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Journal for Vascular Ultrasound

Journal for Vascular Ultrasound

Published in Association with Society for Vascular Ultrasound

eISSN: 15443175 | ISSN: 15443167 | Current volume: 45 | Current issue: 3 Frequency: Quarterly
The Journal for Vascular Ultrasound (JVU) is the official quarterly Journal of the Society for Vascular Ultrasound and publishes peer-reviewed articles on all aspects of the noninvasive diagnosis of vascular disease, including original research, reviews, case reports, letters to the editor, and editorials. Continuing Medical Education (CME) test questions are included with many JVU articles that readers can complete to earn CME credits. The JVU is currently inviting submissions of articles with subject matter that falls within the journal’s Aims and Scope.

The JVU is dedicated to advancing the field of noninvasive vascular diagnostic testing by publishing the latest clinical and scientific information on vascular ultrasound and related topics. These topics and areas of interest include:

  • Clinical applications of noninvasive diagnostic techniques
  • Practice guidelines relevant to the vascular laboratory
  • Criteria for interpretation of vascular diagnostic tests
  • Physical principles and instrumentation
  • Ultrasound education, credentialing, and laboratory accreditation
  • Vascular laboratory administration, advocacy, and reimbursement
  • Additional topics of relevance to vascular diagnosis and therapy

The JVU is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).

SAGE Publishing disseminates high-quality research and engaged scholarship globally, and we are committed to diversity and inclusion in publishing. We encourage submissions from a diverse range of authors from across all countries and backgrounds.

Editor
R. Eugene Zierler, MD RPVI University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, WA, USA
Managing Editor
Sandra Katanick, FSVU Hollywood, FL, USA
Associate Editor for Education
Sandra Yesenko, DHSc, MHS, RVT, RDMS, FSVU Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH, USA
Associate Editor for Social Media
Agnes Lovell, RVT Pacific Vascular, Inc., Seattle, WA, USA
Statistical Consultant
Frank Miele, MSEE Pegasus Lectures, Inc., Dallas, TX, USA
International Associate Editors
Thoetphum Benyakorn, MD, FRCST, FSVS Division of Vascular Surgery, Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Thammasat University, Pathum-Thani, Thailand
Julieta R. Crosta, MD, MS Diagnostic Imaging Specialist, University of Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Karthik Mikkineni, MD, RPVI Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA and AIG Hospitals, Hyderabad, India
Sandeep R. Pandey, MBBS, MS, FVES, EVDI, FIDF Consultant Vascular & Endovascular Specialist, Kathmandu, Nepal
Sergio Xavier Salles-Cunha, PhD, RVT, FSVU Independent Consultant, Jacksonville, FL and Itanhaem, Sao Paolo, Brazil
Himanshu Verma, MBBS, MS, FEVS Fortis Memorial Research Institute, Gurugram, Haryana India
Editorial Board
Faisal Aziz, MD, FACS, DFSVS Pennsylvania State University Health Heart and Vascular Institute, Hershey, PA, USA
Jim Baun, BS, RDMS, RVT, FSDMS Zonare Medical Systems, Toledo, OH, USA
George Berdejo, BA, RVT, FSVU White Plains Hospital, White Plains, NY, USA
Qiangjun Cai, MD, FACC, FASE, RPVI Division of Cardiology at University of Texas Medical Branch, Angleton, TX, USA
David Dawson, MD, RPVI, RVT, FACS, DFSVS Scott & White Medical Center and Texas A&M University College of Medicine, Temple, TX, USA
Anahita Dua, MD, MS, MBA, RPVI Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
Alicia Formato, RVT Chicago, IL, USA
Heather Gornik, MD, RPVI, RVT Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH, USA
Leni Karr, BA, RVT Diagnostic Ultrasound Technology Health Sciences and Wellness Institute, Bellevue College, Bellevue, WA, USA
Anil Kumar, MD, RPVI, RPHS, FSVM Yavapai Regional Medical Center, Prescott, AZ, USA
Nicos Labropoulos, PhD, RVT Department of Surgery, Stony Brook University Hospital, Stony Brook, NY, USA
Michael P. Lilly, MD University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA
Benjamin Lind, MD, RPVI NorthShore University HealthSystem, Skokie, IL, USA
Meryl S. Logan, MD, RPVI Olin E. Teague Central Texas Veterans’ Health Care System, Temple, TX, USA
Laurence Needleman, MD Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA, USA
Mark Oliver, MD, RVT, FSVU Morristown Medical Center, Morristown, NJ, USA
Joseph Polak, MD, MPH Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA, USA
Robert Smilanich, MD, RPVI, RVT Utah Valley Vascular Surgery, Provo, UT, USA
Kimberly Sorrentino, EdD, MS, RDMS, RDCS, RVT Connecticut State Colleges and Universities, Hartford, CT, USA
David M. Williams, MS, RDCS, RVT Florence Medical Pavilion, Florence, SC, USA
Stephanie Wilson, BS, RDMS, RVT, FSVU South Hills School of Business and Technology, State College, PA, USA
Joseph Zygmunt, BA, RVT, RPhS Medtronic Endovenous Division, Kure Beach, NC, USA
Editors Emeriti
Barton A. Bean, RVT, FSVU Mission Viejo, CA, USA
Cynthia Billings, BSN, RN, RVT, FSVU University of North Carolina Hospitals, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
Paul A. Cardullo, BSN, RVT, FSVU University of Massachusetts Medical Center, Worcester, MA, USA
Ann Marie Kupinski, PhD, RVT, RDMS, FSVU North Country Vascular Diagnostics Inc., Albany, USA
Barbara A. Rhodes, BA, RVT, FASA, FSVU Sky Lakes Medical Center, Klamath Falls, OR, USA
Steven R. Talbot, RVT, FSVU University of Utah Medical Center, Salt Lake City, UT, USA
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  • JOURNAL FOR VASCULAR ULTRASOUND

