Guide for Authors
Ron Waksman, MD
- INFORMATION FOR AUTHORS -
Cardiovascular Revascularization Medicine (CRM) is an international and multidisciplinary journal that publishes articles related to preclinical work and molecular interventions including angiogenesis, cell therapy, pharmacological interventions, restenosis management and prevention, including experiments conducted in human subjects, laboratory animals, and in vitro. Specific content areas of interest include percutaneous angioplasty in coronary and peripheral arteries, intervention in structural heart disease, cardiovascular surgery, congenital heart disease, coronary heart disease, epidemiology, genetics, health services and outcomes research, invasive imaging, molecular cardiology, preventive cardiology, and vascular medicine.
It is a condition of publication that manuscripts submitted to CRM have not been published and will not be simultaneously submitted or published elsewhere. CRM uses the "Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals," 5th ed (N Engl J Med 1997;336:309-315) as well as the American Medical Association Manual of Style, 9th ed.Open access
This journal offers you the option of making your article freely available to all via the ScienceDirect platform. To prevent any conflict of interest, you can only make this choice after receiving notification that your article has been accepted for publication. The fee of $2,500 excludes taxes and other potential author fees such as color charges. In some cases, institutions and funding bodies have entered into agreement with Elsevier to meet these fees on behalf of their authors. Details of these agreements are available at http://www.elsevier.com/fundingbodies. Authors of accepted articles, who wish to take advantage of this option, should complete and submit the order form (available at http://www.elsevier.com/locate/openaccessform.pdf) . Whatever access option you choose, you retain many rights as an author, including the right to post a revised personal version of your article on your own website. More information can be found here: http://www.elsevier.com/authorsrights.Manuscript Submission: Manuscripts must be submitted at http://ees.elsevier.com/crm. The cover letter should state precisely and concisely the significance and uniqueness of the work.
Text: Manuscripts should be typed, double-spaced throughout, including references, on 8.5" x 11" paper. Acronyms and abbreviations should be defined at first use and remain consistent throughout the manuscript. Number pages. Upload text, tables, and graphics as separate files. Do not import figures or tables into the text document.Abstracts and Keywords: Limit the abstract to 250 words. Use the following subheadings: Background/Purpose, Methods/Materials, Results, and Conclusions. Mini-Review and Review articles do not require an abstract. Instead please add a summary less than 100 words. List 2-4 keywords at the end of the abstract/summary. Please also provide a 2-to-3-sentence summary for the annotated table of contents.
Case Reports and Mini-Reviews: Publication of case reports is limited. Instead, we encourage authors to submit a mini-review. The mini-review should include a summary (as opposed to a structured abstract), a review of the published data, a table of appropriate trials, it should be maximum 3000 words, have less than 50 references, and include case(s).Review Articles: Highly encouraged.
References: Type references double-spaced and number them consecutively in the order in which they are first mentioned, not alphabetically. Include all authors' names - do not use et al. Identify references in the text, tables, and legends by Arabic numbers typed in parentheses, not superscript. References cited only in table or figure legends should be numbered in accordance with a sequence established by the first mention in the text of the particular table or figure. All works cited in text must be listed and all references in the list must be cited in the text. Do not include personal communications or unpublished data in the reference list.Journal abbreviations are those of the Index Medicus. The American Medical Association Manual of Style should be followed for style. For example:
Articles: Ajani AE, Waksman R, Cheneau E, Cha DH, McGlynn S, Castagna M, Chan RC, Satler LF, Kent KM, Pichard AD, Pinnow E, Lindsay J. The outcome of percutaneous coronary intervention in patients with in-stent restenosis who failed intracoronary radiation therapy. J Am Coll Cardiol 2003;41:551-6.Books: Foster M. Magnetic resonance in medicine and biology. Oxford: Pergamon Press; 1983.
Figures: Number figures in order in which they are mentioned in the text. Figure resolution must be a minimum of 300 dpi. The cost of color reproduction must be paid by the author. Download each figure as a separate file (.tif or .eps formats are preferred). To ensure figures are in the proper format for submission, please visit http://www.elsevier.com/author-schemas/artwork-and-media-instructions.Figure Legends: Legend should be double-spaced and submitted on a separate page within the manuscript. When symbols, arrows, numbers, or letters are used to identify parts of the figure, each should be explained clearly in the legend. The legend should permit the figures to be understood without reference to the text. If the figure has been previously published, a credit line should be included and a permission letter supplied by the author.
Tables: Number the tables with Arabic numerals (Table 1, 2, etc.) Title each table. Acknowledgement of previously published material should be given in a footnote to the table, and the source should be included in the reference list. Abbreviations must be defined in a footnote.AudioSlides: The journal encourages authors to create an AudioSlides presentation with their published article. AudioSlides are brief, webinar-style presentations that are shown next to the online article on ScienceDirect. This gives authors the opportunity to summarize their research in their own words and to help readers understand what the paper is about. More information and examples are available at http://www.elsevier.com/audioslides. Authors of this journal will automatically receive an invitation e-mail to create an AudioSlides presentation after acceptance of their paper.
Permissions: Quotations must be accurate and full credit given to their source. The author is responsible for obtaining in writing the permission of the publisher and/or copyright holder to reprint in CRM any material that has been previously published. Reference to personal communications must be included in the text using the following form (name and degrees of the person(s) with whom the author has communicated, written or oral communication, month, and year). Reference to unpublished data should follow a similar format (name, degree, unpublished data, month, and year). The author must obtain written permission from the source to use such information. Copies of letters granting such permission must be submitted with the manuscript.Proofs and Reprints: The corresponding author will receive proofs by e-mail, which should be corrected and returned within 48 hours of receipt. Proofs must be carefully checked by the authors, as it is their responsibility to see that all errors are corrected and queries from editors answered. To order reprints, use the order form and price list accompanying proofs.
To Contact the Editorial Office:Kathryn C. Coons, Managing Editor
Cardiovascular Revascularization Medicine
Washington Hospital Center
110 Irving Street, NW, Suite 4B-1
Washington, DC 20010
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.orgUpdated August 2013