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Videosurgery and Other Miniinvasive Techniques
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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 all miniinvasive techniques.
Videosurgery and Other Miniinvasive Techniques accepts:
original papers;
review papers;
randomized controlled clinical studies;
prospective case-controlled studies;
retrospective case-controlled studies;
substantive retrospective series;
meta-analyses of published RCTs ;
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. Film material no longer than 12 minutes, in PAL 720 × 576 (720 × 540) format, 25 stops/s, in avi, mov and mpg formats, is acceptable and closed DVDs should be mailed to:
Prof. Tadeusz Wróblewski
Editor in chief of Videosurgery and Other Miniinvasive Techniques
Department of General, Transplant and Liver Surgery, Warsaw Medical University
Banacha 1 A St., 02-097 Warsaw, Poland
with a parallel e-mail to: office@videosurgeryjournal.com
The submission of the film should be accompanied by electronic Editorial System submission of the manuscript to this film according to the Journal rules;
letters to the editor;
commentaries and contributions on new technologies associated with videosurgery and miniinvasive techniques;
reports from conferences and seminars;
book reviews;
varia.
The quarterly is edited in English. Each submission is subject to review by selected experts in the area. The review process is fully anonymous. 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).

Manuscript preparation
The manuscript should be written in normal, plain font (12 point) for text, 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. The maximum number of authors allowed for a paper is 15 except case reports (max. 4). Persons claiming authorship must meet all of the following 3 conditions:
1) The authors made substantial contributions to the study conception and design and/or acquisition of data and/or analysis of data and data interpretation.
2) The authors participated in drafting the manuscript.
3) The authors gave final approval of the version to be submitted and any revised version to be published.

Manuscript must be arranged as follows:

1. Introduction
2. Aim
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.
5. Discussion
6. Conclusions
7. References 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.
To find the most recent articles of the quarterly Videosurgery for the years 2014-2015, please enter key words into frame "SEARCH" which is on the main web page of the Videosurgery Journal.
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.

Proofs
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.

Publication charge
Please note that there is an obligatory charge (= 500 Euro/2200 PLN) for each manuscript submitted and accepted for publication in Videosurgery and Other Miniinvasive Techniques. There are no additional charges for colour photos and other graphics.
Authors of papers which have been sent to the office before 1st January 2015 and that are under review or in editorial work still without a decision of acceptance and the invoice to the author has not yet been sent will be asked by e-mail to pay the new fee due to financial reasons of the journal. All fees paid before January 1st 2015 for accepted manuscripts, according to the old rates, are valid.
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).

PayPal (EUR) is the preferred way of payment. However, if this is impossible, payments can be made directly to the following bank accounts:

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The journal applies procedures ensuring the originality of manuscripts in accordance with the criteria of the ICMJE (International Committee of Medical Journal Editors) and WAME (World Association of Medical Editors). Therefore it is also necessary to provide information on the scope of input of each author to the publication, among others who is the author of the concept of the study, assumptions, methods, study protocol, and the like, as well as on the affiliation of each of the authors. The editorial office observes the highest standards of scientific publication and the cooperation with authors is based on the transparency of information on the actual input of persons/institutions in the development of the publication. All cases of ghostwriting and guest authorship will be liable for customary penalty as an indication of scientific negligence.

Review Process
The registered manuscripts are sent to 2-3 independent experts for scientific evaluation. Submitted papers are accepted for publication after a positive opinion of the independent reviewers. Videosurgery and other miniinvasive techniques uses a double-blind review process in which authors do not know the identity of their reviewers, nor do the reviewers know the identities of the authors.

Conflict of interest
Authors are expected to describe sources of the research funding, a role of the potential sponsor in planning, executing and analysis of the study, and the influence (bias) the funding organization had on the content of the article. Other relationships (such as employment, consultancies, stock ownership, honoraria, paid expert testimony) providing potential sources of conflict of interest in relation to the submitted article should also be revealed.

Ghostwriting, guest authorship and plagiarism policy
Videosurgery and other miniinvasive techniques has procedures in place to prevent ghostwriting, guest authorship, and plagiarism.
  
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