Guide for authors

Criteria for manuscripts

The Editorial Board of Cor et Vasa Case Reports takes under consideration for publication original case report articles from the field of cardiology, cardiovascular medicine and its associates with the understanding that neither the manuscript nor any part of its essential substance, tables or figures have been published previously in print form or electronically and are not under consideration by any other publication or electronic medium. This restriction does not apply to abstracts or press reports published in connection with scientific meetings.

Each submission should include the statement from the corresponding author that the work has not been published previously or submitted elsewhere for review and a copyright transfer.

Human rights

The author should ensure that the work described has been carried out in accordance with The Code of Ethics of the World Medical Association (Declaration of Helsinki).


All authors must have participated in the research/case management and/or article preparation. The statement that all authors have approved the final article should be true and included in the disclosure.


By submitting the article to Cor et Vasa Case Reports authors grant to the Journal an exclusive publishing and distribution license in the manuscript and any tables, illustrations or other material submitted for publication as part of the manuscript in print, electronic and all other media (whether now known or later developed), in any form, in all languages, throughout the world, for the full term of copyright, and the right to license others to do the same, effective when the Article is accepted for publication. This license includes the right to enforce the rights against third parties.


Please write your text in good Czech or English (American or British usage is accepted, but not a mixture of these). Authors who feel their English language manuscript may require editing to eliminate possible grammatical or spelling errors and to conform to correct scientific English should use the commercial English Language Editing service


Please, submit your article using the e-mail address The text of e-mail or the attached Submission Letter must contain following statements:

  • The manuscript has not been published previously in print form or electronically and is not under consideration by any other publication or electronic medium.
  • All authors have read and approved the final article.
  • The work described has been carried out in accordance with The Code of Ethics of the World Medical Association (Declaration of Helsinki).


The article must be in MS Word (.doc, .docx) in Times New Roman size 12, double spaced. To avoid unnecessary errors you are strongly advised to use the ‘spell-check’ and ‘grammar-check’ functions of your word processor.

Article structure

Essential title page information

  • Title. Concise and informative. Avoid abbreviations and formulae where possible.
  • Author names and affiliations. Please clearly indicate the given name(s) and family name(s) of each author and check that all names are accurately spelled. Present the authors’ affiliation (where the actual work was done) below the names. Indicate all affiliations with a lower- case superscript letter immediately after the author’s name and in front of the appropriate address.
  • Corresponding author. Clearly indicate who will handle correspondence at all stages of refereeing and publication, also post-publication. Provide the full postal address, including the country name and the e-mail address.


A concise and factual abstract is required, not exceeding 350 words. The abstract should briefly describe the case and major conclusions. An abstract is often presented separately from the article, so it must be able to stand alone. For this reason, References should be avoided. Also, non-standard or uncommon abbreviations should be avoided, but if essential they must be defined at their first mention in the abstract itself.

Abstract should be included in the Manuscript.

If the Manuscript is originally written in Czech language abstract in English must be provided following the Czech abstract.


3 to 6 keywords or short phrases should be written at the bellow the Abstract. The use of the items included in Index Medicus (Medical Subject Headings) is advised.


Provide an adequate background, avoiding an extensive literature survey or a summary of the results.

Case description

Provide in sufficient details description of the case.


This should explore the significance of the work, not repeat them, and discuss the observations in context of the literature evidence.


The main conclusions of the work may be presented in a short Conclusions section, which may stand alone or form a subsection of a Discussion section.


Collate acknowledgements in a separate section. List here those individuals who provided help during the research (e.g., providing language help, writing assistance or proof reading the article, etc.).

You are requested in this section also to identify who provided financial or material support (including research grants).

Conflict of interest

All authors must disclose any financial and personal relationships with other people or organizations that could inappropriately influence (bias) their work. Examples of potential conflicts of interest include employment, consultancies, stock ownership, honoraria, paid expert testimony, patent applications/registrations, and grants or other funding. If there are no conflicts of interest then please state this: ‘Conflicts of interest: none’.


Please submit tables as editable text and not as images. Number tables consecutively in accordance with their appearance in the text and place any table notes below the table body.

Figure captions

Ensure that each illustration has a caption. A caption should comprise a brief title (not on the figure itself) and a description of the illustration. Keep text in the illustrations themselves to a minimum but explain all symbols and abbreviations used.


Regardless of the application used, when your electronic artwork is finalized, please ‘save as’ or convert the images to one of the formats TIFF or JPG with at least 300 dpi.


Please ensure that every reference cited in the text is also present in the reference list (and vice versa).

Reference style

Text: Indicate references by superscript numbers in the text. Number the references in the list

Reference list: The references should be provided and numbered in the order in which they appear in the text.

References should formally conform to the standard accepted by medical journals (e.g., Uniform Requirements for Manuscript Submitted to Biomedical Journals, developed by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors which appeared in Ann Intern  Med 1988;108:258–265 and in Br Med J 1988;296:401–405, translated into Czech and Cor Vasa 1993;35(1):K16. The full form of citations should be used (last names and initials of the first names of all authors (with more than four authors, please list the first three and et al.), abbreviation of the journal, full title of the cited work in the original language, year of publication, volume, pages; with monographs, the place of publication, publisher, year of publication, and number of pages. The initials of first names and abbreviations of journals are to be written without full stops, with no spaces to be made between the signs separating the year, volume and pages.


An article published in a journal:

Schwartz PJ, Priori SG, Vanoli E, Zaza A, Zuanetti G. Efficacy of diltiazem in two experimental feline models of sudden cardiac death. J Am Coll Cardiol 1986;8:661–668.

(If there are more than four authors, the first three are to be listed followed by et al.).

A monograph:

Eisen HN. Immunology: an introduction to molecular and cellular principles of the immune response. 5th ed. New York: Harper and Row, 1974:406.

A chapter of a monograph:

Streeter DD Jr. Gross morphology and fiber geometry of the heart. In: Berne RM, Sperelakis N, eds. Handbook of Physiology. The Cardiovascular System. Washington, D. C.: American Physiology Society, 1979:61–112.

Web references:

As a minimum, the full URL should be given and the date when the reference was last accessed. Any further information, if known (DOI, author names, dates, reference to a source publication, etc.), should also be given.

Video data

Video data are highly requested and should be prepared in the MP4 format. Appropriate citation in the text (video 1 etc) and legend (name of the first author, short title and video number should be mentioned.

Supplementary material

Corresponding author of the accepted case report will provide her/his photo and a short curriculum vitae that will be present with the article.