About the Journal

Albanian Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery (AJTES) that comes out two times a year, is open access, peer-reviewed journal that encompasses all aspects of clinical and basic research related to traumatic and non-traumatic emergency surgery and its allied subjects. Topics of interest include but are not limited to: emergency surgery, acute care surgery, trauma surgery, intensive care, trauma management, and resuscitation.

The journal is the official scientific publication of the is the official publication of the Albanian Society for Trauma and Emergency Surgery (ASTES) Tirana, Albania. The language of the journal is English.

Its mission is to open an interdisciplinary forum that allows for the scientific exchange between basic and clinical science related to pathophysiology, diagnostics, and treatment of traumatized patients. The journal covers all aspects of clinical management, operative treatment, and related research of traumatic injuries and non-traumatic emergency surgery.

Clinical and experimental papers on issues relevant to the improvement of trauma care are and non-traumatic emergency surgery published. Reviews, original articles, perspectives, opinions, and commentaries allow the appropriate presentation of major and minor topics. 

The Albanian Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery invites articles not only from Albania but also from Europe and worldwide. The journal encourages scientific publications by national and international authors and applies a rigorous double-blind peer-review system according to international standards. Each paper submitted is scrutinized by two or three referees and a biostatistical consultant. 

Open access

All articles published by the Albanian Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery are made freely and permanently accessible online immediately upon publication, without subscription charges or registration barriers. 

As authors of articles published in Albanian Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery you are the  Copyright holder  of your article and have granted to any third party, in advance and in perpetuity, the right to use, reproduce or disseminate your article, according to the AJTES licence Agreement 

Please contact us if further information is needed.

Article-processing charges

Open access publishing is not without costs. Albanian Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery, therefore, levies an article-processing charge of publication fee for this journal is EUR 200 for full-length articles and EUR 150 for case reports. for each article accepted for publication, plus VAT or local taxes where applicable.

You have accepted responsibility for paying the article-processing charge of 200 euro using personal, grant or institutional funds (for details about our open access journal, payment and the account number of the AJTES click here)

Submissions from EU countries are subject to VAT/GST charges. The VAT/GST rate charged will be the rate applicable to your country. Read more here.

You have to pay through Bank transfer and all expenses and commissions must be paid by you (Article sender)

Indexing services

All articles published in the Albanian Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery are included in:

    • Index Copernicus International (ICI)
    • Crossref - Doi
    • Open Academic Journals Index (OAJI)
    • Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)
    • International Scientific Indexing (ISI)
    • Directory of Research Journal Indexing (DRJI) 
    • Google Scholar
    • Hinari – Research for help
    • International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE)
    • Academic Resource Index ResearchBib
    • International Society for Research Activity (ISRA)
      Journal-Impact-Factor (JIF)
    • General Impact Factor (GIF)
    • Scope Database Indexed (SDI)

The full text of all articles is deposited in digital archives around the world to guarantee long-term digital preservation.

Peer-review policy

Peer-review is the system used to assess the quality of a manuscript before it is published. Independent researchers in the relevant research area assess submitted manuscripts for originality, validity, and significance to help editors determine whether the manuscript should be published in their journal. You can read more about the peer-review process here.

Albanian Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery operates a double-blind peer-review system, where the reviewers do not know the names of the authors, and the authors do not know who reviewed their manuscript.

Submitted manuscripts will generally be reviewed by two experts who will be asked to evaluate whether the manuscript is scientifically sound and coherent, whether it duplicates already published work, and whether or not the manuscript is sufficiently clear for publication. The Editors will reach a decision based on these reports and, where necessary, they will consult with members of the Editorial Board.

Ethical guidelines

AJTES is committed to the highest standards of research and publication ethics. If ethical misconduct is suspected, the Editorial Board will act in accordance with the relevant international rules of publication ethics (i.e. COPE guidelines, WAME resources, WMA policies, and ORI).

An approval of research protocols by an ethics committee in accordance with international agreements (“WMA Declaration of Helsinki - Ethical Principles for Medical Research Involving Human Subjects, October 2013, Fortaleza, Brazil”, "Guide for the care and use of laboratory animals, 8th edition, 2011" and/or “International Guiding Principles for Biomedical Research Involving Animals, 2012”) is required for all experimental and clinical and drug trial studies. For articles concerning experimental research on humans, a statement should be included that shows the informed consent of patients and volunteers was obtained following a detailed explanation of the procedures that they may undergo. Informed consent must also be obtained for case reports. All recognizable photographs of a patient must be accompanied by written permission from the patient for reproduction. Procedures that were performed to eliminate any pain, harm, and distress in subjects/animals should clearly be stated. The authors should clearly state their compliance with internationally accepted guidelines and the guidelines issued by the relevant authority of their country. The journal requests a copy of the Ethics Committee Approval received from the relevant authority.

All authors should meet the ICMJE’s authorship criteria outlined in the “authorship contribution form” section. AJTES does not accept the gift, guest, or ghost authorship, and will act according to the COPE guidelines and flowcharts when faced with cases of suspected misconduct.

Citing articles in “Albanian Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery

Articles in the Albanian Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery should be cited in the same way as articles in a traditional journal. The articles are printed and online, they have the name of authors, publishing year, the title of the article, the name of the journal, volume numbers, issue numbers, the page numbers; and the URL & Doi of the articles.

Article citations follow this format:

Authors: [year], Title. Albanian Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery [volume number]:[issue number]. [page] [article URL, Doi]

Troshani, A., & Vevecka, E. (2020). The Impact of Timing of Elective Cesarean Delivery at Term in Neonatal Respiratory Morbidity. Albanian Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery4(2), 653 - 660. https://doi.org/10.32391/ajtes.v4i2.93

Appeals and complaints

If you wish to appeal a rejection or make a complaint you should, in the first instance, contact the Editor who will provide details of the journal's complaints procedure. For complaints that cannot be resolved with the Editor, the authors should contact the AJTES editor in chief.

 

ISSN: 2616-4922 (Online); ISSN: 2521-8778 (Print)

https://journal.astes.org.al/

Impact Factor - 0.847

Index Copernicus Value (2019): 77.13

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