Instructions for Author
Authors should submit their manuscripts online using the online electronic submission system ‘Scripture’ developed for this journal by Orthopaedic Research Group. Please click on the links below if you are ready to submit your article.
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Instructions for Manuscript Preparation
Manuscripts should be written only in English. Authors whose native language is not English should seek the assistance of a colleague who is a native English speaker and familiar with the field of the work. Authors are advised to follow the recommendations in the “Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals: Writing and Editing for Biomedical Publication” proposed by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (www.icmje.org). Manuscripts must be typed double-spaced with wide margins on A4 paper. The manuscript parts should be in the following order, with each section beginning on a new page: Title page, Abstract, Text, Acknowledgements, References, Tables, a figure with legends. Number all lines in a continuous manner and number all pages in the bottom right corner beginning with the title page. For reports on randomized control studies, authors should refer to the CONSORT statement (www.consort-statement.org). Standard abbreviations and SI units should be used. Define abbreviations at first appearance in the text, figure legends, and tables, and avoid their use in the title and abstract. Use generic names of drugs and chemicals.
All manuscripts are to be submitted via the Journal submission software ‘Scripture’ on the website www.traumainternationalonline.co.in Any other query regarding article formatting for the submission process can also be mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
Scope of the Journal :
Trauma International will publish papers on all aspects related to the care of injured and trauma patients.
Submission Formats/Categories :
Trauma International accepts the following formats of articles
- Case Study /Series
- Case Image
- Technical Note
- Master Class
- Video Technique
- Surgical Tips and tricks
- Burning Questions
- Case Approach
- Case Reports
- Clinical Perspective
- Original articles
- Letter to Editor
- Reviews, meta-analysis, systematic reviews
- Letter to Experts
Description of various Category is provided below
A clinical overview of a common topic with the aim to share with the reader the recent update and current state of affairs.
Invited article from an Expert in the Field specially focusing on their area of Research or Interest.
Academicians and Researchers across the world will get a chance to feature in our interview section and share their views.
Master Class :
In this feature, we will invite a ‘Master’ to demonstrate videos or pictorial demonstrations of surgical techniques or concepts.
An innovative concept or an Idea that provides a new perspective. This needs to send directly to the editorial email and after editorial review, it will be sent for peer review. 1000 words article describing the new concept, implant, protocol, or surgical modification should be accompanied with a note of how this will be clinically relevant.
Burning Questions :
Opinion/Counter opinions from experts or group of experts on selected topics.
Original Articles :
Include case series, comparative trials, epidemiological studies, and RCTs.
Case Reports :
Have been detailed below and all the remaining formats follow similar guidelines as case reports.
Case Image :
Is the description of a single image that has a unique learning point.
Technical Note and Video Technique :
A detailed description of a new technique or improvisation of an old technique.
Surgical Tips :
Small surgical tips and pearls are invited for this section. Pictures are essential and video will be preferable.
Case Study :
This new format combines level V evidence with Clinical Decision Making (CDM). It focuses on getting the thought process of the treating surgeon when dealing with a complex/complicated case.
Case Approach :
This is a new but invited-only section. We will invite an expert to describe his approach to a particular case scenario with literature and rationale behind the approach.
Clinical Perspective :
This special section will publish specific learning points or experiences which the authors can share with the readers. The only essential point is that this perspective should be clinically relevant and rationally acceptable. This need not be with details of management or follow-up of the case. The idea is to provide a platform for the publication of these important and clinically relevant learning points. A single-page write-up of fewer than 1000 words will be accepted.
Letter to Editor :
On articles in Trauma International. Letters should be typed double-spaced and limited to 1000 words. A copy of the letter will be sent to the previous article’s author(s) to invite a response.
Letter to Experts :
Trauma International will soon be creating an Expert panel of surgeons. Readers of TI can ask queries regarding complicated cases to our Experts. These queries will be answered by experts and the Research Group will add a literature review to this expert opinion and the article will be peer-reviewed and published in 15 days.
Pictorial articles will be an easy read with the most important message highlight.
Copyright Agreement and Submission letter :
A copyright agreement signed by all authors and containing the following paragraph must accompany each manuscript: “The undersigned author(s) transfer(s) all copyright ownership of the article entitled to the Trauma International in the event the work is published. The undersigned author(s) warrant(s) that the article is original, is not under consideration by another journal and has not been published previously. We sign for and accept responsibility for releasing this material.”
In case a paper has previously been presented or published as a poster in a national or international conference, the author(s) must make full disclosure to the editor about it. Such papers are still eligible for publication in the journal provided the author(s) disclose this during their submission.
Conflict-of-interest statement :
All authors are expected to disclose any commercial affiliations as well as consultancies, stock ownership, or patent-licensing arrangements that could be considered to pose a conflict of interest regarding the submitted article. A conflict-of-interest statement will be forwarded to the corresponding author for signature upon acceptance of the manuscript. The signature of all authors is required. No article will be published until the return of the completed form to the journal office.
(Conflict of Interest form– COI form is a special Pdf which can not be opened in the browser, download it using the above link, yellow arrow as in below picture indicates the download option)
Conflict of Interest forms are according to Guidelines by International Committee of Medical Journal Editors and Each Authors details have to be filled separately and submitted with the manuscript. Plagiarism is not permitted and Journal will check every article for plagiarism using ‘Plagtracker’ and Google search.
Ahead of Print Policy:
Articles published online under the Ahead of Print section are considered published and can be cited and quoted using the DOI as the reference source in the upcoming issue.
Article Charges :
Since the Journal is Open access, the cost of publication is shared by the author and the Journal equally. For every submission that is accepted for publication, the article processing charges will be 6000 INR (for papers from India) and 150 USD (for foreign articles). Open access will allow us to make your article free to access and download by everyone and will invite better citation and wide outreach. The article processing charges are lowest in the world as here both author and journal share the charges for each article [other similar journals have article processing charges of USD 2000 for making one article open access]. There are no charges for submitting the manuscript or for peer review and decision on the manuscript. Authors will usually receive a decision on their manuscript within 8-12 weeks.
Article submission Charges: None
Article Publishing charges: 6000 INR or 150 $ (for international article). The publishing charges has to paid only on acceptance of the article.
Editors Office :
Dr. Ashok Shyam
A-403, Manthan Apts, Shreesh CHS, Hajuri Road, Thane [W]
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