|The Asian Society of Cardiovascular Imaging will publish a special issue in the International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging (April 2009 Issue). We invite you to submit your manuscript for the ASCI special issue of the International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging, which is a SCI-indexed journal (IF, 1.2).|
Please submit your manuscript to the ASCI office (email@example.com) by Sept 30, 2008. Your paper will be reviewed by knowledgeable ASCI members.
Tentative contents of the issue:
Original article 10
Pictorial essay 2
Case reports 3
We welcome your suggestion for the special issue including titles for review articles.
We look forward to receiving your manuscript soon.
Yeon Hyeon Choe, MD,
Department of Radiology
Samsung Medical Center,
Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine,
- Please submit your manuscript to ASCI office (firstname.lastname@example.org) by Sept 30, 2008.
- Please submit your work in three files.
- Title page with information on authors
- Manuscript file with blind title page (title only), abstract, introduction, materials and methods, results, discussion, acknowledgements, references, tables, figure legends
- Figure file with all images inserted into a PowerPoint file
- The manuscript file should not include author’s name or name of organization where the author works. Acceptable file formats are pdf, doc, and ppt, and each file should not be any bigger than 10MB in size.
- Please submit original articles only. The Council of Science Editors defines redundant publication as reporting substantially the same work more than once, without attribution of the original source(s). A manuscript that is potentially redundant includes the following characteristics: (1) at least one of the authors has contributed to both or all reports (if there are no common authors, plagiarism is more likely than redundant publication); (2) the subject or study populations are often the same or similar; (3) the methodology is typically identical or nearly so and (4) the results and their interpretation generally vary little, if at all
- The ASCI journal publication TFT and reviewers will review your paper. Manuscript decisions are based on the results of unbiased peer review.
- We will notify you about the acceptance of your paper.
- Then you should upload your manuscript file and figures on http://caim.edmgr.com
- Please refer to the following guidelines of International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging for the preparation of your manuscript.
Electronic versions of your figures must be supplied. For vector graphics, EPS is the preferred format. For bitmapped graphics, TIFF is the preferred format. The following resolutions are optimal: line figures - 600 - 1200 dpi; photographs - 300 dpi; screen dumps - leave as is. Colour figures can be submitted in the RGB colour system. Font-related problems can be avoided by using standard fonts such as Times Roman, Courier and Helvetica.
Springer offers two options for reproducing colour illustrations in your article. Please let us know what you prefer: 1) Free online colour. The colour figure will only appear in colour on www.springer.com and not in the printed version of the journal. 2) Online and printed colour. The colour figures will appear in colour on our website and in the printed version of the journal. The charges are EUR 950/USD 1150 per article.
We appreciate any efforts that you make to ensure that the language is corrected before submission.
This will greatly improve the legibility of your paper if English is not your first language.
Manuscripts should be written in standard English, in accordance with the "Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals" (for information about these requirements see: New Engl J Med 1991; 342(6)). Manuscripts should be typed double spaced throughout . With sufficiently wide margins (3-5 cm). All pages (including the tables, figures, legends and references) should be numbered.
Each manuscript should be accompanied by a cover letter with corresponding author‘s address and telephone number (if possible telefax number and/or e-mail address) and a copy of "Consent to Publish and Transfer of Copyright". The manuscript should be arranged in the following order:
- Title of the article, which should be concise but informative.
- Subtitle (this may be used to supplement and thereby shorten an excessively long main title).
- Full name of each author, with highest academic degree(s). (if more than one author, use ’&‘ before the last name). (Authorship. All persons designated as authors should qualify for authorship. The order of authorship should be a joint decision of the coauthors. Each author should have participated sufficiently in the work to take public responsibility for the content.)
- Institutional affiliation(s) to which the work should be attributed.
Key words: 3 to 6 key words or short phrases, in alphabetical order, that will assist indexers in crossindexing the article and may be published with the abstract. Use terms from the medical subject headings (MeSH) list of Index Medicus.
Abstracts: Of no more than 250 words.
Abbreviations: Arranged alphabetically, only those which are not familar and/or commonly used.
The text of observational and experimental articles is usually - but not necessarily - divided into sections with the headings Introduction, Methods, Results, and Discussion.
All photographs, graphs and diagrams should be referred to as a 'Figure' and they should be numbered consecutively (1, 2, etc.). Multi-part figures ought to be labelled with lower case letters (a, b, etc.).
Please insert keys and scale bars directly in the figures. Relatively small text and great variation in text sizes within figures should be avoided as figures are often reduced in size. Figures may be sized to fit approximately within the column(s) of the journal. Provide a detailed legend (without abbreviations) to each figure, refer to the figure in the text and note its approximate location in the margin. Please place the legends in the manuscript after the references.
Each table should be numbered consecutively (1, 2, etc.). In tables, footnotes are preferable to long explanatory material in either the heading or body of the table. Such explanatory footnotes, identified by superscript letters, should be placed immediately below the table. Please provide a caption (without abbreviations) to each table, refer to the table in the text and note its approximate location in the margin. Finally, please place the tables after the figure legends in the manuscript.
- Journal article:
Smith J, Jones M Jr, Houghton L et al (1999) Future of health insurance. N Engl J Med 965:325-329
- Inclusion of issue number (optional):
Saunders DS (1976) The biological clock of insects. Sci Am 234(2):114-121
- Journal issue with issue editor:
Smith J (ed) (1998) Rodent genes. Mod Genomics J 14(6):126-233
- Journal issue with no issue editor:
Mod Genomics J (1998) Rodent genes. Mod Genomics J 14(6):126-233
- Book chapter:
Brown B, Aaron M (2001) The politics of nature. In: Smith J (ed) The rise of modern genomics, 3rd edn. Wiley, New York
- Book, authored:
South J, Blass B (2001) The future of modern genomics. Blackwell, London
- Book, edited:
Smith J, Brown B (eds) (2001) The demise of modern genomics. Blackwell, London
- Chapter in a book in a series without volume titles:
Schmidt H (1989) Testing results. In: Hutzinger O (ed) Handbook of environmental chemistry, vol 2E. Springer, Berlin Heidelberg New York, p 111
- Chapter in a book in a series with volume title:
Smith SE (1976) Neuromuscular blocking drugs in man. In: Zaimis E (ed) Neuromuscular junction. Handbook of experimental pharmacology, vol 42. Springer, Berlin Heidelberg New York, pp593-660
- Proceedings as a book (in a series and subseries):
Zowghi D et al (1996) A framework for reasoning about requirements in evolution. In: Foo N, Goebel R (eds) PRICAI'96: topics in artificial intelligence. 4th Pacific Rim conference on artificial intelligence, Cairns, August 1996. Lecture notes in computer science (Lecture notes in artificial intelligence), vol 1114. Springer, Berlin Heidelberg New York, p 157
- Proceedings with an editor (without a publisher):
Aaron M (1999) The future of genomics. In: Williams H (ed) Proceedings of the genomic researchers, Boston, 1999
- Proceedings without an editor (without a publisher):
Chung S-T, Morris RL (1978) Isolation and characterization of plasmid deoxyribonucleic acid from Streptomyces fradiae. In: Abstracts of the 3rd international symposium on the genetics of industrial microorganisms, University of Wisconsin, Madison, 4-9 June 1978
- Paper presented at a conference:
Chung S-T, Morris RL (1978) Isolation and characterization of plasmid deoxyribonucleic acid from Streptomyces fradiae. Paper presented at the 3rd international symposium on the genetics of industrial microorganisms, University of Wisconsin, Madison, 4-9 June 1978
Name and date of patent are optional Norman LO (1998) Lightning rods. US Patent 4,379,752, 9 Sept 1998
Trent JW (1975) Experimental acute renal failure. Dissertation, University of California
- Institutional author (book):
International Anatomical Nomenclature Committee (1966) Nomina anatomica. Excerpta Medica, Amsterdam
- Non-English publication cited in an English publication:
Wolf GH, Lehman P-F (1976) Atlas der Anatomie, vol 4/3, 4th edn. Fischer, Berlin. [NB: Use the language of the primary document, not that of the reference for "vol" etc.!]
- Non-Latin alphabet publication:
The English translation is optional. Marikhin VY, Myasnikova LP (1977) Nadmolekulyarnaya struktura polimerov (The supramolecular structure of polymers). Khimiya, Leningrad
- Published and In press articles with or without DOI:
19.1. In press
Wilson M et al (2006) References. In: Wilson M (ed) Style manual. Springer, Berlin Heidelberg New York (in press)
19.2. Article by DOI (with page numbers)
Slifka MK, Whitton JL (2000) Clinical implications of dysregulated cytokine production. J Mol Med 78:74-80. DOI 10.1007/s001090000086
19.3. Article by DOI (before issue publication with page numbers)
Slifka MK, Whitton JL (2000) Clinical implications of dysregulated cytokine production. J Mol Med (in press). DOI 10.1007/s001090000086
19.4. Article in electronic journal by DOI (no paginated version)
Slifka MK, Whitton JL (2000) Clinical implications of dysregulated cytokine production. Dig J Mol Med. DOI 10.1007/s801090000086
- Internet publication/Online document
Doe J (1999) Title of subordinate document. In: The dictionary of substances and their effects. Royal Society of Chemistry.Available via DIALOG. http://www.rsc.org/dose/title of subordinate document. Cited 15 Jan 1999
20.1. Online database
Healthwise Knowledgebase (1998) US Pharmacopeia, Rockville. http://www.healthwise.org. Cited 21 Sept 1998
Supplementary material/private homepage
Doe J (2000) Title of supplementary material. http://www.privatehomepage.com. Cited 22 Feb 2000 University site
Doe J (1999) Title of preprint. http://www.uni-heidelberg.de/mydata.html. Cited 25 Dec 1999 FTP site
Doe J (1999) Trivial HTTP, RFC2169. ftp://ftp.isi.edu/in-notes/rfc2169.txt. Cited 12 Nov 1999 Organization site
ISSN International Centre (1999) Global ISSN database. http://www.issn.org. Cited 20 Feb 2000
When reporting experiments on human subjects indicate whether the procedures followed were in accordance with the ethical standards of the responsible committee on human experimentation (institutional or regional) or with the Declaration of Helsinki (1964) of the World Medical Association (amended in 1975 and 1983), published in ‘Philosophy and practice of medical ethics‘, British Medical Association, 1988. Do not use patients‘ names, initials, or hospital numbers, especially in any illustrative material. When reporting experiments on animals indicate whether the institution‘s or the National Research Council‘s guide for, or any national law on, the care and use of laboratory animals was followed.
Describe statistical methods with enough detail to enable a knowledgeable reader with access to the original data to verify the reported results.
Measurements of length, height, weight, and volume should be reported in metric units (meter, kilogram, or liter) or their decimal multiples. Temperatures should be given in degrees Celcius. Blood pressures should be given in millimeters of mercury. All hematologic and clinical-chemistry measurements should be reported in the metric system in terms of the international System of Units (SI). Editors may request that alternative or non-SI units be added by the authors before publication.
Manuscripts reviewed and rejected by other journals can be considered on an expedited basis if: the original manuscript is provide together with a revised manuscript, the original reviews are provided, the authors submit a detailed cover letter discussing the original critiques and the way in which the revised manuscript has addressed the concerns.