This journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).
Interventional Neuroradiology (INR) is a peer-reviewed clinical practice journal documenting the current state of interventional neuroradiology worldwide. INR publishes original clinical observations, descriptions of new techniques or procedures, case reports, and articles on the ethical and social aspects of related health care. Original research published in INR is related to the practice of interventional neuroradiology. Submissions suitable for the Journal include observational studies, clinical trials, epidemiological work, reports on health services and outcomes, and advances in applied (translational) and/or basic research.
|Patrick A. Brouwer||Karolinska University Hospital, Sweden|
|Timo Krings||Toronto Western Hospital, Canada|
|Xianli Lv||Tsinghua University, China|
|Yuji Matsumaru||Toranomon Hospital, Japan|
|Shigeru Miyachi||Department of Neurosurgery and Endovascular Therapy, Takatsuki, Japan|
|Luc Picard||University Hospital of Nancy, France|
|Ronie Piske||Hospital Beneficência Portuguesa de Sao Paulo, Brazil|
|Sirintara Pongpech||Ramathibodi Hospital, Mahidol University, Thailand|
|Georges Rodesch||Hopital Foch, France|
|Nobuyuki Sakai||Kobe City Medical Center, Japan|
|Michael Söderman||Karolinska University Hospital, Sweden|
|Dae Suh||Asan Medical Center, the Republic of Korea|
|Allan Taylor||University of Cape Town, South Africa|
|Cuong Tran||University of Medicine and Pharmacy HCM City, Vietnam|
|Anton Valavanis||University Hospital of Zurich, Switzerland|
|Hongqi Zhang||Xuanwu Hospital, China|
Manuscript Submission Guidelines: Interventional Neuroradiology
This Journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics.
This Journal recommends that authors follow the Recommendations for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing, and Publication of Scholarly Work in Medical Journals formulated by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE).
Please read the guidelines below and check the submission checklist then visit the Journal’s submission site https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/in to upload your manuscript. Please note that manuscripts not conforming to these guidelines may be returned.
Only manuscripts of sufficient quality that meet the aims and scope of Interventional Neuroradiology will be reviewed.
There are no fees payable to submit or publish in this journal.
As part of the submission process you will be required to warrant that you are submitting your original work, that you have the rights in the work, that you are submitting the work for first publication in the Journal and that it is not being considered for publication elsewhere and has not already been published elsewhere, and that you have obtained and can supply all necessary permissions for the reproduction of any copyright works not owned by you.
- What do we publish?
1.1 Aims & Scope
1.2 Article types
1.3 Writing your paper
- Editorial policies
2.1 Peer review policy
2.5 Declaration of conflicting interests
2.6 Research ethics and patient consent
2.7 Clinical trials
2.8 Reporting guidelines
- Publishing policies
3.1 Publication ethics
3.2 Contributor's publishing agreement
3.3 Open access and author archiving
- Preparing your manuscript
4.2 Artwork, figures and other graphics
4.3 Supplementary material
4.4 Reference style
4.5 English language editing services
- Submitting your manuscript
5.2 Information required for completing your submission
- On acceptance and publication
6.1 SAGE Production
6.2 Online First publication
6.3 Access to your published article
6.4 Promoting your article
- Further information
Before submitting your manuscript to Interventional Neuroradiology, please ensure you have read the Aims & Scope.
Original Research Articles are full-length research papers, which are favored by Interventional Neuroradiology. Articles cover topics relevant to clinical studies and may include both basic science, experimental and clinical research. The word count should be limited to 4000 words (in the text excluding references and figure legends) and 40 references. If the article requires space beyond the word limit, justification should be included in the cover letter.
Review Articles are comprehensive, state-of-the-art papers focusing on important clinical problems and should address a specific topic in a scholarly manner. Such articles may be invited by the Editor or may be unsolicited reviews. The word count should be limited to 6000 words (in the text excluding references and figure legends) and 80 references.
Systematic reviews and Meta-analysis Articles are comprehensive and should address the available evidence on a very specific topic in an accepted manner. If the topic has been addressed by previous such articles recently or no new significant samples are added to the analysis, then the articles will likely be rejected. The word count should be limited to 4000 words with no limit on the number of references.
