The purpose of this journal is to provide forum to report and communicate scientific literature owing to optimal care of trauma and critically ill surgical patients based on sound clinical evidence, along with highlighting standard operating procedures and practices that cover infection control, and sustenance in compromised environments for achieving satisfactory results.
Why the name, ‘The Traumaxilla’
‘The Traumaxilla’ is a portmanteau word arising from “Trauma” and “Maxilla”.
Trauma is a Greek word which means ‘Wound’ it’s been frequently used in multiple contexts as verb as noun and as adjective. Although it has been cited in physical terms, it can also be defined as a psychological, emotional response to an event or an experience that is deeply distressing or disturbing.
The maxilla, also known as the “Jaw”, is a vital structure of the viscera-cranium. It is involved in the formation of the orbit, nose and palate and lower third of the face, holds the teeth and plays an important role for respiration, mastication and communication.
The title is intended to represent the interrelation between different aspects of maxillofacial trauma and emergency care in specific and care for severely injured and critically ill surgical patients in general.
• Provides rigorous & double-blinded peer review
• Open access journal with no Article Processing Charge (APC) for Indian authors and nominal Article Processing Charge (APC) for international authors.
• Board comprising of members from prestigious institutes such as King George’s Medical University, Lucknow
• Articles made freely accessible online in perpetuity under a Creative Commons License
Open access article processing charge (APC) information
The article processing charge (APC) for this journal has been currently waived off for Indian authors and will be sponsored by the association. It is 100% discounted from the full rate of INR 8000 plus taxes while it continues to be USD 500 for rest of the world plus taxes.
The article processing charge (APC) is payable when a manuscript is accepted after peer review, before it is published. The APC is subject to taxes where applicable. Please see further details here.
The purpose of this refereed journal is to establish robust scientific baseline and to lay foundation for effective care of the trauma and critically ill surgical patients in general and maxillofacial emergency & trauma patients in particular. In addition to this, areas like infection control, standard operating procedures in clinics and operation theatres, practicing instructions and guidelines in a compromised environment can also be included.
1. To provide forum to report and communicate scientific literature owing to optimal care of trauma and critically ill surgical patients based on sound clinical evidence.
2. High priority of articles having capability of bed side translation of the facts for providing effective care to the patients giving platform, voice and impetus to the translational research.
3. Publishing of properly blinded randomized prospective clinical trials to generate best evidence and establish scientifically dictated care of the trauma patients.
4. High quality systematic reviews, guidelines, protocols and evidence based solution algorithms.
5. Literature published with depiction of their level of evidence at a glance and also the SWOT analysis.
The journal invites contributions in the form of original research, review articles, case reports, forum discussions, letters to editor and SWOT analysis.
It will be of interest to experts and faculties involved in teaching and training maxillofacial surgery and traumatology students, researchers and scientists of trauma care, practicing maxillofacial trauma surgeons, personnel involved in protocol development particularly in maxillofacial trauma research/care, reconstructive and plastic surgeons, policy makers and administrators of health care, and legal fraternity involved in patenting and patent filing.
|Shadab Mohammad||Dean, Faculty of Dental Sciences, Professor & Head, Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, King George’s Medical University, Lucknow, India|
|Crawford Gray||Dental Implant Surgeon, Aberdeen, Scotland, UK; Examiner, Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh|
|Amiya Agrawal||Assitant Professor, Trauma Maxillofacial Unit, King George’s Medical University, Lucknow, India|
|Arunesh Kumar Tiwari||Assistant Professor, Trauma Maxillofacial Unit, King George’s Medical University, Lucknow, India|
|Siddhartha Chandel||Professor & Head, Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Era’s Lucknow Medical College, Era University, Lucknow, India|
|Madan Mishra||Reader, Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Sardar Patel Institute of Dental Sciences, Lucknow, India|
|Gaurav Singh||Associate Professor & Head, Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Super Speciality Cancer institute, Lucknow, India|
|Harmurti Singh||Senior Lecturer, Department Of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Career Post Graduate Institute Of Dental Sciences IIM Road, Ghailla, Lucknow|
|B B Mall||Assistant Professor, Department of Oral & Maxillofacial surgery, Dental College, Regional Institute of Medical Sciences, Imphal, Manipur|
|Amit Mahajan||Professor, Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, KM Shah Dental College & Hospital, Vadodara, India|
|Samir Misra||Professor, Department of Traumatology and Surgery, King George’s Medical University, Lucknow, India|
|Sandeep Tiwari||Head, Dept of Traumatology and Surgery, King George’s Medical University, Lucknow, India|
|MLB Bhatt||Vice Chancellor, King George’s Medical University, Lucknow, India|
|Ravi Kant||Director & CEO, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Rishikesh|
|Abbas Ali Mahdi||Vice Chancellor, Ers’s University, Lucknow|
|S Das||Department of Rheumatology, King George's Medical University, Lucknow, India|
|Ajoy Roy Choudhary||Professor and Head, Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi|
|S S Ahmad||Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Dr ZA Dental College, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, India|
|Jeevan Latha||Professor and Head, Government Dental College, Amritsar, India|
|Neelam Andrade||Professor and Head, Professor and Head, Mumbai, India|
|S M Balaji||Cranio Maxilllofacial Surgeon, Director, Balaji Dental and Craniofacial Hospital, Chennai, India|
|R N Poddar||Ex. Head and Dean, R Ahmad Dental College, Kolkata, India|
