Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions

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Edited By: Steven R. Bailey

Impact Factor: 2.181

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2015: 63/124 (Cardiac & Cardiovascular Systems)

Online ISSN: 1522-726X

Author Guidelines

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New Policy: Expedited Publication Decision

Have you completed an original study related to interventional cardiology and previously submitted for publication, but have yet to publish your work?

The editor of Catheterization & Cardiovascular Interventions (CCI) is excited to announce a new policy that guarantees an “expedited publication decision” within 7 days of receipt of “original studies” that are submitted with a copy of an Editor's rejection letter, at least 2 peer reviews from a Journal with an impact factor of 1.3 or greater, responses to the peer reviews, a highlighted copy of the paper in red indicating where the changes were made according to the reviewer concerns, and a non-highlighted copy of the paper.

Ethical Guidelines: All authors are responsible for the contents and must have read and approved the manuscript and conform to the Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals published in the Annals of Internal Medicine 1997; 126:36-47.

Studies involving experimental animals and humans must conform to the guiding principles of the Declaration of Helsinki, and human subjects must have given informed consent of a study that has been approved by the Institutional Committee on Human Research at the author’s institution.

Author Guidelines

Wiley's Journal Style:

1. Online submission is required at . If you have not already done so, create an account for yourself in the system by clicking on the "Create an Account" button.

Please study the site's Instructions and Forms, and then let the system guide you through the submission process. If you have any questions, help is available at

Files uploaded to CCI's online submission system are ultimately used in final production through a completely paperless system. We, therefore, ask for production-quality files at submission. We recommend adherence to the manuscript preparation guidelines that follow to avoid any delays in review, and if accepted, publication of your article.

2. Supplementary Material
The following supplementary material is available online - Movie Clips: Indicate the Figure number(s). Codec used should be noted in the supplementary material legend.

3. Supporting Information
Supporting Information can be a useful way for an author to include important but ancillary information with the online version of an article. Examples of Supporting Information include additional tables, data sets, figures, movie files, 3D structures, and other related nonessential multimedia files. Supporting Information should be cited within the article text, and a descriptive legend should be included. It is published as supplied by the author, and a proof is not made available prior to publication; for these reasons, authors should provide any Supporting Information in the desired final format. For further information on recommended file types and requirements for submission, please visit:

4. Formatting
All pages must be double spaced and have at least one inch margins, including the abstract, text, references, and legends. Number all pages in sequence, beginning with the title page.

5. Word Count
Case reports should contain no more than 2,500 words, including references and figure legends, and all other submissions should contain no more than 5,000 words, including references and figure legends. The word count should also be included in the title page.

6. Online-Only Publication
In order to lessen the time to publication, we are pleased to now be able to offer authors the option of having an article published in an online-only format. Articles published as e-only articles are typically published in half the time of print publication. This option is being offered in order to allow authors the choice to be formally published and cited in a timelier manner.

If an author chooses to publish as e-only, the article will be assigned to an issue but published “electronic-only,” available online through Wiley Online Library, and available to all individuals, institutions, hospitals and others that have electronic journal access. Like all journal articles, it will be citable, fully indexed, and searchable on PubMed.

All articles published e-only will appear as part of the entire issue listing online and not as anything separate. We feel this initiative will offer our authors a more rapid way to have their work enter and influence the medical literature. While e-only articles will not appear in a print issue of the journal, each e-article will be listed in the print table of contents and for the issue it is published with along with instructions on how to access the articles online.

7. Title Page
This should contain the complete title of the manuscript; the names, affiliations, and titles of authors; the institution at which the work was performed; three to six indexing words that do not appear in the title and as used in Index Medicus; and an address for all correspondence, including e-mail address. Also include a short title, not more than 40 characters, to be used as a running head. The word count should also be included in the title page.

8. Authorship Cover Letter
An author's cover letter is required for submission. Please state whether or not this is an original manuscript and if this manuscript has been previously published or submitted to another journal. Each author must have contributed significantly to the submitted work. If there are more than 4 authors listed for a case report, each additional author may be included in an Acknowledgement section. If there are more than 10 authors listed in an original study, each authors' contribution should be included in the cover letter for consideration. The Editors consider authorship to include all of the following: (1) conception and design or analysis and interpretation of data, or both, (2) drafting of the manuscript or revising it critically for important intellectual content, and (3) final approval of the manuscript submitted. Participation solely in the collection of data does not justify authorship but may be appropriately acknowledged in the Acknowledgement section. Authors cannot be added and/or removed from a manuscript once the paper is accepted for publication.

