Trauma causes individual patterns of injury and involves shock, fractures, soft tissue and organ injuries. Treatment therefore requires the joint effort of emergency medicine, orthopedic and trauma surgery, critical care medicine and rehabilitation. Both scientific progress and the in-depth experimental and clinical research within individual disciplines contribute to the ongoing continuous improvement of trauma care.
The European Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery aims to open an interdisciplinary forum that allows for the scientific exchange between basic and clinical science related to pathophysiology, diagnostics and treatment of traumatized patients. The journal covers all aspects of clinical management, operative treatment and related research of traumatic injuries.
Clinical and experimental papers on issues relevant for the improvement of trauma care are published. Reviews, original articles, short communications and letters allow the appropriate presentation of major and minor topics. The papers published are allocated to one of the following sections of the journal:
Biomaterials, Experimental Research, Foot and Ancle Trauma, Hand Trauma, Intensive Care, Neurotrauma, Pediatric Trauma, Pelvic Trauma, Polytrauma, Reconstructive Surgery, Spine Trauma, Sports Injuries, Thoracic and Abdominal Trauma, Upper and Lower Extremity.
The European Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery invites articles not only from Europe but also from the United States, Japan, and other countries. The journal is peer-reviewed according to international standards and each paper submitted will be scrutinized by two or three referees and a biostatistical consultant. For articles describing important new findings, accelerated peer-review and fast track publication are made available.