About the Journal
The Journal of Visualized Surgery
The Journal of Visualized Surgery (ISSN 2221-2965; J Vis Surg; JOVS; jovs.amegroups.com) is an international peer-reviewed journal focused on Visualized Surgery. It aims to promote the development of Visualized Surgery around the world by providing a professional platform for the sharing of experience in Visualized Surgery between peers so that all patients may benefit. Hence, the focus will be on instructional and educational video clips, photos, schematics of Visualized Surgical procedures, rather than lengthy text. In addition, JOVS strongly emphasizes the multi-disciplinary nature of modern surgery and requests that articles highlight the roles of each member of the multi-disciplinary surgical team (including surgeon, trainees, anesthetists, physicians of all specialties, nurses, physiotherapists, other allied health professionals, and so on as appropriate).
As the Official Journal of the Asia Thoracoscopic Surgery Education Program (ATEP) but not limited to thoracic surgery, JOVS is officially accepted for inclusion in PubMed/PMC since Sept. 25th, 2017.
It publishes Invited Articles and Submitted Papers on Visualized Surgical Procedures, e-Comments on all published articles, and Editorials in the all surgical sub-specialties. Besides regular issues of the Journal, articles in defined areas will be collected and published in Themed Collections.
All submissions are reviewed by the Editor-in-Chief, Associate Editors and Editorial Board Members, as well as invited referees and a statistician when appropriate.
Permission to reproduce any kind of existing material, whether online or in print, must be obtained from the Publisher prior to submission.
Conflict of interest: The Editor requires authors to disclose any commercial associations that might pose a conflict of interest in connection with the submitted article. All sources of funding for work should be acknowledged in a footnote on the title page, as should all institutional affiliations of the authors (including corporate appointments). Other kinds of associations, such as consultancies, stock ownership or other equity interests or patent licensing arrangements should be disclosed to the Editor in the covering letter at the time of submission. If no conflict of interest exists, please state this on the title page and in the covering letter. The Editor reserves the right to reject manuscripts that do not comply with the above-mentioned requirements.
Video content: JOVS has by necessity defined a standard presentation for the streaming video used on the site - MP4. This is to give a consistent presentation across the site and assure rapid video streaming online. It is understood that many authors will have difficulties preparing their videos to our required specification. Although JOVS does not offer a video pre-editing service, staff will be happy to provide technical assistance if requested.
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