NEWSLETTER MAGGIO 2022 N. 25
CALL for Proposal for papers

The Italian Society of Surgery promotes, on the occasion of the next national Congress in Rome,  the submission of abstracts possibly leading to the editing of a scientific paper.
Two main  sessions will be thoroughly dedicated  to presentation of the outlines of the papers that will be eventually published, after the Editorial Board review, in a dedicated issue of UPDATES in Surgery (I.F. 2797) to be released for the National Congress in Pisa 2023.
Main aim of this initiative is to encourage the scientific contributions from the Italian Clinical Units favoring education in Medical Writing particularly of young surgeons, in accordance with the second Course in Medical Writing to be held by SIC between June and October 2022. The program of the course will be soon released.
One of these two sessions will be thoroughly reserved to abstracts submitted by junior Sic Surgeons under 35yrs old, who are expected to play a major role in following the editing steps. The session will be chaired together by senior and junior surgeons selected by the junior committee and the scientific board of the congress.
For editorial reasons linked to the review process and editing, the dead line for all abstracts will be June 30th,  2022 in order to respect the following timetable.
The ”proposal for papers” are formally restricted to the two dedicated sessions and will not be transferred to the regular sessions for abstracts during the Congress.

June 30th is the deadline for abstracts that should  be sent to SIC ( A maximum of  250 words is allowed.
Please state clearly the type of your future paper according to UPIS guidelines (see below). Write the abstract as it were the abstract of an article.
July 31st: selection of abstracts evaluated as possible papers
October: presentation of the outlines of the future paper in the Congress in Rome (two sessions)

January 31st: deadline for submission of papers to UPDATES in Surgery according to UPIS’ guidelines
January – May    review process of the papers from the UPIS Editorial Board
October:  Release of the special SIC issue for the Congress in Pisa
UPDATES in Surgery
Instructions for Authors
Types of Papers
  • Review articles are papers by recognized authorities on special topics of general interest. Reviews should not exceed 30 000 types, not be signed by more than 5 authors, not include more than 4-6 illustrations and references should be limited to 70.
  • Original articles should present original observations, or observations deriving from a relevant experience in a specific field. The text should be divided into the following sections: Abstract, Introduction, Methods, Results, Discussion and Conclusions. Original articles normally should not exceed 25 000 types, not include more than 4-6 illustrations and references should be limited to 50.In the case of the single center study the authorship should not exceed the total number of 8 authors.In the case of multicenter study, there is no limit in the number of authors provided that each author explicitly describes his role in the study; members who don’t have an active role in the study, should be listed in an appendix at the end of the paper as participating investigators or collaborators to be indexed. Papers will not be reviewed if this information is not include in the original submission
  • Technical notes include description of an original surgical technique and its application on one or a small number of cases. Follow-up and outcome need to be clearly stated. Abstracts do not need to be structured, they should not exceed 6500 types, not be signed by more than 4 authors, 4 illustrations and up to 10 references.
The title should be concise and informative.
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