Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

BEAT: Bulletin of Emergency And Trauma is an international, peer-reviewed, quarterly journal coping with original research contributing to the field of emergency medicine and trauma. BEAT is the official journal of the Trauma Research Center (TRC) of Shiraz University of Medical Sciences (SUMS), Hungarian Trauma Society (HTS) and Lusitanian Association for Trauma and Emergency Surgery (ALTEC/LATES) aiming to be a publication of international repute that serves as a medium for dissemination and exchange of scientific knowledge in the emergency medicine and trauma. The aim of BEAT is to publish original research focusing on practicing and training of emergency medicine and trauma to publish peer-reviewed articles of current international interest in the form of original articles, brief communications, reviews, case reports, clinical images, and letters.

 

Section Policies

Editorials

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Review Article

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Original

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Case Report

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Letter to the Editor

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Clinical Images

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Brief Communication

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Guideline

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Surgical Techniques and Innovation

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Best Reviewers

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Case Review

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Peer Review Process

All submitted manuscripts are reviewed by the editorial staff for adequacy of documentation, composition and adherence to the guidelines of BEAT. Manuscripts not submitted in accordance with these guidelines will be returned to the author for correction before beginning the review process. The manuscripts that are considered suitable for review are sent to at least two external referees for evaluation. All reviews are conducted confidentially. The referees are asked to assess the originality, scientific merit, design of the study including statistical analysis, professional interest and the overall quality of the manuscript. The referee may recommend accept as is or with revision. It is unusual for a manuscript to be accepted without revision. Two copies of the revised manuscript are returned to the Editors-in-Chief for further processing. All accepted manuscripts are subject to editing for clarity, accuracy and style. All authors of accepted manuscripts are required to sign the Assignment of Copyright Agreement to consign the copyright of their paper to the Trauma Research Center of Shiraz University of Medical Sciences. Accepted manuscripts become the property of BEAT and may not be reproduced by any means, in whole or in part, without the written consent of the publisher. The primary peer review process for those manuscripts submitted according to the journal’s guidelines would not last more than 20 days of submission.

 

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

 

Archiving

This journal utilizes the LOCKSS system to create a distributed archiving system among participating libraries and permits those libraries to create permanent archives of the journal for purposes of preservation and restoration. More...