Submission Preparation ChecklistAs part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
- The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration
- All authors (names and emails) of the manuscript must be added during the submission process (during Step 3). Please note you must add all authors (click the add author button beneath your author name) before you add the manuscript title or abstract. If you do not your co-authors will not be cited in any accepted manuscript.
- Where available, URLs or DOI's for all your references have been provided.
- The text uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed at the end of the manuscript.
- The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
- The following statement has been placed in the Acknowledgements section at the end of the article: The authors state that they abide by the authors’ responsibilities and ethical publishing guidelines of the International Cardiovascular Forum Journal, and it is referenced by adding the following citation as the last reference in the reference list: Shewan LG, Coats AJS, Henein MY. Authors’ Responsibilities and Ethical Publishing. International Cardiovascular Forum Journal 2018;13:3-4, DOI: 10.17987/icfj.v13i0.525
EditorialMay include maximum word count of 1500 words, 12 references and 2 figures/tables
ReviewReviews should include an unstructured abstract (up to 250 words) and have a maximum total word count of 4,500 words.
ORIGINAL ARTICLES: These should contain only original research findings not previously published or being considered for publication elsewhere.
The maximum word count is 3000 words
Include the following: Title page, 250w Structured Abstract, Key words, Introduction, Methods, Results, Discussion, Acknowledgments and References, all double spaced.
Letters to the EditorLetters (including case reports) may include up to 1000 words, 2 figures/tables and 10 references. These should have no abstract and no sub-headings, all double spaced.
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c. Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work (See The Effect of Open Access).
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