    Guidelines for Authors

    SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

    Manuscript Submission Guidelines: Journal for Vascular Ultrasound

    Please read the guidelines below and then visit the Journal’s submission site https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/jvu to upload your manuscript. Manuscripts not conforming to these guidelines may be returned.

    Only manuscripts of sufficient quality that meet the Aims and Scope of the JVU will be reviewed.

    There are no fees payable to submit or publish in the JVU.

    As part of the submission process you will be required to warrant that you are submitting your original work, that you have the rights in the work, and that you have obtained and can supply all necessary permissions for the reproduction of any copyright works not owned by you, that you are submitting the work for first publication in the JVU and that it is not being considered for publication elsewhere and has not already been published elsewhere.

    Please see our guidelines on prior publication and note that JVU may accept submissions of papers that have been posted on pre-print servers; please alert the Editorial Office when submitting (contact details are at the end of these guidelines) and include the DOI for the preprint in the designated field in the manuscript submission system. Authors should not post an updated version of their paper on the preprint server while it is being peer reviewed for possible publication in the journal. If the article is accepted for publication, the author may re-use their work according to the journal's author archiving policy.

    1. What do we publish?
      1.1 Aims & Scope
      1.2 Article types
      1.3 Writing your paper
    2. Editorial policies
      2.1 Peer review policy
      2.2 Authorship
      2.3 Acknowledgements
      2.4 Funding
      2.5 Declaration of conflicting interests
      2.6 Research ethics and patient consent
      2.7 Clinical trials
      2.8 Reporting guidelines
      2.9 Research Data
    3. Publishing policies
      3.1 Publication ethics
      3.2 Contributor's publishing agreement
      3.3 Open access and author archiving
    4. Preparing your manuscript
      4.1 Format
      4.2 Artwork, figures and other graphics
      4.3 Supplemental material
      4.4 Reference style
      4.5 English language editing services
    5. Submitting your manuscript
      5.1 ORCID
      5.2 Information required for completing your submission
      5.3 Permissions
      5.4 File Upload
      5.5 Preview the PDF
    6. On acceptance and publication
      6.1 SAGE Production
      6.2 Online First publication
      6.3 Access to your published article
      6.4 Promoting your article
    7. Further information

     

    1. WHAT DO WE PUBLISH?

    1.1 Aims & Scope

    Before submitting your manuscript to JVU, please ensure you have read the Aims and Scope.