|Sabya Sachi Saha||Secretary, Dental Council of India|
|Vidhya Ratan||Professor and Head, PGI Chandigarh|
|Dhirendra Srivastava||Professor and Head, Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, ESIC Dental College, New Delhi|
|Sonal Anchlia||Professor and Head, Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Government Dental College, Ahmedabad, India|
|Anjali Dave||Professor and Head, Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Government Dental College, Jaipur, India|
|Rishi Bali||Professor & Consultant, Maxillofacial Surgeon, Yamunanagar and Editor, Journal of Maxillofacial Surgery, India|
|Neelkandan||Principal, Professor & Head, Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Meenakshi Ammal Dental College & Hospital, Chennai|
|Naresh Sharma||Professor and Head, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India|
|Sujata Mohanty||Professor and Head, Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, MAMC, New Delhi|
|Hari Ram||Professor, Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, King George’s Medical University, Lucknow, India|
|Vibha Singh||Professor, Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, King George’s Medical University, Lucknow, India|
|R K Singh||Professor, Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, King George’s Medical University, Lucknow, India|
|U S Pal|
|Sanjay Singh||Professor & Head, Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Jamia Milia Islamia University, New Delhi|
|Virendra Kumar||Professor & Head, Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Government Dental College, Rohtak|
|R K Garg||Dean Research, King George’s Medical University, Lucknow, India|
|Amit Gupta||Professor of Surgery, Division of Trauma Surgery & Critical Care, JPN Apex Trauma Centre, AIIMS, New Delhi|
|Subodh Kumar||Professor of Surgery, Division of Trauma Surgery & Critical Care, JPN Apex Trauma Centre, AIIMS, New Delhi|
|M C Mishra||Ex-Director AIIMS, Vice Chancellor, Mahatama Gandhi University of Medical Sciences & Technology, Jaipur|
|Haider Abbas||Professor & Head, Department of Emergency Medicine, King George’s Medical University, Lucknow, India|
|Iqbal Ali||Professor and Head, Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Career PG Institute of Dental Sciences, Lucknow, India|
|Hemant Gupta||Professor and Head, Professor and Head, BBD University, Lucknow|
|Sumit Gupta||Reader, Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, BBD University, Lucknow, India|
|R S Bedi||Principal, Saraswati Dental College, Lucknow, India|
|Gaurav Singh||Vice Principal, Sardar Patel PG Institute of Dental and Medical Sciences, Lucknow, India|
|Fahad Samadi||Associate Professor, Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology, King George’s Medical University, Lucknow, India|
|Lalit Kumar Singh||Scientist, NPCIL-BARC, Department of Atomic Energy, Mumbai, Government of India|
|K F Moos||University Dental Hospital and School, Scotland, Glasgow, UK|
|David Koppel||Department of Craniofacial, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon, Southern General Hospital, Glasgow, UK|
|A W Sugar||Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Morriston Hospital, Morriston, UK|
|A F Markus||Department of Maxillofacial Surgery, Nuffield Hospital, Bournemouth, UK|
|Peter Evans||Scientist, Maxillofacial Laboratory Service Manager, Cardiff Metropolitan University, Cardiff, UK|
|Andrew Sidebottom||Consultant Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Nottingham University Hospital & NHS Trust, Queens Medical Centre, UK|
|Ashraf Ayoub||Professor, University Dental Hospital and School, Scotland, Glasgow, UK|
|Vyomesh Bhatt||University Hospital Foundation & NHS Trust, UK|
|Raghav Dwivedi||Consultant Head & Neck & ENT Surgeon, Department of Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde|
|Sachin Agarwal||Assistant Professor, University of Melbourne, Australia|
|Francesco Inchingolo||School of Medicine, University of Bari Aldo Moro, Italy|
|Alireza Ghassemi||Maxillofacial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon, Klinikum Lippe, Academic Hospital of the University of Hanover, Detmoid, Germany|
Manuscript Submission Guidelines: The Traumaxilla
This Journal recommends that authors follow the Recommendations for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing, and Publication of Scholarly Work in Medical Journals formulated by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE).
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Only manuscripts of sufficient quality that meet the aims and scope of The Traumaxilla will be reviewed.
"The Traumaxilla" did not accept any work for publication during 2021 due to effect of pandemic.
The editorial board, which is majorly constituted from medical practitioners and was very much occupied to work as the front line of defense against COVID-19 in India. Journal is now regularly accepting submissions and continues to publish the content in the relevant field from 2022 onwards.
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1. Open Access
4.1 Peer review policy
4.5 Declaration of conflicting interests
4.6 Research ethics and patient consent
4.7 Clinical trials
4.8 Reporting guidelines
4.9 Research data
The Traumaxilla is an open access, peer-reviewed journal. Each article accepted by peer review is made freely available online immediately upon publication, is published under a Creative Commons license and will be hosted online in perpetuity.
If, after peer review, your manuscript is accepted for publication, a one-time article processing charge (APC) is payable. This APC covers the cost of publication and ensures that your article will be freely available online in perpetuity under a Creative Commons licence.
The article processing charge (APC) for this journal has been currently waived off for Indian authors and will be sponsored by the association till 31st December 2021. It is 100% discounted from the full rate of INR 8000 plus taxes for Indian authors while it continues to be USD 500 plus taxes for rest of the world.
The APC is payable if and when a manuscript is accepted for publication after peer review, but before it is published. The APC is subject to taxes as applicable.
Before submitting your manuscript to The Traumaxilla , please ensure you have read the Aims & Scope.
The journal publishes Original research, Review articles on various topics, Case reports, Interesting images and graphics, Fellow forum, Letters to editor and SWOT Analysis.
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