Digestive Endoscopy

Cover image for Vol. 28 Issue 5

Edited By: Choitsu Sakamoto

Impact Factor: 2.715

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2015: 41/78 (Gastroenterology & Hepatology); 46/199 (Surgery)

Online ISSN: 1443-1661



Author Guidelines


LATEST INFORMATION

Case Reports: Only cases of exceptional interest and novelty are considered. For manuscripts that do not qualify, Editors may ask authors to shorten manuscripts and rewrite as Letters.

Letters, Techniques and Images: Manuscripts formerly published as “Endoscopic Images of Interest”, “New Instruments and Techniques” are now included in the new section “Letters, Techniques and Images” and published under a new format.

1. MANUSCRIPT SUBMISSION

Thank you for your interest in Digestive Endoscopy. Please read the complete Author Guidelines carefully prior to submission, including the section on copyright. To ensure fast peer review and publication, manuscripts that do not adhere to the following instructions will be returned to the corresponding author for technical revision before undergoing peer review.

Note that submission implies that the content has not been published or submitted for publication elsewhere except as a brief abstract in the proceedings of a scientific meeting or symposium. Once you have prepared your submission in accordance with the Guidelines, manuscripts should be submitted online at http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/den/

For assistance, please contact the Editorial Office of Digestive Endoscopy (email: digestive_endoscopy@jges.or.jp; phone: 81-3- 3525-4670; fax: 81-3-3525-4677).

We look forward to your submission.

2. ABOUT THE JOURNAL
Scope: Digestive Endoscopy (DEN) is the official journal of the Japan Gastroenterological Endoscopy Society, the Asian Pacific Society for Digestive Endoscopy and the World Endoscopy Organization. Digestive Endoscopy serves as a medium for presenting original articles that offer significant contributions to knowledge in the broad field of endoscopy. The Journal also includes Reviews, Original Articles, How I Do It, Case Reports (only of exceptional interest and novelty are accepted), Letters, Techniques and Images, abstracts and news items that may be of interest to endoscopists.

Editor: Choitsu Sakamoto
Frequency: Bi-Monthly
ISSN: 0915-5635 (print), 1443-1661 (online).
Impact Factor: 2.058
Journal Abbreviation: Dig Endosc
Publisher: Wiley Publishing Asia Pty Ltd

3. EDITORIAL REVIEW AND ACCEPTANCE
The acceptance criteria for all papers are the quality and originality of the research and its significance to our readership. Except where otherwise stated, manuscripts are peer reviewed by two anonymous reviewers and the Editor. All manuscripts will be reviewed by using the online submission system, and all relevant data should be submitted online. Final acceptance or rejection rests with the Editorial Board.

All manuscripts should be written so that they are intelligible to the professional reader who is not a specialist in the particular field. They should be written in a clear, concise, direct style. Where contributions are judged as acceptable for publication on the basis of content, the Editor and the Publisher reserve the right to modify manuscripts to eliminate ambiguity and repetition and improve communication between author and reader.

Authorship should be finalized during the submission process. Please ensure that all authors are listed and in the correct order, because changes are not permissible once the accepted manuscript goes into production.

4. AUTHORSHIP
Digestive Endoscopy follows the recommendations formulated by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors regarding criteria for authorship (http://www.icmje.org/recommendations/browse/roles-and-responsibilities/defining-the-role-of-authors-and-contributors.html). Accordingly, each person listed as an author or coauthor for a submitted manuscript must meet all four criteria. An author or coauthor shall have:

1) Substantial contributions to the conception or design of the work, or acquisition, analysis or interpretation of data for the work;
2) Drafting the work or revising it critically for important intellectual content;
3) Final approval of the version to be published;
4) Agreement to be accountable for all aspects of the work in ensuring that questions related to the accuracy or integrity of any part of the work are appropriately investigated and resolved. Meeting these criteria should provide each author with sufficient knowledge of and participation in the work that he or she can accept public responsibility for the report.

Person who does not meet the above 4 criteria should be mentioned in the acknowledgment section.

The corresponding author must submit an Authorship confirmation form (with COI statement from all authors) and must guarantee that all authors listed in the manuscript meet these criteria and that all authors are aware of the submission and about the authorship. If there is a serious breach of authorship, the matter will be investigated according to the COPE guideline and reprimand and punishment will be considered according to the seriousness of the matter. Please use this form to confirm the authorship of all authors.

