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Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery—Global Open (PRS: Global Open)

Journal web site: http://journals.lww.com/prsgo
Journal submission site: https://www.editorialmanager.com/gox/

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery—Global Open (PRS Global Open) is an open access, peer-reviewed, international journal focusing on global plastic and reconstructive surgery. PRS Global Open publishes on all areas of plastic and reconstructive surgery, including basic science/experimental studies pertinent to the field and clinical articles on such topics as breast reconstruction, head and neck surgery, pediatric and craniofacial surgery, hand and microsurgery, wound healing, and cosmetic and aesthetic surgery. PRS Global Open welcomes all types of submissions—Clinical studies, experimental articles, ideas and innovations, viewpoints, techniques, operative videos, and case reports.

Manuscript submission is open to all surgeons, researchers, and other healthcare providers worldwide who wish to communicate their research results on topics related to plastic and reconstructive surgery. Furthermore, PRS Global Open, a complimentary journal to Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, provides an open access venue for the publication of those research studies sponsored by private and public funding agencies that require open access publication of study results. Its mission is to disseminate high quality, peer reviewed research in plastic and reconstructive surgery to the widest possible global audience through an open access platform. As an open access journal, PRS Global Open offers its content for free to any viewer. Authors of articles retain their copyright to the materials published. Additionally, PRS Global Open provides rapid review and publication of accepted papers.

PRS Global Open serves the international plastic surgery community, including surgeons, healthcare providers, and patients alike. We encourage international researchers to submit to the journal in order to advance patient safety, improve surgical and procedural outcomes, and elevate the science of plastic surgery worldwide. PRS Global Open serves the overall mission of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons®, owner of the journal: it educates and supports plastic surgeons globally to provide the highest quality patient care and maintain professional and ethical standards through education, research, and advocacy.


Publication Fees

To provide open access to PRS Global Open content, the journal charges publication fees to the authors or other research sponsors/funding agencies for each article they publish. These fees cover numerous expenses incurred by publication, including the peer review process, journal production and publication, and hosting and archiving fees. Fees vary by article type.

Article type Article processing charges
Original Article, Experimental Article, Review, Special Topic, Follow-up Study, Clinicopathological Conference US$1995
Ideas and Innovations, Case Report, Letter to the Editor, Viewpoint US$500

Article publication fees are charged after peer review and acceptance but prior to publication. All decisions to accept manuscripts are based solely on editorial criteria. Publication fees must be received by the publisher before an article is published. All fees and financial transactions related to article publication are conducted by the publisher, Wolters Kluwer.

Please direct any questions regarding article publication fees to: Elizabeth Durzy, Senior Publisher, Elizabeth.Durzy@wolterskluwer.com.

Open Access Copyright and License Information

PRS Global Open uses the Creative Commons License Attribution-NonCommercial No Derivative 4.0 License (CCBY-NC-ND) for all articles and content published. Use of the CCBY-NC-ND enables authors/creators of content to retain ownership of the copyright for their article/content and gives the American Society of Plastic Surgeons a license to publish the content. The CCBY-NC-ND agreement allows anyone to disseminate and reuse the article, as well as share and reuse the scientific material, provided the original authors and original source (PRS Global Open reference) is acknowledged. Such downloading, use, reuse, etc., does not require permission from either the authors or the publisher. The license does not permit commercial exploitation or the creation of derivative works without specific permission. To view a copy of this license, visit: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0.

Authors funded by RCUK, Wellcome Trust, Austrian Science Fund (FWF), or World Health Organization (WFO) may publish using the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC-BY), per the RCUK mandate and the Wellcome Trust, FWF, and WHO policies. Use of the CC-BY license enables authors/creators of content to retain ownership of the copyright for their article/content and gives Wolters Kluwer a license to publish the content. The CC-BY agreement allows anyone to disseminate and reuse the article and create derivatives, even for commercial purposes, with proper attribution to PRS Global Open as the original publisher. To view a copy of this license, visit: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/.

Abstracting, Indexing, and Digital Archiving
PRS Global Open is indexed on PubMed Central and DOAJ and discoverable on PubMed.

PRS Global Open is abstracted and indexed on: Academic Pub, British Library, CAL, CCC, CEDRO, CNKI, EBSCO, Elsevier Health Sciences, Ex Libris Ltd, HINARi, Infotrieve, ProQuest, ReprintsDesk, SageKnowledge, SIPX, SWETS, and TDNet.

PRS Global Open belongs to the CLOCKSS and Portico digital archiving programs.
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