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Advances in vascular intervention and diagnostics require information to be at the fingertips of the vascular surgeon. Each issue of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery (VES) brings together the most recent peer-reviewed information to guide vascular specialists in endovascular, surgical, and medical treatment of vascular disease. Published six times a year, VES offers original scientific articles on vascular intervention, including the new endovascular therapies for peripheral artery, aneurysm, carotid, and venous conditions; as well as special interest topics presented in the format of Case Reports, Clinical Controversy discussions of disputed issues, comprehensive Basic Science reviews, a Endovascular Techniques section, and a Vascular Medicine section. Vascular and Endovascular Surgery addresses the spectrum of arterial, venous, and lymphatic disease and provides factual information that will expand your clinical perspective and treatment skills. The multidisciplinary approach to the vascular patient is emphasized with options of open surgical repair, endovascular intervention, and medical therapy discussed in each issue.
The Editorial Board, composed of well-known, respected academic vascular surgeons from all over the world is committed to providing timely, provocative articles that are relevant to enhancing the vascular care provided by the vascular surgeon in practice or in a resident-training program.
Topics presented in recent VES issues include:
- Endovascular Aortic Aneurysm Repair and Stent Technology
- Outcomes of Endovascular AAA Repair with Hostile Neck Anatomy
- Current Management of Carotid Artery Disease
- Protected Carotid Artery Stenting and Angioplasty
- Endovascular Therapy of Innominate-Subclavian Arterial Occlusive Lesions
- Aortic Graft Infection
- Peripheral Arterial Embolism
- Laser Atherectomy for Lower Extremity Revascularization
- Dialysis Access Patency and Repair with Stent-angioplasty
- Duplex Arteriography in the Evaluation of Acute Limb Ischemia
- Can CT Scans Predict Impending AAA Rupture
- Comparison of CT and Catheter Angiography for Evaluation of Peripheral Arterial Disease
- Inferior Vena Cava Filter Placement in Late-stage Cancer
- Platelet Function and Pharmacologic Inhibition
- Matrix Metalloproteinases in the Pathogenesis and Treatment of Aortic Aneurysm
- Hypertension and the Vascular Patient
- Angiogenesis, Vasculogenesis, and Induction of Healing in Chronic Wounds
Vascular and Endovascular Surgery (VES) is a peer-reviewed, leading journal in its field devoted exclusively to all aspects of cerebrovascular and cardiovascular, peripheral vascular, and endovascular surgery. It reports the latest progress in operative surgical techniques together with new research findings, new clinical experiences, and new developments in diagnostic procedures.
|Thomas Maldonado, M.D. FACS||NYU School of Medicine, New York, USA|
|Ignacio Escotto Sánchez||National Autonomous University of Mexico, Mexico|
|Juan Varela||Clinica Universitaria Colombia, Bogotá, Colombia|
|Enrico Ascher||Maimonides Medical Center, USA|
|Keith D. Calligaro||Pennsylvania Hospital, USA|
|Kim J. Hodgson||USA|
|Alan B. Lumsden||Houston, TX, USA|
|Gregory L. Moneta, MD||Oregon Health and Science University; Knight Cardiovascular Institute, Portland, OR, USA|
|Gregorio A. Sicard||Barnes-Jewish Hospital, USA|
|Samuel S. Ahn||USA|
|Zak Arthurs||Sam Antonio Military Medical Center, San Antonio, TX, USA|
|Robert G. Atnip||Hershey Medical Center, USA|
|Martin A. Back||Tampa, FL, USA|
|Jeffrey L. Ballard|
|Carlos Bechara||Houston Methodist Hospital System, Houston, TX, USA|
|Michael Belkin||Brigham & Women's Hospital, USA|
|John J. Bergan|
|John Blebea, MD, MBA||Tulsa, OK, USA|
|Richard P. Cambria||Massachusetts General Hospital, USA|
|Jeffrey Carpenter||Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, USA|
|Timothy A. Chuter||University of California, San Francisco, USA|
