Instructions for Authors

All manuscripts must be submitted online at


Before proceeding to the submission site, please review these instructions for authors to ensure that the format of your paper is ready for upload and review.


Please note that the CVIR Endovascular has a new reference and citation style! The journal now uses Vancouver style for references and numbered citations.

The journal welcomes submissions on:

  • Venous and arterial interventions
  • Vascular malformations
  • Non-oncological embolisation
  • Peripheral vascular interventions
  • Aortic interventions
  • Carotid interventions
  • Emergency medicine

..and publishes the following article types:

  • Case report*
  • New technologies
  • Original article
  • Review article
  • Study protocol
  • Short communication
  • Letter to the Editor
  • Editorial

*Please note that CVIR Endovascular is a member of the Committee on Publications (COPE) and as such follows their guidelines for publishing case reports. All case reports submitted to the journal must include the consent for publication statement, which clarifies that written informed consent was obtained from the patient for publication of the case report and any accompanying images.

15% Discount on the Article Processing Charge (APC) for CIRSE Members

CVIR Endovascular is growing very fast as an independent scientific journal. The high quality of content in the journal is reflected in the increased number of citations, as well as downloads.

More good news! CIRSE now supports CIRSE members and corresponding members in good standing with a 15% discount on the APC for the journal.


Once a paper is accepted, authors will be prompted to submit any institutional or other membership discounts. There, authors can indicate they are CIRSE members and the editorial office will be notified to confirm this and the discount. The discount cannot be applied retrospectively to articles that are already accepted for publication and/or published and cannot be combined with an institutional discount.

Article Processing Charge (APC)

In the open access model published articles are freely available online, immediately upon publication. This is made possible by an article processing charge (APC) which covers the costs involved in every stage of the publication process. The APC, is to be paid when your manuscript is editorially accepted and before publication.


If your article is not accepted for publication you will not incur a charge.

CVIR Endovascular's APC for each article accepted for publication is: 1890€ / $2290 / 1570£, plus VAT or local taxes where applicable.


Please click here to hear more from Prof. Jim Reekers, CVIR Endovascular Editor-in-Chief, on handling fees


Visual abstracts

All article types are eligible for visual abstracts, with the exception of editorials and letters to the editor. The visual abstract should summarise the main aspects of the paper graphically and in an appealing way, and therefore must be consistent with the paper’s content. The visual abstract should include the title, images, tables, graphs or charts and a brief key takeaway message, i.e., a conclusion. 

  • Template: click here to download the CVIR Endovascular template.
  • Title should not be capitalised.
  • Authors: do not include the list of authors or their affiliations.
  • Font: make sure to keep the font (Arial or Times New Roman) and font size (12 for the conclusion and 14 for the title) as indicated in the template.
  • Figures: the visual abstract can contain one, two or three figures – feel free to customize the template accordingly. Please only use figures that are already in the text.
  • Key takeaways/conclusion is limited to 100 words. If applicable, also indicate in the conclusion whether you received funding for this research by adding "This study was sponsored by ? company."

The visual abstract should be properly labelled and submitted in PowerPoint format with the rest of the paper via Editorial Manager. The editors reserve the right to reject the visual abstract and publish the paper without it.

Tips from the Editor-in-Chief for Writing a Review Article

Prof. Jim Reekers recommends that authors who would like to submit a review paper to CVIR Endovascular read these two informative and helpful papers:

         Marco Pautasso
         PLoS Comput Biol. 2013 Jul; 9(7): e1003149. Published online 2013 Jul 18. doi: 10.1371/journal.pcbi.1003149


          Khalid S Khan, Regina Kunz, Jos Kleijnen, Gerd Antes. J R Soc Med. 2003 Mar; 96(3): 118–121.


What Should I Remember When Submitting My Paper to CVIR Endovascular?

Title page: please include a title page as the first page of your manuscript document.

Conclusions: please include a Conclusions section (with subtitle) as the last section of the text. This should state clearly the main conclusions of the research and give a clear explanation of their importance and relevance. Summary illustrations may be included.

List of abbreviations: please include a list of abbreviations used in the manuscript and their meanings after the Conclusions section.

Declarations section: all manuscripts must contain the following sections under the heading 'Declarations' (see below all details).

Figures: please upload the Figures as 'Figure' file not as 'Manuscript' file; multi-panel figures (those with parts a, b, c, d etc.) should be submitted as a single composite file that contains all parts of the figure.

What Sections Should Be Included Under the Heading "Declarations"?

All manuscripts must contain the following sections under the heading "Declarations" after the "List of Abbreviations":


  1. Ethics approval and consent to participate
  2. Consent for publication
  3. Availability of data and material
  4. Competing interests
  5. Funding
  6. Authors' contributions
  7. Acknowledgements
  8. Authors' information (optional)

Please see below for details on the information to be included in these sections.

If any of the sections are not relevant to your manuscript, please include the heading and write 'Not applicable' for that section.

1) Ethics approval and consent to participate

Manuscripts reporting studies involving human participants, human data or human tissue must:

- include a statement on ethics approval and consent (even where the need for approval was waived)
- include the name of the ethics committee that approved the study and the committee’s reference number if appropriate

Studies involving animals must include a statement on ethics approval.

