Guide for Authors
Timothy M. Sullivan (Minneapolis, Minnesota)
Ramon Berguer (Ann Arbor, Michigan)
Edouard Kieffer (Paris, France)
Managing EditorParis Editorial Office
Annals of Vascular Surgery
University of Michigan Medical Center
5172 Cardiovascular Center
1500 E. Medical Center Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-5373
Pr O. Goëau-Brissonnière
Service de Chirurgie Vasculaire
Hôpital Ambroise Paré
9 avenue Charles de Gaulle
Telephone : 33149095585
E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org
Journal Manager:All manuscripts should be submitted online at http://ees.elsevier.com/avs/
Michele Willmunder, Elsevier
1600 John F. Kennedy Boulevard, Suite 1800
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Information for AuthorsAnnals of Vascular Surgery, a bimonthly journal, invites original manuscripts reporting clinical and experimental work in vascular surgery for peer review. Articles may be submitted for the following sections of the journal:
- Clinical Research (reports of clinical series, new drug or medical device trials)
- Basic Science Research (new investigations, experimental work)
- Case Reports (reports on a limited series of patients)
- General Reviews (scholarly review of the existing literature on a relevant topic)
- Developments in Endovascular and Endoscopic Surgery
- Selected Techniques (technical maneuvers)
- Historical Notes (interesting vignettes from the early days of vascular surgery)
Preparation of Manuscripts
Form of manuscriptManuscripts must conform to standard usage and are subject to editorial changes according to the policies of the journal. Generic names of drugs should be used whenever possible. State all measurements in metric units.
Manuscripts should be succinct. Omit well-known and previously published material. Introductions may contain interesting and relevant historical background, but such material should be inserted judiciously. Discussions should focus on the work at hand, including only those references that directly relate to the subject.
For guidance in text preparation, authors may consult the following: American Medical Association: Manual of Style, 8th ed. Baltimore: Williams & Wilkins; Council of Biology Editors Style Manual, 5th ed. Bethesda: Council of Biology Editors; The Chicago Manual of Style, 13th ed. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.Body of paper should be organized in the following manner: Abstract, Introduction, Material and Methods, Results, Discussion, and Conclusion (note organization may vary according to category of manuscript). Acknowledgments of persons who have contributed to the scientific development or production of the manuscript. References, typed double spaced, sequentially in the order they appear in the text. Tables, typed double spaced on separate pages, and identified by Roman numerals in the order they appear in the text, including a brief descriptive title. Legends to illustrations, typed double spaced in numerical order.
Abbreviations must be spelled out the first time they are used. Abbreviations in the abstract are discouraged and should be kept to a minimum in the body of the text. Standard international units (SI units) should be used.Data Analysis. Appropriate statistical methodology should be used when applicable. Engage the assistance of a biostatistician in the preparation of your data if necessary.
Online manuscript submission via EES All new manuscripts must be submitted through the Annals of Vascular Surgery online submission and review Web site (http://ees.elsevier.com/avs/ ). Authors are requested to submit the text, tables (word format preferred), and artwork (.tiff format preferred) in electronic form (not as a PDF) to this address. In an accompanying letter, authors should state that the manuscript, or parts of it, have not been and will not be submitted elsewhere for publication.Submission items include a cover letter (save as a separate file for upload), the manuscript (including title page, abstract, main text, references, tables and figure legends), and figures. Revised manuscripts should be submitted as 2 separate files, 1 clean copy of the revised manuscript and 1 copy with changes clearly marked. Revised manuscripts should also be accompanied by a unique file (separate from the cover letter) with responses to reviewers' comments. The preferred order of files is as follows: cover letter, response to reviews (revised manuscripts only), manuscript file(s), table(s), figure(s). Files should be labeled with appropriate and descriptive file names (e.g., SmithText.doc, Fig1.tiff, Table3.doc). Upload text and graphics (figures) as separate files. (You can compress multiple figure files into a Zip file and upload that in one step; the system will then unpack the files and prompt you to name each figure.) Do not import figures into the text document and do not upload your text or figures as a PDF. Complete instructions for electronic artwork submission can be found via a link on the journal home page. Your figures will be tested by an artwork quality check tool; you will be asked to view the results before you can complete your submission. Your figures can move into review if not up to production standards, but you should be prepared to provide better quality figures should we express interest in your manuscript.
The following format must be used for all submitted manuscripts:-- The cover letter should provide (1) the category of manuscript (i.e., original report, brief clinical report, etc); (2) statement that the material has not been previously published or submitted elsewhere for publication and will not be sent to another journal until a decision is made concerning publication by Annals of Vascular Surgery; (3) information about any personal conflicts of interest of any of the authors; and (4) names of sources of outside support for research, including funding, equipment, and drugs. The cover letter should be submitted as a separate file. Any financial support whatsoever from industry must be acknowledged as a financial disclosure of all the authors in the cover. For instance, if a study is funded partially or totally by Industry, this needs to be stated clearly followed by a statement disclosing whether or not each author has any financial interest in the company (etc) funding the study. It will be the Editors' discretion whether or not this represents too much of a conflict of interest to warrant publication.
