Manuscript Overview

Overview

JAFIB-EP publishes original articles related to the diagnosis, management and research of cardiac rhythm disorders and other associated conditions. The content of JAFIB-EP is determined by the Editors.

JAFIB-EP, the Publisher, and the Editors of its publications assume no responsibility for the statements expressed by the contributors (and/or authors) of the articles.

The manuscript which is submitted to the journal must not contain previously published material or material under consideration for publication elsewhere. Accepted manuscripts become the property of JAFIB-EP and may not be republished. Use of published manuscripts must be approved by JAFIB-EP editorial team.

All manuscripts will undergo editorial review. A final review and a subsequent decision about publication will be made by the JAFIB-EP editor.

 

Author Responsibilities

Each author listed on the publication for publication in JAFIB-EP acknowledges that they have made a substantial contribution to the publication by the following:

1 – The conception and design of the study

2 – The analysis and interpretation of the results

3 – The writing of the paper

4 – The author has approved the final submitted version of the publication

Each author thus also acknowledges responsibility for the integrity of the manuscript, assures the originality of the manuscript, and guarantees that duplicate or redundant publications or submissions have not occurred. The editors reserve the right to request the original data obtained in the publication. Authors are responsible for all statements made in the text.

 

Manuscript Submission

  • The authors should submit the manuscript as a complete file.
  • Submit an electronic version of text (as a MS WORD document), unlabeled and labeled images (as JPEG files).
  • The manuscript should be typed in Times New Roman font, double-spaced throughout on one side of A4/Letter paper with at least a 2.5 cm/1 inch margin on all sides. Number all pages consecutively, beginning with the title page.
  • There are no restrictions to page counts or number of figures/videos, however in the interest of readers we suggest limiting to a 10-12 page maximum.
  • Prepare a cover letter and the author license form (has to be sent via post or fax) signed by all authors. You can 
  • Organize the manuscript as follows: title page, abstract, introduction, material and methods, results, discussion, conclusion, acknowledgments, references, figure legends, and tables.
  • Keep acronyms and abbreviations to a minimum. When an abbreviation is used, define it at first mention and follow with the abbreviation in parentheses.
  • Style and Punctuation of References

These instructions are based in part on recommendations in the Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journal [Ann. Intern. Med. 1997; 126: 36-47]. Variations from guidelines in this publication reflect the individual style of JAFIB-EP.

 

Categories of Submission

 

Review Articles

The author is free to design the article as they wish – an abstract is needed. Guidelines for Original Articles should be followed including: references, figures and legends.

Original Articles

Title Page – The following information should be included in the following order.

Title of article

Authors first and last name

Affiliations

Grant support

Presentation in part of whole at any meeting

Identification of corresponding author including: name, e-mail address, full mailing address, phone and fax number

Abstract – The abstract is limited to 300 words.

The abstract should describe the essential aspects of the investigation.

The first sentence should state the background.

The second sentence should state the specific purpose or hypothesis.

The third, fourth and fifth sentences should summarize the methods, results and conclusion.

No references should be cited in the abstract.

Introduction –

            Include a brief information background that is relevant to the article.

            End with a statement of purpose or hypothesis of the study.

Material and Methods

The research design, subjects, material used and statistical methods should be included here.

Do not include results and/or discussion into this section.

Do not include manufacturers name(s) unless the specific product(s) is important to the procedure(s) performed, in which case include the city and state or country  of the manufacturer.

Indicate that informed consent has been obtained from patients who participated the clinical investigation.

If animal testing/experimentation, acknowledge that ethical guidelines were followed.

When appropriate, indicate that approval was obtained from Institutional Review Board (IRB).

Results

Please include all results based on methods listed.

If tables and graphs will help with the understanding of the results – include them.

Cite figures to illustrate the findings of the study.

Discussion

Begin with limited background information.

Discuss the results of the investigation in light of what has been published in the past.

Describe the limitations of your study.

Provide a potential direction for future research.

If appropriate cite all figures and graphs.

Conclusion

Summarize the major findings of the study and their clinical usefulness.

This paragraph should address the hypothesis or purpose that was stated earlier in the paper.