9. Abstract
Manuscripts should have a structured abstract of no more than 250 words, presenting essential data in five paragraphs introduced by separate headings in the following order: Objectives, Background, Methods, Results, Conclusions. Use complete sentences. All data in the abstract must also appear in the manuscript text or tables. For general information on preparing structured abstracts, see Haynes RB, Mulrow CD, Huth EJ, Altman DG, Gardner MJ. More informative abstracts revisited. Ann Intern Med 1990;113:69–76. A non-structured abstract is appropriate for case reports.

10. Text
Submit your text in either .doc or .docx format. Do not embed figures or tables in this document; submit figures and tables as separate files.

Original manuscripts should follow the format of: (1) Abstract, (2) Introduction, (3) Materials and Methods, (4) Results, (5) Discussion, and (6) Conclusion. If the work includes data derived from human subjects, a statement that informed, written consent was obtained is mandatory. Use subheadings and paragraph titles whenever possible. Abbreviate measurements (cm, ml) according to Style Manual for Biological Journals, American Institute for Biological Sciences, 3900 Wisconsin Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. Place Acknowledgements as the last element of the text, before references. Authors should include a paragraph on the limitations of their research. Case Reports should follow the format of: (1) Non-structured Abstract, (2) Introduction, (3) Case Series, (4) Discussion, and (5) Conclusion.

11. References
Case Reports should contain no more than fifteen references. In the text, references should be cited consecutively as numerals in parentheses. In the final listing, they should be in numerical order, should include all authors' names, and should conform to Index Medicus style. For example:

Almeda FQ, Parrillo JE, Klein LW. Alternative therapeutic strategies for patients with severe end-stage coronary artery disease not amenable to conventional revascularization. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv 2003;60:57-66.

Chapter in Book:
Wesley L, Shah PK, Amin DK, Elkayam U. 1990. Hemodynamic monitoring of cardiac patients during pregnancy. In: Elkayam U and Gleicher N, editors. Cardiac problems in pregnancy: diagnosis and Management of Maternal and Fetal Disease 2nd ed. New York: Alan R. Liss, Inc. p 47-70.

Kern MJ. 1993. Hemodynamic rounds: interpretation of cardiac pathophysiology from pressure waveform analysis. New York: Wiley-Liss. 1223 p.

12. Legends
A descriptive legend completes an illustration and permits it to be useful without reference to the text. A legend must accompany each illustration and must define any abbreviations used therein. Legends must be typed double spaced on a separate list at the end of the manuscript.

13. Tables
Tables must be self-explanatory and must not duplicate the text. Each table must have a title and be numbered in the order of appearance with Roman numerals. Create your tables in either .doc or .docx format. Tables must be uploaded as separate files. Do not embed tables within the text of your manuscript.

14. Images
For submissions that contain supplementary figures or illustrations, image files must be submitted as separately numbered TIFF or EPS files of sufficient DPI resolution to allow high resolution photographic print quality (300 DPI and 5 inches wide or greater). Photographs of less than 300x300 DPI (1500 pixels) and less than 5'' (125mm) in width will not be accepted. Papers submitted with photographs of unacceptable quality will not be considered. Do NOT submit figures in the following formats: JPEG, GIF, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, PDF, or PCT. All identifiers, i.e., patient information or institution information, must be removed from the figures before submission.

Perform a visual check of the quality of the generated image. You should be able to zoom in to about 300% without the image becoming noticeably blurred or pixelated. If the image does appear pixelated at this zoom, then try going back to the original image and checking that it complies with the recommended format and settings.

Authors are strongly encouraged to visit Rapid Inspector TM before submitting their manuscript. Rapid Inspector TM gives authors of scientific, technical, and medical journals a resource for certifying their illustrations right on their own desktop. Utilizing this software will ensure that your graphics are suitable for print production. To download this journal's free Rapid Inspector software, please visit .

Authors are encouraged to visit for more information on digital figure preparation.

