About the Journal

Video-Assisted Thoracic Surgery

The journal Video-Assisted Thoracic Surgery (ISSN: 2519-0792; Video-assist Thorac Surg; VATS) publishes Invited Articles and Submitted Papers on Visualized Thoracic Surgical Procedures, e-Comments on all published articles, and Editorials in the thoracic surgical specialty. Besides regular publications of the Journal, articles in defined areas will be collected and published in Themed Collections.

The aim of VATS is to promote the development of video-assisted thoracic surgery around the world by providing a professional platform for the sharing of experience in video-assisted thoracic surgery between peers so that all patients may benefit. Hence, the focus will be on instructional and educational video clips, photos, schematics of visualized thoracic surgical procedures, rather than lengthy text. In addition, VATS strongly emphasizes the multi-disciplinary nature of modern surgery and requests that articles highlight the roles of each member of the multi-disciplinary surgical team (including surgeon, trainees, anesthetists, physicians of all specialties, nurses, physiotherapists, other allied health professionals, and so on as appropriate).

All submissions are reviewed by the Editors-in-Chief, Associate Editors and Editorial Board Members, as well as invited referees and statisticians when appropriate.

Permission to reproduce any kind of existing material, whether online or in print, must be obtained from the Publisher prior to submission.

Conflict of Interest: The Editor requires authors to disclose any commercial associations that might pose a conflict of interest in connection with the submitted article. All sources of funding for work should be acknowledged in a footnote on the title page, as should all institutional affiliations of the authors (including corporate appointments). Other kinds of associations, such as consultancies, stock ownership or other equity interests or patent licensing arrangements should be disclosed to the Editor in the covering letter at the time of submission. If no conflict of interest exists, please state this on the title page and in the covering letter. The Editor reserves the right to reject manuscripts that do not comply with the above-mentioned requirements.

Video Content: VATS has by necessity defined a standard presentation for the streaming video used on the site - MP4. This is to give a consistent presentation across the site and assure rapid video streaming online. It is understood that many authors will have difficulties preparing their videos to our required specification. Although VATS does not offer a video pre-editing service, staff will be happy to provide technical assistance if requested.

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