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How to prepare a manuscript for submission to

HSR Proceedings in Intensive Care and Cardiovascular Anesthesia

236 English language is the only language allowed graduate degree; the department and institutional
for manuscripts submitted to “HSR proceed- affiliation of each author and the name, address,
ings in Intensive Care and Cardiovascular telephone number, fax number, and e-mail address
Anesthesia” from November 1st 2009. You can of the author to whom correspondence should be
choose between American or British English, addressed. ABSTRACT. Provide an abstract of not
but be consistent. more than 250 words and without abbreviations.
If possible, it should consist of four paragraphs,
“HSR proceedings in Intensive Care and Cardio- labelled Background, Methods, Results and Dis-
vascular Anesthesia” offers a “fast track” oppor- cussion. They should briefly describe, respectively,
tunity: we’ll send you an editorial decision within the problem being addressed in the study, how
7 days if you submit a manuscript through email the study was performed, the salient results and
with the comments of previous reviewers of other what the authors conclude from the results. The
journals who evaluated your paper. If you ask for manuscript itself should be possibly divided into 4
a fast track review and send us comments of previ- sections: Introduction, Methods, Results, and Dis-
ous reviewer you’ll not have to arrange the refer- cussion. Please refrain from using automatic refer-
ences or the layout according to the below cited ence list software because its features are often lost
journal guidelines. during the publication process. Simply insert the
reference number in parentheses in the text (after
Manuscripts must be double-spaced on A4 pages. any punctuation mark) and type the reference list.
A margin of at least 3 cm should be provided on all References must be numbered with Arabic numer-
sides. All type should be 12 points in size. Pages als and cited in the text in numerical order. The
must be numbered. Word limits are not imposed reference list at the end of the article must also be
on any manuscript types, but all papers should be in numerical order. The list headed “REFERENC-
as concise as possible. ES” should begin on a new page of the main text
document and be double-spaced. Abbreviations for
Please send your manuscript to titles of medical periodicals must conform to those
The Editorial Office will send by e-mail to the corre- used in Index Medicus (
sponding author all communications related to the tsd/serials/lji.html ). References to abstracts, sup-
status of a submission, including the final decision plements and letters to editors must be identified
and the scheduled date of publication. as such. Inclusive page numbers of references are
Different manuscripts could be submitted to “HSR
proceedings” including: Original articles; Teach- DETAILS. “HSR proceedings in Intensive Care
ing articles; Brief reports; Review; Editorial; Case and Cardiovascular Anesthesia” will consider for
series; Letters to the Editor; Case reports; Images publication suitable articles on all topics related to
in clinical medicine. The peer-review process is ap- intensive care and to anesthesia for cardiac, tho-
plied to all submissions, including appraisal by at racic and vascular surgery. The aim of “HSR pro-
least 2 peer-reviewers. ceedings” is to contribute to the spread of knowl-
edge in the field of intensive care, emergencies and
COVER LETTER. Please also send us a cover major surgical operations.
letter addressed to the Editor in Chief. The letter
must include at the end a list of all authors as if Manuscripts are examined by members of the edi-
for signature. The cover letter must state that the torial staff and then sent to outside reviewers. We
authors agree with and are responsible for the data encourage authors to suggest the names of possible
presented. The letter should also acknowledge or reviewers, but we reserve the right of final selec-
deny any potential conflicts of interest. tion. Communications about manuscripts will be
sent after the review and then the editorial deci-
MANUSCRIPT. Our preferred file type for new sion-making process is complete.
manuscript submissions is a single Microsoft
Word Doc with all figures embedded in the same All articles represent the opinion of the authors
document. In the manuscript provide the title of and do not necessarily reflect the opinion of the
the paper on the first page (TITLE PAGE); the Editor, Editorial Board or Publisher. The Editors
title should be concise. Also list the name of each and Publisher deny any responsibility or liability
author, including the first name and the highest for statements and opinions expressed by the au-
thors. Neither the Editor nor the Publisher guar- rationale for their approach, and demonstrate that 237
antee, warrant or endorse any product or service the institutional review body explicitly approved
advertised in this publication, nor do they guaran- the doubtful aspects of the study. When reporting
tee any claim made by the manufacturer of such experiments on animals, authors should be asked
product or service. to indicate whether the institutional and national
guide for the care and use of laboratory animals
Manuscripts containing original material are ac- was followed.