    1.2 Article Types

    Original Research Articles

    • Approximately 2000-4000 words
    • Structured abstract
    • Up to 6 tables or figures
    • Include clinical trial registration number, if applicable
    • Address role of sponsor, if applicable

    Review Articles

    • Approximately 4000-7000 words
    • Structured abstract
    • At least 1 summary table or figure
    • Additional criteria may apply for CME Review articles.

    Research Letters

    • Research letters communicate original research findings in the format of a letter.
    • No abstract or section headings
    • 500-800 words
    • Up to 10 references
    • One table or figure

    Images in Vascular Ultrasound

    • No abstract or keywords
    • Up to 400 words and 3 references
    • Maximum of four images is allowed.
    • Refer to each image as a Panel A, B, C, etc.
    • For multi-panel images, use Panel A-1, A-2, etc.
    • Captions are not allowed and should be completely incorporated into the main text.

    Technical Notes

    • Approximately 2000-3000 words
    • Unstructured abstract
    • Up to 6 tables or figures
    • A description of a new technique or development in instrumentation

    Case Reports

    • Up to 1000 words
    • Unstructured abstract
    • Up to 10 references
    • Up to 7 images
    • Only novel and previously unreported clinical findings and/or highly innovative approaches to patient management will be considered for publication as a single Case Report. Case Reports that do not meet these criteria but have high quality images should be submitted for the Images in Vascular Ultrasound section.
    • Suggested sections for Case Reports are: Introduction, Case (patient history, results of tests, treatment, outcome or follow-up), Discussion, and Conclusion.
    • When appropriate, authors are encouraged to include multiple cases and a detailed literature review to enhance the value of their case report to readers of the JVU.

    Letter to the Editor

    • Letters to the Editor include correspondence regarding an article published in the journal and should be 300-500 words.

    Special Issue Submissions

    • Follow the guidelines above for the appropriate article type, but select “special issue” when submitting your article online and mention the appropriate article type in your cover letter.

    1.3 Writing your paper

    The SAGE Author Gateway has some general advice and on how to get published, plus links to further resources. If you have any questions about publishing with SAGE, please visit the SAGE Journal Solutions Portal.

    1.3.1 Make your article discoverable

    When writing up your paper, think about how you can make it discoverable. The title, keywords and abstract are key to ensuring readers find your article through search engines such as Google. For information and guidance on how best to title your article, write your abstract and select your keywords, have a look at this page on the Gateway: How to Help Readers Find Your Article Online.

     

    2. EDITORIAL POLICIES

    2.1 Peer review policy

    Following a preliminary triage to eliminate submissions unsuitable for the Aims and Scope of the JVU, all papers are sent out for peer review. The journal’s policy is to have manuscripts reviewed by two expert reviewers. All submissions are also reviewed by the Managing Editor and Editor-in-Chief. The JVU utilizes a single-blind peer review process in which the reviewer’s name is withheld from the author unless the reviewer requests a preference for his/her identity to be revealed. All manuscripts are reviewed as rapidly as possible, while maintaining a rigorous peer review process. Reviewers make comments to the author and recommendations to the editor, who then makes the final decision to accept, request revision, or reject the manuscript. SAGE does not permit the use of author-suggested reviewers.