Case Reports/Technical Notes. Although Interventional Neuroradiology preferentially encourages submission of full-length Original Research Articles, the Journal will consider publication of a limited number of concise Case Reports and Technical Notes. They should be exceptionally rare or clinically relevant and showcase an educational aspect. Case reports should be limited to 2000 words (in the text excluding references and figure legends) and 15 references. Each case report is limited to 4 figures, if further figures are required please justify the need in the cover letter. Permission for extra figures is solely at the discretion of the editor.
Editorials are usually invited by the Editor.
Editorial Comments are specific comments on the articles published in Interventional Neuroradiology and are usually invited by the Editor.
Letters to the Editor contain constructive comments or criticism of a specific paper published by Interventional Neuroradiology. Letters dealing with subjects of general interest within the field of interventional neuroradiology, or personal opinions on a specific subject within the ambit of Interventional Neuroradiology, may also be accepted. Letters to the editor should be limited to 1200 words and 10 references.
Original Research Articles and Systematic Reviews and Meta-analysis articles should include an abstract with the subheadings: Background, Methods, Results, Conclusions and should not be more than 300 words in length.
Figure legends should not exceed 300 words per figure.
The SAGE Author Gateway has some general advice and on how to get published, plus links to further resources.
1.3.1 Make your article discoverable
When writing up your paper, think about how you can make it discoverable. The title, keywords and abstract are key to ensuring readers find your article through search engines such as Google. For information and guidance on how best to title your article, write your abstract and select your keywords, have a look at this page on the Gateway: How to Help Readers Find Your Article Online.
Interventional Neuroradiology adheres to a double-blind reviewing policy in which the identity of both the reviewer and author are always concealed from both parties. Papers are accepted on the understanding that they are subject to peer review, editorial revision, and, in some cases, comment by the Editors. Manuscripts are examined by independent peer reviewers. Articles and other material published in the Journal represent the opinions of the authors and should not be construed to reflect the opinions of the publisher.
Papers should only be submitted for consideration once consent is given by all contributing authors. Those submitting papers should carefully check that all those whose work contributed to the paper are acknowledged as contributing authors.
The list of authors should include all those who can legitimately claim authorship. This is all those who:
- Made a substantial contribution to the concept or design of the work; or acquisition, analysis or interpretation of data,
- Drafted the article or revised it critically for important intellectual content,
- Approved the version to be published,
- Each author should have participated sufficiently in the work to take public responsibility for appropriate portions of the content.
Authors should meet the conditions of all of the points above. When a large, multicentre group has conducted the work, the group should identify the individuals who accept direct responsibility for the manuscript. These individuals should fully meet the criteria for authorship.
Acquisition of funding, collection of data, or general supervision of the research group alone does not constitute authorship, although all contributors who do not meet the criteria for authorship should be listed in the Acknowledgments section. Please refer to the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) authorship guidelines for more information on authorship.
All contributors who do not meet the criteria for authorship should be listed in an Acknowledgements section. Examples of those who might be acknowledged include a person who provided purely technical help, or a department chair who provided only general support.
Please supply any personal acknowledgements separately to the main text to facilitate anonymous peer review.
2.3.1 Writing assistance
Individuals who provided writing assistance, e.g. from a specialist communications company, do not qualify as authors and so should be included in the Acknowledgements section. Authors must disclose any writing assistance – including the individual’s name, company and level of input – and identify the entity that paid for this assistance. It is not necessary to disclose use of language polishing services.
Interventional Neuroradiology requires all authors to acknowledge their funding in a consistent fashion under a separate heading. Please visit the Funding Acknowledgements page on the SAGE Journal Author Gateway to confirm the format of the acknowledgment text in the event of funding, or state that: This research received no specific grant from any funding agency in the public, commercial, or not-for-profit sectors.
It is the policy of Interventional Neuroradiology to require a declaration of conflicting interests from all authors enabling a statement to be carried within the paginated pages of all published articles.
Please ensure that a ‘Declaration of Conflicting Interests’ statement is included at the end of your manuscript, after any acknowledgements and prior to the references. If no conflict exists, please state that ‘The Author(s) declare(s) that there is no conflict of interest’. For guidance on conflict of interest statements, please see the ICMJE recommendations here.
