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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, RTF, or WordPerfect 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, which is found in About the Journal.
  • If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

Author Guidelines

The Cardiovascular Journal is being published twice a year in the months of July and January. The journal publishes original papers, case reports, reviews, letters to the editor and interesting images of cardiovascular field. Papers should be submitted to the Editor.

Three copies of manuscript should be submitted duly signed by all authors with a copy of CD. At least 1.5" on the left and 1.0" on three other sides of the manuscript should be left out as clear margin on each page.

Manuscripts must be accompanied by a covering letter. This must include (a) a statement that the article has not been published or submitted for publication elsewhere, (b) a statement of financial or other relationships that might lead to a conflict of interests and (c) a statement that the manuscript has been read, approved and signed by all authors. Any work which has been carried out in part or fully abroad, must be accompanied by a letter from the head of the institution where the work was done, stating that the work has been carried out in that institute and that there is no objection to its publication in this journal.

Papers are accepted on the understanding that they are subject to editorial revision.

Preparation of original articles:
Manuscript should be typewritten with double space; on one side of a good quality paper. Each component of the manuscript should begin on a new page in the sequence of title page, abstract, text and references. Tables and figures should be placed at the appropriate position of the text.

The text should be presented in the form of 'Introduction', 'Materials and Methods', 'Results' and 'Discussion'. Pages should be numbered consecutively beginning with the title page.

Title page:
The title page should carry (a) the title of the article, (b) name of each author (c) name of the department and institute where the work was carried out and (d) name and address of the author to whom correspondence should be addressed.

Abstract should be written with the following format: 1. Background 2. Methods 3. Results 4. Conclusion. An abstract of the work should be within 200 words.

Each table should be typed double spaced on a separate sheet. These should be numbered in Roman numerical consecutively in order of their first citation in the text. Every table, every column and every row should be supplied with an appropriate and self explanatory heading. The table number and the title should be placed in a continuous heading above the data presented.

A brief title of each table should be supplied. All photographs, graphs, diagrams should be referred to as figure and numbered consecutively in the text in Arabic numericals. Foot notes to the table may be given, if required to make it explicit, indicate this in the body of the table by Roman superscripts in sequence.

Figures should be identified in consecutive order by Arabic numerals as Fig.1, Fig.2, Fig.3 etc. Original drawings are preferable but photographic prints are also accepted.

Emphasize the new and important aspects of the study and the conclusions that follow from them. The data or other material given in the introduction or the Results section in details should not be repeated. The implications of the findings and their limitations, and future directions should be included. The observations should be compared and related to other relevant studies, new hypothesis is appreciated, and however they should be clearly labelled as such. Recommendations may be included only when appropriate.

Preparation of review articles:
A review article should have title page, abstract, text, conclusion and references. Abstract of the work should be of less than 200 words.

Preparation of a case report:
A case report should have title page, abstract, introduction, case history, discussion, conclusion and references. Abstract of the work should be of less than 200 words.

Number references consecutively in order of their appearance in the text. Identify references in text, tables and legends by Arabic numerals as superscripts. References cited only in tables or in legends to figures should be numbered in accordance with the sequence established in the text.

Use the Vancouver style used by the U.S. National Library of Medicine in Index Medicus. The titles of journals should be abbreviated according to the style used in the Index Medicus. Consult list of journals indexed in the Index Medicus, published annually as a separate publication by the Library and as a list in the January issue of the Index Medicus. To look these up, go to PubMed’s Journal Database at and then enter the full journal title to view its abbreviation. Information data from these sources, if given in the text, should mention the source in parenthesis.

Try to avoid using abstracts as references. Also "unpublished observations" and "personal communications" may not be used as references. Although references to written, not oral, communications may be inserted (within parenthesis marks) in the text, include among the references papers accepted but not yet published, designate the journal and add "in press" (within parenthesis marks). Information from manuscripts submitted but not yet accepted should be cited in the text as unpublished observations (within parenthesis marks).

