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As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice (.odt), Microsoft Word (.docx), RTF, or LaTeX(.tex) document file format.
  • Where available, DOI URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  • Pictures should be high quality and included in the manuscript file.
  • Remember to include Abstract and Keywords
  • Please fill in and sign the Publication agreement form

Author Guidelines

Manuscript Submission to our journal is free of charge. No article processing charges apply. Authors retain their authorship rights after publishing. The paper are published according to the creative commons CC-BY license.

Please provide your work in the following manner:

  1. Title of the work
  2. Full names of the authors followed by academic titles
  3. Affiliations. Each institution in one line followed by initials of authors affiliated to this institution
  4. Conflict of interest declaration using the form conformant with the ICMJE guidelines. This can be found under the following link:


  1. The content of the manuscript (for original papers that is: Introduction, Methods, Results, Discussion, Conclusion).
  2. Acknowledgments
  3. Bibliography. Wherever possible please provide DOI numbers. It will help us properly format the bibliography. If you like you may provide a BibTeX file. Make sure that BibTeX entries' keys are numbers of the work cited in the text.

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Authors who publish with this journal agree to the following terms:

  1. Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgment of the work's authorship and a reference to an initial publication in this journal.
  2. Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgment of its initial publication in this journal.
  3. Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work (See The Effect of Open Access).

We require authors to sign a Publication Agreement prior to publication of the manuscript in NPWTJ. The link to this form may be found below.


Case Reports

Clinical case reports are published in this section. Patients treated with the use of novel technics involving negative pressure wound therapy as well as case series are welcome here.


Review articles with focus on the use of negative pressure wound therapy both in clinical and in vitro setting are published in this section.

Tools and procedures

Description of new tools and procedures involving negative pressure devices are published here. We will consider all novel findings in treatment procedures for publication.

Letters to the Editor

We welcome all discussion about published articles and novel ideas, theories or reflections in this section. This section will not be peer reviewed and is mainly thought as facilitating communication between our readers and authors. Publishing in this section does not require an abstract. All letters are assigned DOI numbers.

Conference reports

We publish conference reports from conferences focused on negative pressure therapy. These reports do not undergo peer review process.

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