Feb 01 2021 Posted: 07:00 GMT

Dr. Georgina Gethin, a Funded Investigator at CÚRAM, the SFI Centre for Research in Medical Devices, Senior Lecturer in the School of Nursing and Midwifery and Director of the Alliance for Research and Innovation in Wounds, has recently been appointed as the new Editor of the Journal of the European Wound Management Association (EWMA) www.ewma.org, a leading and globally recognised organisation for the advancement of wound care.

The EWMA is a European not-for-profit umbrella organisation, linking national wound management organisations, individuals and groups with interest in wound care. Central to EWMA’s objectives is to support implementation of interdisciplinary and cost effective wound care of high quality. EWMA works to reach its objectives by being an educational resource, organising conferences, contributing to international projects related to wound management, actively supporting the implementation of existing knowledge within wound management and providing information on all aspects of wound management.

As Editor, Dr. Gethin’s role will be to support the development of the journal, which provides a platform to share up to date developments in research, education, practice, organisation of care, economics and policy change. A key priority being the continued development and promotion of the journal.

As such, Dr. Gethin is calling on CÚRAM researchers to consider submission of a manuscript to the journal. Currently the journal is freely available through our website and is listed in CINAHL and Google Scholar with plans to have the journal MEDLINE indexed. The journal has a double-blind peer review process and once a manuscript is accepted with aim to make this available early on-line.

As Dr. Gethin explains: “We accept all types of manuscripts including protocols and original case reports of unusual case presentations. In particular I would really like to see more basic science articles or articles that explain basic science to a more general audience, in addition to some articles around medical devices and their pathway to approval.”

Full details of the submission process are available on the EWMA website (www.ewma.org) The journal does not have any publication charges and is distributed at the EWMA annual conference. The journal is also circulated electronically to a vast mailing list with articles promoted across the organisations social media platforms thus ensuring high visibility of published work.


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