Examples of correct forms of references are given below: Journals:

  1. Standard journal article (list all authors when six or less: when seven or more list only first three and add et al.).
    You CH, Lee KY, Chey RY, Menguy R. Electrogastrographic study of patients with unexplained nausea, bloating, and vomiting. Gastroenterol 1980; 79: 311-4.
  2. Corporate author:
    The Royal Marsden Hospital Bone-Marrow Transplantation Team. Failure of syngeneic bone marrow graft without preconditioning in post hepatitis marrow aplasia. Lancet 1977; 2: 242-4.
  3. No author given:
    Anonymous. Coffee drinking and cancer of the panereas (Editorial). BMJ 1981; 283: 628 4.
  4. Journal supplement:
    Mastri AR. Neuropathy of diabetic neurogenic bladder. Ann Intern Med 1980; 92 ( Suppl 1): 316-8.
  5. Journal paginated by issue:
    Seaman WB. The case of the pancreatic pseudocyst. Hosp Pract 1981; 16 ( Sep) : 24-5.

Books and other Monographs:

  1. Personal author(s):
    Eisen HN. Immunology: An introduction to molecular and celluler principles of the immune response. 5th ed. New York : Harper and Row, 1974: 406
  2. Editor /Compiler /Chairman as author:
    Dausset J, Colombani J. Eds. Histocompatibility testing 1972. Copenhagen : Munksgaard, 1973: 12-8 .
  3. Chapter in a book:
    Weinstein L, Swartz MN. Properties of invading microorganisms. In: Sodeman WA Jr, Sodeman WA. Eds. Pathophysiologic mechanisms of disease. Philadelphia: WB Saunders, 1974: 457-72.
  4. Published proceedings/papers:
    Dupont B. Bone marrow transplantation in severe combined immunodeficiency with and unrelated MLC compatible donor. In: White HJ, Smith R. Eds. Proceedings of the third annual meeting of the International Society for Experimental Hematology, 1984, Oct. 21-24; Houston. USA.
  5. Monograph in a series:
    Huninghake GW, Gadek JE, Szapiel SV et al, The human alveolar macrophage, In : Harris CC, Ed. Cultured human cells and tissues in biomedical research. New York: Academic Press, 1980: 54-6. (Stoner GD. Ed. Methods and Prespectives in Cell Biology: Vol. 1) .
  6. Agency Publication:
    Ranofsky AL. Surgical operation in short stay hospitals: United States -1975. Hyattsville, Maryland: National Center for Health Statistics, 1978; DHEW publication no . (PHS) 78-1785 (Vital and Health Statistics ; series 13: no 34 ).
  7. Dissertation or Thesis:
    University of California. 1965; 156.

Electric Source:

  1. Morse SS. Factors in the emergence of infectious disease. Emerg. Infect Dis (serial online) 1995 Jan-Mar [cited 1999 Dec 25]; 1(1): [24 screns]. Available from: URL: http://www/cdc/gov/ncidoc/EID/eid.htm
  2. Clinical pharmacology 2000 [CD-ROM]. Version 2.01. [cited 2001 Aug 7]; Gainsville (FL): Gold Standard Multimedia; 2001.

Nomenclature and abbreviations. Standard abbreviations such as mg, in, oC etc. should be used. Terms such as electrocardiogram, ultraviolet ect. should be written in full followed by accepted abbreviations (E.C.G, UV etc.).

Acknowledgements should appear at the end of the manuscript before references.

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More information on the type of data that is required can be found in Ubiquity Press’ privacy policy below.

Ubiquity Press Privacy Policy

We take seriously our duty to process your personal data in a fair and transparent way. We collect and manage user data according to the following Privacy Policy. This document is part of our Terms of Service, and by using the press portal, affiliated journals, book, conference and repository websites (the “Websites”), you agree to the terms of this Privacy Policy and the Terms of Service. Please read the Terms of Service in their entirety, and refer to those for definitions and contacts.

What type of personal data do we handle?

There are four main categories of personal data stored by our journal platform, our press platform, and our book management system; Website User data, Author data, Reviewer data and Editor data.

The minimum personal data that are stored are:

  • full name
  • email address
  • affiliation (department, and institution)
  • country of residence

Optionally, the user can provide:

  • salutation
  • gender
  • associated URL
  • phone number
  • fax number
  • reviewing interests
  • mailing address
  • ORCiD
  • a short biography
  • interests
  • Twitter profile
  • LinkedIn profile
  • ImpactStory profile
  • profile picture

The data subjects have complete control of this data through their profile, and can request for it to be removed by contacting

What do we do to keep that data secure?

