Articles are usually on invitation by the Editorial Board but unsolicited material is welcome and can be considered for publication.
Submission: Manuscripts may be submitted by e-mail,1 CD-ROM2 or diskette2 (3.5-inch, for IBM, IBM-compatible, or Apple computers), double-spaced, with 1-inch/2.5-cm margins. All pages should be numbered. All corresponding authors should supply a portrait photograph for inclusion at the end of the article. This may be sent by e-mail, provided the resolution of the file is at least 300 dpi.
Title page: The title page should include a title, the full names of all the authors, the highest academic degrees of all authors (in country-of-origin language), affiliations (names of department[s] and institution[s] at the time the work was done), a short running title (no more than 50 letters and spaces), 5 to 10 keywords, the corresponding author’s complete mailing address, telephone, fax, and e-mail, and acknowledgments.
Abstract: A 150-word abstract should be provided for all articles. The editorial department will edit abstracts that are too short or too long. Abstracts should be submitted in English.
Text: All texts should be submitted in English. The required length of articles is between 3000 and 5000 words. Abbreviations should be used sparingly and expanded at first mention. The style of titles and subtitles should be consistent throughout the text. The editorial department reserves the right to add, modify, or delete headings if necessary. Phlebolymphology uses SI units and generic names of drugs.
Citation in text: All references should be cited in the text and numbered consecutively using superscript Arabic numerals.
Reference list: Presentation of the references should be based on the Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals. Ann Intern Med. 1997;126:36-47 (“Vancouver style”). The author-date system of citation is not acceptable. “In press” references should be avoided. In the bibliography, titles of journals should be abbreviated according to Index Medicus. All authors should be listed for up to six authors; if there are more, only the first three should be listed, followed by “et al.” Where necessary, references will be styled by the editorial department to Phlebolymphology copyediting requirements. Authors bear total responsibility for the accuracy and completeness of all references and for correct text citation.
Examples of style for references:
Journal article: Sessa C, Perrin M, Porcu P, et al. Popliteal venous aneurysms. A two-center experience with 21 cases and review of the literature. Int J Angiol. 2000;9:164-170.
Article in a supplement: Sansilvestri-Morel P, Rupin A, Badier-Commander C, et al. Chronic venous insufficiency: dysregulation of collagen synthesis. Angiology. 2003;(suppl 1):S13-S18.
Chapter in a book: Coleridge Smith PD. The drug treatment of chronic venous insufficiency and venous ulceration. In: Gloviczki P, Yao JST, eds. Handbook of Venous Disorders: Guidelines of the American Venous Forum. 2nd ed. London, UK: Arnold; 2001:309-321.
Web-based material: Nicolaides AN. Investigation of chronic venous insufficiency: a consensus statement. American Heart Association, 2000. Available at: http://www.circulationaha.org. Accessed October 17, 2005.
Presentation at a conference: Jantet G. Epidemiological results of the RELIEF study across different continents. Paper presented at: 15th World Congress of the Union Internationale de Phlébologie; October 2-7, 2005; Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Figures and tables
Figures should be of good quality or professionally prepared, with the proper orientation indicated when necessary (eg, “top” or “left”), and be identified by Arabic numerals, eg, Figure 2. Tables should be identified by roman numerals. Provide each table and figure on a separate sheet. Legends must be provided with all illustrations, including expansion of all abbreviations used (even if they are already defined in the text). All figures and tables should be numbered and cited in the text.
Illustrations are accepted. Illustrations in color are encouraged.
Editorial assessment and processing
Editorial processing: All manuscripts are copyedited according to the guidelines of the latest edition of the American Medical Association Manual of Style (Baltimore, Md: Williams & Wilkins); the spelling used is American (reference dictionaries: latest editions of Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary and Stedman’s Medical Dictionary).
Proofs: Page proofs will be sent to the corresponding author for approval in PDF format by e-mail. Authors who wish to receive a hard copy of their proofs should contact the editorial offices upon receipt of the proofs by e-mail. Author corrections should be returned within 72 hours by e-mail or fax. If this deadline is not met, the editorial department will assume that the author accepts the proofs as they stand. Authors are responsible for all statements made in their work, including changes made by the editorial department and authorized by the author.
Transfer of copyright: Copyright of articles will be transferred to the publisher of Phlebolymphology. The Copyright Transfer Agreement must be signed by all authors and returned to the publisher.
Permissions: The author should inform the editorial office if any of the figures, tables or illustrations are reproduced from elsewhere. For reproduction of copyrighted work, the editorial office will obtain authorization from the publisher concerned. Requests for permission to reproduce material published in Phlebolymphology should be sent directly to the editorial office.
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