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Seminars in Cardiovascular Medicine

The Journal of Lithuanian Heart Association

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    The journal covers all fields of cardiovascular medicine and mostly reflects status of cardiovascular medicine in the Baltic States, but also publishes papers submitted by authors from other countries.

    Aims and Scope

    Why subscribe and read

    • The journal reflects status of cardiovascular medicine in the Baltic States and also contains articles from renowned authors.

    Why submit

    • Fast reviewing and publishing.

    Rejection Rate

    • 20%

    Similarity Check Plagiarism Screening System

    The editorial board is participating in a growing community of Similarity Check System's users in order to ensure that the content published is original and trustworthy. Similarity Check is a medium that allows for comprehensive manuscripts screening, aimed to eliminate plagiarism and provide a high standard and quality peer-review process.

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    Submission of Manuscripts

    Instructions for Authors

    Instructions for authors

    Seminars in Cardiovascular Medicine is an international journal publishing original papers and reviews in fundamental and clinical cardiology, angiology and cardiac surgery. Two members of international editorial board review manuscripts of original papers.
    Submission of manuscripts Original articles should not exceed 6000 words including references. The following set of files prepared by any standard word-processing software (paper copy is optional) has to be presented :

    Cover letter (letter of submission) containing the title of the article and the name(s) of author(s). The following statements should be included: “the paper, or any part of it, has not been previously published elsewhere (except in the form of abstract or thesis) and is not currently under consideration for publication by any other journal”; “submission of the manuscript to Seminars in Cardiovascular Medicine has been approved by all author(s); “submission of the paper implies the transfer of copyright to the publisher upon acceptance for publication”. Potential conflict of interests should be explained or its absence clearly stated.

    The manuscript should contain:

    Title page including the paper title, the names of all authors (with the full first name), the name of the department(s) to which the work should be attributed, the authors’ affiliations. The name, address, telephone number, fax and e-mail of the author responsible for correspondence are necessary.
    Abstract normally should not exceed 250 words. It should be structured into the following subsections: Objectives, Design and Methods, Results, and Conclusion(s). Three to five Keywords are necessary.
    Text should be structured according to the structure of the abstract, with appropriate subheadings if necessary. Statement “The investigation conforms with the principles outlined in the Declaration of Helsinki and approved by the local ethics committee” has to be mentioned in the Design and Methods section. Informed consent of the patients has to be stated. If animal research has been conducted, its conformity to approved rules of animal research has to be stated. Conclusions should follow the Discussion section.
    References should be presented in Arabic numerals within square brackets and sequenced in the order cited. The reference list should be listed alphabetically according to the names of the first six authors (if there are more than six). Please take a note of the following samples:

    Journal articles:
    1. Feinglass J, Brown JL, LoSasso A, Sohn MW, Manheim LM, Shah SJ et al. Rates of lower–extremity amputation and arterial reconstruction in the United States, 1979 to 1996. Am J Public Health 1999; 89:1222–1227.

    Book chapter:
    2. Josephson ME. Supraventricular tachycardia. In: Josephson ME, ed. Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology. Philadelphia . Lea & Febiger 1994: 181-224.

    3. Reddan DN, O'Shea JC, Williams K, et al. Treatment effect at different levels of creatinine clearance following eptifibatide in planned coronary stent implantation (abstr). J Am Coll Cardiol 2001;37 (Suppl A):11A.

    Figure Legends should be provided as a part of the manuscript on a separate sheet. One page may contain legends to two or more figures.
    Tables should be prepared in a word-processing program using table format. They should follow the text or be submitted in separate files. The tables should maintain technical quality and appearance (see below) and be named accordingly.

