Acta Chirurgica Latviensis

The Journal of Riga Stradins University; Latvian Association of Surgeons; Latvian Association of Paediatric Surgeons

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Acta Chirurgica Latviensis is a broad-based journal appearing twice per year, publishing original articles, problem – solving articles, case reports in various branches of surgery and in fields associated with surgery Since 2005 journal is published only in English (in all previous journals articles had abstracts in English). The number of copies per year is 1000. Journal is sent to 13 international libraries. Acta Chirurgica Latviensis is a possibility to publish the results of investigations for experts in their field and young specialists as well. Latvia Academy of Science has included Acta Chirurgica Latviensis as scientific journal under international review.

Why subscribe and read

  • Official journal of Riga Stradins University, Latvian Association of Surgeons, Latvian Association of Paediatric Surgeons.
  • Acta Chirurgica Latviensis is a source of high quality information about all fields of surgery and fields associated with surgery mostly from Latvia, Baltic countries, and eastern Europe.

Why submit

  • Fast, fair and constructive peer review
  • All articles are in English

Rejection Rate

  • 45 %

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Editor-in-Chief
Aigars Petersons, MD, PhD, Professor, Riga Stradins University, Latvia
Janis Gardovskis, MD, PhD, Professor, Riga Stradins University, Latvia

Deputy/ Managing Editor
Zane Abola, MD, Riga Stradins University, Latvia

Editorial Advisory Board
David R. Anderson, MD, Professor, Evelina London Children's Hospital, United Kingdom
Vidmantas Barauskas, MD, PhD, Professor, Lithuanian University of Health Sciences, Kaunas, Lithuania
Jean Pierre Canarelli, MD, PhD, Professor, University of Picardie Jules Verne, Amiens, France
Arnis Engelis, MD, Professor, Riga Stradins University, Latvia
Thomas Fogarty, MD, PhD, Professor, Stanford University, USA
Arnis Freibergs, MD, PhD, Professor, University of Toronto, Canada
Devendra Gupta, MD, Professor, Institute of Medical Science, New Delhi, India
Axel Haberlik, MD, Professor, Medical University of Graz, Austria
Michael Höllwarth, MD, PhD, Professor, University of Graz, Austria
Ingrida Januleviciene, MD, PhD, Professor, Lithuanian University of Health Sciences, Kaunas, Lithuania
Andris Jumtins, MD, Professor, Riga Stradins University, Latvia
Nakul Karkare, MD, PhD, Professor, St. Catherine Hospital, USA
Kristaps Keggi, MD, PhD, Professor, Yale University, USA
Egils Kornevs, MD, PhD, Professor, Riga Stradins University, Latvia
Dainis Krievins, MD, Professor, Riga Stradins University, Latvia
Guna Laganovska, MD, PhD, Professor , Riga Stradins University, Latvia
Gunta Lazdane, MD, PhD, Professor, University of Cpenhagen, Denmark
Vilnis Lietuvietis, MD, Professor, Riga Stradins University, Latvia
Jan Lubinski, MD, PhD, Professor, Pomeranian Medical University, Poland
Edvins Miklasevics, MD, Professor, Riga Stradins University, Latvia
Iveta Ozolanta, MD, PhD, Professor, Riga Stradins University, Latvia
Gian Batista Parigi, MD, Professor, University of Pavia, Italy
Mara Pilmane, MD, PhD, Professor, Riga Stradins University, Latvia
Andrew Pinter, MD, PhD, Professor, Pécs University, Hungary
Ardis Platkajis, MD, Professor, Riga Stradins University, Latvia
Dace Rezeberga, MD, Professor, Riga Stradins University, Latvia
Alexander Rokitansky, MD, Professor, University of Vienna, Austria
Rafaels Rozentals, MD, PhD, Professor, Riga Stradins University, Latvia
Helena Saraste, MD, PhD, Professor, Karolinska Medical University, Sweden
Amulya K. Saxena, MD, Professor, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, United Kingdom
Klaus Schaarschmidt, MD, PhD, Professor, Clinic Helious Berlin-Buch, Berlin, Germany
Andrejs Skagers, MD, PhD, Professor, Riga Stradins University, Latvia
Janis Sokolovs, MD, Professor, Riga Stradins University, Latvia
Lewis Spitz, MD, PhD, Professor, Institute of Child Health, United Kingdom
Peteris Stradins, MD, Professor, Riga Stradins University, Latvia
Klaus Peter Thon, MD, PhD, Professor, University of Stuttgart, Germany
Juan A. Tovar, MD, Professor, University of Valladolid, Spain
Francis Uba, MD,Professor, University of Jos, Nigeria
Indulis Vanags, MD, PhD, Professor, Riga Stradins University, Latvia
Vittorio Vanini, MD, Professor, University of Bergamo, Italy
Karin Varik, MD, PhD, Professor, Tartu University, Estonia
Janis Vetra, MD, PhD, Professor, Riga Stradins University, Latvia
Zacharias Zachariou, MD, PhD, Professor, University of Berne, Switzerland
Kristaps Zarins, MD, PhD, Professor, Stanford University, USA

