WCET JOURNAL SUBMISSIONS
As the recognised global centre of Enterostomal Therapy Nursing (ET) information we encourage WCET members to contribute to the WCET Journal.
If you would like to submit an article for publication follow the steps below.
Do you still need help? Here is an article and a document that may be useful!
GUIDELINES FOR AUTHORS
The World Council of Enterostomal Therapists Journal welcomes your contributions that relate to the clinical, administrative, research and/or educative roles of the Enterostomal Therapy Nurse (ETN). These include scientific papers, case studies, reports, letters of comment and enquiry or informal papers, which discuss items of interest. The WCET Journal is peer-reviewed and indexed in CINAHL.
Your articles are an important way for the WCET to accomplish its mission of the ongoing education of Enterostomal Therapy Nurses. Here’s a guideline to help you prepare and send your manuscript for an article to the WCET Journal.
Manuscripts up to 3,000 words.
Contributions in any language are welcomed for publication but must be accompanied by an English translation. When accepted for publication, they will be published in the same issue. Please note that the WCET Journal does not accept responsibility for errors and omissions, which may occur when publishing non-English text.
On a separate title page please include the following information:
An abstract of your manuscript is required.
Use numbers to cite references. They must be in numerical order in the text of your manuscript with a complete reference list provided at the end of your manuscript in the correct referencing format (see below).
You are encouraged to include photographs, slides and diagrams that support the text of your manuscript. Graphics must be sent in a separate file; do not embed the graphics in the text of the manuscript. High quality photos include JPEG photos scanned at 300DPI. Colour photographs are preferred but WCET will accept black and white. Photographs and illustrations may be provided in electronic format but must be scanned at 300DPI, CMYK (if colour). Files must be saved as JPEG or EPS.
If you are posting your photographs, they must include the following information:
WCET hopes that author(s) will submit their own photograph to be included in the journal. It should be sharp, clear, and at least of passport size. Photos scanned at a minimum of 300dpi are preferred.
Please note: Any posted materials will not be returned.
Use generic names for pharmaceutical and any products.
THE PUBLISHING PROCESS
Your manuscript will be edited to WCET journal style.
Consent to publish
Author(s) must send the editor the signed WCET PERMISSION TO PUBLISH along with submitted manuscript. Author(s) are responsible for obtaining permission for publication of material obtained from other sources. Where relevant, provide information about any previous publication or presentation of your submitted article on your title page. You must obtain written permission from whoever holds the copyright for your submitted article. Please include a copy of these required permission(s) in the materials you send the editor.
Electronic submission of manuscripts
The WCET Journal now requires all submissions to be made online.
Submission of manuscripts to WCET Journal
The WCET Journal, in conjunction with Cambridge Publishing, now uses the world’s leading manuscript management system – ScholarOne.
All tables, figures and photographs, as well as the main document and title page, are to be uploaded separately.
To create an account and/or submit manuscripts, click
To create an account when using the system for the first time, click on ‘Create Account’ in the top left hand side of the screen or on ‘Register here’ under ‘New User?’ in the middle right of the screen. Please enter as much information as possible when creating an account.
Once in the system, the steps to submit an article are:
Manuscript type, title and abstract.
Key words – two are required, up to five allowed.
Add co-author and edit your details (if necessary).
Manuscript information and questions on funding, ethics, conflict of interest and copyright.
Upload files, including title page, pictures and caption.
Review and SUBMIT.
The ScholarOne website has comprehensive guidelines and online tutorials to assist in using the system. Click on ‘Help’ in the top right hand corner. A PDF of the Author User Guide can be downloaded after choosing ‘Author’ as your role.
Receipt of your contributions
Contributions will be acknowledged when received by the editor.
Editorial review process
Manuscripts are peer-reviewed. The editorial board review process takes time, so please understand that it may be several months before publication decisions are made. Please feel free to communicate with the editor during this waiting time. The editor will communicate with you via email the editorial decision regarding your manuscript.
Please note that due to the editorial review process there is no guarantee of when accepted papers will be in the next issue.