Information for Authors

Computing in Cardiology publishes short papers (4 pages maximum) that have been presented and discussed by their authors at the annual CinC meeting each year. CinC requires all authors to disclose any real or apparent conflicts of interest that may have a direct bearing on the subject matter of their papers. If you would like to present your work at the next CinC conference and publish it in Computing in Cardiology, follow these steps:

1. Submit a conference program abstract by 15 April

All conference program abstracts must be submitted on-line. Click here for instructions for preparing and submitting abstracts.

2. (Optional) Submit your full paper by 15 April

This is one of several requirements for the Rosanna Degani Young Investigator Award competition, the Mortara Fellowships, and reduced-fee registration.

Click here for additional information about submitting a YIA, Mortara Fellowship, or other early paper.

3. Get a visa if you will need one to attend CinC

Don't wait to hear if your abstract has been accepted -- by then, it may be too late!

You will need a visa to attend CinC 2014 unless you live in or are a citizen of the USA, or you are a citizen or national of Andorra, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bermuda, Brunei, Canada, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, San Marino, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, or the United Kingdom. Visit the web site of the US State Department's Bureau of Consular Affairs for further information.

4. Confirm that you will present your paper

Decision letters are sent to the main contact email address listed for each submitted abstract, during the first two weeks of June. If you submitted more than one abstract, you will receive a separate decision letter for each of them. If you have not received a decision letter by 15 June for each abstract that you submitted, please check your spam folder for email from <help-submissions@cinc.org>.

If your abstract is accepted, your decision letter will contain instructions for confirming that you will attend CinC and will present your paper.

Occasionally authors are unable to present their papers. If neither you nor a coauthor can present an accepted paper, inform us as soon as possible so that the preliminary program can be corrected before it goes to press. Failure to present an accepted paper without notice will jeopardize your chances of getting your abstracts accepted in the future.

Papers that are not presented by their authors at a CinC meeting are not published. It is essential that CinC attendees have an opportunity to discuss your work with you. If you know that it will be impossible for you or a coauthor to present your work at CinC, please find another suitable meeting or journal for publishing it.

5. Register to attend CinC

Late registration is more expensive, so don't delay. At some meetings, accommodations near the conference venue may be difficult to find or more expensive after the late registration period begins. Registration for the conference will open shortly after the conference program has been set.

6. Prepare and submit a full paper

Authors of accepted abstracts are expected to submit full papers (up to 4 pages) no later than a week before the conference begins. All papers must be prepared in a predefined format and submitted on-line.

Click here for instructions for preparing and submitting full papers.

If you previously submitted a paper for pre-acceptance review (either for the YIA competition or to become eligible for reduced-fee registration), it is not necessary to resubmit it after acceptance, as in previous years, unless you wish to revise it.

7. Present your work at CinC

Your abstract acceptance letter indicates the type of session to which your presentation has been assigned. At plenary and parallel sessions, you are allowed 10 minutes for an oral presentation, followed by 5 minutes for the audience to ask questions and for you to answer them. If your presentation is assigned to a poster session, your abstract acceptance letter will indicate the maximum dimensions for a poster (these vary slightly from year to year but are usually about 1 meter square) and the time when you should be available for discussion of your work.

Click here for notes on preparing oral and poster presentations.

Presenting your work is a requirement for publishing it in Computing in Cardiology. It is vital for CinC participants to have the opportunity to discuss your work with you or a coauthor. If you know that it will be impossible for you or a coauthor to present your work at CinC, please find another suitable meeting or journal for publishing it.

8. Be prepared to make corrections if requested

If you have prepared your paper following the formatting instructions scrupulously, the Editor may not request revisions. About half of submitted papers do require (usually minor) revisions, however. If yours is among them, then within four to six weeks following the conference you will receive a request from the Editor to make corrections to your paper. Please do so carefully and resubmit your paper promptly.

Computing in Cardiology is usually published in November or December, and papers are made available in the on-line archives at that time. Until then, your paper will be available in the preprint collection if you have posted it there.