We regularly backup our databases, and we use reliable cloud service providers (Amazon, Google Cloud, Linode) to ensure they are kept securely. Backups are regularly rotated and the old data is permanently deleted. We have a clear internal data handling policy, restricting access to the data and backups to key employees only. In case of a data breach, we will report the breach to the affected users, and to the press/journal contacts within 72 hours.

How do we use the data?

Personal information is only used to deliver the services provided by the publisher. Personal data is not shared externally except for author names, affiliations, emails, and links to ORCiD and social media accounts (if provided) in published articles and books which are displayed as part of the article/book and shared externally to indexes and databases. If a journal operates under open peer review then the reviewer details are published alongside the reviewer details.

How we collect and use your data:

1. When using the website

1.1 what data we collect

  • When you browse our website, we collect anonymised data about your use of the website; for example, we collect information about which pages you view, which files you download, what browser you are using, and when you were using the site.
  • When you comment on an article or book using Disqus, we are not collecting, controlling or processing the data. More details on the DISQUS privacy policy can be found on their website.
  • When you annotate an article or book, this is done via a 3rd party plugin to the website called In using this plugin we are not collecting, controlling or processing the data. More details on the privacy policy can be found on their website.

1.2 why we collect the data

  • We use anonymised website usage data to monitor traffic, help fix bugs, and see overall patterns that inform future redesigns of the website, and provide reports on how frequently the publications on our site have been accessed from within their IP ranges.

1.3 what we do (and don’t do) with the data

  • We do not collect personal information that can be used to identify you when you browse the website.
  • We currently use Google Analytics for publication reports, and to improve the website and services through traffic analysis, but no personal identifying data is shared with Google (for example your computer’s IP is anonymised before transmission).

1.4 what to do if you want to get a copy of your data, or want your data to be removed

  • Please contact to request a copy of your data, or for your data to be removed/anonymised.

2. When registering as an author, and submitting an article or book

2.1 what data we collect

  • When registering an account we ask you to log in and provide certain personal information (such as your name and email address), and there is the option to register using an ORCiD which will pre-fill the registration form.
  • As part of submitting an article for publication, you will need to provide personally identifying information which will be used for the peer review process, and will be published. This can include ‘Affiliation’, ‘Competing interests’, ‘Acknowledgements’.

2.2 why we collect the data

  • Registering an account allows you to log in, manage your profile, and participate as an author/reviewer/editor. We use cookies and session information to streamline your use of the website (for example in order for you to remain logged-in when you return to a journal). You can block or delete cookies and still be able to use the websites, although if you do you will then need to enter your username and password to login. In order to take advantage of certain features of the websites, you may also choose to provide us with other personal information, such as your ORCiD, but your decision to utilize these features and provide such data will always be voluntary.
  • Personal data submitted with the article or book is collected to allow follow good publication ethics during the review process, and will form part of the official published record in order for the provenance of the work to be established, and for the work to be correctly attributed.

2.3 what we do (and don’t do) with the data

  • We do not share your personal information with third parties, other than as part of providing the publishing service.
  • As a registered author in the system you may be contacted by the journal editor to submit another article.
  • Any books published on the platform are freely available to download from the publisher website in PDF, EPUB and MOBI formats on the publisher’s site.
  • Any personal data accompanying an article or a book (that will have been added by the submitting author) is published alongside it. The published data includes the names, affiliations and email addresses of all authors.
  • Any articles published on the platform are freely available to download from the publisher website in various formats (e.g. PDF, XML).
  • Ubiquity Press books and articles are typeset by SiliconChips and Diacritech.This process involves them receiving the book and book associated metadata and contacting the authors to finalise the layout. Ubiquity Press work with these suppliers to ensure that personal data is only used for the purposes of typesetting and proofing.
  • For physical purchases of books on the platform Ubiquity Press use print on demand services via Lightning Source who are responsible for printing and distribution via retailers. (For example; Amazon, Book Repository, Waterstones). Lightning Source’s privacy policy and details on data handling can be found on their website.

2.4 why we store the data

  • We store the account data so that you may choose to become a reviewer and be able to perform those tasks, or to become an author and submit an article and then track progress of that article.
  • Published personal data that accompanies an article or a book forms part of the official published record in order for the provenance of the work to be established, and for the work to be correctly attributed.

