Journal of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery joins BioMed Central

Journal of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, the official publication of the Canadian Society of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, has today published its first articles following transfer to BioMed Central.

The journal publishes original research, reviews, commentaries and short reports on all aspects and sub-specialties of otolaryngology-head & neck surgery, including, for example, pediatric and geriatric otolaryngology, otology/neurotology, facial plastic and reconstructive surgery.

As well as research, the journal is also keen to publish ‘How I do it’ articles describing physicians’ preferred techniques which may either be completely new, a better version or the unique management of an existing method, or challenging problem, whether medical or diagnostic.

The Editors-in-Chief describe the evolution of the journal in their Editorial; initially launched as a small national society journal in 1971, to an international print subscription journal in 2008 and now in 2013, a fully online, open access journal.

Other articles also published today include a retrospective review which defines potential risk factors for patients requiring blood transfusions due to severe epistaxis; patient survival outcomes of the rare malignancy sinonasal undifferentiated carcinoma (SNUC) based on treatment modality, and the comparison of percutaneously injected crushed cartilage to surgically implanted cartilage in a rabbit model.

Edited by Dr Hadi Seikaly and Dr Erin Wright from University of Alberta, Canada, visit the website for more information about the journal or to sign up for article alerts.

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