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About the Journal

Mission Statement

The mission of World Wide Wounds is to be the premier online resource for peer-reviewed wound management information.


Last updated: October 2005
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Our Mission

The mission of World Wide Wounds is to be the premier online resource for peer-reviewed information on dressing materials providing practical guidance on all aspects of wound management to health professionals worldwide.

As an independent online journal, World Wide Wounds is dedicated to promoting excellent practice and better communication across the speciality. The information provided will vary in complexity and depth. Basic articles will be provided to meet the needs of inexperienced nurses or those in training. More detailed articles will be provided for those with experience in wound care, whilst articles at the cutting edge of scientific research will attract leaders of the field. The focus of the majority of articles will remain clinically based and be of direct practical relevance to those who manage wounds on a daily basis.

World Wide Wounds seeks to monitor and raise the standard of reference material available to all professionals with an interest in wound management, working with individuals, organisations and industry to meet these aims.

World Wide Wounds recognises the strengths of existing journals in the field, but also the inherent limitations of the paper-bound medium. The on-line journal will be published on a continuous basis; both the selection of material and the content of individual articles will be constantly updated to reflect current practice and scientific research. Authors will be given the opportunity to correct errors, or add material, if appropriate. All such changes will be clearly signposted and acknowledged as necessary.

World Wide Wounds can respond rapidly to new developments and will provide a forum for current information on new products, emerging technologies and research breakthroughs as evaluations are published. World Wide Wounds seeks to stimulate debate and discussion and readers are positively encouraged to challenge and respond to published articles.

Peer Review

All articles submitted to World Wide Wounds will be peer reviewed by editorial board members, editorial consultants or by anyone approved by the editorial board.

About the Publishers

The journal is jointly published by the Surgical Materials Testing Laboratory (SMTL) and the Medical Education Partnership (MEP). This became effective from March 2001 and coincided with a relaunch of the journal.

Editorial Board


Suzie Calne

Assistant Editor

Kathy Day

Sub Editor

Carolyn Crawley

Senior Editorial Advisor

Steve Thomas, Independent Woundcare Consultant

Editorial Advisors

Peter Vowden (Consultant Vascular Surgeon, Bradford Royal Infirmary, UK)

Christine Moffatt (Professor of Nursing, Thames Valley University, London, UK)

Judy Harker (Nurse Consultant, Tissue Viability, Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust, Oldham, UK)

Diane Krasner (Wound Care / Infection Control Practitioner Rest Haven - York, York, PA USA)

Liza Ovington (Independent Consultant in Wound Management and Education, Ovington and Assoicates Inc, South Florida, USA)

Keryln Carville (Clinical Nurse Consultant, Wound Management/Stomal Therapy, Silver Chain Nursing Associations, Perth, Western Australia).


Jane Jones (Medical Education Partnership)

Editorial Consultants

Mark Neal (Hyperbaric oxygen)

Patricia Grocott (Fungating wounds)

Judy Harker (Tissue viability)

Peter Vowden (Leg ulcers)

Steve Thomas (Wound Dressings)


Pete Phillips, Acting Director, SMTL

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