visual abstracts

All article types are eligible for visual abstracts, with the exception of editorials, letters to the editor and commentaries. The visual abstract should summarise the main aspects of the paper graphically and in an appealing way, and therefore must be consistent with the paper’s content. The visual abstract should include the title, images, tables, graphs or charts and a brief key takeaway message, i.e., a conclusion. 

  • Templateclick here to download the CVIR visual abstract template.
  • Title should be capitalised; please capitalise the first word and all nouns, pronouns, adjectives, verbs and adverbs in the title. 
  • Authors: do not include the list of authors or their affiliations.
  • Font: make sure to keep the font (Arial or Times New Roman) and font size (12 for the conclusion and 16 for the title) as indicated in the template.
  • Figures: the visual abstract can contain one, two or three figures – feel free to customize the template accordingly.
  • Key takeaways/conclusion is limited to 100 words.