Aims and Scope

Mission Statement

EJMINT provides a unique platform for further knowledge in all aspects of minimally invasive neurological therapy for neuroradiologists and associated professionals through electronic publication of quality peer-reviewed articles that lead to the highest standards in patient care, research and education, and to promote discussion of these and other issues through its electronic activities.

Vision Statement

EJMINT aims to be internationally recognized as a focused primary source of information regarding all aspects of minimally invasive neurological therapy for all professionals engaged in these and related fields. Continued optimisation of delivery will enable EJMINT to impact and enhance patient care, research, therapy, training, and life-long learning.

EJMINT Features

  • International Editorial Board
  • Immediate Open Access for all published articles
  • Electronic Special Editions covering topics of interest
  • Blog site that allows posting of comments regarding articles or general questions
  • Podcasts to accompany each issue and Special Editions
  • 14 days from submission to initial decision; 30 days from submission to final decision
  • Free online access for all visitors

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Ethics

Conflicts of interest and/or disclosure statements (if applicable) must be completed during the electronic submission process. Each author must verify authorship and declare conflicts before the paper will be assigned to an editor so please be sure you have up to date email addresses for each author listed on the manuscript. Disclosure is not intended to prevent authors with potential conflicts of interest from contributing to EJMINT; rather, it places on record any relationship that may exist with mentioned or competing products or firms. Authors are responsible for notifying the Journal of financial arrangements including but not limited to agreements for research support (including provision of equipment or materials), speaker bureaus, consulting or ownership interests. It is important that disclosure statements be updated promptly to reflect any new relationships that arise after the initial submission of the manuscript.

EJMINT is committed to protecting the rights of research participants and subjects and requires authors to adhere to the ethical principles outlined in the 1964 Declaration of Helsinki and later amendments (revised 2013). EJMINT also requires authors to affirm that Institutional Review Board/Ethics Approval Committee approval has been granted or waived for all research studies involving human and/or animal subjects. A patient consent statement is required for all submitted manuscripts and in the event experimental animals are included, authors must include a section in Methods to confirm that appropriate measures were taken to minimize pain or discomfort, including an outline of animal care. Finally, all manuscripts must include one of the following statements before the Conflict of Interest statement:

Ethical standards and consent

We declare that our study adheres to the ethical principles outlined in the 1964 Declaration of Helsinki and later amendments. We declare that this study has been approved by the [insert appropriate ethics committee] and all patients or their representatives gave informed consent prior to enrollment.

Animal Studies (if appropriate)

We declare that this study followed the Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals (the Guide, NRC 2011) as well as [insert specific country laws if applicable].

or

We declare that this manuscript does not contain clinical investigations or participant data.


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Publication

Publication Facts

EJMINT publishes fully peer-reviewed Original Research papers, Technical Notes, Editorials, invited Review Articles and Letters to the Editor. Subject matter covers the spectrum of interventional neuroradiology and related minimally invasive therapy.

Publication Schedule

  • Continuous

Publication Charges

  • To provide Open Access, EJMINT employs a business model in which our expenses—including those of journal production, online hosting, and archiving—are recovered in part by charging a publication fee to the authors or research sponsors for each article we publish. The current publication fee is 1200 EUR for authors who are not fully paid members of ESMINT. Fully paid members of ESMINT are entitled to free publication.
  • We offer a complete or partial fee waiver for authors who do not have funds to cover publication fees. Editors and reviewers have no access to payment information; hence, inability to pay will not influence the decision to publish a paper.

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Peer Review

Initial Review Process

Submitted manuscripts will be evaluated initially by the Editor-in-Chief and an Associate Editor. A rapid initial decision of whether to have a manuscript formally reviewed by two or more reviewers with appropriate expertise or rejected without a formal review will be determined by the senior editor and a second reviewer (Associate Editor, Section Editor, Editorial Board member, or invited reviewer with topic-related expertise) based on the quality, originality, scientific rigor, and data presentation/analysis of the manuscript. The Editor-in-Chief has full authority over the entire editorial content of EJMINT journal and the publication timing of said content.

