Chinese Journal of Traumatology (English Edition, ISSN 1008-1275) is sponsored by the Chinese Medical Association (CMA). Being a peer-reviewed medical journal, it began publishing in 1998 and is the sole English-language journal concerning wounds and injuries in China. With emphasis on the latest achievements and progress made in China, featured in the combination of Chinese traditional and Western medicine, the journal focuses on all aspects of trauma care and accident surgery among all sources and countries. The scope of the journal covers actually all aspects of wounds and injuries, including brain injuries, chest and abdomen injuries, bone fractures, fire-arm injuries, burns, traffic accident injuries, wound ballistics, and impact injuries, etc. The journal functions as a window into China’s traumatic medicine, and serves as a bridge for international academic exchanges. The goal of the journal is to gear its contents for the reference of the medical workers of the traumatological field and engage in the academic exchanges between the colleagues at home and abroad of the latest achievements, techniques and experience both on basic research and clinical application in traumatology. The sources of the articles are abundant and the contributors are from China and abroad as well. The journal is published bimonthly and has been listed, abstracted or indexed by Medline, Chemical Abstracts (CA), Excerpta Medica (EMBASE), Source Journals for Chinese Scientific and Technical Papers and Citations, and Chinese Academic Journal (CD). The subscribers are nearly from every province of China as well as some foreign countries. The editorial board covers more than 40 professors from China and some foreign countries or areas.