CVIR Manuscript Types

CVIR manuscript submission types and what you should know about them

 

For additional information regarding specific manuscript requirements, take a look at the CVIR Instructions for Authors.

 

Manuscript type

Max nr. of words/pages (main text)*

Structure of the main text

Images

Clinical Investigation

Laboratory Investigation

Scientific Paper (Other)

2400 words /

 8 pages

  • Structured abstract (250 words)
  • Keywords
  • Introduction
  • Materials & Methods/Results/Discussion
  • Conclusion
  • References
  • Images/Tables (if any)
   Max. 6

Technical Note

 1200 words/ 

4 pages

  • Structured abstract (250 words)
  • Keywords
  • Introduction
  • Materials & Methods/Results/Discussion
  • Conclusion
  • References
  • Images/Tables (if any)
Max. 6

 Review Article

3000 words /

 10 pages

  • Simple abstract (125 words)
  • Keywords
  • Format will vary
  • References
  • Images/Tables (if any)
Max. 10

Case Report

Max. 1000 words /

3 pages

  • Simple abstract (125 words)
  • Keywords
  • Introduction
  • Case Report(s)
  • Discussion/Conclusion
  • References (Max 10) 
  • Images/Tables (if any)
Max. 3
Review Article

3000 words /

 10 pages 
  • Simple abstract (125 words)
  • Keywords
  • Format will vary
  • References
  • Images/Tables (if any)
Max. 10
Case Report

1000 words /

3 pages 

  • Simple abstract (125 words)
  • Keywords
  • Introduction
  • Case Report(s)
  • Discussion/Conclusion
  • References (Max 10)
  • Images/Tables (if any)
Max. 3
Cutting Edge 800 words/
1 page
  • No Abstract required 
  • Keywords
  • Unstructured main text
  • Limited nr. of references (max. 5)
Max. 1

Letter to the Editor
 

Commentary

600 words/
1 page
  • No Abstract required
  • Unstructured main text
  • Limited nr. of references (max. 5)
Max. 1

* Keywords, references, COI/Ethics statement, images, tables and separate title page are not included in word count

Wordcount

Please make sure to follow the guidelines for your manuscript's word count. 

Our esteemed reviewers and Editors ultimately have the “final say” in evaluating the length and quality of a manuscript. If a submitted manuscript exceeds the page limits outlined in the CVIR Instructions for Authors, but the paper is deemed reviewable by the Editorial Office after it is submitted, it will likely be sent out for review. Keep in mind, though, that significantly excessive page and word counts can affect the ultimate decision on your submission.


Abstract

Some of the above manuscript types require a structured abstract; some only require a simple abstract, and some require no abstract at all.

  • A structured abstract has a limit of 250 words and should be separated into brief paragraphs with headings that match the sections of the main text (e.g., Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, Discussion). Please use the structured abstract for Clinical Investigation, Laboratory Investigation, Scientific Paper (Other) and Technical Note. 
  • A simple abstract has a limit of 125 words and should consist of one paragraph detailing the content of the paper. Please use the simple abstract for Review Article and Case Reports. 

For additional information regarding specific manuscript requirements, visit the Springer CVIR website Instructions for Authors and expand the section titled “Types of Papers” to download the CVIR Manuscript Type Manual.

 

Citation and references
Reference citation in the text should be included in square brackets [ ]. References should be listed in the order they appear in the text.

 

Abbreviations and acronyms
Abbreviations and acronyms should be defined at first mention as of the section “Introduction”. Please do not use abbreviations and acronyms in the abstract, and minimise the use of abbreviations and acronyms in the manuscript title.

 

Compliance with Ethical Standards:
Please always include a separate section “Compliance with Ethical Standards” at the end of the Title Page.
 

Do not …Include acknowledgments in your manuscript text.
Rather, include your acknowledgments at the bottom of your separately-submitted Title Page (feel free to name names here, as the title page is not viewable by our reviewers).

Do not …Submit in PDF format any documents that are for review (such as main text, tables, images, etc.).
All items for review should be submitted preferably in .doc, .rtf, .tif, .jpg, .eps, .mov, or .mp4 format. Videos and big sized tables should be submitted as supplementary material.

Do not …Leave any co-authors off your list during the submission process.
All authors are notified when a manuscript is received, and when a decision is made on a manuscript. If a co-author is left out of the list upon submission, we will return the manuscript to the author’s Submission Center for correction.

Do not …Forget to thoroughly review your PDF proof before clicking “Submit.”
Before you click “Submit,” please make sure that your submission is completely blinded for review, and that all uploaded documents / figures / tables appear correctly in the PDF.

If you have any other submission questions, please contact the Journal’s Editorial Office (JEO) using the “Contact Us” function in the main menu of Editorial Manager (www.editorialmanager.com/cvir).

 

Manuscript types and what they mean

Manuscript Type Description
Clinical Investigation Articles that detail studies involving human subjects.
Laboratory Investigation Articles that detail studies involving animal subjects or bench tests.
Scientific Paper (Other) Articles that are not clinical or laboratory investigations, but fit into the Scientific Paper category, such as Meta-Analyses and Systematic Reviews.
Technical Note Articles detailing novel techniques and their application in experimental or clinical settings.
Review Article

Articles examining the progress of treatments and techniques over a specified time. Note: Any article that involves either a “Systematic review” or “Meta-analysis” should not be submitted as a Review Article.

Case Report Articles detailing treatments of specific patients.
Cutting Edge Short article addressing current hot topics or latest developments in interventional radiology or in fields which may directly influence interventional radiology.
Letter to the Editor Unstructured communications in letter format.
Editorial Short opinionated paper on a current trending topic, submitted upon invitation only.
Commentary

Succinct commentary on a recently published article/scientific data/new trend(s), submitted upon invitation only.