Expedited Publication

The editors invite submission of manuscripts that have major importance to the scientific community. To be considered for expedited publication, an article must be unique and contain information that could make a significant difference in medical practice or constitute an important advance in basic knowledge. The authors must clearly state reasons for the expedited request in the cover letter. If the editors agree that an article should be an expedited publication, they will arrange an accelerated review and, if accepted, accelerated publication.


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Open Access License

Everything EJMINT publishes is freely available online throughout the world for you to read, download, copy, distribute, and use (with attribution) in any way you wish. No permission is required.

Open Access Defined

An Open Access Publication is one that meets the following two conditions:

The author(s) and copyright holder(s) grant(s) to all users a free, irrevocable, worldwide, perpetual right of access; a license to copy, use, distribute, transmit, and display the work publicly; and to make and distribute derivative works in any digital medium for any responsible purpose subject to proper attribution of authorship, as well as the right to make small numbers of printed copies for personal use.

A complete version of the work and all supplemental materials, including a copy of the permission as stated above, in a suitable standard electronic format is deposited immediately upon initial publication in at least one online repository that is supported by an academic institution, scholarly society, government agency, or other well-established organisation that seeks to enable open access, unrestricted distribution, interoperability, and long-term archiving (for the biomedical sciences, PubMed Central is such a repository).

Why is Open Access Important?

Published research results and ideas are the foundation for future progress in science and medicine. Open Access publishing therefore leads to wider dissemination of information and increased efficiency in science. As a researcher, publishing in an Open Access journal allows anyone with an interest in your work to read it: that translates into increased usage and impact.

Licensing

EJMINT applies the Creative Commons Attribution License (CCAL) to all works we publish (read the human-readable summary or the full license legal code). Under CCAL, authors retain ownership of the copyright for their article; however, authors allow anyone to download, reuse, reprint, modify, distribute, and/or copy articles, so long as the original authors and source are cited. No permission is required from the authors or the publishers.

In most cases, appropriate attribution can be provided by simply citing the original article. If the item you plan to reuse is not part of a published article (e.g., a featured issue image), then please indicate the originator of the work and the volume, issue, and date of the journal in which the item appeared. For any reuse or redistribution of a work, you must also make clear the license terms under which the work was published.

This broad license was developed to facilitate open access to, and free use of, original works of all types. Applying this standard license to your own work will ensure your right to make your work freely and openly available.


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Policies

Copyright Policy

© Copyright ESMINT

Unless explicitly stated otherwise, all rights including those in copyright in the content of this website are owned by or controlled by ESMINT. IP of scientific content belongs to the author mentioned.

The content of this site may not be copied, reproduced, republished, downloaded, posted, broadcast or transmitted in any way without the prior written consent by ESMINT or the copyright owner / IP owner.

For further information about our information and data policies please see the ESMINT Constitution and Privacy Policy.

Privacy Policy

1. Privacy and Data Security Policy

1.1 Introduction

This privacy policy applies to your use of the eJournal (collectively referred to as the “eJournal”), operated by The European Society for Minimally Invasive Neurologically Therapy, a Swiss-based not-for-profit corporation, referred to interchangeably hereafter as “ESMINT”.

The “eJournal” includes, without limitation, the EJMINT website and any other online platforms used by ESMINT which could require your personal data. ESMINT respects your privacy and is committed to protecting the confidentiality of your personal information. This policy explains how ESMINT collects and uses Member, customer and site visitor information, and how it protects your privacy.

This policy applies to personal information held about individuals. It does not apply to information ESMINT holds about companies and other organisations. It is in addition to any specific policies concerning specific products or services. It does not supersede the ESMINT terms and conditions which govern the use of the ESMINT Website. ESMINT reserves the right to amend this privacy policy at its sole discretion, without prior notice, at any time, with the proviso that details of the amendments are published on the EJMINT Web Site. They become effective from the time of posting. ESMINT is the sole owner of the Website and as such is the sole owner of any information collected through the Website. ESMINT is committed to the following standards, on a commercially reasonable basis:

  1. To collect and use only the minimum information necessary for us to deliver high quality service to users, to administer our business, and to inform you of ESMINT products & services
  2. To protect the information our visitors share with us, maintaining strong standards of security and confidentiality,
  3. To require any other organisation that we retain or engage to provide support services to us to conform to our privacy standards, and
  4. To keep visitor files, if any, complete, up to date, and accurate.

