Videosurgery and Other Miniinvasive Techniques
Videosurgery and other miniinvasive techniques
Manuscripts should be submitted only on-line to Editorial Office by electronic Editorial System of Videosurgery and Other Miniinvasive Techniques.
Manuscripts sent by post or email will not be accepted.
The Editorial System panel provides step-by-step instructions to enable the authors to supply appropriate details and upload appropriate files. All articles should be submitted in English. The title of the paper, the authors' details and their affiliations and in English, the key words and the type of the paper are entered in the relevant fields of the panel. The text of the paper is then uploaded as a separate file. Please do not provide the authors details (personal details and institutional affiliations) in the file containing the text of the paper, as the reviews are anonymous: neither the reviewer knows who has authored the paper nor the authors know who has reviewed their paper. The manuscripts are peer-reviewed. The Editorial Board also ascertains whether the papers fall within the scope of the journal and reserves the right to reject papers which do not satisfy this condition.
GUIDELINES FOR AUTHORS
Videosurgery and Other Miniinvasive Techniques serves as a forum for exchange of multidisciplinary experience in fields such as surgery, gynaecology, urology, gastroenterology, neurosurgery, ENT surgery, cardiac surgery, anaesthesiology and radiology, as well as other branches of medicine dealing with miniinvasive techniques. We also accept papers discussing implementation of new technologies in videosurgery, endoscopy and miniinvasive techniques.
Videosurgery and Other Miniinvasive Techniques accepts:
• original papers;
• review papers;
• technical notes or case reports – concern descriptions of new surgical techniques or extremely rare and interesting procedure relating to videosurgery or other miniinvasive technique; these short reports must contain a brief clinical or experimental account of their use; please note that no more than 4 authors names should be listed in case studies and short reports papers as well;
• videoforum – film material from operative procedures, slide shows (as attachments to original papers or case reports) with commentaries in English will be published on the journal web site www.videosurgeryjournal.com and will be ready for viewing after logging in. In order to be published, presentations of new, interesting operative techniques as video or slide shows need to be described in accordance with journal manuscript rules. Both forms (manuscript and multimedia presentation) merge into a complete form, which can be cited by other authors;
• letters to the editor;
• commentaries and contributions on new technologies associated with videosurgery and miniinvasive techniques;
• reports from conferences and seminars;
• book reviews;
The quarterly is edited in English. Each submission is subject to review by two selected experts in the area. The review process is fully anonymous.
Film material in PAL 720 × 576 (720 × 540) format, 25 stops/s, avi, mov and mpg formats are acceptable and closed DVDs should be mailed to the Editorial Office:
Videosurgery and Other Miniinvasive Techniques
Al. KEN 103 m 62
fax: +48 22 436 44 44
The submission should be accompanied by a Publishing Contract (available on-line) stating that the manuscript has not been published previously, and that it has not been submitted for publication in another journal (with the signatures of all the authors). A declaration of copyright transfer to the Fundacja Videochirurgii should follow in a similar way immediately after an article is accepted for publication (Copyright transfer agreement).
The manuscript should be written double-spaced, with 2.5 cm margins on both sides. Text must not be formatted. Tables and figures should be sent in separate files and they should be listed with titles at the end of the manuscript main file. Similarly, the title page should be put in a separate file and not repeated in the main file of the manuscript.
Manuscript should be arranged as follows:
3. Material and methods: identify the methods, apparatus (give the manufacturer's name and address in parentheses), and procedures in sufficient detail to allow other workers to reproduce the results. Give references to established methods, including statistical methods; identify precisely all drugs and chemicals used, including generic name(s), dose(s) and route(s) of administration.
4. Results should be presented in logical sequence in the text, do not repeat in the text all the data in the tables or illustrations; emphasize or summarize only important observations and only the most important conclusions must be stated.