5. DISCLOSURE
Conflict of Interests: All authors should declare, according to the standard of each country, any employment, leadership role or advisory role with a company, stockownership and option, patent royalties and licensing fees, honoraria, received fees for promotional materials, financial support and grants, devices donated from the industry and other potential relationships that may pose conflict of interests as “Interests” between the Acknowledgments and References sections. The corresponding author should collect all authors COI disclosure and must complete a conflict of interests disclosure form as part of the initial manuscript submission process. The corresponding author is responsible for obtaining all the relevant information from all authors of the manuscript. Please visit here to consult the details of the latest disclosure guidelines according to the standards of the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE).If a failure of accurate report about COI disclosure is suspected, the matter will be resolved following the procedure detailed in COPE guidelines.

Please disclose all Conflict of Interests for all authors using this format.

6. ETHICAL CONSIDERATIONS
Authors must state that the protocol for the research project has been approved by a suitably constituted Ethics Committee of the institution within which the work was undertaken and that it conforms to the provisions of the Declaration of Helsinki (as revised in Fortaleza, Brazil, October 2013), available at: http://www.wma.net/en/30publications/10policies/b3/. In general, submission of a case report should be accompanied by the written consent of the subject (or parent/guardian) before publication; this is particularly important where photographs are to be used or in cases where the unique nature of the incident reported makes it possible for the patient to be identified. While the Editors recognize that it might not always be possible or appropriate to seek such consent, the onus will be on the authors to demonstrate that this exception applies in their case. Any experiments involving animals must be demonstrated to be ethically acceptable and where relevant conform to national guidelines for animal usage in research. Digestive Endoscopy retains the right to reject any manuscript on the basis of unethical conduct of either human or animal studies.

7. REGISTRY OF RESEARCH STUDIES INVOLVING HUMAN SUBJECTS
As shown in the Declaration of Helsinki (Fortaleza, Brazil, October 2013), every research study involving human subjects must be registered in a publicly accessible database before recruitment of the first subject. Thus any research project that assigns human subjects to intervention or comparison groups to study the cause-and-effect relationship between a medical intervention and a health outcome must be registered. The above policy applies to every research study which began with enrollment of patients after November 1st 2013 (If authors are considering submitting a non-registered prospectively designed research study, please explain the reason why it has not been registered. Registration of retrospective studies is not required, but must have official approval from an appropriate ethical committee at submission of the study).

Research studies mentioned above should be registered in one of the registries approved by ICMJE. Registries that currently meet all necessary criteria include: (1) the registry sponsored by the United States National Library of Medicine (http://www.clinicaltrials.gov); (2) the International Standard Randomized Controlled Trial Number Registry (http://www.controlled-trials.com/); (3) the Australian New Zealand Clinical Trials Registry (http://www.anzctr.org.au/); (4) the Chinese Clinical Trials Registry (http://www.chictr.org/); and (5) the Clinical Trials Registry – India (http://www.ctri.nic.in/); (6) University Hospital Medical Information Network (UMIN) (http://www.umin.ac.jp/ctr/).

8. RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIALS
Randomized controlled trials should follow the guidelines of the CONSORT Statement. The CONSORT Statement will also be used as the criteria of peer review for randomized controlled trial papers: http://www.consort-statement.org/.

9. MANUSCRIPT CATEGORIES AND REQUIREMENTS

(i) ORIGINAL ARTICLES
Word Limit: 3000 words including abstract but excluding references, tables and figures.
Abstract: 250 words maximum, structured (subheaders): Objectives, Methods, Results, Conclusions.
References: No limit.
Figures/Tables: No limit.
Supporting Information: Video, additional data, tables and audio are acceptable as supporting information.
Description: Full-length reports of current research in either basic or clinical science. Arrange text as follows: Introduction, Methods, Results, Discussion, Acknowledgment, Conflict of Interests, References, and when relevant, Supplementary Material.

(ii) REVIEW ARTICLES
Word Limit: 3500 words including abstract but excluding references, tables and figures.
Abstract: 250 words maximum, structured or unstructured.
References: No limit.
Figures/Tables: No limit.
Supporting Information: Video, additional data, tables and audio are acceptable as supporting information.
Description: Reviews are comprehensive analyses of specific topics with an inclusive reference list, or they may be systematic reviews. Although narrative review articles are accepted, systematic reviews would be preferable for publication. Some of them will be submitted upon invitation by the Editor. Both solicited and unsolicited review articles will undergo peer review prior to acceptance.