    Figures should be submitted in separate files named by the name of the first author, several words from the title and the number of the figure. TIFF, BMP, or PS file formats are preferable (resolution at least 300 dots per inch). No Word or Excel, or other vector drawings should be sent. Omit colors or replace them with patterns whenever possible. Color figures cause additional costs and should be agreed with the editors. Color illustrations may be published on the website of the journal in parallel with the grayscale/black-and-white variant on the paper copy.
    Manuscripts should be sent in electronic form to seminars@santa.lt

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    Editorial Information

    Germanas Marinskis, Vilnius University, Lithuania

    Deputy/ Managing Editor
    Aleksandras Laucevičius, Vilnius University, Lithuania

    Editorial Advisory Board
    Margus Viigimaa, Tallinn University, Estonia
    Andrejs Erglis, Latvian Centre of Cardiology, Latvia
    Remigijus Žaliūnas, Lithuanian University of Medical Sciences, Lithuania

    Audrius Aidietis, Vilnius University, Lithuania
    Guntis Bahs, Latvian Center of Cardiology, Latvia
    Igor Bokarew, Russian Association on Thrombosis, Hemostasis and Vascular Pathology after A.Schmidt – B.Kudryashov, Russia
    Audrius Brėdikis, Heart Rhythm Associates of Brevard, USA
    Feliksas Bukauskas, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, NY, USA
    Gunter Breithardt, Munster University, Germany
    Phil Chowienczyk, King's College London, UK
    Jaroslav Drozdz, Lodz Medical University, Poland
    Vilnis Dzerve, Latvian Institute of Cardiology, Latvia
    Jaan Eha, Tartu University, Estonia
    Raimund Erbel, Cardiology University Hospital Essen, Germany
    Steven Feinstein, Rush University medical Center, Chicago, USA
    Thomas Hedner, University of Gothenburg, Sweden
    Pranas Grybauskas, Institute of Cardiology, Lithuania
    Stan Heptinstall, University of Nottingham, UK
    Gerhard Hindricks, University of Leipzig, Heart Center, Germany
    Stevo Julius, University of Michigan, USA
    Kulliki Karu, Tartu University, Estonia
    Josef Kautzner, Institute for Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Czech Republic
    Jūratė Klumbienė, Institute of Cardiology, Lithuania
    Rein Kolk, Tartu University, Estonia
    Zita Kučinskienė, Vilnius University, Lithuania
    Nicos Labropoulos, Loyola University, USA
    Toivo Laks, North Estonian regional hospital, Estonia
    Gustavs Latkovskis, Latvian Biomedical Research and Study Centre, Latvia
    Gregory Y.H. Lip, Birmingham University, UK
    Berndt Luderitz, University of Bonn, Germany
    Thomas Luscher, Zurich University, Switzerland
    Arvo Mesikepp, Tallinn Central Hospital, Estonia
    Krzysztof Narkiewicz, University of Gdansk, Poland
    Markku S. Nieminen, University of Helsinki, Finland
    Peter Nilsson-Ehle, Lund University, Sweden
    Ali Oto, Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey
    Eli Ovsyshcher, Ben Gurion University, Israel
    Dalia Pangonytė, Institute of Cardiology, Lithuania
    Aleksandr Parkhomenko, Institute of Cardiology, Ukraine
    Žaneta Petrulionienė, Vilnius University, Lithuania
    Valdis Pirags, Latvian Institute of Cardiology, Latvija
    Venkata Ram, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, USA
    Willem J.Remme, Sticares Foundation, Netherlands
    Flavio Ribichini, University of Verona, Italy
    Andris Saltups, Cabrini Medical Centre, Australia
    Melvin Scheinman, University of California, USA
    Vytautas Sirvydis, Vilnius University, Lithuania
    Rimvydas Šlapikas, Lithuanian University of Medical Sciences, Lithuania
    Eliahu Stoupel, Rabin Medical Center, Israel
    George Sutherland, St George’s Hospital, London, UK
    Kristian Thygesen, Aarhus University, Denmark
    Maido Uuskula, Tartu University, Estonia
    Ilja Zakke, Latvian Centre of Cardiology, Latvia

    Language Editor
    Miglė Rukšėnienė, Vilnius University hospital Santariškių klinikos

    Technical Editor
    VTEX, vtex.lt


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