Volume : 1     Issue : 1     Year : 2014

 
Information Authors - Video Journal of Gynecological Endoscopy and Robotic Surgery

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General Information
The Video Journal of Gynecological Endoscopy and Robotic Surgery is peer- reviewed scientific journal that aims to attain all national and international medical societies and to publish surgical films that are related with all fields of gynecology.

Aims and scopes
The Video Journal of Gynecological Endoscopy and Robotic Surgery is a scientific surgical video forum which serves an opportunity for swap and dissemination of ideas, findings and especially techniques related to all fields of gynecological endoscopy. Thus, it allows gynecological endoscopists to reach a new appropriate tool for visual transmission of proceedings in endoscopy. The Journal publishes surgical films (video) from the visionary brains which describes surgical technics, tips and tricks, technological innovations, etc., quarterly.  

Only those submitted video articles are not currently being considered by another journal, or have not been previously published, will be considered for publication in Video Journal of Gynecological Endoscopy and Robotic Surgery. The submitted articles are firstly looked over by the Editors. The articles fit for the originality and the requirements of the journal are peer reviewed by the national or international referees. Acceptance for publication is based on significance, originality, and quality of the video article. If revisions are required, authors are asked to return the revised video article within 30 days.

Authorship
The authors’ names and order that are pointed in the copyright transfer form will be considered after the start of the manuscript submission. A author name cannot be added to the article in any time except the authors who signed the copyright transfer form, and the order of the authors’ names cannot be changed.

Editorial Policy/Manner
All authors should have contribute to the video article directly either academically or scientifically. It is the authors’ responsibility to prepare surgical film that meets scientific criterias.

Ethical Responsibility
The Journal adheres to the principles set forth in the Helsinki Declaration (http://www.wma.net/en/30publications/10policies/b3/index.html) holds that all reported research involving “Human beings” conducted in accordance with such principles. The requirement of the Ethics Committee approval depends on the video article and the Editorial Boards have rights to query the Ethics Committee approval during the peer review process. Eventually, it is the authors’ responsibility to prepare a surgical video that meets ethical criteria.

The Articles should be accompanied by “Informed Consent” whether the identity of the patient is disclosed or not. The statement must include in the covering letter indicating that the patient gave informed consent and patient anonymity should be preserved.

Conflict of interest
If the proposed publication concerns any commercial product, the author must include in the covering letter a statement indicating that the author(s) has (have) no financial or other interest in the product or explaining the nature of any relation. Video articles should be accompanied by the “Conflict of Interest Disclosure Form.” The form can be obtained from the journal webpage.

Language
The official language of the Video Journal of Gynecological Endoscopy and Robotic Surgery is English (American or british usage is accepted).

Copyright
The author(s) transfer(s) the copyright to their article to the video Journal of Gynecological endoscopy effective if and when the article is accepted for publication.  

Video Article Preparation
Text Formatting
Authors should submit a cover letter, title page, unstructured abstract, and reference list. Submission should be 12 point front size (Arial), double-space, on one side only of A4 paper. Preferred file formats for the text are .docx and .doc.

Covering Letter
Covering letter should be submitted in separate file.
The video articles are accepted for publication in the Journal on the understanding that the content has not been published or submitted for publication elsewhere. This must be stated in the covering letter.

The covering letter must contain an acknowledgment that all authors have contributed significantly, and that all authors are in agreement with the content of the manuscript.  The Journal adheres to the principles set forth in the Helsinki Declaration (http://www.wma.net/en/30publications/10policies/b3/index.html) holds that all reported research involving “Human beings” conducted in accordance with such principles.

All investigations on human subjects must include a statement that the subject gave informed consent and patient anonymity should be preserved. In general, submission of a video article should be accompanied by the written consent of the subject (or parent/guardian) prior to publication; this is particularly important where the unique nature of the incident reported makes it possible for the patient to be identified in video footages. While the Editorial Board recognizes that it might not always be possible or appropriate to seek such consent, the onus will be on the authors to demonstrate that this exception applies in their articles. Authors should also declare any financial support or relationships that may pose potential conflict of interest. 

Title page
On the title page give: (1) the title of the article (should be concise and informative); (2) the name and initials of each author; (3) the department and institution to which the work should be attributed; (4) the name, postal and e-mail addresses, telephone and facsimile numbers of the author responsible for correspondence and to whom requests for reprints should be addressed; (5) sources of financial support; (6) length of video; (7) abstract; (8) references (up to five).
The maximum number of authors is four (4), if you wish to include more than four (4) authors, please explain the reason in your cover letter and describe the individual contribution of each author.

Abstract
All videos should be accompanied by a unstructured abstract less than 200 words.

Keywords
Immediately after the abstract, provide a maximum of 3 keywords, avoiding general and plural terms and multiple concepts. These keywords will be used for indexing purposes.

References
The Journal requests that the following formats be used for all reference lists.

  • Standard Journal article
    Sendađ F, Akdemir A, Oztekin MK. Robotic single-incision transumbilical total hysterectomy using a single-site robotic platform: initial report and technique. J Minim Invasive Gynecol. 2014;21:147-51.
  • Book
    Rock JA, Thompson JD (eds) Telende’s Operative Gynecology, 8th edn. Philadelphia: Lippincott-Raven, 1996.
  • Chapter in a Book
    Lindheimer MD, Katz AL. Fluid and electroytes metabolism in normal and abnormal pregnancy. In: Arieff AL, DeFronzo RA (eds) Fluid, Electrolytes, and Acid Base Disorders, 2nd edn. New York: Churchill Livingstone, 1995; 839–875.            

Requirements for Surgical Film

  • Work must not be published elsewhere, and all portions of the video clips must be the property of the author(s)
  • Narration must be in English
  • Video should not contain music
  • Videos can be up to 8 minutes long and should include title slide includes the title of the article, the name and initials of each author, the department and institution to which the work should be attributed, abstract.
  • The maximum file size is 100 MB (after conversion to mp4)
  • Videos will be published in mp4 format only.
  • Please remember that high visual quality videos more useful to present the article.
 

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