Purpose of VideourologyTM
Videourology is an international online peer-reviewed journal dedicated to publishing video contributions of minimally invasive surgery and advanced surgical techniques. Videourology is intended to enable physicians to learn, evaluate, and implement new surgical strategies in their surgical practice using the most up-to-date Flash, QuickTime, and MP4 technologies. The flagship publication, Journal of Endourology, will stay focused on publishing articles while Part B, Videourology, will accept original videos containing material that has not been reported elsewhere, except in the form of an abstract or a conference presentation.
Videourology does not accept case reports.
Scope of Publication
PLEASE BE SURE TO READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE BEGINNING YOUR SUBMISSION
Submitting your video to Videourology™ is a two-step process:
Further instructions for this two-step process are provided after the guidelines below on initial preparation of both the video and the abstract that accompanies it.
PREPARATION OF VIDEO:
Windows Media Video (WMV)
MPEG (MPG, MPEG, MP4)
Most codecs supported by these formats are acceptable. After submission, we may need to request the video submitted in a different codec in the event a non-standard codec is used.
PREPARATION OF WORD FILE (ABSTRACT) TO ACCOMPANY VIDEO:
A Word document must be provided that contains the following:
This statement should disclose any commercial associations during the last two years that might create a conflict of interest in connection with the video. See “Author Disclosure” under “Legal Aspects” for more details.)
This step has two parts: upload your video at http://videos.liebertpub.com. You will then receive instructions via email to select three thumbnail images to include in the final submission. You will be guided through this process by three emails in total; the first confirms your successful video upload to the system. The second asks you select the three thumbnail images (a URL is provided in this email to view the video and select the thumbnails; do NOT select a thumbnail of a PowerPoint slide.) You will then receive a third and final email with the video review URL that you will include in your submission in the next step, Step 2.
After you receive the series of emails, go to http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/videourology to upload the Word file portion of your submission. If you do not already have an account in Manuscript Central, you will need to create one. After logging in to the system, you will be prompted for various information about your submission.
All videos related to minimally invasive surgery, and advanced open surgical techniques will be considered. Videos related to surgical anatomy, embryology, physiology, pathology, or radiology of conditions of interest to surgeons are also acceptable.
Technical assistance is available by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Authors are strongly encouraged to provide references with their video, if applicable. References will help acknowledge the video as a contribution to the literature. In addition, any previous presentation of the video or abstract should be stated as a reference. Publications citing the video will automatically be linked. References should be presented in the following style:
Wronski J. Lumbar sympathectomy performed by means of videoscopy. Cardiovasc Surg. 1998;6:453-456.
Zollinger, Jr. R, Zollinger, Dr. R.. Zollinger's Atlas of Surgical Operations, 9e. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill Professional; 2010.
Qin C, Shao P, Ju X, Li J, Meng X, Ly W. Yin C. Retroperitoneal laparoscopic partial nephrectomy with segmental renal artery clamping. J Endourol: Part B: Videourology. 2010;24: doi: 10.1089/vid.2010.0097.
If it is necessary to cite an abstract, this should be so designated. Authors are responsible for the accuracy of the references. Abbreviations of journal titles should follow those used in MEDLINE.
Authors are encouraged to suggest names of appropriate reviewers and may also request that a particular individual not serve in that capacity. At least two reviewers will review the abstract and the video as part of the peer-review process. Reviewer selection is ultimately at the discretion of the Editor. Major corrections may require changes in the video with resubmission.
Letters to the Editor
Comments from viewers regarding previously published videos will be accepted at the Editors’ discretion. The letter must not exceed 200 words. The authors of the video will be requested to respond. The letter and the authors’ response will be attached to the related video as an addendum to the abstract.
Reprints (Copies of Videos):
After the video is published it may not be published elsewhere without explicit permission from the Publisher. While personal copies of the video can be downloaded and saved for personal use only, any systematic download that would create a new database will not be allowed.
The views, opinions, findings, conclusions and recommendations set forth in any Journal article are solely those of the authors of those articles and do not necessarily reflect the views, policy or position of the Journal, its Publisher, its editorial staff or any affiliated Societies and should not be attributed to any of them.