Instructions for Authors


The Journal of AudioVisual Medicine publishes a variety of audio-visual content including video, audio, photography, illustrations, and computer programming related to general and specialty fields of medicine. The Journal aims to provide a location for the publication of audiovisual content associated with medicine for the benefit and use of practitioners, trainees, and the public. The Journal provides authors with credit for audiovisual creations not commonly publishable yet we believe in a format more useful, and inevitably more common in this day of the Internet, than standard text-based journals. The submitted content can be for the purpose of education, research, or demonstration. All submissions are reviewed and are subject to user and professional review. To receive a higher ranking and to obtain PubMed listing, authors have the opportunity to submit for Peer Review.


General Information

By submitting to The Journal of Audiovisual Medicine or any of its subsidiary specialty journals, all authors must agree to abide by the policies related to authorship, conflict of interest, and appropriate animal care with the understanding that all authors have reviewed the final submission and approve of its content. Submissions must be unique, not duplicated, and not previously published other than in abstract form. The only exception will be the submission of already published material as long as that material was published prior to the month and year of The Journal launch (September, 2011). No similar content can be, or should be, submitted elsewhere while under Peer Review by The Journal of Audiovisual Medicine. Permission to reproduce previously published, or copyrighted portions of the submission, including code, must be obtained and provided upon submission while including an acknowledgement thereof in the accompanying documentation. See policies for further details.


Preparing Content Submission

Authors must submit all content electronically. Please follow the instructions for each type of submission below:



Examples of video content that can be submitted are, but not limited to, the following:

1. Case reports requiring visualized explanation of the patient, surgery, technical work-up, etc.

2. Demonstration describing or instructing medical professionals in the use of a product, tool, or technique

3. Tutorials providing trainees with a step-by-step guide to performing medical skills

4. Lectures on medical subjects from recognized leaders in their field. This includes lecture series or symposia.

5. Training lectures on medical keywords for test preparation or continuing medical education.

6. Research where the audiovisual content is the subject of research itself, as in the analysis of video quality, encoding, and programming for a medical purpose.



Examples of animation content that can be submitted are, but not limited to, the following:

1. Interactive figures that explain a difficult concept in medicine by animated simplification and enable user engagement.

2. Cartoon figures that simplify difficult concepts.



Examples of lecture content that can be submitted are, but not limited to, the following:

1. Powerpoint lectures organized into automatic video or multimedia presentations.



Examples of illustration content that can be submitted are, but not limited to, the following:

1. Figures explaining difficult concepts in visual form.

2. Creative illustrations or works of art



Examples of audio content that can be submitted are, but not limited to, the following:

1. Scientific audio files for medical use

2. Audio lecture and audio training files

2. Creative audio productions



Examples of programming content that can be submitted are, but not limited to, the following:

1. Protocols or algorithms or code of medical interest

2. Desktop programs and mobile applications

2. Gaming applications for medical interest



Articles on the topic of audio or visual application in medicine can be submitted for Peer Review. Standard text articles not considered related to audio-visual content by our reviewers will not be accepted at this time.



Authors may comment in an official way on the content of the journal. Please contact the editor if you wish to provide the journal with a Communication.


Letters to the Editor

Authors may write or provide audiovisual content in response to a publication providing either further insight, constructive criticism, or an opposing view. Please contact the editor if you wish to provide such a letter.


Invited Submissions

The editors will occasionally invite special guests to provide content of general interest. If you have a guest you would like us to feature, or a skill, technique, or other audiovisual based idea you would like to see, please contact us with your idea.