2.5 what to do if you want to get a copy of your data, or want your data to be removed

  • You are able to view, change and remove your data associated with your profile. Should you choose to completely delete your account, please contact us at and we will follow up with your request as soon as possible.
  • To conform to publication ethics and best practice any personal data that is published alongside an article or book cannot be removed. If you have a query about a publication to which you are attributed please contact

3. When registering as a reviewer

3.1 what data we collect

  • To become a reviewer you must first register as a user on the website, and set your preference that you would like to be considered as a reviewer. No new personal data is collected when a registered user elects to become a reviewer.
  • When registering an account we ask you to log in and provide certain personal information (such as your name and email address), and there is the option to register using an ORCiD which will pre-fill the registration form.
  • Reviewers can also be registered by editors who invite them to review a specific article. This requires the editor to provide the reviewer’s First Name, Last Name, and Email address. Normally this will be done as part of the process of inviting you to review the article or book.
  • On submitting a review, the reviewer includes a competing interest statement, they may answer questions about the quality of the article, and they will submit their recommendation.

3.2 why we collect the data

  • The data entered is used to invite the reviewer to peer review the article or book, and to contact the reviewer during and the review process.
  • If you submit a review then the details of your review, including your recommendation, your responses to any review form, your free-form responses, your competing interests statement, and any cover letter are recorded.

3.3 what we do (and don’t do) with the data

  • This data is not shared publicly and is only accessible by the Editor and system administrators of that journal or press.
  • The data will only be used in connection with that journal or press.
  • Data that is retained post final decision is kept to conform to publication ethics and best practice, to provide evidence of peer review, and to resolve any disputes relating to the peer review of the article or book.
  • For journals or presses that publish the peer reviews, you will be asked to give consent to your review being published, and a subset of the data you have submitted will become part of the published record.

3.4 what to do if you want to get a copy of your data, or want your data to be removed

  • If you would no longer like to be registered as a reviewer you can edit your profile and tick the box ‘stop being a reviewer’. This will remove you from the reviewer database, however any existing reviews you may have carried out will remain.
  • If you have been contacted by an editor to peer review an article this means that you have been registered in the system. If you would not like to be contacted for peer review you can reply to the email requesting that your data be deleted.

4. When being registered as a co-author

4.1 what data we collect

  • Co-author data is entered by the submitting author. The submitting author will already have a user account. According to standard publishing practice, the submitting author is responsible for obtaining the consent of their co-authors to be included (including having their personal data included) in the article/book being submitted to the journal/press.
  • The requested personal data for co-authors are at the bare minimum; first name, last name, institution, country, email address. This can also include; ORCID ID, Title, Middle Name, Biographical Statement, Department, Twitter Handle, Linkedin Profile Name or ImpactStory ID.

4.2 why we collect the data

  • Assuming that it is accepted for publication, this data forms part of the official published record in order for the provenance of the work to be established, and for the work to be correctly attributed.
  • Author names, affiliations and emails are required for publication and will become part of the permanent cited record.

4.3 what we do (and don’t do) with the data

  • The co-author’s personal data is stored in the author database. This personal data is only used in relation to the publication of the associated article.
  • Any co-author data collected is added to the author database and is only used in association with the article the user is co-author on.

4.5 what to do if you want to get a copy of your data, or want your data to be removed

  • To receive a copy of your data, please contact
  • To conform to publication ethics and best practice any personal data that is published alongside an article or book cannot be removed. If you have a query about a publication to which you are attributed please contact

5. When signing-up to receive newsletters

5.1 what data we collect

  • We require you to include your name and email address

5.2 why we collect and store the data, and for how long

  • This data would be collected to keep you updated with any news about the platform or specific journal

5.3 what we do (and don’t do) with the data

  • We use mailchimp to provide our mailing list services. Their privacy policy can be found here

5.4 what to do if you want to get a copy of your data or want your data to be removed

  • All emails sent via our newsletter client will include a link that will allow you to unsubscribe from the mailing list

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We may choose to buy or sell assets. In the case that control of data changes to or from Ubiquity Press and a third party, or in the case of change of ownership of Ubiquity Press or of part of the business where the control of personal data is transferred, we will do our best to inform all affected users and present the options.

(Updated: 18 May 2018)