    The JVU is committed to delivering high quality, timely peer-review and has partnered with Publons, a third-party service that seeks to track, verify, and give credit for peer review. Reviewers for the JVU can opt in to Publons in order to claim their reviews or have them automatically verified and added to their reviewer profile. Reviewers claiming credit for their review will be associated with the JVU, but the article name, reviewer’s decision, and the content of their review is not published on the site. For more information visit the Publons website.

    The Editor or members of the Editorial Board may occasionally submit their own manuscripts for possible publication in the JVU. In these cases, the peer review process will be managed by alternative members of the Board and the submitting Editor/Board member will have no involvement in the decision-making process.

    2.1.1 Appealing the publication decision

    Editors have very broad discretion in determining whether an article is an appropriate fit for their journal. Many manuscripts are declined with a very general statement of the rejection decision. These decisions are not eligible for formal appeal unless the author believes the decision to reject the manuscript was based on an error in the review of the article, in which case the author may appeal the decision by providing the Editor with a detailed written description of the error they believe occurred.

    If an author believes the decision regarding their manuscript was affected by a publication ethics breach, the author may contact the publisher with a detailed written description of their concern, and information supporting the concern, at publication_ethics@sagepub.com

    2.2 Authorship

    Papers should only be submitted for consideration once consent is given by all contributing authors. Those submitting papers should carefully check that all those whose work contributed to the paper are acknowledged as contributing authors.

    The list of authors should include all those who can legitimately claim authorship. This is all those who:

    • Made a substantial contribution to the concept or design of the work; or acquisition, analysis, or interpretation of data,
    • Drafted the article or revised it critically for important intellectual content,
    • Approved the version to be published,
    • Each author should have participated sufficiently in the work to take public responsibility for appropriate portions of the content.

    Authors should meet the conditions of all of the points above. When a large, multicenter group has conducted the work, the group should identify the individuals who accept direct responsibility for the manuscript. These individuals should fully meet the criteria for authorship. Acquisition of funding, collection of data, or general supervision of the research group alone does not constitute authorship, although all contributors who do not meet the criteria for authorship should be listed in the Acknowledgments section (see below). Please refer to the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) authorship guidelines for more information on authorship.

    2.3 Acknowledgements

    All contributors who do not meet the criteria for authorship should be listed in an Acknowledgements section. Examples of those who might be acknowledged include a person who provided purely technical help, or a department chair who provided only general support.

    Any acknowledgements should appear first at the end of your article prior to your Declaration of Conflicting Interests (if applicable), any notes, and your References.

    2.3.1 Third party submissions

    Where an individual who is not listed as an author submits a manuscript on behalf of the author(s), a statement must be included in the Acknowledgements section of the manuscript and in the accompanying cover letter. The statements must:

    • Disclose this type of editorial assistance – including the individual’s name, company and level of input,
    • Identify any entities that paid for this assistance,
    • Confirm that the listed authors have authorized the submission of their manuscript via third party and approved any statements or declarations, e.g. conflicting interests, funding, etc.

    Where appropriate, SAGE reserves the right to deny consideration to manuscripts submitted by a third party rather than by the authors themselves.

    2.3.2 Writing assistance

    Individuals who provided writing assistance, e.g. from a specialist communications company, do not qualify as authors and so should be included in the Acknowledgements section. Authors must disclose any writing assistance – including the individual’s name, company and level of input – and identify the entity that paid for this assistance. It is not necessary to disclose use of language polishing services.

    2.4 Funding

    The JVU requires all authors to acknowledge their funding in a consistent fashion under a separate heading. Please visit the Funding Acknowledgements page on the SAGE Journal Author Gateway to confirm the format of the acknowledgment text in the event of funding, or state that: This research received no specific grant from any funding agency in the public, commercial, or not-for-profit sectors.

    2.5 Declaration of conflicting interests

    It is the policy of the JVU to require a declaration of conflicting interests from all authors enabling a statement to be carried within the paginated pages of all published articles.