See SpringerOpen editorial policies for more information.

If your manuscript does not report on or involve the use of any animal or human data or tissue, please state “Not applicable” in this section.


2) Consent for publication

If your manuscript contains any individual person’s data in any form (including individual details, images or videos), consent to publish must be obtained from that person, or in the case of children, their parent or legal guardian. All presentations of case reports must have consent to publish.

You can use your institutional consent form if you prefer. You should not send the form to us on submission, but SpringerOpen may request to see a copy at any stage (including after publication).

See SpringerOpen editorial policies for more information on consent for publication.

If your manuscript does not contain data from any individual person, please state “Not applicable” in this section.


3) Availability of data and materials

All manuscripts must include an "Availability of data and materials" statement. Data availability statements should include information on where data supporting the results reported in the article can be found including, where applicable, hyperlinks to publicly archived datasets analysed or generated during the study. By data we mean the minimal dataset that would be necessary to interpret, replicate and build upon the findings reported in the article. We recognise it is not always possible to share research data publicly, for instance when individual privacy could be compromised, and in such instances data availability should still be stated in the manuscript along with any conditions for access.

Data availability statements can take one of the following forms (or a combination of more than one if required for multiple datasets):

  • The datasets generated and/or analysed during the current study are available in the [NAME] repository, [PERSISTENT WEB LINK TO DATASETS]
  • The datasets used and/or analysed during the current study are available from the corresponding author on reasonable request.
  • All data generated or analysed during this study are included in this published article [and its supplementary information files].
  • The datasets generated and/or analysed during the current study are not publicly available due [REASON WHY DATA ARE NOT PUBLIC] but are available from the corresponding author on reasonable request.
  • Data sharing is not applicable to this article as no datasets were generated or analysed during the current study.
  • The data that support the findings of this study are available from [third party name] but restrictions apply to the availability of these data, which were used under license for the current study, and so are not publicly available. Data are however available from the authors upon reasonable request and with permission of [third party name].
  • Not applicable. If your manuscript does not contain any data, please state 'Not applicable' in this section.

More examples of template data availability statements, which include examples of openly available and restricted access datasets, are available here.

SpringerOpen  also requires that authors cite any publicly available data on which the conclusions of the paper rely in the manuscript. Data citations should include a persistent identifier (such as a DOI) and should ideally be included in the reference list. Citations of datasets, when they appear in the reference list, should include the minimum information recommended by DataCite and follow journal style. Dataset identifiers including DOIs should be expressed as full URLs. For example:

Hao Z, AghaKouchak A, Nakhjiri N, Farahmand A. Global integrated drought monitoring and prediction system (GIDMaPS) data sets. figshare. 2014.

With the corresponding text in the Availability of data and materials statement:

The datasets generated during and/or analysed during the current study are available in the [NAME] repository, [PERSISTENT WEB LINK TO DATASETS].[Reference number]


4) Competing interests

All financial and non-financial competing interests must be declared in this section.

See SpringerOpen editorial policies for a full explanation of competing interests. If you are unsure whether you or any of your co-authors have a competing interest please contact the editorial office.

Please use the authors’ initials to refer to each authors' competing interests in this section.

If you do not have any competing interests, please state "The authors declare that they have no competing interests" in this section.


5) Funding

All sources of funding for the research reported should be declared. The role of the funding body in the design of the study and collection, analysis, and interpretation of data and in writing the manuscript should be declared.


6) Authors' contributions

The individual contributions of authors to the manuscript should be specified in this section. Guidance and criteria for authorship can be found in SpringerOpen editorial policies.

Please use initials to refer to each author's contribution in this section, for example: "FC analyzed and interpreted the patient data regarding the hematological disease and the transplant. RH performed the histological examination of the kidney, and was a major contributor in writing the manuscript. All authors read and approved the final manuscript."


7) Acknowledgements

Please acknowledge anyone who contributed towards the article who does not meet the criteria for authorship including anyone who provided professional writing services or materials.

Authors should obtain permission to acknowledge from all those mentioned in the Acknowledgements section.

See SpringerOpen editorial policies for a full explanation of acknowledgements and authorship criteria.

If you do not have anyone to acknowledge, please write "Not applicable" in this section.

Group authorship (for manuscripts involving a collaboration group): if you would like the names of the individual members of a collaboration Group to be searchable through their individual PubMed records, please ensure that the title of the collaboration Group is included on the title page and in the submission system and also include collaborating author names as the last paragraph of the “Acknowledgements” section. Please add authors in the format First Name, Middle initial(s) (optional), Last Name. You can add institution or country information for each author if you wish, but this should be consistent across all authors.

Please note that individual names may not be present in the PubMed record at the time a published article is initially included in PubMed as it takes PubMed additional time to code this information.


8) Authors' information

This section is optional.

You may choose to use this section to include any relevant information about the author(s) that may aid the reader's interpretation of the article, and understand the standpoint of the author(s). This may include details about the authors' qualifications, current positions they hold at institutions or societies, or any other relevant background information. Please refer to authors using their initials. Note this section should not be used to describe any competing interests.