Introduces First Fully Open Access Journal Published by Wolters Kluwer Health- Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

Newswise — New York, NY (May 28, 2013) — Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery–Global Open (PRS GO) is a new open access journal launched as a companion title to the leading Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, the official journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. PRS GO represents the first fully open access journal published by Wolters Kluwer Health - Lippincott Williams & Wilkins (LWW).

PRS GO is intended to globalize plastic surgery research, collaboration, and best practice sharing to improve the field. Its mission is to disseminate high-quality, peer-reviewed research in plastic and reconstructive surgery to the widest possible global audience, through an open access platform. As a complementary journal to Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, PRS GO provides an open access venue for the publication of those research studies sponsored by private and public funding agencies that require open access publication of study results.

“We’re delighted to provide our society partners with options to publish quality, peer-reviewed content such as fully open- and hybrid open access journals along with traditional publishing models,” said Jayne Marks, Vice President, Publishing for Wolters Kluwer Health, Medical Research. “Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery has been a true innovative partner with Wolters Kluwer Health, and we’re excited to help them deliver PRS GO in realizing their mission to bring important specialty research to a global audience.”

“This is an exciting step in our evolution to support research and education for the international plastic surgery community, including surgeons, care providers, and patients alike,” said Dr. Rod Rohrich, MD, Editor-in-Chief of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and PRS GO journals. “A further reflection of the journal’s global scope and perspective is the composition of our editorial board, representing respected plastic surgeons and researchers from 26 countries.”

PRS GO provides rapid review and publication of accepted papers; all articles and content are published under the Creative Commons License Attribution Non-Commercial No Derivative 3.0 License (CCBY-NC-ND). For more details about the journal, please see

About PRS Global OpenPlastic and Reconstructive Surgery Global Open (PRS GO) is an open access, peer-reviewed, international journal focusing on global plastic and reconstructive surgery. PRS GO publishes on all areas of plastic and reconstructive surgery, including basic science/experimental studies pertinent to the field and also clinical articles on such topics as: breast reconstruction, head and neck surgery, pediatric and craniofacial surgery, hand and microsurgery, wound healing, and cosmetic and aesthetic surgery. Clinical studies, experimental articles, ideas and innovations, and techniques and case reports are all welcome article types.About ASPS

The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) is the world's largest organization of board-certified plastic surgeons. Representing more than 7,000 Member Surgeons, the Society is recognized as a leading authority and information source on aesthetic and reconstructive plastic surgery. ASPS comprises more than 94 percent of all board-certified plastic surgeons in the United States. Founded in 1931, the Society represents physicians certified by The American Board of Plastic Surgery or The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. ASPS advances quality care to plastic surgery patients by encouraging high standards of training, ethics, physician practice and research in plastic surgery. You can learn more and visit the American Society of Plastic Surgeons at or and

About Wolters Kluwer HealthWolters Kluwer Health (Philadelphia, PA) is a leading global provider of information, business intelligence and point-of-care solutions for the healthcare industry. Serving more than 150 countries and territories worldwide, Wolters Kluwer Health’s customers include professionals, institutions and students in medicine, nursing, allied health and pharmacy. Major brands include Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Ovid®, Medknow, UpToDate®, Medi-Span®, Facts & Comparisons®, Pharmacy OneSource®, Lexicomp® and ProVation® Medical.

Wolters Kluwer Health is part of Wolters Kluwer, a market-leading global information services company. Wolters Kluwer has 2012 annual revenues of €3.6 billion ($4.6 billion), employs approximately 19,000 people worldwide, and maintains operations in over 40 countries across Europe, North America, Asia Pacific, and Latin America.

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