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The Journal of NeuroInterventional Surgery addresses the growing professional interest in neurointerventional techniques for the treatment of a range of neurological and vascular problems including stroke, aneurysms, brain tumors, and spinal disorders. The journal welcomes submissions from researchers, educators, and practitioners who are active in the field.


Editorial policy

The Journal of NeuroInterventional Surgery adheres to the highest standards concerning its editorial policies on publication ethics, scientific misconduct, consent and peer review criteria. To view all BMJ Journal policies please refer to the BMJ Author Hub policies page.


Plan S compliance

The Journal of NeuroInterventional Surgery is a Plan S compliant Transformative Journal. Transformative Journals are one of the compliance routes offered by cOAlition S funders, such as Wellcome, WHO and UKRI. Find out more about Transformative Journals and Plan S compliance on our Author Hub.


Copyright and authors’ right

Articles are published under an exclusive licence (or non-exclusive licence for UK Crown and US Federal Government employees) and authors retain copyright. Articles can also be published under a Creative Commons licence to facilitate reuse of the content; please refer to the The Journal of NeuroInterventional Surgery Copyright Author Licence Statement.

When publishing in Journal of NeuroInterventional Surgery, authors choose between three licence types – exclusive licence granted to BMJ, CC-BY-NC and CC-BY (Creative Commons open access licences require payment of an article processing charge). As an author you may wish to post your article in an institutional or subject repository, or on a scientific social sharing network. You may also link your published article to your preprint (if applicable). What you can do with your article, without seeking permission, depends on the licence you have chosen and the version of your article. Please refer to the BMJ author self archiving and permissions policies page for more information.


Preprints

Preprints foster openness, accessibility and collaboration by allowing authors to make their findings immediately available to the research community and receive feedback on an article before it is submitted to a journal for formal publication.

BMJ fully supports and encourages the archiving of preprints in any recognised, not-for-profit server such as medRxiv. BMJ does not consider the posting of an article in a dedicated preprint repository to be prior publication.

Preprints are reports of work that have not been peer-reviewed; Preprints should therefore not be used to guide clinical practice, health-related behaviour or health policy. For more information, please refer to our Preprint policy page.


Article transfer service

BMJ is committed to ensuring that all good quality research is published. Our article transfer service helps authors find the best journal for their research while providing an easy and smooth publication process. If authors agree to transfer their manuscript, all versions, supplementary files and peer reviewer comments are automatically transferred; there is no  need to resubmit or reformat.

Authors who submit to the Journal of NeuroInterventional Surgery and are rejected will be offered the option of transferring to another BMJ Journal, such as BMJ Open.

Please note that the article transfer service does not guarantee acceptance but you should receive a quicker initial decision on your manuscript.

Contact the Product Owner of BMJ’s Article Transfer Service for more information or assistance.


Peer review

The Journal of NeuroInterventional Surgery operates double-blind peer review which requires authors to submit two versions of their manuscript file:

Version 1 (To be uploaded as the Manuscript File): This file should be anonymous and should NOT include:
Any author names
Author institution details
Author contact details
Acknowledgements
Competing interests (if declared)
Ethics approval statements that refer to your institution

This file will be automatically converted to PDF once uploaded through the online submission system (ScholarOne) and will be made available to the reviewers.

Version 2 (To be uploaded as a Supplemental File): This file should include the manuscript text and all the information omitted from Version 1:
Full author and institution details for all authors
Acknowledgements
Competing Interests (please list as ‘none declared’ if not applicable)
Ethics approval statements

This file will only be accessed by the Editor and the Editorial Staff.


Illustrations and additional material

Black and white images should be supplied as TIFF, GIF, EPS, PowerPoint or high quality JPEG files to a minimum of 300 dpi. Color images should be supplied as TIFF, GIF, EPS, PowerPoint or high quality JPEG files to a minimum of 600 dpi.

Additional figures and tables, methodology, references, video clips, raw data etc, may be published online to supplement the article. If your paper exceeds the word count you should consider if any of the article could be published as a “data supplement”. These files will not be copyedited or typeset.


Data sharing

The Journal of NeuroInterventional Surgery adheres to BMJ’s Tier 3 data policy. We strongly encourage that data generated by your research that supports your article be made available as soon as possible, wherever legally and ethically possible. All research articles must contain a Data Availability Statement. For more information and FAQs, please see BMJ’s full Data Sharing Policy page.


ORCID

The Journal of NeuroInterventional Surgery mandates ORCID iDs for the submitting author at the time of article submission; co-authors and reviewers are strongly encouraged to also connect their ScholarOne accounts to ORCID. We strongly believe that the increased use and integration of ORCID iDs will be beneficial for the whole research community.

Please find more information about ORCID and BMJ’s policy on our Author Hub.


Article processing charges

During submission, authors can choose to have their article published open access for 3,000 USD (exclusive of VAT for UK and EU authors). Publishing open access has multiple benefits including wider reach, faster impact and increased citation and usage. There are no submission, page or colour figure charges.

Find out if you are eligible for institutional funding

A number of institutions have open access agreements with BMJ which can either cover the whole cost of open access publishing for authors at participating institutions or can allow authors to receive a discount off the APC.

Visit BMJ’s open access agreements page to find out whether your institution is a member and what discounts you may be entitled to.
For more information on publishing open access with BMJ visit our Author Hub.

Submission guidelines

Please review the below article type specifications including the required article lengths, illustrations, table limits and reference counts. The word count excludes the title page, abstract, tables, acknowledgements, contributions and references. Manuscripts should be as succinct as possible.