    Please ensure that a ‘Declaration of Conflicting Interests’ statement is included at the end of your manuscript, after any acknowledgements and prior to the references. If no conflict exists, please state that ‘The Author(s) declare(s) that there is no conflict of interest’. For guidance on conflict of interest statements, please see the ICMJE recommendations here.

    2.6 Research ethics and patient consent

    Medical research involving human subjects must be conducted according to the World Medical Association Declaration of Helsinki. Submitted manuscripts should conform to the ICMJE Recommendations for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing, and Publication of Scholarly Work in Medical Journals, and all papers reporting animal and/or human studies must state in the methods section that the relevant Ethics Committee or Institutional Review Board provided (or waived) approval. Please ensure that you have provided the full name and institution of the review committee, in addition to the approval number.

    For research articles, authors are also required to state in the methods section whether participants provided informed consent and whether the consent was written or verbal.

    Information on informed consent to report individual cases or case series should be included in the manuscript text. A statement is required regarding whether written informed consent for patient information and images to be published was provided by the patient(s) or a legally authorized representative. Please do not submit the patient’s actual written informed consent with your article, as this in itself breaches the patient’s confidentiality. The JVU requests that you confirm to us, in writing, that you have obtained written informed consent but the written consent itself should be held by the authors/investigators themselves, for example in a patient’s hospital record. The confirmatory letter may be uploaded with your submission as a separate file.

    Please also refer to the ICMJE Recommendations for the Protection of Research Participants.

    All research involving animals submitted for publication must be approved by an ethics committee with oversight of the facility in which the studies were conducted. The journal has adopted the Consensus Author Guidelines on Animal Ethics and Welfare for Veterinary Journals published by the International Association of Veterinary Editors.

    2.7 Clinical trials

    The JVU conforms to the ICMJE requirement that clinical trials are registered in a WHO-approved public trials registry at or before the time of first patient enrolment as a condition of consideration for publication. The trial registry name and URL, and registration number must be included at the end of the abstract.

    2.8 Reporting guidelines

    The relevant EQUATOR Network reporting guidelines should be followed depending on the type of study. For example, all randomized controlled trials submitted for publication should include a completed CONSORT flow chart as a cited figure and the completed CONSORT checklist should be uploaded with your submission as a supplementary file. Systematic reviews and meta-analyses should include the completed PRISMA flow chart as a cited figure and the completed PRISMA checklist should be uploaded with your submission as a supplementary file. The EQUATOR wizard can help you identify the appropriate guideline. Other resources can be found at NLM’s Research Reporting Guidelines and Initiatives.

    2.9 Research Data

    The journal is committed to facilitating openness, transparency and reproducibility of research, and has the following research data sharing policy. For more information, including FAQs please visit the SAGE Research Data policy pages.

    Subject to appropriate ethical and legal considerations, authors are encouraged to:

    • share your research data in a relevant public data repository
    • include a data availability statement linking to your data. If it is not possible to share your data, we encourage you to consider using the statement to explain why it cannot be shared.
    • cite this data in your research

     

    3. PUBLISHING POLICIES

    3.1 Publication ethics

    SAGE is committed to upholding the integrity of the academic record. We encourage authors to refer to the Committee on Publication Ethics’ International Standards for Authors and view the Publication Ethics page on the SAGE Author Gateway.

    3.1.1 Plagiarism

    The JVU and SAGE take issues of copyright infringement, plagiarism, or other breaches of best practice in publication very seriously. We seek to protect the rights of our authors and we always investigate claims of plagiarism or misuse of published articles. Equally, we seek to protect the reputation of the journal against malpractice. Submitted articles may be checked with duplication-checking software. Where an article, for example, is found to have plagiarized other work or included third-party copyright material without permission or with insufficient acknowledgement, or where the authorship of the article is contested, we reserve the right to take action including, but not limited to: publishing an erratum or corrigendum (correction); retracting the article; taking up the matter with the head of department or dean of the author's institution and/or relevant academic bodies or societies; or taking appropriate legal action.

