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Editorial Policy


Burn Care and Prevention (BCP) is the official journal of the Middle East Burn and Fire Disaster Society (MEBFDS). The Society was originally founded in Turkey in 1999, with the mission of promoting research and education in burn care and fire disaster prevention. The Society has hosted 5 international scientific congresses in the burn care field at national and international levels.

The aim of the Journal is to provide a forum for where clinical scientists, basic scientists, ethicists, and public health professionals to communicate ideas and advances in the field of burn care, prevention, and rehabilitation of burn injuries, research, education, and delivery of acute care and to discuss related social and ethical issues. The topics will be of interest to burn surgeons, plastic surgeons, basic science researchers, nursing staff, paramedics, occupational therapists, psychologists, counsellors, and other professionals involved with sociological aspects of burn care.

Burn Care and Prevention is a peer-reviewed international publication that accepts manuscripts of full-length original articles, research articles, review articles, case reports, reports on clinical care, rehabilitation and prevention, surgical techniques, letters to the editor, and editorials. It is published in English quarterly (March, June, September, and December).

Our editorial team is committed to producing a journal of extremely high standards. Full-text articles are available at the Journal’s Web site, at BCP is also available as hard-copy bound volumes by subscription, printed on acid-free paper.


The scope of the journal includes the following:

  1. Burn prevention activities
  2. Burn care treatment
  3. Surgical techniques, innovations, and novel treatments
  4. Wound management
  5. Clinical results
  6. Complications
  7. Research
  8. New materials on scarring
  9. Reconstruction
  10. Tissue procurement and preservation
  11. Rehabilitation
  12. Psychological aspects
  13. Sociological and ethical issues

The Journal expects that all procedures and studies involving human subjects have been reviewed by the appropriate ethics committee and have therefore been performed in accordance with the ethical standards laid down in The Helsinki Declaration. Manuscripts must contain a statement to this effect.

All authors are required to sign an ethical disclosure form stating that they have not been involved in commercial transactions or other unethical practices.

Burn Care and Prevention adheres to the ethical principles outlined by COPE (Committee on Publication Ethics).