ISSN : 1301-5680
e-ISSN : 2149-8156
Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     


Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery is ready to publish high-quality video articles in order to enable the authors to present their surgical techniques in the most effective manner.The submitted article must contain 2 components;

  1. Written manuscript
  2. Video component with narration


  • Submit manuscripts, preferably prepared in Microsoft Word. Manuscripts written in 11 point Arial or Times New Roman fonts are preferred.
  • Arrange manuscript as follows: (1) title page (without names of authors and centers), (2) abstract, (3) text, (4) acknowledgments (if available), (5) disclosures (if required), (6) references, (7) tables and figures (if required) (8) legends. Number all the pages consecutively, beginning with the title page and including the legends page.
  • The main text uploaded to the system should not contain the name of the author and center. The title page containing the author and center names must be uploaded to the system as a separate file.
  • Tables and legends (for figures and videos) should be placed on separate pages. Units should be prepared in accordance with the International System of Units (SI).

Title page

  • Give the paper as short a title as possible (fewer than 80 letters). Avoid abbreviations in the title. Submit a short title of 40 characters to be used as the running head.
  • Include only full names of the authors directly affiliated with the work. The maximum number of authors is five for video-articles. Exceeding numbers will have to be justified to the Editor. Include the name and location of no more than two institutional affiliations where the work was actually done. If more than one department or institution are given, indicate affiliation of each author.
  • If the paper was or is to be presented at a congress or a scientific meeting, provide a footnote giving the name, date and location of the meeting.
  • At the bottom of the page, type the name, postal address (with zip code), telephone number, fax number and e-mail address of the corresponding author, to whom communications, proofs, and requests for reprints should be sent.
  • The title page must be uploaded to the system as a separate file.


  • Provide an unstructured abstract of no longer than 100 words. Three to five key words from MeSH index can be added below the abstract.
  • Avoid abbreviations when possible. Define abbreviations at first appearance, if it is necessary to use them.


  • Please complete all the sections and aim for 750 words without figures or tables. The Editors-in-Chief reserve the right to edit the manuscript in order to fit to Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeryprint pages.
  • The text should be organized as follows: Introduction, Technique, Comments. The Introduction should include the topic and objectives of the study. The Method section should include the operative technical details. In the Comments, authors should evaluate their technique in the view of current literature.
  • Study limitations should be discussed in the comments section before the conclusion paragraph.
  • References, illustrations and tables should be numbered in the order in which they appear in the text.
  • Avoid abbreviations when possible. Define abbreviations at first appearance, and avoid their use in the title and abstract.
  • Give all measurements and weights in standard metric units.
  • Type footnotes at the bottom of the page on which they are cited. Credit suppliers of drugs, equipment and other brand-name material mentioned in the article in parentheses in text, giving company name and location.
  • Type acknowledgments, including grant and subsidy information or technical assistance at the end of the text before the references.


  • Referencing should be selective and pertain directly to the work being reported. As a general guide, limit the number of references to 6 for vidieo-articles.
  • Do not cite personal communications, manuscripts in preparation, and other unpublished data.
  • Type references double-spaced on a separate sheet. Number consecutively in the order in which they are cited in the text.
  • Journal references should provide inclusive page numbers; book references should cite specific page numbers.
  • References should be given throughout the text as follows:

    • If the surname of the first author of the referenced article is given, "et al." should be added after it, followed by its reference number within square brackets "[ ]" (superscript preferred), and then the sentence should be completed.
    • Give references in the text using Arabic numerals in brackets "[ ]" (superscript preferred).
    • If different references are given for different statements, each reference should be given within square brackets "[ ]" after the punctuation mark at the end of the relevant statement.
    • If there are more than two consecutive references, the first and the last ones should be given with "-" mark between them: e.g. [1-3]; [14-18]; [8-14].
  • Double-check all references. All authors if six or fewer should be listed; otherwise the first six should be written accompanied by "et al".
  • Abbreviations of journals should conform to those used in Index Medicus. Authors are solely responsible for the accuracy and completeness of references.
  • The style and punctuation of the references should follow the formats outlined below:
    • Journal article
      İnan MB, Hasde Aİ, Özçınar E, Yazıcıoğlu L, Şırlak M, Akar R, et al. Surgical treatment of postinfarction ventricular septal rupture. Turk Gogus Kalp Dama 2011;19:151-6.
    • Presentations
      Galloway AC, Ribakove GH, Miller JS, Anderson RV, Buttenheim PM, Baumann FG, et al. Minimally invasive port-access valvular surgery: Initial clinical experience. Presented at the 70th Scientific Session of the American Heart Association; 1997 Nov 10-13; Orlando, FL. Circulation 1997;96:2845.
    • Book
      Beard JD, Gaines PA, editors. Vascular and endovascular surgery. London: W. B. Saunders; 1998.
    • Chapter in a book
      Berkowitz DH, Gaynor JW. Management of pediatric cardiopulmonary bypass. In: Mayroudis C, Backer C, editors. Pediatric Cardiac Surgery. 4th ed. West Sussex: Whiley- Blackwell; 2013. p. 169-213.
    • Internet Address
      1996 NRC Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals. Available at: contents.html. Accessed October 20, 2003.

The regulations about other issues, which were defined in instruction for authors section in the Journal page, also apply to video-articles


Video Component

  • General information
    • Your material must not contain any specific patient information. For example, patient names or hospital identification numbers should not appear on radiographs, slides, or films contained in the video. If you are not the copyright holder of a portion of the video (artist illustrations, images from books, photos, cartoons, music, etc.), you must obtain permission to publish the item(s) from the copyright holder.
    • Inclusion of music in your video is not recommended.
  • Video content

You may start your video presentation by describing the case history using a couple of introductory slides before proceeding to your operative techniques. This will correlate nicely with the text of the manuscript. Case Presentation: no more than 2 minutes, focusing on the clinical scenario, such as age, gender, history of presenting illness, past medical history, clinical status and surgical plan. Surgical Techniques: please try to depict the following aspects of the operation: Preparation, Exposition, Surgical Pearls, and Completion. Postoperative process; briefly describe the postoperative course of the patient and, if possible and necessary, a radiological image showing the outcome of the technique may be added.

  • Video formatting:

Each video clip submitted to TJTCVS should not be longer than 30 minutes (preferably, 10-20 minutes), and must be accompanied by voice narration, in English. Our Journal will accept digital files in mp4 (preferred), MPEG (MPEG video file), DVD video format, mov, avi, and wmv formats. We recommend using H.264/mp4 for the video codec and AAC for the audio codec. Please contact our Journal if your file does not conform to the above standards. Both 4:3 and 16:9 (widescreen, preferred) aspect ratios are acceptable. The video should be of high quality (at least 480p), and demonstrate the descriptions in the text of the manuscript. The video must be stable, with minimal shaking. The Editors-in-Chief reserves the right to request videos of shorter duration or request further editing if the video does not fulfill minimal publishing standards.

  • Submitting video:

Video, narration and presentaion file can be submitted by an upload button in the submission system. Should you have any questions, please contact the editorial office (