E-Journal of Cardiovascular Medicine welcomes scientific contributions in the field of cardiovascular and thoracic surgery – all aspects of surgery of the heart, vessels and the chest in various article types: new ideas, brief communications, work in progress, follow-up studies, original articles, best evidence topics, case reports, reports on unexpected results etc. All manuscripts shall be reviewed by the Editor-in-Chief, Associate Editors, Invited Referees and a Statistician when appropriate. If accepted, articles will be posted online and opened up for discussion. Acceptance criteria are based on the originality, significance, and validity of the material presented.
All material to be considered for publication in E-Journal of Cardiovascular Medicine should be submitted in electronic form via the journal’s online submission system. (http://my.ejmanager.com/ejcm/)
A cover letter should be enclosed to all new manuscripts (to be filled in online), specifying the name of the journal and the type of paper, and including the following statements:
- The manuscript should not be previously published in print or electronic form and is not under consideration by another publication.
- All authors should contribute to the content of the article.
- All authors should read and approve the submission of the manuscript to ICVTS.
- Subject to acceptance, authors will sign an exclusive license to publish.
- No ethical problem or conflict of interest should exist.
If your first language is not English, we recommend that you consult an English language editing service to ensure that the academic content of your paper is fully understood by journal editors and reviewers. Language editing does not guarantee that your manuscript will be accepted for publication.
Manuscripts should be prepared using a word-processing package (save in .doc, .docx or .rtf format). The font type and font size should preferably be Arial or Times New Roman 11 points. The manuscript should be double-spaced and should include line and page numbers. The lines of the reference list do not need to be numbered; include a section break before.
Manuscripts should be organized as follows: (a) Title page; (b) Abstract and Key words; (c) Text with the following sections (not applicable for article types with unstructured abstracts): Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, Discussion, Acknowledgement (optional), Funding statement, Conflict of interest statement, (d) Figure (and Video) legends; (e) Tables; (f) References.
Title page (1st page)
Title: should be brief and descriptive (100 characters) – no abbreviations are allowed, even if well known.
Authors: list all authors by full first name, initial of or full middle name and family name. Qualifications are not required. Ensure the author names correspond (in spelling and order of appearance) with the metadata of the system.
Institution(s): include the name of all institutions with the location (department, institution, city, country) to which the work should be attributed (in English). Use superscript numbers to connect authors and their department or institution.
Corresponding author: The full name, full postal address, telephone/fax numbers and the e-mail address should be typed at the bottom of the title page.
Meeting presentation: If the manuscript was (or will be) presented at a meeting, include the meeting name, venue, and the date on which it was (or will be) read; also indicate if you have submitted an Abstract of this manuscript for the EACTS or ESTS annual meeting and whether it has been accepted (if known).
Word count: The total number of words of the whole article (including title page, abstract, main text, legends, tables and references) must be specified on the title page.
Abstract: Abstract should be a concise summary of the manuscript. Reference citations are not allowed. The abstract should be factual and free of abbreviations, except for SI units of measurement. It should be in English, with a minimum of 150 and maximum of 350 words. Abstracts of original research articles should be structured under subheadings as follows: objectives, methods, results and conclusion.
Keywords : Following the abstract, 3-6 keywords should be given for subject indexing.
Introduction: Should state the purpose of the investigation and give a short review of pertinent literature.
Materials and methods: Should be described in detail with appropriate information about patients or experimental animals. Use of abbreviations renders the text difficult to read; abbreviations should be limited to SI units of measurement and to those most commonly used, e.g. VSD, ASD, CABG (abbreviations should not be included in headings and extensions should be included at first mention).
Results: Results should be reported concisely and regarded as an important part of the manuscript. They should be presented either in tables and figures, and briefly commented on in the text, or in the text alone. Repetition of results should be avoided!
Discussion: The discussion is an interpretation of the results and their significance with reference to pertinent work by other authors. It should be clear and concise.
Acknowledgement: Acknowledgements and details of non-financial support must be included at the end of the text before the references. Personal acknowledgements should precede those of institutions or agencies.
Tables: All tables must be included in the manuscript file, should start on separate pages and be accompanied by a title, and footnotes where necessary. The tables should be numbered consecutively using Arabic numerals. Units in which results are expressed should be given in parentheses at the top of each column and not repeated in each line of the table.
References: Authors are responsible for checking the accuracy of all references. If you use EndNote or Reference Manager to facilitate referencing citations (not required for submission), this journal’s style is available for use. References should be numbered in order of appearance in the text (in Arabic numerals in parentheses) and must be listed numerically in the reference list. Journal titles and author initials should be properly abbreviated and punctuated.
References should be cited in consecutive numerical order as first mentioned in the text and designated by the reference number in parentheses. If the number of authors for the reference is more than 6 authors, list the first three authors and add “et al”.