It is our pleasure to invite you to participate in International Vein Congress (IVC) abstract submission process - an opportunity to be considered for publication in the Journal of Vascular Surgery: Venous and Lymphatic Disorders (JVSVL), the official journal of the Society For Vascular Surgery.
IVC only accepts electronic abstract submissions via this website. The submission deadline is March 1, 2018.
Rules for Submission of Abstracts
Abstracts must meet the following JVSVL criteria:
- All authors must attest that presentations given at IVC must be original, and have never been presented or published before the date of presentation at IVC. Those found to be in violation of this policy will be prohibited from presenting at the IVC for the next two years.
- No reference should be made in the abstract to the names or institutions of the authors.
- Abstracts must be structured as follows: 1) Background 2) Methods 3) Results 4) Conclusions
- Abstract text must be between 50 (minimum) and 500 (maximum) words. Each table and/or graph will count as 25 words in the total word count.
- Abstracts must fall under one of the following categories:
- Basic Science
- Chronic Vein Obstruction
- Compression/Wound Care
- Diagnostic Testing and Imaging
- Superficial Vein Disease
- Venous Thromboembolism/IVC Filters
- Oral Presentation: 10 minutes in length.
- Poster Display: Posters are displayed during the meeting. There is no presentation.
*Your presentation preference will be given every consideration; however, the final determination will be made by the Program Committee.
After submitting your abstract to IVC we will notify you of acceptance. Authors of abstracts accepted for oral presentation at IVC are required to submit a formal manuscript to be considered for publication in JVSVL. Failure to submit a manuscript to JVSVL may result in disqualification for future abstract submission.
Abstract Text Format
Your abstracts must be submitted to IVC in JVSVL format. Abstracts that are formatted incorrectly will cause production problems that could lead to major delays in publication. The document must contain a title, tables, and figures, in the order that they should be published.
Please review the example shown and format your abstracts accordingly:
Abstract Figures and Tables Format
- Figures and Tables must not exceed two for each abstract.
- Figures and Tables must be the original, unpublished property of the authors, or permission must be included if the author is using the figure from another source.
- Each figure must be clear and sharp. In Word, the figure must span 3 inches (or one column width in the Journal) and all text and graphics must be easily legible at this size. Figures must be separate from each other so that we can arrange them properly in the Journal.
- Do not put the figures together in a diagonal pattern as this does not look professional and wastes page space.
- Tables must be submitted in an editable format - meaning that the data of the table can be changed in the Word Document. Tables must use 12 point Times New Roman font and must NOT span more than one page in the Word Document. Tables that include font that is less than 12 points, or that must be stretched beyond a full page width to be legible, will not be published.
- Figures must be cited in the abstract and include a title. Tables must be cited in the abstract, include a title, and all of the columns and/or rows must be labeled.
- Figures and Tables must NOT contain patient information and empty space surrounding the figure must be cropped out.
- Sketches must be done by a professional artist. Sketches that are not neat and professional will not be published.