    3.1.2 Prior publication

    If material has been previously published it is not generally acceptable for publication in a SAGE journal. However, there are certain circumstances where previously published material can be considered for publication. Please refer to the guidance on the SAGE Author Gateway or if in doubt, contact the Editor at the address given below.

    3.2 Contributor's publishing agreement

    Before publication, SAGE requires the author as the rights holder to sign a Journal Contributor’s Publishing Agreement. SAGE’s Journal Contributor’s Publishing Agreement is an exclusive license agreement which means that the author retains copyright in the work but grants SAGE the sole and exclusive right and license to publish for the full legal term of copyright. Exceptions may exist where an assignment of copyright is required or preferred by a proprietor other than SAGE. In this case copyright in the work will be assigned from the author to the society. For more information please visit the SAGE Author Gateway.

    3.3 Open access and author archiving

    Journal for Vascular Ultrasound offers optional open access publishing via the SAGE Choice programme. For more information on Open Access publishing options at SAGE please visit SAGE Open Access. For information on funding body compliance, and depositing your article in repositories, please visit SAGE’s Author Archiving and Re-Use Guidelines and Publishing Policies.

     

    4. PREPARING YOUR MANUSCRIPT FOR SUBMISSION

    4.1 Format

    The preferred format for your manuscript is Word. LaTeX files are also accepted. Word and (La)Tex templates are available on the Manuscript Submission Guidelines page of our Author Gateway.

    Title page: All submissions should have a title page. The title page should list all authors and their affiliations, including city, state, and country for each affiliation. Do not list degrees or credentials with author names. In addition, the corresponding author should have a complete address, phone number, and email listed on the title page.

    Abstract and Keywords: Abstract format for Original Research Articles and Review Articles should be structured with the following headings: Introduction, Methods, Results, Discussion, and Conclusion. Abstracts for Case Reports and Technical Notes should be unstructured with a single summary paragraph and no headings. Please note that abstracts are not required for all article types. Authors must choose at least two terms from the core keyword list before selecting their own unique terms.

    The title, abstract, and keywords are key to ensuring readers find your article online through online search engines such as Google. Please refer to the information and guidance on how best to title your article, write your abstract, and select your keywords by visiting the SAGE Journal Author Gateway for guidelines on How to Help Readers Find Your Article Online.

    Main Document: For typical Original Research Articles and Review Articles, the manuscript should include the following sections: Introduction, Methods, Results, Discussion, Conclusion, Disclosures, References, Tables, Figure Legends, Figures, Supplemental Material.

    The preferred format for the main text is Word (doc or docx). The text should be double-spaced throughout and with a minimum of 2.5 cm or 1.0 in for the left and right hand margins and at the head and foot. Font size should be standard 12 point. Use a tab indent at the beginning of each paragraph and do not leave extra spaces between paragraphs. Please do not paginate the manuscript.

    Statistics: Care should be taken that all statistical methods are appropriate, and that it is clear which methods were used for which analyses. Any statistical methods not in common use should be supported by references or described in detail. Results of statistical tests should be reported as well as the p values; where possible, confidence intervals should also be reported.

    Points to note:

    • All tables, figures, references, and supplemental material should be called out in numerical order and appear in order.
    • Refer to tables and figures as Table 1, 2, 3 or Figure 1, 2, 3, or Supplemental Table 1, 2, 3, etc.
    • Abbreviations should be kept to a minimum and must be clearly defined when used for the first time in the abstract, main text, and each table or figure. Avoid using uncommon abbreviations.
    • For numbers, all numbers under 10 should be spelled out except when attached to a unit of quantity (e.g. 1 mm or 3 months), and numbers of 10 or more should be written as digits except at the beginning of a sentence.
    • Scientific measurements should be given in SI units, but blood pressure should be expressed in mmHg, hemoglobin as g/dL, creatinine, blood glucose, and lipid parameters as mg/dL.
    • Generic names should be used for drugs. Authors should be aware of national differences in drug names and availability, and give alternative names or drugs in the text.
    • For brand name drugs, equipment, and software, include the manufacturer’s name and location.

