REQUEST FOR SUBMISSIONS @ We Share Endoscopy
WeShareEndoscopy.com seeks content.
INSTRUCTIONS TO AUTHORS
Submitted content is reviewed by the Webmaster. Webmaster may work with other users of We Share Endoscopy to revise submissions prior to publication on the website. Incomplete or incorrectly formatted submissions may be returned to the authors for correction.
To request an account (become a registrated user) to upload content, contact the Webmaster (se below).
Submissions should conform to the Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals (http://www.icmje.org).
English is the language for text submissions as well as narration of video segments. All accepted works are subject to editing for clarity, accuracy, syntax, syncopation of audio and video segments, and style.
The submission process begins with establishing a login for the We Share Endoscopy website. If you encounter any problems – please contact the Webmaster.
The length of the video clip should be governed by the complexity of the material.
A “Findings” clips is intended to demonstrate the classic endoscopic appearance of a finding, or abnormality. Generally these clips are approximately 2 minutes long, and include histology and/or radiology to further their didactic impact. A written narrative must accompany all digital video submissions. The narrative typically includes a 1-2 sentence introductory statement of clinical background, a review of other diagnostic studies such as radiologic imaging, a description of the classic endoscopic findings, a brief review of relevant pathologic findings, and a concluding didactic statement.
A “Procedure” clip is often longer, up to 15 minutes, and is intended to demonstrate in detail how a particular technique is performed. These clips may require multiple video inputs for example, endoscopy, fluoroscopy, and EUS streams. A written narrative must accompany all of the “Procedure” clip submissions.
DIGITAL VIDEO FORMATTING GUIDELINES
1. Transitions should be selected in a consistent pattern. A limited palette of transitions typically improves the educational quality of the videos. When changing clips between similar subjects such as going from a colon endoscopy sequence to another colon endoscopy sequence, and one desires minimal transition effect, use the “cross-fade” transition. This will essentially blend the first clip into the second. When changing between similar subjects as above but one wants to call attention to this change, use the “fade to black” transition. This is useful when changing from a sequence showing normal colon to a sequence of colon showing an abnormality. When changing to an entirely different medium, use the “face” transition. This will warn the viewer that the upcoming sequence is entirely different. This “face” transition is particularly useful between microscopy clips when changing from low power to a higher power clips as it mimics the rotation of the lenses on a microscope. More dramatic transitions such as a “flying cube” or a “flying flip” tend to be distracting and thus should be used sparingly.
2. Pauses. The average viewer requires 4-5 seconds to focus and digest a new finding on a single frame or finding.
3. Volume. One of the most common errors in submission is that the volume of the initial submission is too low. Please make sure that your playback volume is high enough so that it is audible at the mid-range of your computer speaker setting. The editors can easily adjust the volume downward on a submission. They cannot easily increase the volume without generating artifact. Also, during your narration, please avoid long pauses in your your narrative as this may confuse your audience into thinking there is a transmission defect. Again, it is very important to submit a type narrative to accompany your submissions.
Title / author information
The written narrative must include author(s) names and institutional affiliations. One author will be designated as the corresponding author and all subsequent correspondence will be directed to this contact. Email is the standard mode of communication.
CONFLICT OF INTEREST DISCLOSURE
All submissions must include a complete disclosure of any conflicts of interest that the authors may have.
Spell out abbreviations the first time the terms appear in the text. You may follow the list of standard abbreviations found in the AMA Manual of Style, 10th edition.
VIDEO, IMAGES and FIGURES
Figures and images typically accompany segments of endoscopic video. We Share Endoscopy makes images available for download at the time of the download of the video segments. Images should be of high resolution. Accompanying images are submitted online separately as Figures which will be posted with the original video and made available as standalone files at the time of downloading. Figures should be saved at the highest resolution possible.
All videos or graphics submitted must be of the highest quality possible. Submissions of videos that were originally recorded through the S-video or RGB outputs of the endoscope processor are desired.
The following formats for video will be accepted: MPEG-2 (.mpg), MPEG-4 (.m4v or .mp4), Quicktime (.mov), or Windows Media Video (.wmv).
If excerpts from other copyrighted works are included, the author(s) must obtain any necessary permission from the copyright owners and credit the source(s).