Instructions for authors


For instructions on the title page, go here.

Manuscript type description

 

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
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, including systemic reviews
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

Manuscript submission formats and guidelines

 

Manuscript Type

 

Maximum number of
words/pages (main text)*
Structure of the main text Images
Clinical Investigation
Laboratory
Investigation
Scientific Paper
(Other)
 Max. 2400 words /  8 pages • Structured abstract (250 words)
• Keywords
• Introduction
• Materials & Methods/Results/Discussion
• Conclusion
• References
• Images/Tables (if any)
Max. 6
Technical Note Max. 1200 words / 4 pages • Structured abstract (250 words)
• Keywords
• Introduction
• Materials & Methods/Results/Discussion
• Conclusion
• References
• Images/Tables (if any)
Max. 6
Review Article Max. 3000 words / 10 pages • Simple abstract (125 words)
• Keywords
• Format will vary
• References
• Images/Tables (if any)
Max. 10
Case Report Max. 1000 words / 3 pages • Simple abstract (125 words)
• Keywords
• Introduction
• Case Report(s)
• Discussion/Conclusion
• References (Max 10)
• Images/Tables (if any)
Max. 3
Cutting Edge Max. 800 words / 1 page • No Abstract required
• Keywords
• Unstructured main text
• Limited number of references (Max. 5)
Max. 1
Letter to the Editor Max. 600 words / 1 page • No Abstract required
• Unstructured main text
• Limited number of references (Max. 5)
Max. 3
Editorial
Commentary
Max. 600 words / 1 page • No Abstract required
• Unstructured main text
• Limited number of references (Max. 5)
Max. 1

* Keywords, references, COI/Ethics statement, images, tables and separate title page are not included in word count

 

Abstract
Some of the manuscript types described above require a structured abstract; while others only require a simple abstract or do not require an abstract at all.

• A structured abstract has a 250 word limit and should be separated into brief paragraphs with headings: purpose, materials and methods, results, and conclusion.
• A simple abstract has a 125 word limit and should consist of one paragraph detailing the content of the paper.


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 the CVIR Manuscript Type Manual.

 

Figures and figure legends
Figures together with figure legends must be placed at the end of the manuscript, after references. Additionally, please upload figures and images in high resolution separately in Editorial Manager when submitting your manuscript.


Citation and references
Reference citation in the text should be included in square brackets [ ]. References should be listed in the order they appear in the text.

Abbreviations and acronyms
Abbreviations and acronyms should be defined at first mention as of the section “Introduction”. Please do not use abbreviations and acronyms in the abstract, and minimise the use of abbreviations and acronyms in the manuscript title.

Compliance with Ethical Standards
Please always include a separate “Compliance with Ethical Standards” section at the end of the Title Page.

 


 

A few tips for authors who want to submit to CVIR

 

Text formatting:

• Submit your manuscript as a word document.

• Use a normal, plain font (e.g., 10-point Times Roman) for text.

• Double-space your manuscript and include one-inch margins.

 

Figures:

• Figures together with figure legends must be placed at the end of the manuscript, after references.

• Additionally, please upload figures and images in high resolution separately in the system when submitting your manuscript.

 

Revisions:

• When submitting a revision, you must include a point-by-point response to the reviewer comments. You also must upload a clean version of the revised paper and a track changes version showing all changes made during revision.

 

Acknowledgements:

• Don't include acknowledgments in your manuscript text. Include your acknowledgments at the bottom of your separately-submitted Title Page (feel free to name names here, as the title page is not viewable by our reviewers).

 

Electronic Supplementary Material (ESM):

• Use the option to upload ESM together with your manuscript in case you have detailed statistical analysis on subgroups, long tables, extensive description of technical details such as for example anaesthesiologic protocols for animal experiments. Do not upload text parts as supplementary material, or any data and tables that are directly relevant for the conclusion in the manuscript.

 

And a few don'ts:

• Don’t submit any documents that are for review in PDF format (such as main text, tables, images, etc.): all items for review should be submitted preferably in .doc, .rtf, .tif, .jpg, .eps, .mov, or .mp4 format.

• Don't leave any co-authors off your list during the submission process: all authors are notified when a manuscript is received, and when a decision is made on a manuscript. If a co-author is left out of the list upon submission, we will return the manuscript to the author for correction.

• Don't forget to thoroughly review your PDF proof before clicking “Submit”: please make sure that your submission is completely blinded for review, and that all uploaded documents / figures / tables appear correctly in the PDF.


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.

 


 

English Language Support, by CVIR's publisher SpringerNature

 

For editors and reviewers to accurately assess the work presented in your manuscript you need to ensure the English language is of sufficient quality to be understood. If you need help with writing in English you should consider:

 

» Asking a colleague who is a native English speaker to review your manuscript for clarity.

 

» Visiting the English language tutorial which covers the common mistakes when writing in English.

 

» Using a professional language editing service where editors will improve the English to ensure that your       meaning is clear and identify problems that require your review. Two such services are provided by our   affiliates Nature Research Editing Service and American Journal Experts. Springer authors are entitled to a 10%   discount on their first submission to either of these services, simply follow the links below.

Please note that the use of a language editing service is not a requirement for publication in this journal and does not imply or guarantee that the article will be selected for peer review or accepted.

If your manuscript is accepted it will be checked by our copyeditors for spelling and formal style before publication.