Page/Word Counts

Do They Really Count?

The “Types of Papers” section in our CVIR Instructions For Authors, which can be found at the Springer CVIR site, includes a downloadable PDF table that details the acceptable manuscript types. 

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

Maximum #Pages / #Words

Manuscipt Type Maximum number of words / pages (main text)*
Clinical Investigation Max. 2400 words / 8 pages
Max. 2400 words / 8 pages
Scientific Paper
Max. 2400 words / 8 pages
Technical Note Max. 1200 words / 4 pages
Review Article Max. 3000 words / 10 pages
Case Report Max. 1000 words / 3 pages
Cutting Edge Max. 800 words / 1 page
Letter to the Editor Max. 600 words / 1 page
Editorial Max. 600 words / 1 page
Commentary Max. 600 words / 1 page

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

These numbers should be followed as closely as possible, and authors should remain succinct and to-the-point in all of the main text. However, in some instances, the authors may need more description or discussion than this limit provides.

Who Has the Final Say?

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.

Please be aware that our page counts are based on double-spaced text with one-inch-wide margins.

If you have any questions or concerns about the length of your manuscript, please contact the Editorial Office at