WOUNDS has initiated a contest to solicit submission of case studies that involve use of mechanical negative pressure wound therapy (mNPWT). All wound care clinicians (eg, physicians, surgeons, nurses, physical therapists, podiatrists, and other health care professionals) are invited to submit their original case series and reports for consideration.
All manuscripts submitted for the mNPWT Case Compendium Contest will undergo the WOUNDS peer-review process, which comprises peer review and author revision; accepted manuscripts will be indexed in MEDLINE/PubMed and published online. Accepted manuscripts then will be judged and scored in a double-blinded review by 5 experts in the field. The 3 highest scoring articles will receive a cash prize awarded to their institution for a combined value of $6,500.
Submissions to the mNPWT are fast tracked through the peer review and, if applicable, publication processes (ie, time from initial submission to initial decision and time from acceptance to online publication.
This contest is sponsored by 3M.
The mNPWT Case Compendium Contest aims to stimulate submission of retrospective case studies and case reports focused on the use and clinical value of mechanical NPWT. All submitted manuscripts must adhere to the Submission Instructions. Failure to adhere to the Submission Instructions and provided template(s) may result in a delayed peer review process.
There is no fee to submit or publish an article with WOUNDS. All manuscript entries must be previously unpublished and not under review with another publication. Eligible entries must describe on-label use of mNPWT and can be in the form of case series and case reports.
All manuscripts must be submitted via Editorial Manager should not exceed 2,500 words (excluding Abstract, References, and Figures/Tables). Manuscripts will undergo a double-blinded peer review by 2 to 3 reviewers on the peer-review panel listed below. Authors can download the submission template here.
Please direct all questions regarding the mNPWT Case Compendium Contest to the WOUNDS journal office: firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Submissions Open: April 1
- Submissions Close: July 30*
- Corresponding Author Notified of Decision: September 16
- Papers Published Online: December 31
- Winners Announced: December 31
*Note: A limited number of articles will be published in the contest. If the maximum number of accepted manuscripts is reached before July 30, 2021, the contest will close early. Keep this in mind when submitting your manuscript.
The following prizes will be granted to the three highest scoring manuscripts:
- 1st Place: Total value of $3,500 USD.
- 2nd Place: Total value of $2,000 USD.
- 3rd Place: Total value of $1,000 USD.
A double-blinded, independent panel of 5 experts in the field will judge and score all accepted manuscripts. The corresponding author of an accepted manuscript will be contacted via email regarding the scoring decision by December 31, 2021. Winners will be announced via email on December 31, 2021.
This contest is sponsored by 3M. The sponsoring company is not involved in the submission process, peer review (ie, reviewer selection, reviewer comments), acceptance, or scoring. WOUNDS is solely responsible for conducting the mNPWT Case Compendium Contest, including peer-review panel selection, reviewer selection, manuscript decision letters, acceptance, and scoring.
Policies & Disclaimers
All clinical studies must comply with applicable regulatory, Ethics/Institutional Review Board, and other rules governing protection of human subjects. Authors must include signed consent forms from human subjects who can be identified in photos or in the text.
This program is not intended to promote or otherwise encourage unapproved or uncleared use of any product. Additionally, this program in no way promotes or purports to encourage any research that is not in compliance with local, federal, or other applicable governing laws.
Opinions expressed by authors are their own and not necessarily those of HMP, the editorial staff, or any member of the WOUNDS Editorial Advisory Board. The publishers of WOUNDS accept no responsibility for statements made by contributors or claims made by advertisers, nor does the publication of advertisements constitute or imply endorsement. Manuscripts are accepted for publication in WOUNDS with the understanding that their content, all or in part, has not been published elsewhere and will not be published elsewhere, except in abstract form or with the express consent of the Managing Editor. The content of WOUNDS is protected by copyright.
If applicable, grant awards will be reported in accordance with transparency laws. Pursuant to transparency laws, the transfer of value will be reported if grant is awarded to a teaching hospital. The 3M Representative will be responsible for providing this information to 3M Healthcare Compliance.