Call for submissions: special edition of Injury

‘In Tribute’ edition of Injury journal to honor AO founding father, innovator, and research advocate Prof Stephan Perren

18 May 2020

Stephan Perren

Prof Stephan Perren

The editors of AO Trauma’s international journal, Injury, are calling for submissions of clinical, basic science, and experimental research papers for possible publication in an “In Tribute” special edition honoring AO founding father Prof Stephan Perren. The special issue will be published in December 2020. 

Perren, who was globally renowned for his strain theory explaining tissue deformation as a critical mechanical factor that controls bone healing, died November 21, 2019. He was a strong advocate for the freedom to explore in research in order to discover true novelties that could be developed and translated.

The submission deadline for the “In Tribute” edition of Injury is August 1, 2020. A panel of experts in the field will review submitted papers for inclusion. Authors of the three best articles will earn certificates and the following awards:

  • First place: voucher for an AO Trauma course in the country of the recipient’s choice
  • Second place: AO Trauma book valued at CHF 500
  • Third place: AO Trauma book valued at CHF 300

Papers submitted for publication must be original and not previously published or presented in a meeting. Authors should submit their papers to the Elsevier Editorial System (EES) and select article type “SI: ‘In Tribute to Professor S Perren’” at Submissions should be no longer than 4,000 words (excluding references) and should include up to four tables and six figures.

Guest editors for the special edition of Injury are Prof Geoff Richards and Prof Peter V Giannoudis. Injury is an international journal which deals with all aspects of trauma care and accident surgery. Its primary aim is the exchange of ideas, techniques and information amongst all members of the trauma community. 

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