Address of Editorial Board of Acta Chirurgica Latviensis:
Vienibas gatve 45, LV - 1002, Riga, Latvia
e-mail: zurnalsmeister@gmail.com
phone: 0037126411188

Publisher
DE GRUYTER POLAND
Bogumiła Zuga 32A Str.
01-811 Warsaw, Poland
T: +48 22 701 50 15

INFORMATION FOR AUTHORS

Acta Chirurgica Latviensisis a broad – based journal appearing one time per year, publishing original articles, problem – solving articles, case reports in various branches of surgery and in fields associated with surgery.Meeting announcements are published as well. As the language of publication is English, only English manuscripts are accepted. Person responsible for English is author of the manuscript. Manuscripts which do not meet acceptable language standarts will be returned to authors. Submission of a manuscript to Acta Chirurgica Latviensis implies that it represents original research not previously published and that it is not submitted for publication elsewhere. All manuscripts are examined ananymously by two or more experts of the Acta Chirurgica Latviensis Editorial Board for the quality of scientific terminology and originality of the submitted contribution. The journal reserves the rights to return the manuscript to the author for revision. Copyright is transferred to the publisher (including the right to reproduce all or part of any publication) upon acceptance of the manuscript in accordance with existing legislation. Submission of  a manuscript signifies acceptance of the journal`s Information for Authors. Manuscripts are not returned to the authors. The corresponding author must declare that the manuscript is submitted to the Acta Chirurgica Latviensis on behalf of all authors. In the case of clinical or experimental sutudies with human subjects the study protocol has to approved by an ethical committee.

TYPES OF MANUSCRIPTS

Authors are invited to submit the following manuscript types for publication: original article, problem – solving article and case report.Manuscripts have to be typewritten on A4 format white paper, Times New Roman, font number 12, one side of the page only, in 1,5 line spacing with 2,5 cm margin.An original article presenting the results of original research in the form of a full-lenght study should not exceed 10 – 12 pages (including illustrations and tables). Problem - solving article should not exceed 8 – 10 pages (including illustrations and tables). Case reports should be limited to 2 – 3 pages including 2 – 3 illustrations. Original articles rank first in importance when determining the order of publication. Problem solving articles and case reports are featured in accordance with available space.

STRUCTURE OF MANUSCRIPTS

An original article has to contain the following sections: title (in block letters), author(s), institution submitting the paper, summary, main document as well as figures and tables, if applicable. Summary should be confined to essentials and be structured in introduction, aim of the study, material and methods, results, conclusions and key words. Main document should consist of introduction, aim of the study, material and methods, results, discussion, conclusions, references, author`s address and e – mail. Problem – solving article has to contain following sections: title (in block letters), author(s), institution submitting the paper, summary and main document, as well as figures and tables, if applicable. Summary should be confined to essentials and it has to be followed by key words. Main document should consist of introduction, conclusions, references and author`s address and e – mail. Case report should contain following sections: title (in block letters), author(s), institution submitting the paper, summary and main document, as well as figures and tables, if applicable. Summary should be confined to essentials and it has to be followed by key words. Main document should consist of aim of the demonstration, case report, discussion, references and author`s address and e – mail. References should be restricted to the most important and recent papers and should be numbered consecutively in alphabetical order by author following the style showed below. Please specify references in text, tables and legends by Arabic numerals in brackets referring to the respective numbers in the list of references. If authors are mentioned in the text, only the first author should be given followed by et al. whenever the reference has three or more authors. In the numbered reference list at the end of the text the name of the author(s) should be followed by the full title of the paper, the name of the journal in which it has been published (abbreviations according to Index Medicus), year of publication, volume, first and last page.

Articles in journals:
1. Metzelder ML, Kubler J, Petersen C, Gluer S, Nustede R, Ure BM. Laparoscopic nephroureterectomy in children: a prospective study on Ligasure versus Clip/Ligation // J Pediatr Surg, 2006; 16:241 – 244 Chapters from books have to be cited as follows: author(s), title of chapter, editor(s), title of book, edition, place of publication: publisher, year of publication; first and last page of the chapter.

Chapters in books:
2. Elger CE, Kurthen M. Paediatric Epilepsy Surgery // In: Panteliadis CP, Korinthenberg R. Paediatric Neurology. 1st ed. Stuttgart: Georg Thieme Verlag; 2005; 622 – 645

Figures and tables.
Each figure and table has to be uploaded separately (not embedded into the main document). Entitle the files precisely and number figures consecutively but independent of the tables. Indicate in the main document where the figures and tables should appear. Before publication of any illustration in which the patient may be recognized, the author of the article must provide the publisher with the patient`s written consent to publication of the respective photograph.

Submission. One copy of the printed manuscript (signed by all authors) and attached CD with the manuscript should be sent to Editor-in-Chief of Acta Chirurgica Latviensis (Dr. Z. Abola, Vienibas gatve 45, Riga, LV – 1004).

Revision. The corresponding author obtains recommendations from the reviewers for revision of the manuscript. Your manuscript should be revised within 2 – 6 months to be represented to the reviewers.

Copyright. All rights are held by the publishers, including the right to reproduce all or part of any publication.

Please submit your manuscripts to Acta Chirurgica Latviensis via email to:

zurnalsmeister@gmail.com

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