Academic Editor:Borna Relja, Associate Professor Department of Trauma, Hand and Reconstructive Surgery, Goethe University, Frankfurt am Main, Germany. Email: [email protected]
Checked for plagiarism: Yes
Review by: Single-blind
Future of Journal of Medical and Psychological Trauma: Tips for the Authors and Editors
Journal of Medical and Psychological Trauma (JMPT) was established to bring new evolving concepts in trauma field and publish these scientific findings to the healthcare providers. Currently, there are several journals that offer papers on trauma, medical emergency and acute surgery fields, but none of them are studying particularly effects of trauma event on two dimensions; medical and psychological well-being. Trauma practices have continuously evolved year by year which requires a process of advancing the practice of the healthcare providers. With the above-mentioned issue of evolving and variability trauma science, there is a demand for a journal that focus mainly on trauma field that can aid in advancing the knowledge of healthcare professionals regardless of their background.
Emerging of trauma-related up-to-date topics can be understood as there are daily newly matters arising from undiscovered area in trauma subject. This concept is very important to emphasize the need for such journal to enrich scientific literature. In light of trauma topics, there are two domains that should be touched by the journal, medical and psychological aspects. Some investigators concentrate more on the physical insults that result after trauma, and ignore the implicit psychological post-traumatic impacts. In this regard, the authors of this journal should aim to cover two domains either in pre-hospital settings or in-hospital settings.
This article highlights the guidance to the chief editors of the suitable way to increase the scientific contents of this journal and number of subscriptions, in addition to the authors and the readers of this journal. Initially, the authors of trauma topics targeting to reach large numbers of readers, as well as to get a large number of cited papers from their published studies, which will improve the outcomes out from their findings.
Being a peer-reviewed open-access journal can positively aid the journal in becoming an independent scientific journal that reaches to the interdisciplinary healthcare professions within the medical and psychological aspects of trauma field. In this regard, the editors should communicate and facilitate clear future strategic plan, as well as well-designed structure of the journal to result in large number of subscribers and readers.
Additionally, the authors in this journal should have special benefits and advantages from being part of the journal’s family. First of all, the authors should understand that there are copyright holders of their papers. Secondly, the journal have to give the feel to the authors that their contributions are recognized and indexing in the well-known databases such as Google Scholar and other searching engines. Finally, the process of publishing the new article should take less time in comparing to other journals to avoid wasting of their time.
The upcoming issues of the JMPT should aim to be one of the pioneer journals that concentrate on the trauma resuscitation subjects. Thereby, conducting several meetings is essential to influence the editors and reviewers in the journal to innovate new strategies to redirect them to publish new papers on advance practices of healthcare professionals in trauma filed. There are several plans including: marketing of new articles in the social network applications and inviting of new authors to publish their abstracts. One of trauma-related topics can include investigating the endocrine stress reaction on physical recovery after trauma.
In conclusion, this article was written to highlight some of the tips to help the authors and reviewers in writing a good piece of scientific article in JMPT. Basically, JMPT is a peer review journal that aiming to have well-structured articles form around the world and have a mission to achieve high reputation to attract new authors to publish their abstracts and full-text papers.