World Journal of Emergency Surgery
Publisher: BioMed Central
World Journal of Emergency Surgery is an open access, peer-reviewed online
journal that will encompass all aspects of clinical and basic research
studies related to emergency surgery (traumatic and non-traumatic) and its
Emergency surgery is a multidisciplinary super-specialty involving all
surgical specialties and all emergency medicine specialties; hence all
surgeons and physicians around the world are involved in this field.
Emergency surgery is divided into traumatic emergency surgery and
non-traumatic emergency surgery. Both specialties are a fundamental part of
the surgeon's daily work.
Emergency surgery includes general emergency surgery, vascular emergency
surgery, thoracic emergency surgery but also urologic, cardiac, paediatric,
musculoskeletal, gynaecological, transplant emergency surgery and all
World Journal of Emergency Surgery considers the following types of
* Research: reports of data from original research.
* Reviews: comprehensive, authoritative, descriptions of any subject within
the journal's scope. Opinion leaders that have been invited by the Editorial
Board usually write these articles. They have an educational aim and are
* Case reports: reports of clinical cases that can be educational, describe
a diagnostic or therapeutic dilemma, suggest an association, or present an
important adverse reaction. All case report articles should be accompanied
by written and signed consent to publish the information from the patients
or their guardians.
* Commentaries: short, focused and opinionated articles on any subject
within the journal's scope. These articles are usually related to a
contemporary issue, such as recent research findings, and are often written
by opinion leaders invited by the Editorial Board. They focus on specific
issues and are about 800 words.
* Letters to the Editor: they can take three forms: a substantial
re-analysis of a previously published article, or a substantial response to
such a re-analysis from the authors of the original publication, or an
article that may not cover 'standard research' but that may be relevant to
* Methodology articles: present a new experimental method, test or
procedure. The method described may either be completely new, or may offer a
better version of an existing method. The article must describe a
demonstrable advance on what is currently available. The method needs to
have been well tested and ideally, but not necessarily, used in a way that
proves its value.
* Study protocol: describes proposed or ongoing research, providing a
detailed account of the hypothesis, rationale, and methodology of the study.
Manuscripts should be submitted electronically to World Journal of Emergency
Surgery using the online submission system.
Dr Fausto Catena
St Orsola- Malpighi University Hospital
Emergency Surgery Department
Professor Ernest Moore
Chief and Professor of Surgery
Denver Health Medical Center, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center
Department of Surgery
Abstracts available online. Articles available in HTML and PDF format.
Current Issue: Volume 1:14 (27 April 2006)
Date: 5 May 2006