Acknowledgements:

            These should appear on a separate page.

References

This section must be double spaced and begin on a separate page.

References are numbered consecutively in the order in which they appear in the text.

Numbers are to be enclosed in [square brackets] in line with the text – not superscript.

Papers submitted but not yet accepted for publication should also be cited in the text.

Inclusive page number (e.g. 491-492) must be provided for all references.

Journal names should be abbreviated according to Medical Subject Headings (MeSH).  

All authors should be listed in the reference section.

Examples of Style and punctuation for references:

 

Case Reports

JAFIB-EP encourages the submission of full-length original articles – it will consider publishing concise case reports.

The case report should be unusually educations and medically important.

Title Page

Summary - One hundred and fifty (150) words describing the meaning of the report

Introduction – 2 or three sentences of background information

A case description – description of the technique or medical finding

Discussion – highlighting the educational value of the case or technique

References – These should be limited to no more than 10 that give essential background material

Figures and legends

Please use the Original Article as a guideline for the case report

 

Letters to the Editor

In a brief document describe an observation or interest to our readers, an opinion related to the JAFIB-EP or constructive observations or criticism of published material.

Letters should be no more than two pages and should be submitted with a brief title.

A maximum of four (4) references may be included.

Letters are published at the discretion of the journal and are subject to editing.

 

ECG/EGM of the Week

Instructions: Please submit your case through the online platform. Please take into account the following instructions:

    • Authors: Up to three authors per case.
    • Title: Up to 100 characters. Do not reveal the correct response in the title.
    • Case Presentation: 200 words + 1 (one) single figure (either ECG or EGM).
    • Multiple choice with 5 entries. Avoid “all/none are correct”.
    • Resolution of the case: 500 words, 1 (one) single figure with up to 4 (four) panels. Caption of the figure up to 100 words.
    • References: Up to 3 (three) with one of them being from January 2020 (called “recent reference”).

Quality of the figures:

    • Please submit your figure as JPEG or TIFF with a minimum resolution of 300 DPI
    • If you are “re-using” a figure, please present the “permission for reproduction” as a separate document. If you are “modifying” a previously published figure, please indicate this in the caption of the figure and use that manuscript as one of your 3 (three references).

 

Imaging in EP

Instructions: Please submit your case through the online platform. Please take into account the following instructions:

    • The submission is open to all types of imaging related to EP procedures such as: IntraCardiac Echocardiography (ICE), Electroanatomical Mapping (EAM), TEE, CT, MRI, fluoroscopy, etc.
    • Submissions should either have an accompanying quiz designed to help the reader improve their practice or an image or clip with an accompanying statement of how the imaging improved the case.
    • We welcome "bread and butter" in addition to "zebra" submissions.
    • All figures/videos should be in high resolution and appropriately annotated.
    • If the image/clip is ICE or TEE, the submitter should provide 1-2 sentences on how the views were obtained?

 

Case Snippets

Instructions: Instructions: Please submit your case through the online platform.

Selection priority will be based upon the reporting of a novel finding or a first of its kind report, a rare presentation of a common condition, a common condition with a rare presentation, a case that demonstrates a series of core educational concepts of electrophysiology. Due to limited journal space, educational or discussion style teaching Case Snippets will not be considered.

Please take into account the following instructions:

    • Authors: Up to five authors per case (no joint authorship permitted)
    • Title: Up to 100 characters. Concise and informative. Avoid abbreviations where possible. Do not include trade names in titles.
    • Abstract: Not necessary
    • Case Synopsis/Discussion: up to 500 words.
    • Figures: No more than one figure (≤ 4 subpanels)
    • Key Teaching Points: The Key Teaching Points should be brief bullets (each bullet may be up to 2-3 sentences). Include a minimum of 2 Key Teaching Points
    • References: Up to 5 (five) references.

Quality of the figures

    • Please submit your figure as JPEG or TIFF with a minimum resolution of 300 DPI
    • If you are “re-using” a figure, please present the “permission for reproduction” as a separate document. If you are “modifying” a previously published figure, please indicate this in the caption of the figure and use that manuscript as one of your 3 (three references).

Supplementary Material:

Videos are encouraged as supplemental material.