About the journal

Diamond open access

The Journal of Wound Management is published with diamond open access. Diamond open access publication refers to a model of scholarly publishing where research articles are made freely and openly accessible to the public without any subscription fees or paywalls. Neither is there any article processing charge (APC) required for the author for submission nor publication.
This journal is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International (CC BY-NC 4.0) which permits others to copy and redistribute in any medium or format, and to adapt, remix, transform and build upon the material – provided that the articles are not used for commercial purposes. Please note that appropriate credit must be given to the author and journal, and possible changes made should be indicated.


Copyright of published material and illustrations (but not any third party advertising) is the property of the Journal of Wound Management. Published articles, editorials and letters may be shared and adapted and translated for personal use under the following terms of the International Creative Commons License CC-BY-NC 4.0.

  • You must give appropriate credit, provide a link to the license and indicate if changes were made; all in a reasonable manner.
  • You may not use the material for commercial purposes.
  • You may not apply legal terms or technological measures that legally restrict others from doing anything the license permits.


Authors are able to add the final version of the accepted article into the not-for-profit repository of the institution the author works for (or is associated) with appropriate acknowledgement.

The Editor and the Editorial Board take the issue of plagiarism very seriously and expect all authors to acknowledge all sources of material in their papers when submitted for review prior to publication.

EWMA supports the need for authors to share, disseminate and maximise the impact of their research and these rights.


The Editorial Board wishes to encourage the submission of high quality scientific and clinical papers from all countries in Europe.

The editorial team provides assistance for authors with difficulties writing in English, when needed. Please contact the EWMA Secretariat for more information.

In addition, translated articles, originally published in national, non-English wound journals, may be submitted for publication in the Journal of Wound Management. By offering this, EWMA wishes to support that quality research from all countries is made available to a wider audience.

Author guidelines

Authors are expected to follow the instructions in the author guidelines and to comply with instructions from the Consort Statement and other relevant guidance documents when reporting their research.

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