All WCET® members receive the WCET® Journal. Recent Membership Surveys identify that the WCET® Journal is the most highly prized membership benefits.

This valued professional publication began its journey over two decades ago as a single fold paper newsletter, Newsline. It later became the quarterly WCET® Journal, distributed as an element of the WCET® membership. The WCET® Journal has been listed in the Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature (CINAHL) since 1994.

The WCET® Journal is a recognized resource and reference for health care professionals around the world. The Journal ranks highly for WCET® members as it serves as a vital source of ostomy, wound and continence care information. Excellence in practice requires putting knowledge into action, and the WCET® Journal focuses on providing all facets of evidence that clinicians need as a basis for clinical care decisions. To achieve this goal, the WCET® Journal publishes peer reviewed manuscripts that include relevant research, case studies, clinical approaches to patient care situations and summary articles.

The WCET® actively encourages its members to share new information, book reviews, abstracts, evidence-based practice outcomes on clinical trials and their findings. The WCET® Journal is the only global reference document that provides an international voice for Enterostomal Therapy Nurses with articles printed in both English and other languages.

The WCET® Journal actively seeks article submissions from our Global Membership and we encourage you to share your experiences.

The WCET® Journal offers an unparalleled opportunity to industry stakeholders to advertise their products to a global audience. By regularly inserting product information in the quarterly Journal, Enterostomal Therapy Nurses world-wide are kept up to date with the latest innovations in technology in ostomy, wound and continence management and care. Patients, care-providers and industry reap the benefits.


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Policies and Processes

For authors

Author guidelines are available for all journals and can be found in the 'Journal Information' section of journals published on our electronic platform and on the Society website of printed journals. These guidelines closely follow the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) recommendations for preparing a manuscript and authors must satisfy the ICMJE definition of authorship.

Full disclosure of funding sources and any conflicts of interest, a statement of ethics considerations and any acknowledgements must be declared. An example of author guidelines can be found here.

Ethical considerations

Investigations in human and animal subjects must conform to accepted ethical standards. Authors must certify in the text that the research protocol was approved by a suitably constituted ethics committee of the institution within which the work was carried out and that it conforms to the WMA Declaration of Helsinki or a similar such statement from the author's country, such as the Statement on Human Experimentation or the Statement on Animal Experimentation by the NHMRC in Australia. In addition, study participants must provide informed consent and appropriate written consents and permissions. Releases must be obtained where authors wish to include any case details, personal information, and/or images of patients or other individuals. Participant consent must be documented in the text.

Sources of funding and conflicts of interest

WCET® expects all participants, including its own staff, to adhere to the ICMJE's specific recommendation of disclosure of financial and non-financial relationships and activities and conflicts of interest.

Manuscript submissions

WCET® uses ScholarOne for the management of manuscripts for authors, peer reviewers and editors and all submissions must be made via the relevant ScholarOne website eg click here to submit to the WCET Journal. As part of the submission process, authors must declare any conflicts of interest and sources of funding, attest to ethics considerations and authorship and agree to copyright terms.

If the ICMJE Conflict of Interest form is used, it must be uploaded as title page or supplemental file not for review during the submission process.

Peer review

The WCET® Journal use a double blind peer review process with manuscripts sent to at least two reviewers. Reviewers will score the manuscript and provide feedback to authors. Commonly, authors will be asked to revise their manuscripts at least once as a result of the peer review process.


Advertising in Society journals, reprints and supplements provides opportunities for companies to reach a clearly defined target audience. 

WCET® is committed to ensuring that commercial revenue has no influence or impact on editorial decisions.

Editors of the WCET® Journal came from the Societies that we publish on behalf of and do not work for WCET®.

The WCET® sales team is never involved in any aspect of authorship, peer review and editing. Only advertising that is compatible with the image of and acceptable to the Society is accepted.



Opinions expressed in the WCET® Journal are the authors' and not necessarily those of the World Council of Enterostomal Therapists® , the editor or the editorial board.