TSACO first anniversary: life is good

TSACO first anniversary: life is good

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TSACO first anniversary: life is good Timothy C Fabian Life is good at TSACO… Our first article published on May 31, 2016, and we have now accepted 51 articles. It took a bit of adjustment for all of us, including authors and the Editorial Board, to know what to expect from open access (OA) publishing and to become acquainted with a new web address (​tsaco.​bmj.​com) and submission process. Everyone anticipated that OA would provide for rapid times from submission to decision and publication. Submission to publication times are getting progressively lower and are now under 5 weeks; we plan to get them down to 1 month. TSACO is intended to serve a global audience and we have received submissions from 16 countries. We publish on all aspects of trauma including injury prevention, global systems' disaster and mass casualty, orthopedic injuries, neurological trauma, new technologies and more. To date, by category, 44% are original articles, 24% reviews, 19% challenging cases and brief reports, and 9% current opinion pieces. I am pleased with the breadth of international interest and the journal content. When we started organizing the journal with BMJ, we were not only the new kid on the OA surgical publishing block, but there was hardly anyone else on the block. That scenario has changed dramatically―there has been a proverbial baby boom, with more journals in Surgery, University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine, Memphis, Tennessee, USA Correspondence to Dr Timothy C Fabian, Surgery, University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine, Memphis, 910 Madison Avenue, suite 212, Memphis, TN 38163, USA; ​[email protected]​uthsc.​edu

achieve rapid turnaround times, although providing high-quality author feedback. Current activities are heavily directed to expanding global awareness and readership. Our Social Media Editor Jason Smith is working closely with BMJ to improve this space than I could have imagined. and maximize our social media footprint, The surgical community is bombarded primarily through Twitter and Faceon nearly a daily basis with emails book although we are investigating several announcing new journals and requesting other venues. AAST members are key to membership on editorial boards. Many TSACO’s success. To that end, I invite you of the new entrants are classified as  ‘ to visit the website frequently to browse predatory journals’, whose primary our content. I would encourage you to purpose is generating revenue. David sign up to have the e-table of contents Livingston recently sent me an email (e-Toc) sent to you, so you are aware when referencing a New York Times article, new articles are published, and to join our ‘A Scholarly Sting Operation Shines a Facebook andTwitter communities. AAST Light on ‘Predatory’ Journals’ (https://​ and BMJ want to support reader engagenyti.​ ms/​ 2mQUwH6). It describes an ment, attract high quality research and academic sting published in Nature on strengthen the TSACO brand. To that end, 360 randomly selected OA academic please do not hesitate to contact us with journals. The article is both hilarious any suggestions you may have. Life is very and mind-boggling. However, given the good at TSACO! strong support of the American Associ- Competing interests  None declared. ation for the Surgery of Trauma (AAST) Provenance and peer review  Commissioned; and BMJ to make TSACO a top journal in internally peer reviewed. the surgical field, as well as the journal’s Open Access  This is an Open Access article commitment to rigorous peer review, I distributed in accordance with the Creative Commons am confident that we will remain above Attribution Non Commercial (CC BY-NC 4.0) license, which permits others to distribute, remix, adapt, build the crowd. upon this work non-commercially, and license their Authors are, of course, keen to publish in derivative works on different terms, provided the journals listed in citation indexes. TSACO original work is properly cited and the use is nonis currently in the PubMedCentral queue. commercial. See: http://​creativecommons.​org/​licenses/​ PubMedCentral will not accept applica- by-​nc/​4.0/ tions until 25 articles have been published, © Article author(s) (or their employer(s) unless which TSACO attained after the first 6 otherwise stated in the text of the article) 2017. All months of publishing. It is important to rights reserved. No commercial use is permitted unless otherwise expressly granted. note that all articles published prior to PubMedCentral indexing will be retroactively available in PubMed after acceptance. I would like to thank the many authors for their solid academic contributions to To cite Fabian TC. Trauma Surg Acute Care Open TSACO. I would be remiss to not also 2017;2:1. doi:10.1136/tsaco-2017-000114 thank the Editorial Board and all of our Accepted 30 May 2017 reviewers for their excellent collaboration Trauma Surg Acute Care Open 2017;2:1 in our first year. They have enabled us to 10.1136/tsaco-2017-000114

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