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Applied Cardiopulmonary Pathophysiology

Informations to authors

Applied Cardiopulmonary Pathophysiology (ACP) is an international peer reviewed journal open to all scientists and fields of it’s topics: anesthesiology, cardiology, critical care, pneumology, surgery. The editors welcome all contributions that enhance or illuminate relevant practice and science.

Contributions should be submitted online to
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The material should be written in English, in accordance with the “Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals” (For information about these requirements see: New Engl J Med 1991; 342 (6)).
Each manuscript should be accompanied by a letter with corresponding author’s full address, incl. telephone number, telefax number, e-mail address, and homepage.
At the end of their manuscript, authors should provide an additional section (150-250 words maximum) under the heading Speculations which addresses their thoughts concerning the future implications of their results/findings/observations, or implications for future basic research and/or clinical applications, or discusses non-proven hypotheses, future requirements, trends, predictions, etc.

The manuscript should be arranged in the following order:

I. Title

  • Title of the article, which should be concise but informative.
  • Subtitle (this may be used to supplement and thereby shorten an excessively long main title).
  • First name, middle initial, and last name of each author (if more than one author, use ‘&’ before the last name) (Authorship. All persons designated as authors should qualify for authorship. The order of authorship should be a joint decision of the coauthors. Each author should have participated sufficiently in the work to take public responsibility for the content).
  • Institutional affiliation(s) to which the work should be attributed.

II. Keywords/Abstracts/Abbreviations

Key words
3 to 6 key words or short phrases, in alphabetical order, that will assist indexers in cross-indexing the article and may be published with the abstract. Use terms from the medical subject headings (MeSH) list of Index Medicus. 

Of no more than 150 words.

Arranged alphabetically: list only those which are not familiar and/or commonly used.

III. Introduction/Methods/Results/Discussion/References/Tables and Figure legends

Main text
The text of observational and experimental articles is usually - but not necessarily - divided into sections with the headings Introduction, Methods, Results, and Discussion.

When reporting experiments on human subjects indicate whether the procedures followed were in accordance with the ethical standards of the responsible committee on human experimentation (institutional or regional) or with the Helsinki Declaration of 1975, as revised in 1983. Do not use patients’ names, initials, or hospital numbers, especially in any illustrative material. When reporting experiments on animals indicate whether the institution’s or the National Research Council’s guide for, or any national law on, the care and use of laboratory animals was followed.

Describe statistical methods with enough detail to enable a knowledgeable reader with access to the original data to verify the reported results.

Number references consecutively in the order in which they are first mentioned in the text. Identify references in text, tables, and legends by Arabic numerals in [square] parentheses. References cited only in tables or in legends to figures should be numbered in accordance with a sequence established by the first identification in the text of the particular table or illustration.
Use the style of the formats used by the U.S. National Library of Medicine in Index Medicus. The titles of journals should be abbreviated according to the style used in Index Medicus. Consult List of Journals Indexed in Index Medicus, published annually as a separate publication by the library and as a list in the January issue of Index Medicus.
Try to avoid using abstracts as references: “unpublished observations” and “personal communications” may not be used as references, although references to written, not oral, communications may be inserted (in parentheses) in the text. Include among the references papers accepted but not yet published; designate the journal and add “In press”. Information from manuscripts submitted but not yet accepted should be cited in the text as “unpublished observations” (in parentheses).
The references must be verified by the author(s) against the original documents.

Number tables consecutively in the order of their first citation in the text and supply a brief title for each. Give each column a short or abbreviated heading. Place explanatory matter in footnotes, not in the heading. Explain in footnotes all nonstandard abbreviations that are used in each table. For footnotes use consecutive numbering.
Identify statistical measures of variations such as standard deviation and standard error of the mean.

Submit the required number of complete sets of figures. Figures should be professionally drawn and photographed. Letters, numbers, and symbols should be clear and even throughout and of sufficient size that when reduced for publication each item will still be legible. Titles and detailed explanations belong in the legends for illustrations, not on the illustrations themselves.
If photographs of persons are used, either the subjects must not be identifiable or their pictures must be accompanied by written permission to use the photograph.
Figures should be numbered consecutively according to the order in which they have been first cited in the text. If a figure has been published acknowledge the original source and submit written permission from the copyright holder to reproduce the material. Permission is required irrespective of authorship or publisher, except for documents in the public domain.

Copy Editing

  1. Preview (if necessary): One to three weeks after submission of the manuscript, the author may receive Editor’s letter with a copy of the manuscript in which the required corrections are indicated. The author should revise the manuscript and return it as soon as possible.
  2. Peer review: One to two months after submission of the manuscript, the authors will receive one or two anonymous review(s). In principle, the instructions, objections and requests made by the reviewers should be strictly followed. In this respect, the editor’s accompanying letter will give clear general instructions for further work on the manuscript.

After the paper has been accepted for publication, authors are required to submit the final accepted version to the publishers office (Öffnet ein Fenster zum Versenden einer After arrival, the material will be published online within a week, in print within one to three months.
Contributors do not pay page charges.


Prof. Uwe Schirmer, M.D., Ph.D.
Institut für Anästhesiologie, Herz- und Diabeteszentrum Nordrhein-Westfalen, Universitätsklinik der Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Georgstr. 11, D-32545 Bad Oeynhausen, Öffnet ein Fenster zum Versenden einer

Prof. Matthias Heringlake, M.D., Ph.D.
Dept. Anesthesia, University of Lübeck, Ratzeburger Allee 160, D-23538 Lübeck, Öffnet ein Fenster zum Versenden einer

Prof. Friedrich Jung, Ph.D.
Center for Biomaterial Development, Institute of Polymer Research, GKSS, Research Center, Kantstr. 55, D-14513 Teltow, Öffnet ein Fenster zum Versenden einer

Prof. Burkhard Lachmann, M.D., Ph.D.
Department of Anesthesiology, Erasmus University, P.O. Box 1738, NL-3000 DR Rotterdam, The Netherlands, Öffnet ein Fenster zum Versenden einer


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