Journal of Trauma Nursing is a peer-reviewed journal that follows publishing standards set by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE;
www.icmje.org), the World Association of Medical Editors (WAME;
www.wame.org), and the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE;
http://publicationethics.org/). For original research, it also uses the Consolidated Standards of Reporting Trials (CONSORT;
www.consort-statement.org) for randomized studies; the Transparent Reporting of Evaluations with Nonrandomized Designs (TREND;
http://www.cdc.gov/trendstatement/) for descriptive and epidemiologic studies, and the Standards for Quality Improvement Reporting (SQUIRE;
www.squire-statement.org) for quality improvement reports.
JTN has specific instructions and guidelines for submitting articles. Those instructions and guidelines are readily available on the submission service site.
Please read and review them carefully. Articles that are not submitted in accordance with our instructions and guidelines are more likely to be rejected.