cepted for consideration if neither the article nor If photographs of patients are used, either they
any part of its essential substance, tables, or fig- should not be identifiable or the photographs
ures have been or will be published or submitted should be accompanied by written permission
elsewhere before appearing in “HSR proceedings”. to use them. Patients have a right to privacy that
This restriction does not apply to abstracts or should not be infringed without informed con-
press reports published in connection with scien- sent. Identifying information, including patients’
tific meetings. names, initials, or hospital numbers, should not
be published in written descriptions, photographs,
Authors of all types of articles should follow the and pedigrees unless the information is essential
general instructions. These guidelines are in ac- for scientific purposes and the patient (or parent
cordance with the “Uniform Requirements for or guardian) gives written informed consent for
Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals,” publication. Informed consent for this purpose re-
published by the International Committee of quires that a patient who is identifiable be shown
Medical Journal Editors at the manuscript to be published. Authors should
Papers reporting human experimentation will be identify Individuals who provide writing assis-
reviewed in accordance with the precepts estab- tance and disclose the funding source for this as-
lished by the Helsinki Declaration (available at sistance. Identifying details should be omitted if ). Copies they are not essential. Complete anonymity is dif-
of this declaration may also be obtained by writing ficult to achieve, however, and informed consent
to the American Medical Association, 515 N State should be obtained if there is any doubt. For ex-
St, Chicago, IL 60610. ample, masking the eye region in photographs of
patients is inadequate protection of anonymity.
As stated in the Uniform Requirements, credit If identifying characteristics are altered to pro-
for authorship requires substantial contributions tect anonymity, such as in genetic pedigrees, au-
to (a) the conception and design of the protocol thors should provide assurance that alterations do
or analysis and interpretation of the data and (b) not distort scientific meaning and editors should
the drafting of the article or critical revision for so note. The requirement for informed consent
important intellectual content. Each author must should be included in the journal’s instructions
sign a statement attesting that he or she fulfills the for authors. When informed consent has been
authorship criteria of the Uniform Requirements. obtained it should be indicated in the published
Any change in authorship after submission must article.
be approved in writing by all authors.
All text, references, figure legends and tables
In appropriate places in the manuscript, please should be in one double-spaced electronic docu-
provide, if applicable, a statement that the re- ment (Word Doc). You may either insert figures
search protocol was approved by the relevant in- in the text file or upload your figures separately.
stitutional review boards or ethics committees We prefer the former but this may not work well
and that all human participants gave written in- for complicated graphics, which should be sent
formed consent. When reporting experiments on separately. It is permissible to send low-resolution
human subjects, authors should indicate whether images for peer review, although we may ask for
the procedures followed were in accordance with high-resolution files at a later stage. Legends for all
the ethical standards of the responsible committee figures should be included in the file with the text
on human experimentation (institutional and na- (on a new page after the references list) and should
tional) and with the Helsinki Declaration of 1975, not appear on the figures. Acceptable formats for
as revised in 2000. If doubt exists whether the re- pictures, photos and figures are PDF, DOC, PPT,
search was conducted in accordance with the Hel- JPG, TIF. Please send TIF not inferior to 300 DPI
sinki Declaration, the authors must explain the when your paper is accepted for publication.
238 References. References must be double-spaced and journals helps shape diagnostic and therapeutic
numbered consecutively as they are cited. Possibly decisions. For a journal to be of value, it must
list all authors when there are four or fewer; when publish authoritative, up-to-date information that
there are five or more, list the first three, followed is free of commercial influence. Because relation-
by “et al.” ships between authors and biomedical companies
Abbreviations. Except for units of measurement, are growing, we want to ensure that the articles
abbreviations are strongly discouraged. Except for we publish are not influenced by financial inter-
units of measurement, the first time an abbrevia- ests.
tion appears, it should be preceded by the words Authors should disclose any financial arrange-
for which it stands. ment they may have had in the last 3 years or
Drug Names. Generic names should be used. in the foreseeable future with a company whose
When proprietary brands are used in research, in- product is pertinent to the submitted manuscript
clude the brand name and the name of the manu- or with a company making a competing product.
facturer in parentheses after the first mention of Such information will be held in confidence while
the generic name in the Methods section. the paper is under review and will not influence
the editorial decision but if the article is accepted
Instructions for Submitting a Revised Manuscript. for publication, a disclosure statement will appear
We require two versions of the revised manu- with the article. Here are some examples: Dr. “A”
script, one with “tracked” or highlighted changes reports having served as a consultant to “A1”. Dr.
and one without. Please double-space. Include “B” reports having been paid lecture fees by “B1”,
your response to the reviewers as a separate file. “B2” and “B3” Drs. “C, D, E” report having re-
If a submitted article is accepted for publication, ceived grant support from “C1” Neither Dr. “F”A
editorial revisions may be made to aid clarity and nor Dr. “G” has any financial interest in the pat-
understanding without altering the meaning. ent. Dr. “H” and Dr. “I” are consultants to “H1”
Dr. “L” reports having received consulting fees
CONFLICT OF INTEREST. Public trust in the from “I1” Dr. “M” reports having been a member
peer review process and the credibility of pub- of speakers’ bureaus sponsored by “M1”
lished articles depend in part on how well conflict
of interest is handled during writing, peer review, COPYRIGHT. “HSR proceedings” is the owner
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tion), reviewer, or editor has financial or personal reproduce, transmit, derive works from, publish
relationships that inappropriately influence (bias) and distribute the contribution, in the “HSR pro-
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known as dual commitments, competing interests, Authors may not use or authorize the use of the
or competing loyalties). These relationships vary contribution without the “HSR proceedings”
from those with negligible potential to those with written consent.
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