CVIR Manuscript Types

The ten CVIR manuscript submission types and what you should know about them

 

Manuscript types and what they mean

Manuscript Type Description
Clinical Investigation Articles that detail studies involving human subjects.
Laboratory Investigation Articles that detail studies involving animal subjects or bench tests.
Scientific Paper (Other) Articles that are not clinical or laboratory investigations, but fit into the Scientific Paper category, such as Meta-Analyses and Systematic Reviews.
Technical Note Articles detailing novel techniques and their application in experimental or clinical settings.
Review Article

Articles examining the progress of treatments and techniques over a specified time. Note: Any article that involves either a “Systematic review” or “Meta-analysis” should not be submitted as a Review Article.

Case Report Articles detailing treatments of specific patients.
Cutting Edge Short article addressing current hot topics or latest developments in interventional radiology or in fields which may directly influence interventional radiology.
Letter to the Editor Unstructured communications in letter format.
Editorial Short opinionated paper on a current trending topic, submitted upon invitation only.
Commentary

Succinct commentary on a recently published article/scientific data/new trend(s), submitted upon invitation only.

For an overview of all Manuscript Types click here.

 

Manuscript types and their structure of the main text

Manuscript Type Structure of the main text

Clinical Investigation

 

Laboratory
Investigation

 

Scientific Paper
(Other)

Structured abstract (250 words)
Keywords
Introduction
Materials & Methods/Results/Discussion
Conclusion
References
Images/Tables (if any)
Technical Note Structured abstract (250 words)
Keywords
Introduction
Materials & Methods/Results/Discussion
Conclusion
References
Images/Tables (if any)
Review Article

Simple abstract (125 words)
Keywords
Format will vary
References
Images/Tables (if any)

Case Report Simple abstract (125 words)
Keywords
Introduction
Case Report(s)
Discussion/Conclusion
References (Max 10)
Images/Tables (if any)
Cutting Edge

No abstract required
Keywords
Unstructured main text
Limited number of references (Max. 5)

Letter to the Editor

No abstract required
Unstructured main text
Limited number of references (Max. 5)

Editorial

 

Commentary

No Abstract required
Unstructured main text
Limited number of References (Max. 5)

The All-Important Abstract

Some of the above manuscript types require a structured abstract; some only require a simple abstract, and some require no abstract at all. So… What’s the difference between a structured abstract and a simple abstract?

  • A structured abstract has a limit of 250 words and should be separated into brief paragraphs with headings that match the sections of the main text (e.g., Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, Discussion). Please use the structured abstract for Clinical Investigation, Laboratory Investigation, Scientific Paper (Other) and Technical Note. 
  • A simple abstract has a limit of 125 words and should consist of one paragraph detailing the content of the paper. Please use teh simple abstract for Review Article and Case Reports. 

For additional information regarding specific manuscript requirements, visit the Springer CVIR website Instructions for Authors and expand the section titled “Types of Papers” to download a useful PDF Table.

If you have any other submission questions, please contact the Journal’s Editorial Office (JEO) using the “Contact Us” function in the main menu of Editorial Manager (www.editorialmanager.com/cvir).