About Ostomy Wound Management

Ostomy Wound Management was founded in March of 1980 as "Ostomy Management." In 1985, this small journal dramatically expanded its content and readership by embracing the overlapping disciplines of ostomy care, wound care, incontinence care, and related skin and nutritional issues and became the premier journal of its kind. Ostomy Wound Management's readers include healthcare professionals from multiple disciplines.

Today, our readers benefit from contemporary and comprehensive review and research papers that are practical, clinically oriented, and cutting edge. Each feature article published has undergone a rigorous double-blind peer review by members of the Editorial Advisory Board. Sponsored columns are provided by manufacturers to elucidate the science behind their products and to offer evidence of their appropriate and successful use. Additionally, OWM departments include Nutrition 411 (the latest nutrition research relevant to this clinical niche), My Scope of Practice (featuring a day-in-the-life of a peer-nominated clinician), Special to OWM (miscellaneous news of interest), and various opportunities for editorial insights and feedback. Material available exclusively online includes Industry Spotlight and several rotating columns addressing quality and safety, quick practice tips, and case studies.

Ostomy Wound Management readers typically consume the journal cover to cover, pass it along to colleagues, and use articles for inservices and other educational programs within their institutions. Accessibility and applicability in the clinical setting are the cornerstones of OWM's enduring popularity. To enhance access and share-ability, OWM is available electronically — online and in tablet format. 

The Ostomy Wound Management Editorial Philosophy encompasses the following:
    1. to advance the science and art of skin, wound, ostomy, and incontinence care;
    2. help authors clearly express and share their findings and ideas;
    3. improve the quality of patient care and protect the public by monitoring the scientific integrity of information published in Ostomy Wound Management

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