SAGE partners with The Katie Piper Foundation to launch journal Scars, Burns & Healing

SAGE is delighted to announce a new partnership with The Katie Piper Foundation to launch the unique journal Scars, Burns & Healing. The journal brings together the specialist focus of scar and burns research with the breadth of the science and medicine related to wound healing, and will be accepting its first submissions from summer 2015.

A truly multi-disciplinary, open-access (OA) journal, Scars, Burns & Healing is a platform for research relevant to all clinical specialties related to scar and burn care, and all scientific disciplines from genetics and immunology, to nanotechnology and tissue engineering, associated with wound healing.

Carol Borwick, Director of Fundraising & Operations, The Katie Piper Foundation, commented on the launch:

"The launch of Scars, Burns & Healing is an exciting new initiative for The Katie Piper Foundation. The Foundation aims to deliver a gold standard of rehabilitation and scar management for burn survivors and this academic journal will ultimately help burn survivors achieve a significantly improved recovery in the long term. We are delighted to be publishing with SAGE, a publisher who is expertly placed to produce high-quality content to greatly enhance this vital field of research."

Editor-in-Chief: Kayvan Shokrollahi, Mersey Regional Burns & Plastic Surgery Service, Whiston Hospital, Liverpool added:

"This journal will provide an invaluable platform in which to publish current research pertaining to scars, burns and healing from a range of clinical and academic authors. With SAGE, a rapidly expanding medical journal publisher with a truly global reach, we believe that our combined efforts will ensure that the journal will have a profound impact on the future treatment of scars and burns."

Karen Phillips, Editorial Director, SAGE, further remarked:

"We are delighted to be working alongside both the editorial board and The Katie Piper Foundation to support the expansion and development of scars and burns research. The journal will provide a unique forum for cross-disciplinary research relating both to clinical and behavioral practices around wound healing and act as an important site for development within the field."

Source: SAGE Publications

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