About the Journal


The aim of the Wound Healing Southern Africa (WHSA) to serve as a platform for the publication of original scientific research and the advancement of knowledge in the field of wound care and related sub-disciplines in South Africa. While the emphasis is placed on the South African perspective and relevance to wound care specialist in a developing world setting we strive to maintain an international audience. Furthermore, the WHSA aims to disseminate wound care knowledge in order to keep wound care specialists and related healthcare providers abreast of the local and international developments in wound care.


Wound Healing Southern Africa (WHSA) seeks to publish articles related to wound healing and wound care. This may take the form of original research (clinical or laboratory work), review papers for continued professional development (CPD), case reports, product reviews and letters (scientific and editorial). The target readership is specialists allied to wound care, general practitioners and nursing and allied professions with an interest in the field.

All material submitted for publication must be submitted exclusively to WHSA. All articles will be sent for peer review. WHSA will not accept material submitted to, or published by, other journals or books. Opinions expressed by authors are their own and not necessarily those of MedPharm Publications, the editorial staff, or any member of the editorial advisory board. The publishers of WHSA accept no responsibility for statements made by contributors or claims made by advertisers nor does the publication of advertisements constitute or imply endorsement. The content of WHSA is protected by copyright. 

The Wound Healing Southern Africa aims to advance the knowledge of all aspects of musculoskeletal medicine through publication of:

  • Original research articles
    • Clinical research
    • Laboratory work
  • Review articles.
    • For continued professional development (CPD)
  • Case reports
  • Editorials
  • Letters
    • Scientific
    • Editorial

Criteria for publication

  • The manuscript has currently only been submitted to WHSA and has not been published previously.
  • This work is original and all third party contributions (images, ideas and results) have been duly attributed to the originator(s).
  • Permission to publish licenced material (tables, figures, graphs) had been obtained and the letter of approval and proof of payment for royalties have been submitted as supplementary files.
  • The submitting/corresponding author is duly authorised to herewith assign copyright to Wound Healing SA.
  • All co-authors have made significant contributions to the manuscript to qualify as co-authors.
  • Ethics committee approval has been obtained for original studies and is clearly stated in the methodology.
  • A conflict of interest statement has been included where appropriate.
  • The submission adheres to the instructions to authors in terms of all technical aspects of the manuscript.