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Browse the tabs below to find tips from editors, video guides, articles, and other resources for authors to learn everything from how to submit a high-quality paper, understanding the peer review and revision process at the AATS, to tips on promoting your article once it's published.

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How to Get Your Paper Published

The present article clarifies the editorial policies and practices of the AATS Journals and offers insight and expert advice for writing impactful papers.

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Achieving High-Impact Publication: Tips from AATS Editors and Editorial Board Members

JTCVS Editors share their tips on writing high quality submissions.

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JTCVS's Information for Authors

Find out everything you need to know before submitting to JTCVS.

JTCVS Information for Authors

Publication Ethics

Review the AATS Journals' ethical policies.

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Graphical Abstract Templates

Four template options to create your article's graphical abstract

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Manuscript Templates

Downloadable templates for your manuscript

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Use of Generative Artificial Intelligence (AI) and AI-Assisted Technologies in Manuscript Preparation

FAQs regarding the use of generative AI tools for authors who are submitting to the AATS Journals

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Reproduction of Copyrighted Material

If authors choose to include previously published material in their manuscript, they must first obtain permission from the copyright holder

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Survival Analyses: A Statistical Review for Surgeons

Survival analyses are crucial in improving surgical outcomes. We discuss survival study design, overview common analyses, and provide repurposable survival analysis examples in R and GraphPad Prism. By Ryan J. Rebernick, et al.

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Great Methodology: Essential Statistics for Surgeons

Great Methodology: Essential Statistics for Surgeons

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Preparation and Life-Cycle of a Manuscript

Understand the life cycle of a manuscript and the peer review process at AATS publications, along with top tips for preparing a manuscript for submission to JTCVS

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Statistical Review Process

Dr. Lisa Brown describes the statistical review process at the AATS journals

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How to Get Your Paper Published

The present article clarifies the editorial policies and practices of the AATS Journals and offers insight and expert advice for writing impactful papers.

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Fundamentals of Publishing

Want a more in depth understanding of the publishing and peer review process? Check out this module from Elsevier's Researcher Academy to learn more.

Fundamentals of publishing

Determining Journal Fit

Determine which journal is the best fit for your manuscript. Follow the link below to see a brief summary for each of the six AATS journals.

AATS Journals

Author Guide to Editorial Manager

This collection of videos and articles answer all your questions about using Editorial Manager.

Author Guide to Editorial Manager

Responding to Revision Requests

Dr. Tara Karamlou discusses how to respond to reviewer and editor comments

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Guidelines for Revised Submissions

Learn about optional items to include to aid in promoting your article. Also find technical information from the editorial office for a seamless revision process.

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Accept or Transfer Decisions

Dr. Fuller explains how editors determine which journal submissions are directed to.

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Proofing an Accepted Article

Learn how to review and edit the proofs of an accepted article.

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How AATS Promotes Your Article

Learn about the different ways AATS promotes your articles!

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How You Can Promote Your Article

Find out the best steps you can take to promote your own article.

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Social Media Tips

Download a flyer with AATS' top tips on promoting your article on social media.

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Using Your Share Link

Share Links are a personal link that provides free access to your article for 50 days. Invite peers to access your article on ScienceDirect, sharing it by email and social media.

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Measure Your Article's Reach

PlumX Metrics provide details on how audiences interact with an article online broken down by citations, usage, captures, mentions, and social media.

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Ensure Visibility

Elsevier's Researcher Academy provides modules on ways to promote your research and ensure visibility for maximum impact.

Researcher Academy

AATS Journal Alerts

Sign up to receive featured in-press articles from JTCVS and the AATS Journals. Subscribers can select targeted collections for adult cardiac, congenital, or general thoracic specialties sent directly to their inboxes twice a month.

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