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The Journal of Cardiothoracic Trauma, a publication of World Society For Cardiothoracic Trauma, is a peer-reviewed online journal with Annual print on demand compilation of issues published. The journal’s full text is available online at http://www.jctt.org.The journal allows free access (Open Access) to its contents and permits authors to self-archive final accepted version of the articles on any OAI-compliant institutional / subject-based repository.

Scope of the journal
The journal will cover technical and clinical studies related to health, ethical and social issues in field of All subjects dealing with cardiothoracic trauma including basic and clinical sciences. Articles with clinical interest and implications will be given preference.

Current Issue

January-December 2022| Vol 7| Issue 1


Is flail chest correctly defined: A new definition is suggested

Clinically, a flail chest (FC) is defined as paradoxical movements of a part of the chest wall following trauma when two or more contiguous ribs are fractured in two or more locations. This definiti...

Review Article

Management of rib fractures following blunt chest wall trauma: Are we there yet?

Trauma care providers are aware of the morbidities associated with blunt chest wall injuries. The presence of three or more rib fractures has been associated with increased mortality and duration of...

Original Article

Postoperative outcomes following surgical stabilization of rib fractures stratified by 5-factor modified frailty index

Objectives: Surgical stabilization of rib fractures (SSRF) improves outcomes in patients with flail chest and displaced fractures with impaired pulmonary function. Elderly and frail patients ...

Abstracting and Indexing Information

The journal is registered with the following abstracting partners:
Baidu Scholar, CNKI (China National Knowledge Infrastructure), EBSCO Publishing's Electronic Databases, Ex Libris – Primo Central, Google Scholar, Hinari, Infotrieve, National Science Library, Netherlands ISSN centre, ProQuest, TDNet, Wanfang Data

Features of Manuscript Management System

  • Online submission
  • Wider visibility though open access
  • Higher impact with wider visibility
  • Prompt review
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