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Trauma Surgery & Acute Care Open

is AAST's open access journal dedicated to publishing the latest research in emergency medicine, critical care, and trauma care.

Trauma Surgery & Acute Care Open is the American Association for the Surgery of Trauma’s open access journal dedicated to the rapid publication of peer-reviewed, high-quality trauma and acute care research. Trauma Surgery & Acute Care Open provides an interdisciplinary forum for global issues in trauma and acute care surgery and is dedicated to covering epidemiological, educational, and socioeconomic facets of trauma management and injury prevention.

Elliott R. Haut, MD, PhD, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland
Editorial Board

Introducing Visual Abstracts

TSACO is pleased to announce that we now accept visual abstracts to supplement original research. We strongly encourage all authors to consider presenting their research in this exciting, dynamic format. A template can be found here; additional instructions can be found on the Authors page.

TSACO is pleased to be the official journal of the upcoming HERETIC conference! For more details, including how to register, please see here.

Current Issue


Trauma Surgery & Acute Care Open accepts submissions of a wide range of article types, including original articles, reviews and current opinion articles.
The Author Information section provides specific article requirements to help you turn your research into an article suitable for the journal.
Information is also provided on editorial policy, Open Access fees and formatting.