    4.2 Artwork, figures and other graphics

    For guidance on the preparation of illustrations, pictures and graphs in electronic format, please visit SAGE’s Manuscript Submission Guidelines .

    Tables: Tables should be numbered as Table 1, 2, 3, etc. The tables should immediately follow the list of References. Tables should be in an editable format (i.e., word or excel). An explanatory title and footnote (as appropriate) should be included with each table. Be sure to include the appropriate units, explain how the data are presented (i.e., “data are presented as mean ± SD or n (%)”), define all abbreviations, and explain any other markers within the footnote.

    Figures: Figures should be numbered as Figure 1, 2, 3, or 1A, 1B, etc. Figure legends should be listed on a separate page at the end of the manuscript (within the main document). Figures should appear immediately after the figure legends. Be sure to explain and define all markers, abbreviations, etc., within the figure legend. All artwork should be supplied as separate image files (i.e., jpeg, png, gif, tiff, etc.) in high resolution (at least 300 dpi). Figures should be in grayscale unless color is deemed necessary. The cost of color printing will be billed to the author at a rate of $800 for the first color image and $200 for subsequent color images. These charges are for inclusion of color images in the printed article only; there is no charge for color images in the online version of the article.

    Photographs: Patients in photographs should not be identifiable and should have their eyes masked. Time/date stamps should also be masked. Any identifiable photograph should be accompanied by written permission from the patient, parent or guardian.

    4.3 Supplemental material

    This journal is able to host additional materials online (e.g. datasets, podcasts, videos, images etc.) alongside the full-text of the article. For more information please refer to our guidelines on submitting supplemental files.

    4.4 Reference style

    The JVU adheres to the SAGE Vancouver reference style. View the SAGE Vancouver guidelines to ensure your manuscript conforms to this reference style.

    If you use EndNote to manage references, you can download the SAGE Vancouver EndNote output file.

    4.5 English language editing services

    Authors seeking assistance with English language editing, translation, or figure and manuscript formatting to fit the journal’s specifications should consider using SAGE Language Services. Visit SAGE Language Services on our Journal Author Gateway for further information.

     

    5. SUBMITTING YOUR MANUSCRIPT

    The JVU is hosted on SAGE Track, a web based online submission and peer review system powered by ScholarOne™ Manuscripts.

    Visit https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/jvu to login and submit your article online.

    IMPORTANT: Please check whether you already have an account in the system before trying to create a new one. If you have reviewed or authored for the journal in the past year it is likely that you will have had an account created. For further guidance on submitting your manuscript online please visit ScholarOne Online Help.

    5.1 ORCID

    As part of our commitment to ensuring an ethical, transparent and fair peer review process SAGE is a supporting member of ORCID, the Open Researcher and Contributor ID. ORCID provides a unique and persistent digital identifier that distinguishes researchers from every other researcher, even those who share the same name, and, through integration in key research workflows such as manuscript and grant submission, supports automated linkages between researchers and their professional activities, ensuring that their work is recognized.

    The collection of ORCID iDs from corresponding authors is now an optional part of the submission process of this journal. If you already have an ORCID iD you will be asked to associate that to your submission during the online submission process. We also strongly encourage all co-authors to link their ORCID ID to their accounts in our online peer review platforms. It takes seconds to do: click the link when prompted, sign into your ORCID account and our systems are automatically updated. Your ORCID iD will become part of your accepted publication’s metadata, making your work attributable to you and only you. Your ORCID iD is published with your article so that fellow researchers reading your work can link to your ORCID profile and from there link to your other publications.

    If you do not already have an ORCID iD please follow this link to create one or visit our ORCID homepage to learn more.

