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Il Giornale di Chirurgia


Author Guidelines

All articles published by "Il Giornale di Chirurgia - Journal of Surgery" are made freely and permanently accessible online immediately upon publication, without subscription charges or registration barriers.
Open Access users shall have the right to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search or link to the full texts of articles. 

Il Giornale di Chirurgia - Journal of Surgery publishes 8 issues per year in printed and online version. Articles should be submitted either electronically via the submission area at, or via e-mail writing to, or via mail sending both printed and electronic versions to CIC Edizioni Internazionali, Corso Trieste 42, 00198 Roma, Italia.

The official publication language is English. Submitted articles have to be professionally written and edited in a correct English language, as much appropriate and acceptable (for an academic scientific journal) as possible. Should it be necessary or requested, the Publisher will offer a translation/linguistic revision service and will provide the Authors with the relevant economic details.

Submitted articles could be: original articles; reviews; meta-analyses; case reports; technical notes; letters. They should concern with the clinical practice, the diagnostic and therapeutic aspects of diseases, history and art of surgery.

Submitted articles should include: title of the article; complete names and qualifications of the Authors; their complete institutions/affiliations (including the eventual department/unit, city, country); complete name and address for correspondence of the Corresponding Author (including also phone, fax and e-mail address); an English language summary/abstract included in 250 words (a structured abstract would be preferred: Aim, Method, Results, Conclusions); Key words in English language.

Contents of the submitted articles should be well structured and presented: i.e. Introduction; Patients (or materials) and methods; Results; Discussion and Conclusions; eventual Acknowledgements; References.

Figures and tables. Authors are required to provide the Publisher with high resolution files of figures and tables (at print size) included in their articles: JPG or EPS or TIFF files, although in some cases other formats can be used.

References in the articles to figures and tables will have to be put in round brackets and numbered in a progressive growing order, i.e. (Figure 1) or (Table 1). Figures and tables will have to be completed with titles/captions and eventual legends. 

Units/Abbreviations. All measurements should be in SI units with the exception of haemoglobin (g/dL) and blood pressure (mmHg). Original observations recorded in other units should be stated, together with the appropriate conversion factors. Standard abbreviations, without punctuation, are used. Units, Symbols and Abbreviations (1977) published by the Royal Society of Medicine, and SI: The International System of Units (1982) from HMSO provide useful guides. Words must be spelt out on first appearance in both summary and text. Abbreviations, used sparingly, should follow the first full spelling, in parentheses. 

References (Vancouver style). References in the articles should be numbered in a progressive growing order and indicated by Arabic numbers put in round brackets. At the end of an article all of the references have to be listed in the same order they appear in the text. Examples are given below: 
1.         Altomare DF, Spazzafumo L, Rinaldi M, Dodi G, Ghiselli R, Piloni V. Set-up and statistical validation of a new scoring system for obstructed defaecation syndrome. Colorectal Dis 2008;10:84-8. 
2.         Nelson R. Does lifestyle cause colorectal cancer? In Challenges in Colorectal Cancer (eds Scholefield JH, Abcarian H, Grothey A and Maughan T). Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford 2006, 2nd edition:1-13. 

By submitting their articles the Authors implicitly grant that all the submitted contents and images are neither totally nor partially under review and have not been accepted for publication elsewhere. 

Mandatory Charge of Publishing 
Authors are asked to pay publication costs of their contribute. 
Therefore, "Il Giornale di Chirurgia - Journal of Surgery" levies an article-processing charge of € 366,00 (V.A.T. included) for each article accepted for publication.
On acceptance of a manuscript the editorial office will inform Authors about payment procedures.

Submitted articles become automatically copyrighted by CIC Edizioni Internazionali S.r.l. once they are accepted for publication in Il Giornale di Chirurgia - Journal of Surgery, and the Authors implicitly accept the copyright licensing in their articles to CIC Edizioni Internazionali S.r.l. since it is a condition of publication.

All the rights are reserved. It is not allowed to reproduce, to archive in a reproduction system or to transmit under any form or by any mean - electronic or mechanic one - by photocopying or by recording or by any other method, any part of the published articles without the official written authorization of the Publisher which also implies the acknowledgement of the source.

The Scientific Editorial Board reserves the right to make any necessary changes to the contents and/or the structure of the articles in order to uniform them to the editorial rules and the right to request to some other expert advisers their comments on the articles before publication.

All material published in Il Giornale di Chirurgia - Journal of Surgery represents the exclusive opinions of the Authors unique responsible for the work, and the Publisher and the Editors decline any responsibility for damages or injuries from the use of the information contained in the published articles.

Any possible efforts have been done by the Publisher in order to comply with the reproduction rights.

Peer Review
Articles considered for publication will be submitted by the Editors to expert external advisers. 

The Editors and the Publisher support the principles of the Declaration of Helsinki, and expect the Authors of papers submitted to the journal to have obtained ethical consent and followed all legal and regulatory requirements for human experimentation, including informed consent, applicable in their institution and country.

Adherence to the submission criteria of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) is considered essential for publication. COPE website is accessible at:

Eventual sources of financial support must be acknowledged. Other kinds of association (such as consultancy, share ownership, or patent-licensing arrangements) should be disclosed.