6. References in the order in which they appear in the body of the text. The references in the text body should be numbered consecutively in the order in which they are cited; the numbers should be given in square brackets ([ ]). The list of references at the end of an article should indicate the authors’ surnames and initials (if there are more than four authors, names of the first three authors should be followed by et al.), title of the paper, abbreviated journal title (as in Index Medicus), year of publication, volume number and pages. Book chapters and monographs should be identified using the author’s surname and initial, title of the chapter, title of the book, the surname(s) and initial(s) of the editor(s) of the volume, name of the publisher, place of publication, year, volume and pages. Authors are advised to carefully verify citation details.
Examples of correct references:
Journal article: Vant RM, Vrijland WW, Lange JF, et al. Mesh repair of incisional hernia: comparison of laparoscopic and open repair. Eur J Surg 2002; 168: 684-9.
Book: Franklin MA. Thoracoscopy. MTP Press. Lancaster, UK 1986.
Book chapter: Bron JD. Early events in the infection of the arthropod gut by pathogenic insect viruses. In: Invertebrate Immunity. Ed. K Maramorosch, RE Shope. Academic Press. New York, San Francisco, London 1976; 80-111.
This journal should be cited in lists as Videosurgery Miniinv.
• Authors receive no reimbursement for publishing in Videosurgery and Other Miniinvasive Techniques, with the exception of papers commissioned by the editors.
• Only international drug names should be used.
• When publishing data, the author(s) should bear in mind the requirements of the Declaration of Helsinki (an international medical ethics act, signed in 1975, which stipulates that it is prohibited to name the patients, give their initials or hospital record numbers). The ethical committee’s declaration of approval for the study, along with the patients’ informed consent, should be included in the Materials and methods section for all papers in which the diagnostic and therapeutic actions do not follow standard procedures. For photographs, the patient’s written permission to publish must always be obtained.
• Abbreviations should always be explained upon their first mention in the text (also applicable to abstracts). Save for exceptional situations, no abbreviations should be used in the title of the paper. Abbreviations should always be explained upon their first mention in the text (also applicable to abstracts). Save for exceptional situations, no abbreviations should be used in the title of the paper.
• The results of laboratory studies and the relevant standards and standard deviations should be expressed using SI units.
• Each table should be placed on a separate page, and numbered using Roman numerals reflecting the order in which the tables appear in the text body.
• Figures and photographs should be numbered with Arabic numerals, and identified with the author’s name and paper title. The top of each figure should be identified. Figures, each printed on a separate page, should also be submitted in an electronic format, saved as .cdr, .tif, .jpg or .eps files. Photographs submitted to the journal in an electronic format should have a resolution of 300 dpi and be saved in a .tif or .jpg file.
• The editors accept no responsibility for the contents of the advertisements and announcements.
• The author will be notified of the acceptance or rejection of the paper by electronic mail.
Upon receiving the text, the first author (or one of the co-authors) should authorize it within 48 hours by contacting the Publisher Termedia by electronic means. If an authorization is not submitted within this deadline, the Publisher will assume that the authors endorse the text as it is.
Authors should keep a copy of their article, as proofs will be sent to them without the manuscript. Corrections to the proofs should be restricted to printer’s errors only; other alterations will be charged to the authors. In order to maintain rapid publication, proofs should be returned within 48 hours after receipt, preferably by fax, courier mail or e-mail. If the Publisher receives no response from the authors after 5 days, it will be assumed that there are no errors to correct and the article will be published.
The authors will be provided with 1 copies of the journal free of charge, and the complete article (printout version) in the PDF format will be included in the Internet sites.
Please note that there is an obligatory charge (= 200 Euro) for the manuscript submitted and next being accepted for publication in Videosurgery and Other Miniinvasive Techniques. Authors should send us proper postal and e-mail addresses and all necessary data for the invoice including the editorial number of your publication. We shall send an invoice for payment after articles are accepted for publication. During a bank transfer please indicate your name in addition to the editorial number of the paper.
(e.g. John Smith, Videosurgery No. VOMT-00030-2013-01).
66 Kongres Towarzystwa Chirurgów Polskich
18.09.2013 - 21.09.2013
pozostało 90 dni