    5.2 Information required for completing your submission

    You will be asked to provide contact details and academic affiliations for all co-authors via the submission system and identify who is to be the corresponding author. These details must match what appears on your manuscript. The affiliation listed in the manuscript should be the institution where the research was conducted. If an author has moved to a new institution since completing the research, the new affiliation can be included in a manuscript note at the end of the paper. At this stage please ensure you have included all the required statements and declarations and uploaded any additional supplementary files (including reporting guidelines where relevant).

    5.2.1 Publication of author Twitter Handles

    As a way of encouraging ongoing discussion within the field, JVU authors are offered the option of providing their Twitter handle to be published alongside their name and email address within their article. This way, JVU readers who have questions or thoughts regarding your paper can tweet you directly. Providing a Twitter handle for publication is entirely optional, if you are not comfortable with the JVU promoting your article along with your personal Twitter handle then please do not supply it.

    The JVU’s twitter account is currently @svuinfo. By providing your personal twitter handle you agree to let the JVU and SAGE Publications use it in any posts related to your journal article. You may also be contacted by other Twitter users. The JVU and SAGE Publications will have no control over you or your tweets at any time. If you would like guidance on how to promote your article yourself on Twitter or other Social Media channels please visit: http://www.uk.sagepub.com/journalgateway/files/using_social_media_to_promote.doc.

    To include your Twitter handle within your article, please provide this within the SAGE Track Submission form when prompted and on the manuscript title page.

    5.3 Permissions

    Please also ensure that you have obtained any necessary permission from copyright holders for reproducing any illustrations, tables, figures or lengthy quotations previously published elsewhere. For further information including guidance on fair dealing for criticism and review, please see the Copyright and Permissions page on the SAGE Author Gateway.

    5.4 File Upload

    Please upload files in this order:

    1. Title Page – include list of authors
    2. Main Document
    3. Tables
    4. Figures / Images
    5. Supplemental Material
    6. Permission Files

    5.5 Preview the PDF

    Before you can submit your manuscript, you are required to view the proof of your article. If there are missing files or if the manuscript is not displaying properly, your article will be returned. Please check to ensure that:

    • All authors are listed on the title page and in the submission form,
    • The main text is a clean copy (no track changes or comments except for revisions),
    • All tables and figures are present, appear in order, and are legible,
    • Make sure nothing is inadvertently cut off, such as table data or figure legends.

     

    6. On acceptance and publication

    6.1 SAGE Production

    Your SAGE Production Editor will keep you informed as to your article’s progress throughout the production process. Proofs will be made available to the corresponding author via our editing portal SAGE Edit or by email, and corrections should be made directly or notified to us promptly. Authors are reminded to check their proofs carefully to confirm that all author information, including names, affiliations, sequence and contact details are correct, and that Funding and Conflict of Interest statements, if any, are accurate. Please note that if there are any changes to the author list at this stage all authors will be required to complete and sign a form authorizing the change.

    6.2 Online First publication

    Online First allows final articles (completed and approved articles awaiting assignment to a future issue) to be published online prior to their inclusion in a journal issue, which significantly reduces the lead time between submission and publication. Visit the SAGE Journals help page for more details, including how to cite Online First articles.

    6.3 Access to your published article

    SAGE provides authors with online access to their final article.

    6.4 Promoting your article

    Publication is not the end of the process. You can help disseminate your paper and ensure it is as widely read and cited as possible. The SAGE Author Gateway has numerous resources to help you promote your work. Visit the Promote Your Article page on the Gateway for tips and advice

     

    7. Further information

    Any correspondence, queries or additional requests for information on the manuscript submission process should be sent to the JVU editorial office as follows:

    Journal for Vascular Ultrasound Editorial Office

    R. Eugene Zierler, MD, RPVI, Editor-in-Chief

    gzierler@svu.org

    Sandra Katanick, FSVU, Managing Editor

    skatanick@svu.org

     

     

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