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SAGE to launch Scars, Burns & Healing in partnership with The Katie Piper Foundation

SAGE

London, UK (August 11, 2015)- SAGE is delighted to announce a new partnership with The Katie Piper Foundation to launch the unique journal Scars, Burns & Healing. The journal brings together the specialist focus of scar and burns research with the breadth of the science and medicine related to wound healing, and will be accepting its first submissions from summer 2015.

A truly multi-disciplinary, open-access (OA) journal, Scars, Burns & Healing is a platform for research relevant to all clinical specialties related to scar and burn care, and all scientific disciplines from genetics and immunology, to nanotechnology and tissue engineering, associated with wound healing.

Carol Borwick, Director of Fundraising & Operations, The Katie Piper Foundation, commented on the launch:

"The launch of Scars, Burns & Healing is an exciting new initiative for The Katie Piper Foundation. The Foundation aims to deliver a gold standard of rehabilitation and scar management for burn survivors and this academic journal will ultimately help burn survivors achieve a significantly improved recovery in the long term. We are delighted to be publishing with SAGE, a publisher who is expertly placed to produce high-quality content to greatly enhance this vital field of research."

Editor-in-Chief: Kayvan Shokrollahi, Mersey Regional Burns & Plastic Surgery Service, Whiston Hospital, Liverpool added:

"This journal will provide an invaluable platform in which to publish current research pertaining to scars, burns and healing from a range of clinical and academic authors. With SAGE, a rapidly expanding medical journal publisher with a truly global reach, we believe that our combined efforts will ensure that the journal will have a profound impact on the future treatment of scars and burns."

Karen Phillips, Editorial Director, SAGE, further remarked:

"We are delighted to be working alongside both the editorial board and The Katie Piper Foundation to support the expansion and development of scars and burns research. The journal will provide a unique forum for cross-disciplinary research relating both to clinical and behavioral practices around wound healing and act as an important site for development within the field."

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More about the journal launch can be found here.

Scars, Burns & Healing will seek to publish suitable material relevant to all clinical specialties related to scar and burn care and all scientific disciplines from genetics and immunology, to nanotechnology and tissue engineering related to wound healing.

The Katie Piper Foundation helps to make it easier to live with burns and scars. Founded by acid-attack survivor Katie Piper in 2009, The Katie Piper Foundation is the leading burns charity in the UK and aims to deliver a gold standard of rehabilitation and scar management for burn survivors. Its vision is a world where scars do not limit a person's function, social inclusion or sense of well-being.

The Foundation helps people with burns and scars throughout their recovery and on an on-going basis - by providing advice on scar management and enabling access to free specialist treatments, as well as organising UK wide workshops and social activities which help to establish a peer support network for burn survivors.

Dedicated to improving the delivery of burns rehabilitation and scar management, the Foundation aims to further develop training and education opportunities alongside appropriate research. http://www.katiepiperfoundation.org.uk

SAGE Founded 50 years ago by Sara Miller McCune to support the dissemination of usable knowledge and educate a global community, SAGE publishes more than 850 journals and over 800 new books each year, spanning a wide range of subject areas. A growing selection of library products includes archives, data and video. SAGE remains majority owned by our founder and after her lifetime will become owned by a charitable trust that secures the company's continued independence. Principal offices are located in Los Angeles, London, New Delhi, Singapore and Washington DC. http://www.sagepub.com

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