|G. Patrick Clagett||University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, USA|
|Anthony J. Comerota||USA|
|Michael S. Conte||University of California, San Francisco, USA|
|John D. Corson|
|Frank J. Criado||Union Memorial Hospital, Baltimore, USA|
|Michael Dalsing||Indiana University School of Medicine, USA|
|Clement R. Darling||Albany Medical College, USA|
|David L. Dawson|
|Ralph G. De Palma||Department of Veteran's Affairs, USA|
|Tina R. Desai||The University of Chicago, USA|
|John F. Eidt||Baylor Heart and Vascular Hospital, USA|
|Bo G. Eklof||Sweden|
|Peter Faries||Baylor Heart and Vascular Hospital, USA|
|Mark F. Fillinger||USA|
|William R. Flinn||USA|
|Thomas L. Forbes||University of Toronto, Canada|
|Julie A. Freischlag||John Hopkins Medical Institutions, USA|
|Paul A. Gagne||New York University, Italy|
|Vivian Gahtan||SUNY Upstate Medical University, USA|
|Jerry Goldstone, MD||USA|
|Richard M. Green, MD||USA|
|Raul J. Guzman|
|Kakra Hughes, MD, FACS||Howard University and Hospital, Washington DC, USA|
|Glenn Jacobowitz||NYU Langone Medical Center, New York, NY, USA|
|Peter G. Kalman, MD||Independent Consultant, Canada|
|Timothy F. Kresowik||University of Iowa Health Care, USA|
|Brajesh K. Lal||New Jersey Medical School, USA|
|Stephen G. Lalka, MD||The Sanger Clinic, North Carolina, USA|
|W. Anthony Lee, MD||Boca Raton, FL, USA|
|Peter H. Lin||Houston, TX, USA|
|Fred N. Littooy||Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood, IL, USA|
|Joann M. Lohr||Lohr Surgical Specialists|
|Michael S. Makaroun||UPMC Heart and Vascular Institute, UK|
|William A. Marston||University of North Carolina, USA|
|Jon S. Matsumura||USA|
|George H. Meier, III||Brambleton Medical Center, USA|
|James O. Menzoian||USA|
|Joseph L. Mills||Arizona Health Sciences Center, USA|
|Samuel R. Money||Ochsner Clinic, New Orleans, LA, USA|
|Takao Ohki||Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein School of Medicine, NY, USA|
|W. Andrew Oldenburg||Mayo Clinic, Minnesota, USA|
|Kenneth Ouriel, MD||Syntactx, USA|
|Jean M. Panneton||Vascular and Transplant Specialists, USA|
|Juan R. Parodi, MD||University of Buenos Aires, Argentina|
|Bruce A. Perler||USA|
|Luis A. Queral|
|John J. Ricotta||USA|
|John J. Rosenthal||Long Beach Surgical Group, USA|
|Mikel Sadek||NYU Langone Medical Center and Bellevue Hospital, New York, NY, USA|
|Hazim J. Safi||University of Texas-Houston Medical Center, USA|
|Russell H. Samson||Mote Vascular Foundation, USA|
|Luis A. Sanchez||Washington University School of Medicine, USA|
|Gary R. Seabrook||Medical College of Wisconsin, USA|
|Gregor D. Shanik||Ireland|
|Michael B. Silva, Jr.||The University of Texas Medical Branch, USA|
|Scott L. Stevens||University of Tennessee Medical Center, USA|
|Timothy M. Sullivan||Mayo Clinic, Minnesota, USA|
|Spence M. Taylor|
|William D. Turnipseed||University of Wisconsin Clinical Sciences, USA|
|Rodney A. White||Torrance, CA, USA|
|Christopher K. Zarins||Stanford University, USA|
|R. Eugene Zierler||University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA|
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Instructions for Authors
Vascular and Endovascular Surgery publishes peer-reviewed original articles and case reports relating to any phase of vascular diseases, including diagnostic methods, therapeutic procedures, operative techniques, clinical and laboratory research.
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The manuscript should include four major sections (in this order): Title Page, Abstract, Main Body, and References.
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Use commas to separate multiple citation numbers in text. Corresponding references should be listed in numeric order at the end of the document. Unpublished works and personal communications (oral, written, and electronic) should be cited parenthetically (and not on the reference list). Superscript numbers are placed outside periods and commas, and inside colons and semicolons.
