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Wound Practice and Research
The Australian Journal of Wound Management

Wound Practice and Research is the official journal of the Australian Wound Management Association Inc. The inaugural issue of the journal was published in November 1993. The journal was previously named Primary Intention from 1993 to 2008. Wound Practice and Research is a refereed journal that is published quarterly in February, May, August and November. It is distributed to a readership of over 5000 throughout Australia, New Zealand and South East Asia. The journal is also circulated to many individuals and companies nationally and internationally who are involved in research into wounds and wound healing, and/or distribute wound management products.

Wound Practice and Research is a world leading journal addressing wounds, wound healing and tissue repair. It particularly focuses on how these issues are addressed in Australia and New Zealand, the rest of the Asia Pacific region, Africa and South America.  The primary aim of the journal is to reduce the burden of wounds on those in this region through improved knowledge and practices. The journal focuses on publishing high quality pre-clinical and clinical research, translational research, clinical practice and policies that impact upon the burden of wounds.
The scope of publications in the journal covers:

Other regular features of the journal are an editorial, book reviews, product evaluations and product information released by the manufacturers of wound care products and related devices. The journal is indexed with CINAHL (Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature).

To facilitate networking there is a directory of committee positions within the Australian Wound Management Association.

The Editorial Board of Wound Practice and Research consists of numerous members. The Board is multidisciplinary and has representatives from the disciplines of medicine, nursing, allied health and scientific research. Each article presented for publication is reviewed by two referees who include both members of the board and external reviewers who are experts in their field. The editors also review each article. Wound Practice and Research is published and distributed by Cambridge Media, Perth, Western Australia.

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