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European Spine Journal

European Spine Journal

Editor-in-Chief: Robert Gunzburg

ISSN: 0940-6719 (print version)
ISSN: 1432-0932 (electronic version)

Journal no. 586

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Abbreviated Author Guide

Types of papers:

- original articles
text: limit of 2,500 words, abstract: 150 to 250 words, references: limit of 25
- review articles/meta-analysis
text: limit of 3,500 words, abstract: , references: 50 to 70
- letters to editor/comments
text: limit of 500 words, references: 0, they must be embedded in the text
- case reports
published online only, word limit equal to original articles

Conflict of interest

Authors must indicate whether or not they have a financial relationship with the organization that sponsored the research. They should also state that they have full control of all primary data and that they agree to allow the journal to review their data if requested.

Compliance with Ethical Standards

Authors should include the following statements (if applicable) in a separate section entitled “Com-pliance with Ethical Standards” when submitting a paper:
Disclosure of potential conflicts of interest
Research involving Human Participants and/or Animals
Informed consent

Structure of the paper

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title page
- including name of authors, a title made following PICOT/PPO rules, authors affiliation and addresses, e-mail and telephone number of corresponding author, eventual ORCID codes of the authors, eventual acknowledgements
abstract
- divided in 4 paragraphs: purpose, methods, results conclusions.
keywords
- 4 to 6, possibly from MeSH terms to improve the visibility of your paper
text
- word file, using a plain font and italics for emphasis
- no field functions
- manuscripts with mathematical content can also be submitted in LaTex
- define all abbreviations before using them
- reference citations in the text must be identified by numbers in square brackets
references
- citations in the text must be identified by numbers in square brackets
- the list of references should only include works that are cited in the text and that have been published or accepted for publication
- recent references are recommended
- for tables and figures read the appropriate section
- mandatory slides: 3 PowerPoint slides are required (Key points, Key figure or Key table, Take Home Messages). These will be attached to your paper and can be downloaded by readers. This will improve your paper visibility during meetings and presentations.

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    European Spine Journal is a publication founded in response to the increasing trend toward specialization in spinal surgery. The Journal is devoted to spine surgery and all related disciplines, including functional and surgical anatomy of the spine, biomechanics and pathophysiology, diagnostic procedures, and neurology. The aim of European Spine Journal is to support the further development of highly innovative European spine surgery and to provide an integrated and balanced view of diagnostic, research and treatment procedures that will enhance effective collaboration among specialists worldwide.

    Manuscripts submitted for publication must contain a statement to the effect that all human studies have been reviewed by the appropriate ethics committee and have therefore been performed in accordance with the ethical standards laid down in an appropriate version of the 1964 Declaration of Helsinki. It should also be stated clearly in the text that all persons gave their informed consent prior to their inclusion in the study. Details that might disclose the identity of the subjects under study should be omitted.

    Reports of animal experiments must state that the "Principles of laboratory animal care" (NIH publication No. 86-23, revised 1985) were followed, as well as specific national laws (e.g. the current version of the German Law on the Protection of Animals) where applicable.

    The coordinating editors reserve the right to reject manuscripts that do not comply with the above-mentioned requirements. The author will be held responsible for false statements or for failure to fulfil the above-mentioned requirements.   

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