For Authors


[NEW INSTRUCTIONS]

New Instructions to Authors is effective for new submissions on and after June 1, 2021.


Instructions to Authors

Annals of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery supplies comprehensive and clear Instructions to Authors, which offer guidance on article types and format, journal policies, and how to submit manuscripts.

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Submit

The journal welcomes submissions from around the world. Please consult the Instructions to Authors and then submit your manuscript to the Annals of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery Editorial Manager site.


Benefits to authors

By publishing your work in the journal, you and your co-authors benefit in many ways.

These include:

  • Rapid peer review and online publication. The median time from submission to first
    decision is 15 days and the median time from acceptance to publication is 17 days.
  • Enhanced discoverability. The large J-STAGE platform allows discoverability by all the major search engines.
  • International reach. Your publication will be freely available to readers worldwide.
  • Free article alerts. RSS feeds and automatic email alerts (via J-STAGE) notify registrants as soon as your article has been published.
  • Affordable charges. Open Access publication costs only ¥100,000 (approximately US$900) for all article types except Invited Reviews Article and Letter to the Editor, which are free to publish.

Publication Fee

The article processing charges (APCs) are listed below.

Color is free for the online version, but if authors select to have color in the print version, charges apply, as below.

ChargeReview Articles and Original ArticlesCase Reports, New Methods, Letter to the EditorInvited Review Articles
Article Processing Charges100,000 per article100,000 per article50,000 per articleNo charge
Color ChargesFirst page: 100,000;
Extra pages: 50,000
First page: 100,000;
Extra pages: 50,000
First page: 100,000;
Extra pages: 50,000
Each page: 50,000
Offprints20,000 per 50 copies20,000 per 50 copies20,000 per 50 copies20,000 per 50 copies
Priority Publication charges50,000 per article50,000 per article50,000 per article50,000 per article

Forms

The journal uses forms for the Transfer of Copyright Agreement and Disclosure Form. The Transfer of Copyright Agreement and Disclosure Form are available here, and submit these forms onto the Editorial Manager.