As a result of the significant disruption that is being caused by the COVID-19 pandemic we are very aware that many researchers will have difficulty in meeting the timelines associated with our peer review process during normal times. Please do let us know if you need additional time. Our systems will continue to remind you of the original timelines but we intend to be highly flexible at this time.
COVID-19 and impact on peer review
Featured Article: An internet-based algorithm for diabetic foot infection during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The fallout from the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is not just limited to the infected individuals and, moreover, has significant influences on the patients with chronic diseases. It is estimated that 463 million adults have diabetes worldwide, and diabetic foot ulcer (DFU) is one of the most serious complications of diabetes, with a prevalence of 6.3%. Most patients with DFU need to regularly visit healthcare providers to receive adequate wound care and obtain the maintenance medications for diabetes. In the current crisis, however, there is a fear of exposure in public environments because of the possibility of respiratory droplet-borne rapid virus spread.. Read more.
Non-invasive assessment of vibration perception and protective sensation in people with diabetes mellitus: inter- and intra-rater reliability.
Authors: S. M. Lanting, et al.
Paediatric flat foot: time to revise our dialogue?
Stewart C. Morrison, et al.
Clinical diagnosis of forefoot neuroma
Charlotte Dando, et al.
Diabetes-related foot complications in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians
Matthew West, et al.
The integration of a Podiatrist into an orthopaedic department: a cost-consequences analysis
Tom P. Walsh, et al.
Lateral wedges with and without custom arch support for people with medial knee osteoarthritis and pronated feet
Michael A. Hunt, et al.
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Keith Rome, Editor-in-Chief
Dr Keith Rome is currently Professor of Podiatry and Head of Research, School of Clinical Sciences at AUT University, New Zealand. Keith qualified as a podiatrist in 1979 and has 30 years of experience within education and research. His research focus is on long-term foot conditions, and incorporates studies of foot pain, impairment, and disability in rheumatic diseases. In 2008, Keith was awarded a fellowship from the Society of Podiatrists for his contribution to podiatric research. In 2016 was appointed as a fellow to the Royal College of Surgeons and Physicians (Glasgow).
Catherine Bowen, Editor-in-Chief
Professor Catherine Bowen qualified as a podiatrist in the UK in 1987 and completed her PhD on the developments of ultrasound imaging techniques applied to the foot and ankle in 2009. Catherine currently holds a UK National Institute for Health Research fellowship award. As Professor in Podiatry at the University of Southampton and Honorary Lecturer at the University of Oxford, Catherine leads a multi-professional research partnership with a core focus on musculoskeletal foot and ankle pathology.
Australasian Podiatry Conference 2017: meeting abstracts
Melbourne, Australia. 24–26 May 2017
The College of Podiatry Annual Conference 2016: meeting abstracts
Glasgow, UK. 17-19 November 2016
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Thematic Series: Neurological and degenerative conditions
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Aims and scope
Journal of Foot and Ankle Research, the official journal of the Australian Podiatry Association and The College of Podiatry (UK), is an open access journal that encompasses all aspects of policy, organisation, delivery and clinical practice related to the assessment, diagnosis, prevention and management of foot and ankle disorders.
About the societies
The Australian Podiatry Association is responsible for the development of national policies, representation of podiatry in Australia to government and industry bodies, and assistance for Continuing Professional Development. They also support research within the discipline of podiatry.
The College of Podiatry (UK) is responsible to the Charity Commission and all College activity is geared towards the pursuit of the advancement of podiatric health, as well as research and education of the public in the art and science of podiatric health. In particular, but not limited to, the prevention and treatment of diseases and conditions of the foot and lower limb.
The Canadian Federation of Podiatric Medicine (CFPM) aims to aid the profession through representation to the government, educational and regulatory institutions, promotion of podiatric unity in Canada, and provision of public education.
Annual Journal Metrics 2019
44 days to first decision for reviewed manuscripts only
27 days to first decision for all manuscripts
105 days from submission to acceptance
15 days from acceptance to publication
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