Medical research involving human subjects must be conducted according to the World Medical Association Declaration of Helsinki. Consent and permissions obtained for publishing in Interventional Neuroradiology must comply with all applicable laws and regulations concerning privacy and/or security of personal information. This is the responsibility of the author.
Submitted manuscripts should conform to the ICMJE Recommendations for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing, and Publication of Scholarly Work in Medical Journals, and all papers reporting animal and/or human studies must state in the methods section that the relevant Ethics Committee or Institutional Review Board provided (or waived) approval. Please ensure that you have provided the full name and institution of the review committee, in addition to the approval number. This should be documented in the cover letter and title page. In the interest of providing an unbiased review process, please do NOT include the details of the ethics board or IRB in the main manuscript.
For research articles, authors are also required to state in the methods section whether participants provided informed consent and whether the consent was written or verbal.
Information on informed consent to report individual cases or case series should be included in the manuscript text. A statement is required regarding whether written informed consent for patient information and images to be published was provided by the patient(s) or a legally authorized representative.
Please also refer to the ICMJE Recommendations for the Protection of Research Participants.
All research involving animals submitted for publication must be approved by an ethics committee with oversight of the facility in which the studies were conducted. The journal has adopted the Consensus Author Guidelines on Animal Ethics and Welfare for Veterinary Journals published by the International Association of Veterinary Editors.
Interventional Neuroradiology endorses the ICMJE requirement that clinical trials are registered in a WHO-approved public trials registry at or before the time of first patient enrolment. However, consistent with the AllTrials campaign, retrospectively registered trials will be considered if the justification for late registration is acceptable. The trial registry name and URL, and registration number must be included at the end of the abstract.
The relevant EQUATOR Network reporting guidelines should be followed depending on the type of study. For example, all randomized controlled trials submitted for publication should include a completed CONSORT flow chart as a cited figure and the completed CONSORT checklist should be uploaded with your submission as a supplementary file. Systematic reviews and meta-analyses should include the completed PRISMA flow chart as a cited figure and the completed PRISMA checklist should be uploaded with your submission as a supplementary file. The EQUATOR wizard can help you identify the appropriate guideline.
Other resources can be found at NLM’s Research Reporting Guidelines and Initiatives.
SAGE acknowledges the importance of research data availability as an integral part of the research and verification process for academic journal articles.
Interventional Neuroradiology requests all authors submitting any primary data used in their research articles alongside their article submissions to be published in the online version of the journal, or provide detailed information in their articles on how the data can be obtained. This information should include links to third-party data repositories or detailed contact information for third-party data sources. Data available only on an author-maintained website will need to be loaded onto either the journal’s platform or a third-party platform to ensure continuing accessibility. Examples of data types include but are not limited to statistical data files, replication code, text files, audio files, images, videos, appendices, and additional charts and graphs necessary to understand the original research. The editor may consider limited embargoes on proprietary data. The editor can also grant exceptions for data that cannot legally or ethically be released. All data submitted should comply with Institutional or Ethical Review Board requirements and applicable government regulations. For further information, please contact the editorial office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SAGE is committed to upholding the integrity of the academic record. We encourage authors to refer to the Committee on Publication Ethics’ International Standards for Authors and view the Publication Ethics page on the SAGE Author Gateway.
Interventional Neuroradiology and SAGE take issues of copyright infringement, plagiarism or other breaches of best practice in publication very seriously. We seek to protect the rights of our authors and we always investigate claims of plagiarism or misuse of published articles. Equally, we seek to protect the reputation of the journal against malpractice. Submitted articles may be checked with duplication-checking software. Where an article, for example, is found to have plagiarised other work or included third-party copyright material without permission or with insufficient acknowledgement, or where the authorship of the article is contested, we reserve the right to take action including, but not limited to: publishing an erratum or corrigendum (correction); retracting the article; taking up the matter with the head of department or dean of the author's institution and/or relevant academic bodies or societies; or taking appropriate legal action.
3.1.2 Prior publication
If material has been previously published it is not generally acceptable for publication in a SAGE journal. However, there are certain circumstances where previously published material can be considered for publication. Please refer to the guidance on the SAGE Author Gateway or if in doubt, contact the Editor at the address given below.