(iii) CASE REPORTS
Only cases of exceptional interest and novelty are considered. For manuscripts that do not qualify, Editors may ask authors to shorten manuscripts and rewrite as Letters, Techniques and Images.
Word Limit: 1500 words including abstract but excluding references, tables and figures.
Abstract: Short, unstructured (no use of subheaders). Maximum of 250 words.
References: Up to 10 in total.
Figures/Tables: Up to four in total.
Supporting Information: Video, additional data, tables and audio are acceptable as supporting information.
Description: New observations of diseases, clinical findings or novel/unique treatment outcomes relevant to practitioners in Endoscopy. Arrange text as follows: Abstract; Introduction; Case Report; Discussion; Acknowledgment; Conflict of Interests; References.

(iv) HOW I DO IT
[BY INVITATION OF EDITORS]
Word Limit: 3000 words including abstract but excluding references, tables and figures.
Abstract: 250 words, unstructured (no use of subheaders).
References: Up to 20 in total.
Figures/Tables: Up to five in total.
Supporting Information: Video, additional data, tables and audio are acceptable as supporting information.
Description: How I Do It contains useful clinical improvements for diagnosis and treatment. It must be based on empirical observation and it should include discussions about methods and results with references. Arrange text as follows: Abstract; Introduction; Procedure or Technique; Discussion.

(v) LETTERS, TECHNIQUES AND IMAGES
Word Limit: 300 words.
Authors: Maximum of three authors.
Abstract: No abstract.
References: Up to five.
Figures/Tables/Images: Up to two. Size of one figure should not exceed 80 mm horizontal x 80 mm vertical. Composite photos can be accepted within this size regulation when necessary.
Supporting Information: Video, additional data, tables and audio are acceptable as supporting information.
Description: Letters may be submitted to the Editor on any topic of discussion; clinical observations, as well as letters commenting on papers published in recent issues. Manuscripts formerly published as New Instruments and Techniques, Endoscopic Images of Interest, and Clinical Trial Notes are now published under this manuscript category.

(vi) EDITORIALS
[BY INVITATION OF EDITORS]
Word Limit: 1600 words.
Abstract: No abstract.
References: Up to 10 in total.
Description: Proposals for Editorials may be submitted; however, in this case, authors should only send an outline of the proposed paper for initial consideration.

10. PREPARATION OF THE MANUSCRIPT

Author Services

Prior to submission, we encourage you to browse the ‘Author Resources’ section of the Wiley ‘Author Services’ website: http://authorservices.wiley.com/bauthor/default.asp. This site includes useful information covering such topics as copyright matters, ethics and electronic artwork guidelines.

Pre-acceptance English-language editing

Authors for whom English is a second language may choose to have their manuscript professionally edited before submission to improve the English. Visit our site to learn about the options. All services are paid for and arranged by the author. Please note using the Wiley English Language Editing Service does not guarantee that your paper will be accepted by this journal.

Optimising Your Article for Search Engines

Many students and researchers looking for information online will use search engines such as Google, Yahoo or similar. By optimising your article for search engines, you will increase the chance of someone finding it. This in turn will make it more likely to be viewed and/or cited in another work. We have compiled these guidelines to enable you to maximise the web-friendliness of the most public part of your article.

Style

Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals: Writing and Editing for Biomedical Publications’ as presented at: http://www.ICMJE.org/.

Spelling: The journal uses US spelling and authors should therefore follow the latest edition of the Merriam–Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary.

Units: All measurements must be given in SI or SI-derived units. Statistics and measurements should always be given in numerals; that is, 10 mm. Confusing mathematical notation, and particularly subscripts and superscripts, should be avoided. For more information about SI units, please go to the Bureau International des Poids et Mesures (BIPM) website at: http://www.bipm.fr/.

Abbreviations and Acronyms: Standard abbreviations may be used and should be defined in the abstract and on first mention in the text. In general, however, abbreviations should be used sparingly and only where they ease the reader’s task by reducing repetition of long, technical terms. Initially use the word in full, followed by the abbreviation in parentheses. Thereafter, use the abbreviation.