For citation examples please check AMA (10th Ed).
IMPORTANT NOTE: To encourage a faster production process of your article, you are requested to closely adhere to the points above for references. Otherwise, it will entail a long process of solving copyeditor’s queries and may directly affect the publication time of your article.
6. Tables. They should be structured properly. Each table must have a clear and concise title.
They should be numbered consecutively in the order in which they appear in the text.
For each Table, there must be a corresponding citation in the text and for each Table citation here must be a corresponding Table.
7. Figures. They should be numbered consecutively in the order in which they appear in the text and must include figure captions. Figures will appear in the published article in the order in which they are numbered initially. The figure resolution should be 300dpi at the time of submission.
8. Appendices. They should be lettered to distinguish from numbered tables and figures. Include a descriptive title for each appendix (e.g., “Appendix A. Variable Names and Definitions”). Cross-check text for accuracy against appendices.
9. Footnotes. Footnotes should be avoided in text, but are allowed on the title page.
IMPORTANT: PERMISSION - The author(s) are responsible for securing permission to reproduce all copyrighted figures or materials before they are published in VES. A copy of the written permission must be included with the manuscript submission.
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:
(i) made a substantial contribution to the concept and design, acquisition of data or analysis and interpretation of data,
(ii) drafted the article or revised it critically for important intellectual content,
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(iv) agreement to be accountable for all aspects of the work in ensuring that questions related to the accuracy or integrity of any part of the work are appropriately investigated and resolved.
Please refer to the ICMJE Authorship guidelines at http://www.icmje.org/recommendations/browse/roles-and-responsibilities/defining-the-role-of-authors-and-contributors.html
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.
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, writing assistance, or a department chair who provided only general support. Authors should disclose whether they had any writing assistance and identify the entity that paid for this assistance.
To comply with the guidance for Research Funders, Authors and Publishers issued by the Research Information Network (RIN), VES additionally requires all Authors to acknowledge their funding in a consistent fashion under a separate heading. Please visit Funding Acknowledgements on the SAGE Journal Author Gateway to confirm the format of the acknowledgment text in the event of funding or state in your acknowledgments that: This research received no specific grant from any funding agency in the public, commercial, or not-for-profit sectors.
Declaration of conflicting interests
It is the policy of VES 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 include any declaration at the end of your manuscript after any acknowledgements and prior to the references, under a heading ‘Conflict of interests’. If no declaration is made the following will be printed under this heading in your article: ‘None declared’. Alternatively, you may wish to state that ‘The Author(s) declare(s) that there is no conflict of interest’.
When making a declaration the disclosure information must be specific and include any financial relationship that all authors of the article has with any sponsoring organization and the for-profit interests the organization represents, and with any for-profit product discussed or implied in the text of the article.
Any commercial or financial involvements that might represent an appearance of a conflict of interest need to be additionally disclosed in the covering letter accompanying your article to assist the Editor in evaluating whether sufficient disclosure has been made within the Declaration of Conflicting Interests provided in the article.
For more information please visit the SAGE Journal Author Gateway.
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Identifying details should be omitted if they are not essential. Complete anonymity is difficult to achieve, however, and informed consent should be obtained if there is any doubt. For example, masking the eye region in photographs of patients is inadequate protection of anonymity. If identifying characteristics are altered to protect anonymity, such as in genetic pedigrees, authors should provide assurance that alterations do not distort scientific meaning and editors should so note. When informed consent has been obtained it should be indicated in the submitted article.
As part of the submission process you will be asked to provide the names of peers who could be called upon to review your manuscript. Recommended reviewers should be experts in their fields and should be able to provide an objective assessment of the manuscript. Please be aware of any conflicts of interest when recommending reviewers. Examples of conflicts of interest include (but are not limited to) the below:
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- The reviewer should not have recently collaborated with any of the authors
- Reviewer nominees from the same institution as any of the authors are not permitted
Please note that the Editors are not obliged to invite any recommended/opposed reviewers to assess your manuscript.
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