Instructions to the Authors


Journal of Cerebrovascular Disease welcomes original research articles, review articles, editorials and others in the field of medicine, especially the cerebrovascular disease, from any part of the world.

Editorial Process

Manuscripts are reviewed by members of the international editorial board and our expert peer reviewers, and then either accepted for publication or rejected by the chief editor. Most of submissions accepted for publication may undergo revisions recommended by the reviewers, editors or statistical advisers. A decision takes from two weeks to three months. Publication varies from two to six months after final acceptance. Proofs of edited articles and illustrations are sent to the corresponding author for correction and reply to any queries from editors. A sample copy of the journal containing the articles will be forwarded to the corresponding author within a few days of publication.


Credit for authorship requires:

  • a. Substantial contributions to the conception and design, or the acquisition, analysis, or interpretation of the data;
  • b. The drafting of the article or critical revision for important intellectual content;
  • c. Final approval of the version to be published.
  • d. Agreement to be accountable for all aspects of the work in ensuring that questions related to the accuracy or integrity of any part of the article are appropriately investigated and resolved.

Authorship credit should be based only on substantial contributions to each of the four components mentioned above. The order of naming the contributors should be based on the relative contribution of the contributor towards the study and writing the manuscript. Once it is submitted, the authorship cannot be changed without written consent of all the contributors. The corresponding author takes responsibility for the article during submission and peer review.

Online submissions

All manuscripts must be submitted on-line through the website: First time users will have to register at this website. Registration is free but mandatory. Registered authors can keep track of their articles after logging into the website using their user name and password. If you experience any problems, please contact the editorial office by e-mail: OR

Generally manuscripts should be prepared according to the following:


Name, affiliation (institution) of the author(s), city, zip code, country, and email address of the author(s) should be given.


The abstract should include four sections as Objective, Methods, Results, and Conclusion and have no more than 300 words summarizing the most important points in the article.

Key words:

Two or more key words/phrases for cross-indexing this article should be provided.


The main text should contain Introduction, Methods (Materials or Patients), Results, and Discussion. The text should comment on, but should not repeat, the details given in tables, figures or captions. Any acknowledgments should be made at the end of the main text.

The Introduction section should explain the problem which is to be addressed, with a definition of the hypothesis to be examined if appropriate, out-lining, briefly, its relevance to the appropriate literature.

In the Methods section, the subjects of the study and the methods employed in the investigation must be clearly described. For example, the reasons for examining the particular group of patients should be made clear, and reasons for exclusion of individuals from the study must be stated. Any group used as controls must be defined accurately. Ethical approval of studies and informed consent are required and should be described in this section.

The results must be clearly expressed in simple language. Tables or similar diagrams can be used but must not duplicate materials already described in the text.

The discussion must be succinct, pointing out the relevance of the work described in the article and its contribution to current knowledge.

Tables and figures should be self-explanatory and must be numbered with Arabic numbers in consecutive order. Each table has a short descriptive heading and places explanatory matters in footnotes. The lettering on figures should be large enough to be clear after it has been reduced for printing and be consistent in size and style. Color will be accepted only where it is essential.

The references should include only those that are important and have been studied fully by the authors. Authors are responsible for the accuracy and completeness of the cited references and for correct citation in the text. References follow the Vancouver format. In references, the names of journals should be abbreviated according to Index Medicus (List all authors and/or editors up to 6; if more than 6, list the first 3 and et al.). The references cited should be represented in the text by superscript numbers in the order of their appearance. The list of references at the end of the text should be in this numerical order with details and punctuation as follows:

Article from journal

Lu YQ, Yao F, Shang AD, Pan J. Pseudoaneurysm of the aortic arch: A rare case report of pulmonary cancer complication. Medicine (Baltimore). 2016; 95(31): e4457.

Ikeda H, Imamura H, Agawa Y, et al. Onyx extravasation during embolization of a brain arteriovenous malformation. Interv Neuroradiol. 2017; 23(2): 200-205.

Monographic series

Davidoff RA. Migraine: manifestations, pathogenesis, and management. Philadelphia, Pa: FA Davis; 1995. Contemporary Neurology Series, No. 42.

Online journals with volume and page information

Simon JA, Hudes ES. Relationship of ascorbic acid to blood lead levels. JAMA. 1999; 281: 2289-2293. Accessed June 11, 2017.

Online journals without volume and page information

Verschuur EM, Steyerberg EW, Tilanus HW, et al. Nurse-led follow-up of patients after oesophageal or gastric cardia cancer surgery: a randomised trial. Br J Cancer. 2008 Dec 9. doi: 10.1038/sj.bjc.6604811

Online website

Morse SS. Factors in the emergence of infectious diseases. Emerg Infect Dis [serial online] 1995 Jan-Mar [cited 2017 Jun 5]; 1(1): [24 screens]. Available from:

Book—more than one author (list all authors if six or less, otherwise list first three followed by et al.)

Baselt RC, Cravey RH. Disposition of toxic drugs and chemicals in man, 4th ed. Foster City, CA: Chemical Toxicology Institute; 1995.

Chapter from a book

Calne RY. Experimental background. In: Calne RY, ed. Liver transplantation, 2nd ed. London: Grune & stratton; 1987: 3-7.

Book—with editors

Maddrey WC, ed. Transplantation of the liver. New York: Elsevier Science Publishing; 1998.

Conflicts of Interest

Author(s) must declare all conflicts of interest.

Copyright protection

Each submission must be accompanied by a letter of copyright transfer signed by all the authors and other relevant documents including informed consent obtained from research subjects and research approval from the supervising or institutional ethics bodies.