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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.

Author Guidelines

 Manuscript Formatting

  1. Fonts: Times or Times New Roman 12-point size.
  2. Justification should be set to full.
  3. Subtitles should be italic with no underline.
  4. The manuscript should be written on A4 (210 × 297 mm) paper, single-spaced throughout and with margins of 2.5 cm.
  5. All pages must be numbered consecutively and start with "1".
  6. The text should be arranged in the following order: abstract, introduction, materials and methods, results, discussion, acknowledgments, references, figure legends, and tables.
  7. The first page of the full manuscript should begin with the title of the paper centered on the page and Bold Title Case (title case means the first letter of each main word capitalized).
  8. Authors name should start with the Initials Name then the Family name (The first letter of the seond name may be used between initial and family names; Jan G. Hengstler) followed by the affiliation of each author.
  9. The abstract should not exceed 500 words and must be free of references and abbreviations. It should indicate clearly the scope and main conclusions of the manuscript.
  10. The manuscript should be in Microsoft Word format (.DOC). and the number of words should not be more 10.000 words.
  11. Figures and scanned objects should be in JPG format at least 300dpi. With width either 8 or 16 cm and length not more than 20 cm. 
  12. The number of figures and table should be minimized as possible. the maximum allowed is 8  figures and/ or tables.
  13. The manuscript should be written in a good English with no grammatic or writing errors and use US spelling.
  14. References should follow the Harvard (author, date) system. In the text, the author name is followed by the year of publication (Ali, 2017).  In case of more than 1 author use et al., after the 1st author (Ahmed et al., 2017). If 2 authors separate between them by and (Ahmed and Ali, 2018)

List of References

a. Journal article

The list of references appears at the end of the manuscript and gives the full details of all used sources. All sources must be referred in a consistent manner.

The details in the references include the following information.

  1. Author’s surname, Initial
  2. Publication Year
  3. Article Title
  4. Name of Journal (full name with no abbreviation)
  5. Volume
  6. Starting Pages
  7. Ending Pages

Example: Ahmed YA, Tatarczuch L, Pagel CN, Davies HM, Mirams M, Mackie EJ (2007). Physiological death of hypertrophic chondrocytes. Osteoarthritis Cartilage, 15 (5): 575-586-1239.

b. Book
1- Author/Editor’s Surname and initials
2- Year of publication
3- Title of Book
4- Edition (if applicable)
5- Place of publication: (followed by a colon)
6- Name of publisher
Anderson, J. and M. Poole, 1998. Assignment and thesis writing. 3re Edn., John While and Sons.

c. Book Chapter
1. Author/Editor’s Surname and initials
2. Year of publication
3. Title of Chapter
4. In: (enter editor’s surname and initials)
5. Book Title
6. Edition (if applicable)
7. Place of publication: (followed by a colon)
8. Name of publisher
9. Page number
Mason, J., 1999. Recent Developments in the Prediction of Global Warming. In: Energy Demand and Planning, McVeigh, J.C. and J.G. Morgue, (Eds.). E&FN Spon., pp: 34-52.

d. Conference Papers

1. Author’s surname, initial

2. Date of publication

3. Title of paper

4. In: Editor’s surname, initials, (if applicable)

5. Title of proceeding

6. Place of conference

7. Date of conference

8. Publishers

9. Page numbers of contribution


Clifton, J.J., 1999. Hazard prediction. In: Disaster prevention, planning and limitation. University of Bradford, 12-13 September 1989. Technical Communications Ltd., pp: 54-64.


The published articles are available for download on the journal website so we don't send Offprints. The authors are free to print the online articles from the journal website. 

Review Article
It should be considered an introduction, the body of the article followed by sub-headings by topic, conclusion, and references. It must be submitted a maximum of 30 pages. The review may include up to five tables and five original figures; if the images are not original must be followed by written permission from the authors for reproduction.

Case Report
It is a description related to the diagnosis of a rare or the results of a new treatment disease. The content will respond to the criteria of a research paper, presenting the following sections: title in  English, authors, the institution of origin, unstructured abstract up to 250 words and keywords in English. It should contain an introduction, presentation of the case report, discussion, conclusions, and references. It must be presented in a manuscript no longer than 20 pages excluding the corresponding figures.

Letter of the Editor
In this section, the SVU-IJVS readers can post their comments, questions, and replies regarding the published articles. The maximum length is 1000 words, written in  (not more than one page). 

Short Communication

A Short Communication is a concise but complete description of a limited investigation, which does not warrant full-length papers and will not be included in a later paper and may report negative results.  Short communications should be as completely documented, both by reference to the literature and description of the experimental procedures employed, as a regular paper. The Communications should cover no more than six pages of the journal (about 15 manuscript pages including figures, tables, and references, Times New Roman 12 pt, double-spaced, minimum 2 cm margins). They should have abstract (not more than 50-100 words), no section headings in the body (e.g., Introduction, Materials, and Methods) and describe methods, results, and discussion in a single section. Acknowledgements should be presented as in full-length papers, but no separate heading is used. The References section is identical to the full-length papers

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