Annals of Noninvasive Electrocardiology

Cover image for Vol. 21 Issue 3

Edited By: Wojciech Zareba

Impact Factor: 1.569

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2015: 82/124 (Cardiac & Cardiovascular Systems)

Online ISSN: 1542-474X

Author Guidelines


Thank you for your interest in Annals of Noninvasive Electrocardiology. 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. Original manuscripts, review articles and editorial communications should be submitted to the A.N.E. Editorial Office online at

We look forward to receiving your submission.


The Annals of Noninvasive Electrocardiology welcomes original and review manuscripts involving laboratory and clinical studies related to this topic area.


Manuscripts submitted to this journal must not be under simultaneous consideration by any other publication and should not have been published elsewhere in substantially similar form. The letter of submission must so affirm. No part of a paper that has been published by A.N.E. may be reproduced or published elsewhere without the written permission of the author(s) and the publisher. The author(s) is responsible for all material presented in a manuscript. A.N.E. disclaims all responsibility for such material. No product or service advertised in this publication is guaranteed or warranted either by the editor(s) or publisher. Neither the editor(s) nor Publisher guarantees any claims made by a manufacturer or an author in regard to a project or service.

Committee on Publication Ethics. The journal is a member of, and subscribes to the principles of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).

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
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Reproduction of Copyright Material
If excerpts from copyrighted works owned by third parties are included, credit must be shown in the contribution. It is the author’s responsibility to also obtain written permission for reproduction from the copyright owners. For more information visit Wiley’s Copyright Terms & Conditions FAQ at

Conflict of Interest
Authors must disclose any associations that may pose a conflict of Interest concerning the submitted article. For employees of a commercial or industrial organization that identification will suffice. If part of a non-commercial author group the commercial/industrial author’s individual affiliation should be acknowledged. Sources of funding for the work should be listed on the title page. Employees of industry may not evaluate or comment about the products of a competitor. A commercial name should not be part of a manuscript title. Authors should make no claims of priority in their manuscripts.

Medical Ethics
All author(s) will be responsible for the ethical and accurate human and/or animal data in the manuscript.  A manuscript that involves patients will not be considered for publication if a medical practitioner is not an author. Similarly, an animal study will not be considered for publication if a medical or veterinary practitioner is not an author.

If a trademarked or registered item is named, the name(s) and address(es) of the manufacturer(s) or supplier(s), in addition to the generic name, should be supplied.


Style Manuals
The following is a guide to writing scientific papers and provides standard abbreviations for measurements and other scientific terms: CBE Style Manual, prepared by the Committee on Form and Style of the Council of Biology Editors, the American Institute of Biological Sciences, Arlington, VA, 1978. The manuscript should also follow “Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals, 3rd Edition.” Ann Intern Med 1988; 108:258–265 and Br Med J 1988; 296:401–405. Where uniform requirements differ, the A.N.E. instructions prevail. The AMA Style Manual is a useful reference.

Please prepare the manuscript file as you would a paper copy for review with a title page, abstract, complete text, tables, figure legend, figures and reference all together in a single electronic file before uploading.

Title Page
Some of the following will be duplicated in the electronic submission. Include full name(s), degree(s), and affiliation(s) of author(s); list under title. Include affiliation of a commercial or industrial employee. Provide a running title of 3 to 4 words. At the bottom of the page, include information about financial support, i.e., grants, if applicable. Address for reprints: followed by full name, mailing address, telephone and telefax numbers; and e-mail address. Abstract Abstract should be after title page and numbered page 1. The abstract should be structured with the following headings: Background, Methods, Results, and Conclusions. Abstract should not exceed 250 words. At the end of the abstract, provide a maximum of 6 key words suitable for indexing. Standard abbreviations should be used for all measurements (see “Style Manuals”).

The text should follow the abstract and begin on a new page, as should references, legends, and tables. The text should include the following main headings: Methods, Results, and Discussion. Do not use a separate heading for Introduction. Abbreviations should be minimized. Those used should be defined when they first appear; afterwards they may be used. References should be cited in numerical order, as should tables and figures. Only written Personal Communications may be referenced, and they must be available upon request. Unpublished data may not be used, and reference should not be made to abstracts. As a guide for manuscripts, there should be no more than one figure or table for every 750 words. The manuscript should not exceed 6000 words.