15. Color Images
Due to the high cost of color printing, we can only print figures in color if the authors choose to cover the expense. Please note all color images will be reproduced online at no charge, whether or not the author opts for color printing. The author will be invoiced for color charges once the article has been published in print: $800 per figure

16. Movies
Movies should be submitted in mpeg, .avi, .mov, or .mp4 formats. All movies should be submitted at the desired reproduction size and length. To avoid excessive delays in downloading the files, movies should be no more than 6MB in size and run between 30-60 seconds in length. Authors are encouraged to use QuickTime’s “compress” option when preparing files to help control file size. Additionally, cropping frames and image sizes can significantly reduce file sizes. Files submitted can be looped to play more than once, provided file size does not become excessive. Authors will be notified if problems exist with videos as submitted, and will be asked to modify them. No editing will be done to the videos at the editorial office; all changes are the responsibility of the author.

17. Disclosure Statement
All authors must disclose any affiliations that they consider to be relevant and important with any organization that to any author's knowledge has a direct interest, particularly a financial interest, in the subject matter or materials discussed. Such affiliations include, but are not limited to, employment by an industrial concern, ownership of stock, membership on a standing advisory counsel or committee, being on the board of directors, or being publicly associated with a company or its products. Other areas of real or perceived conflict of interest would include receiving honoraria or consulting fees or receiving grants or funds from such corporations or individuals representing such corporations.

18. Copyright Statement
All manuscripts submitted to Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions must be submitted solely to this journal, may not have been published in any part or form in another publication of any type, professional or lay, and become the property of the publisher. The publisher reserves copyright, and no published material may be reproduced or published elsewhere without the written permission of the publisher and the author. The journal will not be responsible for the loss of manuscripts at any time. All statements in, or omissions from, published manuscripts are the responsibility of the authors, who will assist the editors by reviewing proofs before publication.

19. Copyright Transfer Agreements
If your paper is accepted, the author identified as the formal corresponding author for the paper will receive an email prompting them to login into Author Services; where via the Wiley Author Licensing Service (WALS) they will be able to complete the license agreement on behalf of all authors on the paper.

For authors signing the copyright transfer agreement

If the OnlineOpen option is not selected, the corresponding author will be presented with the copyright transfer agreement (CTA) to sign. The terms and conditions of the CTA can be previewed in the samples associated with the Copyright FAQs below:

CTA Terms and Conditions

For authors choosing OnlineOpen

If the OnlineOpen option is selected the corresponding author will have a choice of the following Creative Commons License Open Access Agreements (OAA):

Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License OAA

Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial -NoDerivs License OAA

To preview the terms and conditions of these open access agreements please visit the Copyright FAQs hosted on Wiley Author Services and visit

If you select the OnlineOpen option and your research is funded by The Wellcome Trust and members of the Research Councils UK (RCUK) you will be given the opportunity to publish your article under a CC-BY license supporting you in complying with Wellcome Trust and Research Councils UK requirements. For more information on this policy and the Journal’s compliant self-archiving policy please visit:

For RCUK and Wellcome Trust authors click on the link below to preview the terms and conditions of this license:

Creative Commons Attribution License OAA

To preview the terms and conditions of these open access agreements please visit the Copyright FAQs hosted on Wiley Author Services and visit

20. Case Reports
There should be no more than 4 authors listed on a Case Report, without exception. Each additional author may be included in an Acknowledgement section. Case reports are commonly written by a junior author with a senior author's mentorship. Rarely, if ever, are more than 4 authors necessary. Participating in clinical care is not sufficient for authorship.

21. Editorial Comments
Editorial Comments are solicited on manuscripts that have been accepted for publication in an upcoming issue of Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions. The editorial comments consist of three to five paragraphs and should be submitted to the editorial office in .doc or .docx format under the category 'Editorial Comment'. The word limit for an Editorial Comment is 1,000 words with no more than 5 references listed, authored by a Board Member and one coauthor, and the Board Member is given one week to submit the Editorial Comment to the Catheterization & Cardiovascular Interventions Editorial Office.

Revisions and Resubmissions
Revised and resubmitted manuscripts that have been previously rejected must be highlighted in red to indicate where the changes were made in the revision according to the referee(s) concerns. A point-by-point description of the changes made must also be included in the cover letter. A non-highlighted copy of the paper must also be provided with the submission.

Submission Questions
Please contact the CCI editorial office at with any submission questions.

Production Questions
Please contact the Production Editor at with any production questions.