Trade Names: Drugs should be referred to by their generic names. If proprietary drugs have been used in the study, refer to these by their generic name, mentioning the proprietary name, and the name and location of the manufacturer, in parentheses.

11. STRUCTURE OF MANUSCRIPTS
The length of manuscripts must adhere to the specifications under the section Manuscript Categories.

Manuscripts should be presented in the following order: (i) title page; (ii) abstract and key words; (iii) text; (iv) acknowledgments; (v) conflicts of interest; (vi) references; (vii) supporting information; (viii) figure legends; (ix) tables (each table complete with title and footnotes); and (x) figures. Footnotes to the text are not allowed and any such material should be incorporated into the text as parenthetical matter.

TITLE PAGE
The title page should contain: (i) the title of the paper; (ii) the full names of the authors; and (iii) the addresses of the institutions at which the work was carried out together with (iv) the name, the full postal and email address, plus facsimile and telephone numbers, of the author to whom correspondence about the manuscript should be sent.

The present address of any author, if different from that where the work was carried out, should be supplied in a footnote. In keeping with the latest guidelines of the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors, each author's contribution to the paper is to be quantified. The title should be short, informative and contain the major key words. A short running title (less than 40 characters including spaces) should also be provided. The running title is the short title in the upper right-hand corner of the article to help facilitate article search.

ABSTRACT AND KEYWORDS
The length of abstracts must adhere to the specifications under the section Manuscript Categories. Please note that the requirements differ between manuscript types. The abstract should not contain abbreviations or references.

Five key words, for the purposes of indexing, should be supplied below the abstract, in alphabetical order, and should be taken from those recommended by the US National Library of Medicine’s Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) Browser list at: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/meshhome.html.

TEXT
Please note that the requirements differ between manuscript types. Please refer to the section Manuscript Categories for individual requirements.

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
The contribution of colleagues or institutions should be acknowledged. Thanks to anonymous reviewers are not appropriate.

CONFLICT OF INTERESTS
Authors are required to disclose any conflict of interests. The statement should be the same as on the Author Submission Requirement Form. The absence of any interest to disclose must also be stated.

REFERENCES
The Vancouver system of referencing should be used. In the text, references should be cited using superscript Arabic numerals in the order in which they appear. If cited only in tables or figure legends, number them according to the first identification of the table or figure in the text.

In the references list, the references should be numbered and listed in order of appearance in the text. Cite the names of all authors when there are six or fewer; when seven or more authors, list the first three followed by et al. Reference to unpublished data and personal communications should not appear in the references list but should be cited in the text only (e.g. Smith A, 2000, unpubl. data). All citations mentioned in the text, tables or figures must be listed in the references list.

Names of journals should be abbreviated in the style used in Index Medicus.

Authors are responsible for the accuracy of all references.

Standard Journal Article:
1 Oda I, Gotoda T, Hamanaka H et al. Endoscopic submucosal dissection for early gastric cancer: Technical feasibility, operation time and complications from a large consecutive series. Dig. Endosc. 2004; 17: 54–8.

Standard Journal Article using DOI: articles published online in advance without volume, issue, or page number. The DOI will remain valid and allow an article to be tracked even after its allocation to an issue. (More information about DOIs: http://www.doi.org/faq.html):
2 Noda Y, Fujita N, Kobayashi G et al. Prospective randomized controlled study comparing cell block method and conventional smear method for pancreatic juice cytology. Dig. Endosc. Published online: 13 Jul 2011; DOI:10.1111/j.1443-1661.2011.01180.x

Book: 3 Yamada T. Principles of Clinical Gastroenterology. Blackwell Publishing, Boston, 2008.

Chapter in an Edited Book: 4 Ginsberg GG. Endoscopic equipment. In: Cotton PB (ed). Advanced Digestive Endoscopy: Practice and Safety. Blackwell Publishing, Boston, 2008; 43–76.

Citation to a web page: 5 AMA. helping doctors help patients [Internet]. Chicago: American Medical Association; c1995-2007 [cited 2007 Feb 22]. Available from: http://www.ama-assn.org/.

Citation to a web page with authors: 6 D'Alessandro DM, D'Alessandro MP. Virtual Pediatric Hospital™: a digital library of pediatric information [Internet]. [Iowa City (IA)]: Donna M. D'Alessandro; c1992-2007 [revised 2006 Jul 20; cited 2007 Feb 20]. Available from: http://www.virtualpediatrichospital.org/.

