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Important notice

Burns & Trauma will cease to publish with BioMed Central on 31st December 2019. The journal is continuing in cooperation with a new publisher, Oxford University Press starting from 2020. Please contact the editorial office at for information regarding the new publisher and any submissions in progress. To submit your manuscript to the journal, please visit the new submission system at

Featured article: Intestinal barrier dysfunction in severe burn injury

Severe burn injury is often accompanied by intestinal barrier dysfunction, which is closely associated with post-burn complications. Recent advances have provided new insights into the mechanisms and the therapeutic strategies of intestinal epithelial barrier dysfunction associated with severe burn injury. This review described the current knowledge of the mechanisms involved in intestinal barrier dysfunction in response to severe burn injury and the emerging therapies for treating intestinal barrier dysfunction following severe burn injury.

Featured article: Advances in surgical applications of growth factors for wound healing

Growth factors are endogenous signaling molecules that regulate cellular responses for wound healing process. Growth factors have recently gained clinical importance for wound management. This review focused on currently approved growth factor therapies, including a sustained release system for growth factors, emerging therapies, and future research possibilities combined with surgical procedures.



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Laser or Surgery for Scar Management
Edited by: Yixin Zhang and Rei Ogawa


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Cell therapy & skin regeneration
Edited by: Zhe Li

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3D Bioprinting
Edited by: Paul van Zuijlen, Maling Gou


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Scar contracture
Edited by: Rajeev B. Ahuja, Sadanori Akita

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Pediatric burns
Edited by: Tina L Palmieri


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Burn rehabilitation
Edited by: Jian-An Li

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Trauma regeneration
Edited by: Xiaobing Fu

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Tissue engineering & scar management
Edited by: Naiem S Moiemen, Cecilia Li-Tsang


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Biomaterials research
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Immunobiology & Transplantation
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Editor's Profile

Professor Jun Wu is the Academic Leader, Department of Burns, The First Affiliated Hospital, SunYat-Sen University. He is the President-elect of the Chinese Burn Association, President of the Chinese Burn Rehabilitation Association, President of the Biophysics and Regeneration Medicine Association, and a Standing Committee member of the Chinese Biomaterial Society.

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Article collections

Laser or surgery for scar management
Cell therapy & skin regeneration
3D bioprinting

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Aims and scope

Burns & Trauma is an open access, peer-reviewed journal publishing the latest developments in basic, clinical and translational research related to burns and traumatic injuries, with a special focus on various aspects of biomaterials, tissue engineering, stem cells, critical care, immunobiology, skin transplantation, prevention and regeneration of burns and trauma injury.

Journal indexing

Burns & Trauma is now indexed in Science Citation Index Expanded (SCIE), Journal Citation Reports (JCR), PubMed Central (PMC) and Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ).

Upcoming events

The 20th Congress of the International Society for Burn Injuries (ISBI 2020)
August 23-27, 2020
Birmingham, United Kingdom

The 30th Conference of the European Wound Management Association (EWMA 2020)
May 13-15, 2020
London, United Kingdom

Recent news

Obituary: Basil A. Pruitt  (March 21, 2019)

Burns & Trauma participates the ISBI as a media partner (December 10, 2018)

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Society affiliations

Burns & Trauma is the official journal of Chinese Burn Association, Chinese Burn Care and Rehabilitation Association and Chinese Society for Scar Medicine.

The publication costs for Burns & Trauma are covered by the Institute of Burn Research, Southwest Hospital, so authors do not need to pay an article-processing charge for each article accepted for publication.


  • Burns & Trauma is sponsored by the First Affiliated Hospital of Army Medical University.

Annual Journal Metrics

  • Speed
    40 days to first decision for reviewed manuscripts only
    31 days to first decision for all manuscripts
    123 days from submission to acceptance
    35 days from acceptance to publication

    Citation Impact
    2.493 - 2-year Impact Factor