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This page includes information about the aims and scope of SJTREM, editorial policies, open access and article-processing charges, the peer review process and other information. For details of how to prepare and submit a manuscript through the online submission system, please see the instructions for authors.
Aims & scope
Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine (SJTREM) encompasses all aspects of the epidemiology, etiology, pathophysiology, diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation and prevention of acute illnesses and trauma, with particular interest in the multidisciplinary aspects of the chain of survival. Contributions focusing on education, training, implementation, as well as ethical and socio-economic aspects of trauma management are welcome. Studies based on qualitative scientific methods are encouraged.
SJTREM was launched in 1994 as Akuttjournalen. Since then, the journal has developed into a stringently peer-reviewed, international journal directed at all health professionals involved in pre- and in-hospital emergency medicine, critical care and trauma management.
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All articles published by SJTREM are made freely and permanently accessible online immediately upon publication, without subscription charges or registration barriers. Further information about open access can be found here.
Authors of articles published in SJTREM are the copyright holders of their articles and have granted to any third party, in advance and in perpetuity, the right to use, reproduce or disseminate the article, according to the BioMed Central copyright and license agreement.
Open access publishing is not without costs. SJTREM therefore levies an article-processing charge of £1230/$1915/€1445 for each article accepted for publication. We routinely waive charges for authors from low-income countries. Generally, if the submitting author's institution is a Member the cost of the article-processing charge is covered by the membership, and no further charge is payable. In the case of authors whose institutions are Supporter Members, however, a discounted article-processing charge is payable by the author. For further details, see our article-processing charge page. A limited number of waivers for article-processing charges are also available at the editors' discretion, and authors wishing to apply for these waivers should contact the editors.
All articles published in SJTREM are included in PubMed, the most widely used biomedical bibliographic database service, which is run by the US National Library of Medicine. Other bibliographic databases that index articles published in SJTREM include:
- Google Scholar
- Index Copernicus
- PubMed Central
- Science Citation Index Expanded
The full text of all research articles is deposited in PubMed Central, the US National Library of Medicine's full-text repository of life science literature, and other digital archives including e-Depot (The Netherlands).
SJTREM is tracked by Thomson Reuters (ISI)and has an Impact Factor of 1.85.
Publication and peer review process
Criteria for publication
SJTREM considers the following types of articles:
- Original research: reports of data from original research.
- Review: comprehensive, authoritative, descriptions of any subject within the scope of the journal.
- Case report: reports that describe a major healthcare intervention, usually from a public health perspective. Case study articles that include a rigorous assessment of the processes and impact of the intervention as well as recommendations for future interventions will be considered favourably. Note that Case study articles should not describe an individual patient - authors should use the case report format for such descriptions.
- Commentary: short, focused and opinionated articles on any subject within the journal's scope. These articles focus on specific issues and are about 800 words.
- Letter to the Editor: these can take three forms: a substantial re-analysis of a previously published article, or a substantial response to such a re-analysis from the authors of the original publication, or an article that may not cover 'standard research' but that may be relevant to readers.
SJTREM operates a closed peer-review process on all manuscripts approved via initial screening by the Editors-in-Chief. The Editors-in-Chief will make a decision on a manuscript based on a minimum of two reviews. The average time to reach a first decision on manuscripts is 23 days.
Edited by Hans Morten Lossius and Kjetil Søreide, SJTREM is supported by an expert Editorial Board.
Authors will be able to check the progress of their manuscript through the submission system at any time by logging into My Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine, a personalized section of the site.
High-quality, bound reprints can be purchased for all articles published. Please see our reprints website for further information about ordering reprints.
SJTREM will consider supplements based on proceedings (full articles or meeting abstracts), reviews or research. All articles submitted for publication in supplements are subject to peer review. Published supplements are fully searchable and freely accessible online and can also be produced in print. All full length articles (proceedings, reviews or research articles) are indexed by PubMed. PubMed displays the title of the supplement only in the case of meeting abstract collections. For further information, please contact us.
All manuscripts submitted to SJTREM should adhere to BioMed Central's editorial policies.
Citing articles in SJTREM
Articles in SJTREM should be cited in the same way as articles in a traditional journal. Because articles are not printed, they do not have page numbers; instead, they are given a unique article number.
Article citations follow this format:
Authors: Title. Scand J Trauma Resusc Emerg Med [year], [volume number]:[article number].
e.g. Roberts LD, Hassall DG, Winegar DA, Haselden JN, Nicholls AW, Griffin JL: Increased hepatic oxidative metabolism distinguishes the action of Peroxisome Proliferator-Activated Receptor delta from Peroxisome Proliferator-Activated Receptor gamma in the Ob/Ob mouse. Scand J Trauma Resusc Emerg Med 2009, 1:115.
refers to article 115 from Volume 1 of the journal.
Why publish your article in SJTREM?
SJTREM's open access policy allows maximum visibility of articles published in the journal as they are available to a wide, global audience. Articles that have been especially highly accessed are highlighted with a 'Highly accessed' graphic, which appears on the journal's contents pages and search results.
Speed of publication
SJTREM offers a fast publication schedule whilst maintaining rigorous peer review; all articles must be submitted online, and peer review is managed fully electronically (articles are distributed in PDF form, which is automatically generated from the submitted files). Articles are published with their final citation immediately upon acceptance in a provisional PDF form. The article will subsequently be published in both fully browsable web form, and as a formatted PDF; the article will then be available through SJTREM, BioMed Central and PubMed Central and will also be included in PubMed.
Online publication in SJTREM gives authors the opportunity to publish large datasets, large numbers of color illustrations and moving pictures, to display data in a form that can be read directly by other software packages so as to allow readers to manipulate the data for themselves, and to create all relevant links (for example, to PubMed, to sequence and other databases, and to other papers).
Promotion and press coverage
Articles published in SJTREM are included in article alerts and regular email updates. Some may be included in abstract books mailed to academics and are highlighted on SJTREM's pages and on the BioMed Central homepage.
In addition, articles published in SJTREM may be promoted by press releases to the general or scientific press. These activities increase the exposure and number of accesses for articles published in SJTREM. A list of articles recently press-released by journals published by BioMed Central is available here.
Authors of articles published in SJTREM retain the copyright of their articles and are free to reproduce and disseminate their work (for further details, see the BioMed Central copyright and license agreement).
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