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Information for Authors and Reviewers

​Advances in Skin & Wound Care has specific instructions and guidelines for submitting articles. Please read and review them carefully. We accept continuing education (CE)/continuing medical education (CME) articles, feature articles (scientific studies, literature reviews, case reports and studies, etc), commentaries, letters to the editor, and more. Email ASWCedit@wolterskluwer.com​ for more information, or check out the following helpful documents:

Continuing Education Articles for Advances in Skin and Wound Care.docx 

Scientific Articles for Advances in Skin and Wound Care.docx

Download the Copyright Transfer Agreement

Is your article about a clinical trial? Ensure that your manuscript meets the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors' (ICMJE) clinical trial registration and data sharing policy.

  1. As of July 1, 2018, manuscripts submitted that report the results of clinical trials must contain a data sharing statement.
  2. Clinical trials that begin enrolling participants on or after January 1, 2019 must include a data sharing plan in the trial's registration.

The ICMJE defines a clinical trial as any research project that prospectively assigns people or a group of people to an intervention, with or without concurrent comparison or control groups, to study the relationship between a health-related intervention and a health outcome.​ For more information, visit the ICMJE Clinical Trials site.

For more information about how to format manuscripts reporting on clinical trials and other health research, please visit The EQUATOR Network


Become a Peer Reviewer for Advances in Skin & Wound Care!

Advances in Skin & Wound Care seeks qualified health professionals from diverse backgrounds and clinical experiences willing to review and critically evaluate manuscripts for their suitability for publication, relevance to readers, and consistency with evidence-based practice. Our peer reviewers come from all areas of skin and wound care and represent all levels of educational attainment and practice. 

Peer reviewers are asked to review 3 to 6 manuscripts per year. Invitations to review a manuscript are sent via e-mail, and reviews are submitted via the manuscript management portal Editorial Manager. The invitation to review provides an abstract, a direct link to access the manuscript, and additional instructions. Reviewers have the option to decline to review a manuscript if they feel the topic is unsuitable or circumstances at the time make completing the review impossible. If a reviewer does not acknowledge interest or decline (using the weblink provided within the invitation) within 7 days, the reviewer is automatically uninvited. 

Each review is evaluated for quality and thoroughness by an editor and then scored. High-quality reviews earn qualified peer reviewers continuing education credits. Our publisher is accredited to provide continuing education credits to NPs, nurses, and physicians. During the peer review, reviewers are asked several questions, including if they would like to receive continuing education credits. After a high quality review is completed, a certificate of continuing education is mailed to the address provided by the peer reviewer within Editorial Manager. Peer reviewers may also list their experience on their CV or resume.

If you would like to join our peer reviewer panel, or you have questions before deciding, please e-mail ASWCedit@wolterskluwer.com. Volunteer reviewers should attach a current CV or resume and list their areas of expertise, so we know which types of manuscripts to send.