Number in the order in which they appear in the text. Abbreviate title of periodicals according to the style of the Index Medicus. Follow the format (arrangement and punctuation) shown below:


1. Waktare JEP, Hnatkova K, Murgatroyd FD, et al. Atrial ectopics prior to atrial fibrillation onset. Ann Noninv Electrocardiol 1998:3:115–118.


a. (edited by other than author of chapter)
2. L´evyS. Antiarrhythmic Agents inParoxysmal Atrial Fibrillation:Whenand how?In El-Sherif N, Lekieffre J (eds): Practical Management of Cardiac Arrhythmias. Armonk, NY, Futura Publishing Co., Inc., 1997, pp. 17–27.
b. (identical author and editor)
3. Bayes de Luna A. Clinical Electrocardiography, 2nd Updated Edition, Armonk, NY, Futura Publishing Co., Inc., 1998, pp. 176–177. 1977, pp. 97–188.

Personal Communication

4. Smith I. December 10, 1994, personal communication. (Itmust be available upon request.)

Should supplement not duplicate the text. Should be numbered consecutively in order of appearance in the text. Each must be given an Arabic numeral and a title, placed at the top of the page. Abbreviations used in a table should be footnoted and explained in alphabetical order. Any material that is not self-explanatory should be footnoted. Submit written permission from publisher(s) and author(s) for any table that has been published previously. 

Each figure should have a corresponding legend that should not duplicate the text. Identify all abbreviations used in a figure at the end of each legend. Use standard abbreviations for measurements.

Electronic submissions: note acceptable formats. More information can be found at Black and white illustrations are published without charge to the author. Special arrangements for color illustrations must be made with the publisher at a cost of $850 (US) per page (one side). Photographs in which a patient or other person is identifiable must have his/her written permission available. The consent must state specifically what the person is consenting to and what restrictions, if any, the person has placed upon the publication of the photograph. All restrictions must be strictly observed.

Figures should be cited consecutively in the text by Arabic numerals (Fig. 1, Fig. 2, etc.) and should be in a separate file(s). Legends should be typed double-spaced and grouped at the end of the paper. Line and combination figures should preferably be submitted in vector graphics format (e.g., either embedded as vector graphics in a Word document or saved separately in PDF or EPS format). If this is not possible, they should be saved separately as pixel-based graphics at 600 DPI at the required print size, and they should be saved in TIF (not JPG) format or embedded as such in Word. Photographic figures should be saved at 300 DPI in TIF format, or JPG format with low compression. Figures should be drawn/submitted at their smallest practicable size (to fit a single column (82 mm), two-thirds page width (110 mm) or full page width (173 mm)). Over-sized figures will be reduced by the Production Editor. If figures are drawn larger than reproduction size, component parts such as symbols and text must be large enough to allow for the necessary reduction.

For full instructions on preparing your figures, see our Electronic Artwork Information for Authors page.

Case Reports
A case report may not exceed 6 pages, including all typed material (text, references, legends, tables, etc). The abstract for a case report should not exceed 100 words. Reports about one or two cases will be defined as a “case report”.

Letters to the Editor
Letters should not exceed 500 words even if describing a clinical or scientific event. The usual A.N.E. format will prevail. In most instances a letter should be about a specific article that appeared in A.N.E. A response will be solicited from those authors.

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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: Tracking your paper’s progress

Author Services also enables authors to track their article through the production process to publication online. 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. Visit for more details on online production tracking and for a wealth of resources including FAQs and tips on article preparation, submission and more.


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.

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 an 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 issue 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


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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.

OnlineOpen – Wiley’s Open Access Option: OnlineOpen is available to authors of articles who wish to make their article freely available to all on Wiley Online Library under a Creative Commons license. With OnlineOpen, the author, the author's funding agency, or the author's institution pays a fee to ensure that the article is made open access. Authors of OnlineOpen articles are permitted to post the final, published PDF of their article on their personal website, and in an institutional repository or other free public server immediately after publication. All OnlineOpen articles are treated in the same way as any other article. They go through the journal's standard peer-review process and will be accepted or rejected based on their own merit.

OnlineOpen licenses. Authors choosing OnlineOpen retain copyright in their article and have a choice of publishing under the following Creative Commons License terms: Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY); Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License (CC BY NC); Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial-NoDerivs License (CC BY NC ND). To preview the terms and conditions of these open access agreements please visit the Copyright Terms and Conditions FAQs.

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Author Guidelines updated May 2015