WOUNDS has initiated a contest to solicit submission of case studies that involve use of negative pressure wound therapy with instillation and dwell time (NPWTi-d). 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 NPWTi-d 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-blind review by 5 experts in the field. The 3 highest scoring articles will receive a cash prize of up to $5,000 plus educational benefits.
The NPWTi-d Case Compendium Contest aims to stimulate submission of retrospective case studies and case reports focused on the use and clinical value of NPWTi-d. All submitted manuscripts must adhere to the Submission Instructions.
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 All manuscript entries must be previously unpublished and not under review with another publication.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 NPWTi-d.
All manuscripts must be submitted via Editorial Manager, include Figures, and should not exceed 3,500 words (excluding Abstract, References, and Figures/Tables). Manuscripts will undergo a double-blind 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 NPWTi-d Case Compendium Contest to the WOUNDS Managing Editor: firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Submissions Open: February 1
- Submissions Close: July 31*
- Corresponding Author Notified of Decision: September 30
- Papers Published Online: December 15
- Winners Announced: January 25, 2021
*Note: A limited number of articles will be published in the contest. If the maximum number of accepted manuscripts is reached before July 31, 2020, 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 $5,000, including $3,500 USD.
- 2nd Place: Total value of $3,000, including $2,000 USD.
- 3rd Place: Total value of $2,000, including $1,000 USD.
A double-blind, 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 November 30, 2020. Winners will be announced via email on December 2, 2020.
This contest is sponsored by KCI. 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 NPWTi-d Case Compendium Contest, including peer-review panel selection, reviewer selection, manuscript decision letters, acceptance, and scoring.
New Orleans, LA
Kent State University
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA
Stony Brook, NY
New York, NY
Department of Surgery
St Paul, MN
San Diego Infusion Center
La Jolla, CA
Thousand Oaks, CA
South West Healthcare
Valley Medical Center
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 and transparency reporting obligations apply, HMP is required to provide KCI with a detailed report of payments made to winning authors to include author’s name, authors address, authors National Provider Identifier number (if a physician, Massachusetts HCP or Connecticut APRN) and any other necessary information KCI may require ensuring that it meets it’s reporting obligations under 42 U.S.C. § 1320a-7h or 42 U.S.C. § 282, and their implementing regulations.
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