Section Policies

Foreword

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Preface

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Systematic Review

Systematic Reviews and Meta-analysis is a featured section with published systematic
reviews and/or
meta-analyses from the ACS addressing contemporary topics within the field of cardiothoracic surgery,
based
on the principles of evidence-based medicine. These reviews aim to identify, appraise, select and
synthesize
the highest-level evidence available in the current literature.



You are welcome to provide commentary and discuss any of the published systematic reviews. The
Your Comments
section will be available for general public viewing. If you wish to comment on a review article in this
section, please locate the review article, click on the Your Comments tab and
email your letter directly to
the Editor-in-Chief. The authors of the original publication will be given the opportunity to respond to
your comments. Please note that letters submitted to the Your Comments section
are limited to 500 words.
Join in the discussion today! All accepted letters will be published online within 48 hours and selected
letters will be published in the print journal.

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Systematic Reviews

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Keynote Lecture Series

The Annals of Cardiothoracic Surgery invites experts in the field to provide Keynote Lecture PowerPoint Presentations focusing on contemporary topics within the field of cardiothoracic surgery. Each Lecture, together with its accompanying review paper, will allow the reader to place the findings of the scientific research into a practical, real world context, by integrating what a leading expert would recommend based on his/her rich clinical experience. The Keynote Lectures are solicited by the Editor-in-Chief. Unsolicited submissions to Keynote Lecture Series will not be considered.



You are welcome to provide commentary and discuss any of the published Keynote Lectures through the Your Comments section, which will be available for public viewing. If you wish to comment on an article in this section, click on the Your Comments tab to send your letter directly to the Editor-in-Chief. The authors of the original publication will be given the opportunity to respond to your comments. Please note that letters submitted to the Your Comments section are limited to 500 words. Join in the discussion today! All accepted letters will be published online within 48 hours and selected letters will be published in the print journal.

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Featured Article

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Featured Articles

The Annals of Cardiothoracic Surgery is an international peer-review journal that keeps cardiothoracic surgeons up to date with advances in the diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular and thoracic diseases. We publish original scientific reports of clinical research, including randomized controlled trials, prospective studies and institutional or multi-institutional reports, and basic science research.



You are welcome to provide commentary and discuss any of the published articles through the Your Comments section, which will be available for public viewing. If you wish to comment on an article in this section, click on the Your Comments tab to send your letter directly to the Editor-in-Chief. The authors of the original publication will be given the opportunity to respond to your comments. Please note that letters submitted to the Your Comments section are limited to 500 words. Join in the discussion today! All accepted letters will be published online within 48 hours and selected letters will be published in the print journal.

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Editorial

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Erratum

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Research Highlight

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Research Highlights

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Perspective

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Perspectives

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Art of Operative Techniques

Art of Operative Techniques is a featured section that publishes illustrated articles,
describing the
operative procedures in a step-by-step format.



You are welcome to provide commentary and discuss any of the published illustrated articles, via the
Your Comments section. The Your Comments section
will be available for general public viewing. If you wish to
comment on an article in the Art of Operative Techniques, please locate the illustrated article, click
on
the Your Comments tab and email your letter directly to the Editor-in-Chief.
The authors of the original
publication will be given the opportunity to respond to your comments. Please note that letters
submitted in
the Your Comments section are limited to 500 words. Join in the discussion today! All accepted letters will be published online within 48 hours and selected
letters will be published in the print journal.

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Masters of Cardiothoracic Surgery

Masters of Cardiothoracic Surgery features narrated videos provided by renowned
surgeons.
This section is
designed to be a detailed “how to” multimedia manual for operative procedures.



You are welcome to provide commentary and discuss any of the published video articles, via the
Your Comments
section. The Your Comments section will be available for general public
viewing. If you wish to comment on a video article in Masters of Cardiothoracic Surgery, please locate
the video article, click on the
Your Comments tab and email your letter directly to the Editor-in-Chief. The
authors of the original publication
will be given the opportunity to respond to Your Comments. Please note that
letters submitted to the Your Comments section are limited to 500 words. Join in the discussion today! All accepted letters will be published online within 48 hours and selected
letters will be published in the print journal.

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Masters of Cardiothoracic Surgerys

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Safeguards and Pitfalls

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Research Protocols

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Technical Notes

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ACS Patient Page

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Illustrated Article

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Multimedia Video

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Invited Commentary

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ACS Announcement

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ACS Fellow Page

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ACS Book Review

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Letter to the Editor

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Guest Editor Introduction

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Obituary

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Erratum

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Your Comments

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Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.