General Trauma

Tips and Tricks to Publish in the Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery?

Activity Details
  • Credit Type: CME
  • Credit Amount: 1.00
  • Cost: $70.00
  • Release: Sep 17, 2014
  • Expires: Sep 17, 2017
  • Estimated Time to Complete:
    1 Hour(s)
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Juan C.  Duchesne Juan C. Duchesne, MD, FACS, FCCP, FCCM
Associate Professor of Surgery
Tulane University School of Medicine
Graduate Medical Education Director
Medical Director
Shock Trauma Program
North Oaks Medical Center
Hammond, Louisiana

Needs Statement

Lack of understanding the processes involved in publishing scientific studies is an impediment to participation for many clinicians. This module will help the learner better understand the process of submission to JOT and collaboration between JOT and EAST.

Target Audience

Any health care provider interested in research and publication.


Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Discuss the current status and publications statistics of the Journal of Trauma
  • Explain the principles of manuscript preparation and seeing a research project from inception to publication
  • Discuss the Journal of Trauma manuscript submission and review process
  • Provide tips to success and increasing involvement with the JOT


This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the University of Kentucky College of Medicine, and Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma. The University of Kentucky College of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Kentucky College of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The University of Kentucky College of Medicine presents this activity for educational purposes only. Participants are expected to utilize their own expertise and judgment while engaged in the practice of medicine. The content of the presentations is provided solely by presenters who have been selected for presentations because of recognized expertise in their field.

ACGME Competencies

  • Patient care

Faculty Disclosure

No speaker, planner or content reviewer has any relevant financial relationships to disclose. The speaker will not discuss the off-label use of a product.
Content review confirmed that the content was developed in a fair, balanced manner free from commercial bias. Disclosure of a relationship is not intended to suggest or condone commercial bias in any presentation, but it is made to provide participants with information that might be of potential importance to their evaluation of a presentation.


This activity is jointly provided by the University of Kentucky and Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma.