Cyprus Journal of Cardiovascular Medicine
Editor: Joseph A Moutiris
Members: George Michas, Aggeliki Mouzarou, Christos Eftychiou, Savvas Hadjiphilippou, Andreas Mitsis, Ioannis Ntalas, Petros Agathaggelou
INSTRUCTIONS TO THE AUTHORS
The Cyprus Journal of Cardiovascular Medicine is an Open Access Journal. This means that the journal will provide unrestricted access to readers, worldwide. The Journal accepts review articles, original clinical and basic science articles, case reports and letters to the editor. Manuscripts should be submitted electronically to [email protected] All papers are published online. Papers are available on the journal website at cycardio.com
1. Prior publication
By sending the manuscript the authors declare it has not been published nor submitted for publication in another journal. This responsibility lies entirely with the authors.
All collaborators mentioned in the manuscripts are considered coauthors. Their names (name and surname), degrees and affiliation must be clearly mentioned. The role of each author of accepted manuscripts must be mentioned, i.e. design, execution, writing and analysis of the data.
3. Conflict of interest
In order to meet the responsibility to provide objective scientific information, the authors must disclose any possible conflict of interest in connection with the manuscript, including funding sources.
Once the online submission is done, the copyright for publishing and distribution of the submitted material is transmitted to the Editor.
5. Human participants in clinical studies.
Any clinical research involving human participants must have the National Ethics Committee approval. Authors are requested to state in the Methods section that their clinical study had been approved by the Ethics Committee.
6. Animal experiments.
Any research involving experimental animals must be in accordance with the European Animal Research Association Regulations adopted in 2010 (2010/63/EU).
PREPARATION OF MANUSCRIPTS
A cover letter and author statement is submitted with every manuscript.
Manuscripts should be written in simple, concise and grammatical English, within the size limits specified for each type of article, prepared according to the guidelines below. The main text of the manuscript should be written in a standard Microsoft Word, using Times New Roman font size 11, 1.5-spaced throughout and submit as .doc/.docx file. Greek and other special characters may be used only by inserting in the text. It is advised not to underline in the text. When essential, footnotes are included, numbered and typed at the foot of the appropriate page. All dimensions and measurements must be specified in the metric system. Particular attention needs to be paid to the selection of appropriate analysis of data and the results of statistical test should be incorporated in the results section. Abbreviations, if used, should be defined in brackets on their first appearance in the text.
The manuscripts should be prepared within the following limits.
|SECTIONS||WORDS IN ABSTRACT |
|WORDS IN MAIN TEXT |
|FIGURES OR TABLES|
|Original and review articles||250||3000||50||8|
|Editorial & Letter to the Editor||–||1000||10||1|
|Images in Cardiology||–||500||5||2|
ARTICLES SHOULD BE ORGANIZED INTO FOLLOWING SECTIONS
Clinical and Experimental Articles: Title page, Abstract and key words. Introduction, Methods, Results, Discussion, Conclusions, Acknowledgements, References, Figures, Tables.
Review Articles: Title page, Abstract and key words. Subheadings in main text, Acknowledgements, References, Figures, Tables.
Images in Cardiovascular Medicine: This should include 1-2 figures or images and a brief description.
Letters to the Editor: Letter to the Editor should be a comment on an article previously published or any brief communication on a clinical or experimental topic in cardiology which does not meet the criteria to be submitted as a review.
SECTIONS OF MANUSCRIPTS
(1) Title page. The title page should provide manuscript title of no more than 60 characters, excluding spaces; full names (name first) of all authors, their academic degrees and their institutional addresses; name, full institutional address and email of the corresponding author.
(2) Abstract and key words. The abstract should be comprehensive but concise consisting of no more than 250 words and should be structured into four paragraphs in clinical/experimental articles: Introduction, Methods, Results, Discussion, Conclusions. In review articles, it should be undivided. The abstract should be followed by a list of 5-7 carefully chosen keywords. Only common abbreviations should be used in the abstract.
(3) Introduction. Introduction should include state of knowledge up-to-date and the aim of the study.
(4) Methods. Methods should describe the applied methods for the study, the participants and the statistical analysis. The source of the various materials used in the study should be given, where possible.
(5) Results. Results should be presented in a logical and simple fashion. Figures and tables should be included to make the manuscript more readable.
(6) Discussion. The results described above should be discussed in the light of any previous available studies in the same field. There is no need to repeat the results in this section.
(7) Conclusions. Conclusions of the study based on the aims and the results should be presented briefly and clearly in one paragraph.
(8) References. Authors must ensure that all references are cited accurately and those in the main text body are also included in the list of references and vice versa. References should list all the bibliographical sources cited in the text, in the order of their appearance. Citations in the text should be put in square brackets. Standard abbreviations should be used for journal names (according to Index Medicus). All references should be compiled at the end of the paper in the Vancouver style (Reference number, first 3 authors then “et al”, title of the article, journal title (as it appears in Index Medicus), year of publication, volume and/or issue, number, first and last page separated by a dash. Reference to a specific chapter of a book, should include the name of the author, the chapter title, the editor, the place and year of publication and the first and last page.
(9) Acknowledgements. The authors may acknowledge any personal support for the work and any support in in the form of grants.
(10) List of abbreviations. Authors should state all abbreviations on their first appearance in the text as well as provide a list.
(11) Figures and photos. Figures and photos should be numbered using Arabic numerals. An electronic version of the figures should be submitted as separate files. The figures and pictures should be titled and pointed where they should appear in the main text. Figures should be submitted in following formats: TIF at the standard resolutions (i.e. 300 dpi for photos, 600 dpi for line art). Figure titles should be given separately.
(12) Tables. Tables should be prepared in Word in portrait orientation and numbered as Table 1, Table 2, etc. They should provide additional information to the information included in the text in a clear and easily readable manner. Each table must be submitted on a separate page and must contain a brief title.