Journal of Vascular Access
ProfileThe Journal will consider for publication original articles, reviews, case reports and clinical trial protocols, as well as papers dedicated to more practical aspects covering new devices and techniques.ReviewsCritical presentations of broad topics of potential interest to those active in the areas of use and development of vascular access. Their length must not exceed eight (8) printed pages, corresponding to about 24 double spaced typewritten pages.EditorialsThe purpose of the editorials is to provide the reader with a balanced overview of relevant and up to date subjects concerning vascular access. Their length must not exceed six (6) printed pages, corresponding to about 18 double spaced typewritten pagesOriginal manuscriptsThe majority of submissions falls into this category. Their length must not exceed six (6) printed pages, corresponding to about 18 double spaced typewritten pages, including Figures and Tables.Begin each of the following sections on separate pages: Title page, Abstract (structured abstract) and Keywords, Text, Acknowledgements, References, Tables, Figures, Legends.Techniques in vascular accessThis section hosts a series of articles on technical aspects in the creation and management of vascular access patients. The aim of this series is educational, that is information which can be applied in the daily clinical practice. Voluntary contributions are welcome: please address proposals of titles to the Coordinating Editor: firstname.lastname@example.org. The format might be a step by step description of a technique or it can include a case report, which highlights real problems and stimulates the interest of the reader. In the latter case, Authors can follow this outline:1) Present pertinent medical history of the problem(s) in the specific patient;2) Outline the treatment options;3) Describe what was done and why;4) Report the outcomes, and5) Comment summarizing all issues related to the technique described in the case report.Their length must not exceed eight (8) printed pages, including figures, corresponding to about 24 double spaced typewritten pages.Case ReportsClinical case descriptions are accepted in a limited number and should follow the indications for original manuscripts below. Their length is limited to about 2-4 typewritten pages, including references and figures.Letters to the EditorLetters are welcome and will be considered for publication. The text should be limited to 500 words, 5 references and 2 figures. Please refer to the Guidelines for Letters to Editors. Starting from January 2013, Letters to Editors will be published online only. They will be included in a regular issue of the Journal with regular page numbers, but will not be published in print.
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EditorsCOORDINATING EDITORMaurizio GallieniNephrology and Dialysis UnitOspedale San Carlo BorromeoVia Pio II, 320153 Milano - ItalyFax: 39 02 4022 2222EDITOR-IN-CHIEF VASCULAR ACCESS SOCIETYJan TordoirMaastricht - The Netherlands
Publication ethicsETHICAL CONSIDERATIONSTo protect its integrity and to ensure the most reliable information to its readers, the Journal of Vascular Access will not consider manuscripts that have appeared, in part or in total, in other publications. Manuscripts submitted to the Journal of Vascular Access must be an original contribution not previously published in any language or country (except as an abstract or preliminary report) and must not be under consideration for publication elsewhere.The Coordinating Editor and the Editorial Board are responsible for establishing and maintaining the highest possible standards of the Journal as well as for maintaining its integrity and consider research and publication misconduct to be a serious breach of ethics. Authors who violate ethical considerations such as duplication and plagiarism, will face disciplinary actions.Plagiarism is when an Author reproduces another work without appropriate citation and credit. Plagiarism, whether intentional or not, is a serious violation of ethics.Duplicate submission/publication occurs when two or more papers without full cross-reference, share the same hypothesis, data, discussion and conclusion.The Journal will apply sanctions to individual authors depending on their type of involvement with the article.In serious cases the manuscript will be retracted and the Journal will refuse to accept submission from the same authors.The Coordinating Editor and the Editorial Board are primarily responsible for ensuring a fair review process. However, the final responsibility rests with the authors, not with the Journal, its Editors, or the Publisher and the statements and opinions contained in the articles published in the Journal of Vascular Access are solely those of the individual Authors and contributors.If accepted, manuscripts must not be published elsewhere in similar form, in any language or country. Publication of the material elsewhere (duplicate publication) without permission of the Journal is a copyright infringement. Authors who distribute e-print, preprints, reprints or content in any format including digital copies of an article before print publication may have their accepted manuscript rejected.
ContactEDITORIAL OFFICEMaurizio Gallieni, MDCoordinating EditorNephrology and Dialysis UnitOspedale San Carlo BorromeoVia Pio II, 320153 Milano - ItalyFax: 39 02 4022 2222