Before publication, SAGE requires the author as the rights holder to sign a Journal Contributor’s Publishing Agreement. SAGE’s Journal Contributor’s Publishing Agreement is an exclusive licence agreement which means that the author retains copyright in the work but grants SAGE the sole and exclusive right and licence to publish for the full legal term of copyright. Exceptions may exist where an assignment of copyright is required or preferred by a proprietor other than SAGE. In this case copyright in the work will be assigned from the author to the society. For more information please visit the SAGE Author Gateway.
Interventional Neuroradiology offers optional open access publishing via the SAGE Choice programme. For more information please visit the SAGE Choice website. For information on funding body compliance, and depositing your article in repositories, please visit SAGE Publishing Policies on our Journal Author Gateway.
The entire manuscript text should be formatted using12 point Helvetica or Times New Roman fonts.
The preferred format for your manuscript is Word. LaTeX files are also accepted. Word and (La)Tex templates are available on the Manuscript Submission Guidelines page of our Author Gateway.
For guidance on the preparation of illustrations, pictures and graphs in electronic format, please visit SAGE’s Manuscript Submission Guidelines.
Figures should be submitted online in .tiff format to: https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/in. The time required to send files will vary depending on the number of figures, but image resolution must not be reduced to decrease transmission time. When labeling the figures, please ensure that the label corresponds to the figure number. Digital images (originals or images acquired by a scanner) must meet the following criteria:
- Quality of Images should be sufficient
- Black-and-white figures: Images must be acquired using the grey scale with a minimum resolution of 300 pixels per inch or 150 pixels per cm. Images must have a base of at least 8.1 cm for one item or a minimum base of 16.9 cm for several items.
- Color figures: Images must be acquired using the full color CMYK method with a minimum resolution of 300 pixels per inch or 150 pixels per cm. Images must have a base of at least 8.1 cm for one item or a minimum base of 16.9 cm for several items. The RGB method is recommended for video reproductions only, as the quality of printed figures is poor.
Anonymity of images: Patient information and all identification marks on the images should be removed where possible.
Orientation of images: All images should be orientated in a similar fashion where possible. On the lateral film, the nose should be facing on the left side. Both an Anterior-posterior image and the corresponding lateral view should be provided where possible.
Figures must contain arrows, numbers, etc to identify them and link them to description in the legend. No additional clean copy without arrows, numbers etc. is required
All figures must be accompanied with citations.
Figures supplied in colour will appear in colour online regardless of whether or not these illustrations are reproduced in colour in the printed version. For specifically requested colour reproduction in print, you will receive information regarding the costs from SAGE after receipt of your accepted article.
Images in .jpg format are not acceptable as details tend to be lost upon scanning, even at high resolution. Image definition also depends on the enlargement factor. Thus, a large low-resolution image can be proportionally reduced (by 24%) for publication, thereby permitting optimal presentation in print. However, enlargement of a small high-resolution image will highlight all flaws, yielding a pixelated effect. Do not submit figures already paged in Word, PowerPoint, or other documents, or images inserted in web pages. Such images are of low resolution and are unsuitable for printing.
Figures in .dcm (Dicom) format may be submitted as .dcm or .tiff files. The editorial office will process such images for printing. Illustrations may be compressed using the StuffIt, Aladdin, or Zip programs.
Authors are advised to refer to the Journal guidelines when formatting their work. Otherwise the editorial office may return a submission to the authors for improvement before any Editor is assigned.
Provide figure legends on a separate sheet. Legends must be double-spaced, and figures must be numbered in the order cited in the text.
This journal is able to host additional materials online (e.g. datasets, podcasts, videos, images etc) alongside the full-text of the article. For more information please refer to our guidelines on submitting supplementary files.
Interventional Neuroradiology adheres to the SAGE Vancouver reference style. View the SAGE Vancouver guidelines to ensure your manuscript conforms to this reference style.
References should be cited as a superscripted number after any punctuation mark. Up to 3 authors should be listed, if there are more than 3, they should be replaced with an “et al.”
Examples of the Vancouver reference style are as follows:
1. Cheryl D. The simplest way is often the longest. 5th ed. Glasgow: Penguin, 2009, p.151.
Chapter in book:
1. Cheryl D. The simplest way is often the longest. 5th ed. Glasgow: Penguin, 2009, p.151-175.
1. Lasjaunias PL, Alvarez H, Rodesch G, et al: Aneurysmal malformations of the vein of Galen: follow-up of 120 children treated between 1984 and 1994. Interv Neuroradiol 1996;2:15-26.