-- The title page, the first element of the main manuscript file, should include the full name of author, the institution from which the work originated, and the exact and complete address, business and home telephone numbers, e-mail address, and fax number of the one author who will be responsible for correspondence, galley proofs, and reprint requests. Do not list academic titles on the title page.-- A structured abstract must accompany the manuscript. (Note: Abstracts are not necessary for Historical Notes.)
-- Illustrations should be submitted electronically. When submitting the illustrations electronically, please use either an EPS or TIF file format. Graphics software such as Photoshop and Illustrator should be used to create art. Figures submitted using presentation software such as PowerPoint, CorelDraw, or Harvard Graphics are not acceptable. Color images need to be saved as CMYK, at least 300 dots per inch (dpi). Grayscale images should be at least 300 dpi. Line art (black and white or color) and combinations of grayscale and line art should be at least 300 dpi. Make sure that the figure number is marked clearly on the figure or part of the electronic file name (i.e., Figure1.tif). Please note that once you create digital art at low resolution, you cannot adjust it. You must create your art at the proper resolution (300 dpi) to begin with. For step-by-step instruction and screenshots on how to create your art correctly the first time, go to the link on the journal's welcome page.Figures must be cited in the text and numbered in order of first mention. Annals of Vascular Surgery has a limited budget for publishing print color at no charge to the author. Color illustrations that exceed our budget will incur, at the author's expense, a color charge of $650.00 for the first color illustration in a manuscript and $100.00 for every additional color illustration in the same manuscript. Please note that the figures in the online version of the Journal will be reproduced in color, free of charge.
-- Legends must be provided for all illustrations and should be included as part of the text. The legend should not appear anywhere on the figure. If a figure has been previously published, the legend must give full credit to the original source. Permissions must be included with the submission.-- Tables should be numbered in the order in which they are mentioned in the text, and given a brief, descriptive title. Omit all horizontal or vertical rules from the body of the table. Glossy prints and reduced versions of typewritten tables are unacceptable. All acronyms, abbreviations, and unusual units of measurement used in the title, headings, or body of the table should be fully explained in a footnote. For footnotes, use these symbols in sequence: *,†, ‡, §, , ∥, ¶, #, **, ††, superscript lowercase letters. If a table or any data therein have been previously published, a footnote to the table must give full credit to the original source.
-- References. Only references cited in the text should be included in the reference list; cite references in the text by superscript numbers. The reference list must be numbered according to the order of mention of references in the text. The list format should conform to that set forth in "Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals" (Vancouver style) (http://www.icmje.org ), except the first three authors are cited followed by et al. Do not cite as a reference any work that has not been published or accepted for publication. Manuscripts in preparation or submitted (but not yet accepted for publication) are not acceptable as a reference nor are oral presentations. Manuscripts fully accepted for publication but not yet published should be cited as "in press." Note that journal abbreviations must follow the style used in the Cumulated Index Medicus. For periodical references, give the surnames of authors and their initials, title of article, publication name, year, volume, and inclusive page numbers. For books, give the surnames of authors and their initials, chapter title (if applicable), editors' surnames and initials, book title, volume number (if applicable), edition number (if applicable), city of publisher, full name of publisher, year of publication, and inclusive page numbers of citation.Examples:
For journals:For books:
Vega KJ, Pina I, Krevsky B, et al. Heart transplantation is associated with an increased risk for pancreatobiliary disease. Ann Intern Med 1996;124:980-3.
Ringsven MK, Bond D. Gerontology and leadership skills for nurses. 2nd ed. Albany (NY): Delmar Publishers; 1996.
For chapters:-- Copyright ownership is to be transferred by the following statement, which must accompany all manuscripts and be signed by all authors. "The undersigned author(s) transfer all copyright ownership of the manuscript [title of article] to Annals of Vascular Surgery, Inc., in the event the work is published. The undersigned warrant(s) that the article is original, does not infringe upon any copyright or other proprietary right of any third party, is not under consideration by another journal, and has not been published previously."
Phillips SJ, Whisnant JP. Hypertension and stroke. In: Laragh JH, Brenner BM, editors. Hypertension: patho-physiology, diagnosis, and management. 2nd ed. New York: Raven Press; 1995. p 465-78.
-- Permissions. Direct quotations, tables, or illustrations that have appeared in copyrighted material must be accompanied by written permission for their use from the copyright owner and original author along with complete information as to source. Photographs of identifiable persons must be accompanied by signed releases showing informed consent. Articles appear in both the printed and online versions of the journal, and wording of the release should specify permission in all forms and media. Failure to get electronic permission rights may result in the images not appearing in the online version.Reprints. Reprints may be ordered with prepayment only by using the Reprint Order Form included with proofs. Reprints ordered after publication will be more expensive than reprints ordered before publication.Updated August 2011