and unpublished documents.
Open Journal of Trauma recognizes the value of video communications over printed documents in some areas of science, medicine and technology as well as education. Open Journal of Trauma will consider recent and exceptional research videos in these areas. Please contact the Editor of the appropriate journal before submitting a video project, to determine if it is within the aim and scope of the journal. All submissions can be submitted online. The online submission process is very well suited with accessible web browsers that can be used from all OS platforms. If the submission process is interrupted as they submit their work, they can carry on where they left off. Files can be submitted as an archive file or individual file.
Submissions should include the title, name(s) and affiliations(s) of the author(s) and their degree and the name of the corresponding author who will interact with the Editorial Office. Submissions should include the following: abstract, keywords, introduction, list of abbreviations, materials and methods, results, conclusions, full reference citations and acknowledgements. References should be identified by number (not author name) in the order of appearance in the text. Figures, tables and captions, videos, or additional files should be sent as separate attachments. Author(s) should provide clear information for those required fields including figures, tables, and legends or title to each figure or table. Figures should be in image format whereas tables should be in table form (not in image format).
Open Journal of Trauma welcomes only online submission.
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