TABLES
Tables should be self-contained and complement, but not duplicate, information contained in the text. Number tables consecutively in the text in Arabic numerals. Type tables on a separate page with the legend above. Legends should be concise but comprehensive – the table, legend and footnotes must be understandable without reference to the text. Vertical lines should not be used to separate columns. Column headings should be brief, with units of measurement in parentheses; all abbreviations must be defined in footnotes. Footnote symbols: � , ‡, §, ¶, should be used (in that order) and *, **, *** should be reserved for P-values. Statistical measures such as SD or SEM should be identified in the headings. If tables have been reproduced from another source, a letter from the copyright holder (usually the Publisher) stating authorization to reproduce the material must be attached to the covering letter.

FIGURES
All illustrations (line drawings and photographs) are classified as figures. Figures should be cited in consecutive order in the text. Figures should be sized to fit within the column (80.5 mm), intermediate (112 mm) or the full text width (168 mm). Magnifications should be indicated using a scale bar on the illustration. Line figures should be sharp, black and white graphs or diagrams, drawn professionally or with a computer graphics package. Lettering must be included and should be sized to be no larger than the journal text. Magnifications should be indicated using a scale bar on the illustration.

If figures have been reproduced from another source, a letter from the copyright holder (usually the Publisher) stating authorization to reproduce the material must be attached to the Author Submission Requirement Form and also explicitly explained on the covering letter.

Line Figures: Must be sharp, black and white graphs or diagrams, drawn professionally or with a computer graphics package.

Text Sizing in Figures: Lettering must be included and should be sized to be no larger than the journal text or 8 point (should be readable after reduction – avoid large type or thick lines.)

Line Width: Between 0.5 and 1 point.

Figure Legends Type figure legends on a separate page. Legends should be concise but comprehensive – the figure and its legend must be understandable without reference to the text. Include definitions of any symbols used and define/explain all abbreviations and units of measurement. More help on preparation of illustrations can be found at: http://authorservices.wiley.com/bauthor/illustration.asp

EQUATIONS
Equations should be numbered sequentially with Arabic numerals; these should be ranged right in parentheses. All variables should appear in italics. Use the simplest possible form for all mathematical symbols.

dx/dt = c(x − x3/3 y z) (1)
DY/DT = −(X BY − A)/C (2)

12. SUPPORTING INFORMATION
Supporting Information is provided by the authors to support the content of an article but it is not integral to that article. Supporting Information is hosted via a link on Wiley Online Library, but does not appear in the print version of the article. Supporting Information must be submitted together with the article for peer review; it should not be added at a later stage. It can be in the form of tables, figures, appendices, audio and video footage. Reference to Supporting Information in the main body of the article is allowed. However, it should be noted that excessive reference to a piece of Supporting Information may indicate that it would be better suited as a proper reference or a fully included figure/table. The materials are published as they are supplied and are not checked or typeset in any way. All Supporting Information files should come with a legend, listed at the end of the main article. Each figure and table file should not be larger than 5 MB, although video files may be larger. Prior to submission, please check the guidelines at: http://authorservices.wiley.com/bauthor/suppmat.asp.

13. SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS
Manuscripts must be submitted online at: http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/den/.

Authors must supply an email address as all correspondence will be by email. Two files should be supplied: the covering letter and the manuscript (in Word or rich text format (.rtf)). The covering letter should be uploaded as a file not for review.

COVERING LETTER
Papers are accepted for publication in the journal on the understanding that the content has not been published or submitted for publication elsewhere. This must be stated in the covering letter. The covering letter must contain an acknowledgment that all the authors have contributed significantly, and that all authors are in agreement with the content of the manuscript. In keeping with the latest guidelines of the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors, each author’s contribution to the paper is to be quantified. If tables or figures have been reproduced from another source, a letter from the copyright holder (usually the Publisher stating authorization to reproduce the material) must be attached to the covering letter.

14. NO PUBLICATION FEES
Up to four color illustrations, if judged relevant and of good quality, will be published free of charge. A charge of A$550/US$265/¥32,000 of the fifth and subsequent color figures will be charged to the author. Composite color photographs made up of smaller pictures will not be accepted.