For further support when making your submission please refer to the resources available on the BMJ Author Hub. Here you will find information on writing and formatting your research through to the peer review process.  You may also wish to use the language editing and translation services provided by BMJ Author Services.

Original research
Review
Case report
Case series
Commentary
Technical video
Letter
Images (outstanding images may be considered for publication on the journal’s front cover)

Original research

Authors submitting papers reporting original data (for example, controlled trials and intervention studies) should ensure there articles does not exceed the stated limits. If after removing redundancy and repetition your article exceeds these limits please consider whether you are better served by writing two separate articles, but bear in mind the need to avoid duplicate publication. Reports of randomized controlled trials should follow the revised CONSORT statement (Consolidated Standards of Reporting Trials) published in JAMA (2001;285:1987-91) as closely as possible.

Word count: up to 3500 words
Structured abstract: up to 250 words
Tables/Illustrations: up to 4
References: up to 30


Review

Reviews are balanced accounts of all aspects of a particular subject including the pros and cons of any contentious or uncertain aspect.

Word count: up to 3000 words
Brief summary: up to 250 words
Tables/Illustrations: up to 4
References: up to 30


Case report

All JNIS case reports must be submitted on this Word template. The case report will be peer reviewed by the JNIS editors in the usual manner, adhering to the double blind requirements outlined above.

Case reports need to show either an unusual clinical development, and/or a new insight into a well recognised clinical problem. A case report needs to have an educational message and must provide evidence of how the case contributes to our understanding of the condition/treatment.

You will be asked for more detailed information on submission, eg, title, authors and affiliations; you can also upload images, multimedia files, etc. Please note that Case Reports should examine between 1 and 3 individual cases; if your manuscript examines 4 or more cases, please submit as a Case Series submission type instead.

You are required to provide proof of consent for publication from each of the patients individually described in your article. We need a signed BMJ consent form from every patient (or guardian), regardless of whether or not you feel that the patient can be identified from the content (text and images). Please note that we cannot accept other consent forms (i.e. from your institution) or verbal consent. If for any reason you are absolutely unable to obtain a signed BMJ Consent Form from one or more of the patients, please contact the Editorial Office before submitting, and our Editorial Assistant will let you know what steps need to be taken in order to ensure that we can still consider your case report.

Word count: up to 1000 words
Brief summary: up to 150 words
References: up to 10


Case series

Case series should not exceed a limit of 3000 words, 4 figures and/or tables, and 30 references, and should provide a structured abstract of no more than 250 words. Please note that case series should not be submitted on the case reports template.

Word count: up to 3000 words
Abstract: up to 250 words
Tables/Illustrations: up to 4
References: up to 30


Commentary

The main objective of commentaries is to highlight/critique a recent JNIS article/s or to discuss an issue of importance to the Neurointerventional community. Commentaries may be submitted by any authors or specifically solicited by the JNIS editorial board.

Word count: up to 2000 words
Abstract: none
Tables/Illustrations: 1
References: up to 20


Technical Video

JNIS is inaugurating a new Technical Video Section. The purpose of the video section is to illustrate new or unique techniques or treatment modalities, unusual complications or interesting clinical developments. Videos will be 3-7 minutes in duration and will illustrate one or two cases. All videos must be narrated. The majority of the video should consist of recordings of live fluoroscopic or intra-operative video rather than slides or static images. Submitted videos need to have a clear educational message. Authors are invited to review the BMJ consent policy before submitting.

Abstract word count/structure: 150 words; unstructured, single paragraph
References: up to 10, included in final slide of the video
Video quality: Minimum of 720p


Letter

Letters in response to articles published in JNIS are welcome and should be submitted electronically via the journal website. Contributors should go to the abstract or full text of the article in question. At the top right corner of each article is a “contents box”. Click on the “eLetters: Submit a response to this article” link. Letters relating to or responding to previously published items in the journal will be shown to those authors, where appropriate.


Images

Images that highlight new applications of a diagnostic or therapeutic procedure will be featured in this section as well as brief case studies showing a clinical application or interesting presentation of a clinical condition. Submissions that do not adhere to the strict limits will be immediately returned to the author and not enter the peer review system. AVI or MPEG files can be included as data supplements.

You need to provide proof of consent for publication from the patient(s) described in the article. We need written consent from every patient (or guardian) regardless of whether the patient can be identified from the images, preferably using the BMJ consent form.

Word count: up to 250 words
Authors: up to 3
Tables/Illustrations: up to 2
References: up to 2

Supplements

The BMJ Publishing Group journals are willing to consider publishing supplements to regular issues. Supplement proposals may be made at the request of:

  • The journal editor, an editorial board member or a learned society may wish to organise a meeting, sponsorship may be sought and the proceedings published as a supplement.
  • The journal editor, editorial board member or learned society may wish to commission a supplement on a particular theme or topic. Again, sponsorship may be sought.
  • The BMJPG itself may have proposals for supplements where sponsorship may be necessary.
  • A sponsoring organisation, often a pharmaceutical company or a charitable foundation, that wishes to arrange a meeting, the proceedings of which will be published as a supplement.

In all cases, it is vital that the journal’s integrity, independence and academic reputation is not compromised in any way.

For further information on criteria that must be fulfilled, download the supplements guidelines.

When contacting us regarding a potential supplement, please include as much of the information below as possible.

  • Journal in which you would like the supplement published
  • Title of supplement and/or meeting on which it is based
  • Date of meeting on which it is based
  • Proposed table of contents with provisional article titles and proposed authors
  • An indication of whether authors have agreed to participate
  • Sponsor information including any relevant deadlines
  • An indication of the expected length of each paper Guest Editor proposals if appropriate