Journal article published ahead of print:
1. Ludbrook J. Musculovenous pumps in the human lower limb. Am Heart J. Epub ahead of print 12 June 2011. DOI: 10.1177/09544327167940.
1. National Center for Professional Certification. Factors affecting organizational climate and retention, www.cwla.org./programmes/triechmann/2002fbwfiles (2002, accessed 10 July 2010).
1. Peters J. Musculovenous pumps in the human lower limb. In: ASME conference on automatic transmissions (ed A O’Brien), Pisa, Italy, 29 May–2 June 2003, paper no. GE1234, pp.4–10. New York: ASME. SAGE UK Style Guide 21
Authors seeking assistance with English language editing, translation, or figure and manuscript formatting to fit the journal’s specifications should consider using SAGE Language Services. Visit SAGE Language Services on our Journal Author Gateway for further information.
Interventional Neuroradiology is hosted on SAGE Track, a web based online submission and peer review system powered by ScholarOne™ Manuscripts. Visit https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/in to login and submit your article online.
IMPORTANT: Please check whether you already have an account in the system before trying to create a new one. If you have reviewed or authored for the journal in the past year it is likely that you will have had an account created. For further guidance on submitting your manuscript online please visit ScholarOne Online Help.
As part of our commitment to ensuring an ethical, transparent and fair peer review process SAGE is a supporting member of ORCID, the Open Researcher and Contributor ID. ORCID provides a unique and persistent digital identifier that distinguishes researchers from every other researcher, even those who share the same name, and, through integration in key research workflows such as manuscript and grant submission, supports automated linkages between researchers and their professional activities, ensuring that their work is recognized.
The collection of ORCID iDs from corresponding authors is now part of the submission process of this journal. If you already have an ORCID iD you will be asked to associate that to your submission during the online submission process. We also strongly encourage all co-authors to link their ORCID ID to their accounts in our online peer review platforms. It takes seconds to do: click the link when prompted, sign into your ORCID account and our systems are automatically updated. Your ORCID iD will become part of your accepted publication’s metadata, making your work attributable to you and only you. Your ORCID iD is published with your article so that fellow researchers reading your work can link to your ORCID profile and from there link to your other publications.
You will be asked to provide contact details and academic affiliations for all co-authors via the submission system and identify who is to be the corresponding author. These details must match what appears on your manuscript. At this stage please ensure you have included all the required statements and declarations and uploaded any additional supplementary files (including reporting guidelines where relevant).
Please also ensure that you have obtained any necessary permission from copyright holders for reproducing any illustrations, tables, figures or lengthy quotations previously published elsewhere. For further information including guidance on fair dealing for criticism and review, please see the Copyright and Permissions page on the SAGE Author Gateway.
Your SAGE Production Editor will keep you informed as to your article’s progress throughout the production process. Proofs will be sent by PDF to the corresponding author and should be returned promptly. Authors are reminded to check their proofs carefully to confirm that all author information, including names, affiliations, sequence and contact details are correct, and that Funding and Conflict of Interest statements, if any, are accurate. Please note that if there are any changes to the author list at this stage all authors will be required to complete and sign a form authorising the change.
Online First allows final articles (completed and approved articles awaiting assignment to a future issue) to be published online prior to their inclusion in a journal issue, which significantly reduces the lead time between submission and publication. Visit the SAGE Journals help page for more details, including how to cite Online First articles.
SAGE provides authors with online access to their final article.
Publication is not the end of the process! You can help disseminate your paper and ensure it is as widely read and cited as possible. The SAGE Author Gateway has numerous resources to help you promote your work. Visit the Promote Your Article page on the Gateway for tips and advice. In addition, SAGE is partnered with Kudos, a free service that allows authors to explain, enrich, share, and measure the impact of their article. Find out how to maximize your article’s impact with Kudos.
Any correspondence, queries or additional requests for information on the manuscript submission process should be sent to the Interventional Neuroradiology editorial office as follows:
Dr. Masaki Komiyama, M.D.
Osaka City General Hospital
Department of Neurointervention