15. PUBLICATION PROCESS AFTER ACCEPTANCE

Accepted papers will be passed to Wiley’s production team for publication. The author identified as the formal corresponding author for the paper will receive an email prompting them to login into Wiley’s Author Services, where via the Wiley Author Licensing Service (WALS) they will be asked to complete an electronic license agreement on behalf of all authors on the paper. More details on the copyright and licencing options for the journal appear below.

Wiley’s Author Services

Author Services enables authors to track their article through the production process to publication online and in print. Authors can check the status of their articles online and choose to receive automated e-mails at key stages of production. The corresponding author will receive a unique link that enables them to register and have their article automatically added to the system. Please ensure that a complete e-mail address is provided when submitting the manuscript. Visit http://www.authorservices.wiley.com/ for more details on online production tracking and for a wealth of resources including FAQs and tips on article preparation, submission and more.

Accepted Articles

The journal offers Wiley’s Accepted Articles service for all manuscripts. This service ensures that accepted ‘in press’ manuscripts are published online very soon after acceptance, prior to copy-editing or typesetting. Accepted Articles are published online a few days after final acceptance, appear in PDF format only, are given a Digital Object Identifier (DOI), which allows them to be cited and tracked, and are indexed by PubMed. After print publication, the DOI remains valid and can continue to be used to cite and access the article. The Accepted Articles service has been designed to ensure the earliest possible circulation of research papers after acceptance. Given that copyright licensing is a condition of publication, authors are required to complete a copyright licence before manuscripts can be processed as an Accepted Article.

Accepted articles will be indexed by PubMed; therefore the submitting author must carefully check the names and affiliations of all authors provided in the cover page of the manuscript, as it will not be possible to alter these once a paper is made available online in Accepted Article format. Subsequently the final copyedited and proofed articles will appear in an issue on Wiley Online Library; the link to the article in PubMed will automatically be updated.

Proofs

Once the paper has been typeset the corresponding author will receive an e-mail alert containing instructions on how to provide proof corrections to the article. It is therefore essential that a working e-mail address is provided for the corresponding author. Proofs should be corrected carefully; responsibility for detecting errors lies with the author.

Early View

The journal offers rapid speed to publication via Wiley’s Early View service. Early View articles are complete full-text articles published online in advance of their publication in a printed issue. Early View articles are complete and final. They have been fully reviewed, revised and edited for publication, and the authors' final corrections have been incorporated. Because they are in final form, no changes can be made after online publication. Early View articles are given a Digital Object Identifier (DOI), which allows the article to be cited and tracked before allocation to an issue. After print publication, the DOI remains valid and can continue to be used to cite and access the article. More information about DOIs can be found at http://www.doi.org/faq.html.

Offprints

A PDF reprint of the article will be supplied free of charge to the corresponding author. Additional printed offprints may be ordered online for a fee. Please click on the following link and fill in the necessary details and ensure that you type information in all of the required fields: http://offprint.cosprinters.com/cos. If you have queries about offprints please e-mail: offprint@cosprinters.com.

Author Marketing Toolkit

The Wiley Author Marketing Toolkit provides authors with support on how to use social media, publicity, conferences, multimedia, email and the web to promote their article.

16. COPYRIGHT, LICENSING AND ONLINE OPEN

Accepted papers will be passed to Wiley’s production team for publication. The author identified as the formal corresponding author for the paper will receive an email prompting them to login into Wiley’s Author Services, where via the Wiley Author Licensing Service (WALS) they will be asked to complete an electronic license agreement on behalf of all authors on the paper.

Authors may choose to publish under the terms of the journal’s standard copyright transfer agreement (CTA), or under open access terms made available via Wiley OnlineOpen.

Standard Copyright Transfer Agreement: FAQs about the terms and conditions of the standard CTA in place for the journal, including standard terms regarding archiving of the accepted version of the paper, are available at: Copyright Terms and Conditions FAQs.

Note that in signing the journal’s licence agreement authors agree that consent to reproduce figures from another source has been obtained.

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17. EDITORIAL OFFICE ADDRESS
Editorial Office
Digestive Endoscopy
Shin-ochanomizu Urban Trinity Bldg. 4F,
3-2-1 Kandasurugadai, Chiyoda-ku,
Tokyo 101-0062, Japan
Email: digestive_endoscopy@jges.or.jp
Tel: 81-3-3525-4670
Fax: 81-3-3525-4677

Author Guidelines updated 20 July 2015

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