To access EJMINT will require you to register as a user and to receive our authorisation before you can use those particular features. Whether you are an individual or a corporation, partnership, or other form of commercial enterprise, in order for you obtain our authorisation to use those features and to be considered a registered user, you may be required to provide us with certain information about you or your business and, if a business, any or all individuals you designate to represent that business in connection with your use of the Website (e.g. names, addresses, e-mail addresses, telephone numbers, and other Personally Identifiable Information of each individual who will use the Website). Once we have authorised you as a registered user, we may provide you with a customer identification number and you will select a unique username and password.





If you are submitting information on behalf of others for registration purposes or otherwise, you represent that you have their permission, agreement and full authorization to provide this information to us. We reserve the right (a) to ask you to provide evidence of your authority at any time during, or even after, the submission process and (b) to contact those individuals to confirm your authority at any time. If we determine that your authority has not been properly obtained, we may immediately and without notice to you discontinue your authorised use of those features of the Website for which you have registered.

1.3 What personal information is collected by ESMINT

1.3.1 Mandatory Personal Information

As a general rule, to enable ESMINT to correctly identify you, to provide you with the products and services you have requested and to communicate with you, the following minimum information must be provided in order for your order, request, application, etc. to be processed:

  • Title
  • First Name(s)
  • Last Name(s)
  • Full Postal Address (work)
  • Email address
  • Gender
    (additional information can be added by the society)
1.3.2 Optional Personal Information

Other personal information may be requested to help identification (eg date of birth, nationality by country, etc.) or to enable ESMINT to understand your profile so you can be provided with better and more appropriate products and services (eg Professional Interests and Topics of Interest).

1.3.3 Credit Card Information

Credit Card information, along with other information related to specific transactions, is not collected at the time of your order, request or application, and is used only for the purposes of that particular transaction. For your protection, the Credit Card information is only entered in an external window of the credit card service provider. The record of the transaction is kept for 10 years for legal and audit reasons (except Credit Card information). 
ESMINT takes every precaution to ensure that this information is stored in a safe location and that it cannot be accessed by unauthorised parties.

1.3.4 Email address information
  • Your email address is mandatory when you use the ESMINT Web Site
  • Electronic communication is for most purposes ESMINT’s preferred method of communication because it is generally convenient, rapid, environmentally friendly and efficient
  • You are required to supply your email address when you create your ‘My ESMINT’ account on ESMINT Web Site, which enables you to access a variety of services online.
  • Please note that each email address must be unique and that you are not allowed to share email addresses with another person.
1.3.4.1 Unique Email Address

For your convenience and security, your email address is unique to you in the system. (ESMINT does not permit two different persons to have the same email address in the system). You are strongly recommended to use an email address which is personal to you and that is not shared with others. This is to ensure that communications which are sent to you personally are not read by others, and that others do not gain access to the information in your ‘My ESMINT’ account. Furthermore, ESMINT may use your email address to communicate with you about value added products linked either to your membership or your congress attendance. 

Your unique email permits automated retrieval of your login details, which are sent to your personal email address.

1.4 How ESMINT uses personal information

Personal information is needed by ESMINT to enable it to properly manage its member and customer files. These files are used to enable ESMINT to fulfil its role in providing a wide range of services to its members, contributors and customers.
The personal information which you supply may be specifically used to:

  • Enable ESMINT to provide you with the products or services you request
  • Enable ESMINT to communicate with you about specific matters regarding your transaction, eg. Registration for a meeting or event, abstract submission, grading, membership...
  • Enable ESMINT to send you information about ESMINT activities which it believes may interest you

Listed below are some of the security procedures that ESMINT uses to protect your privacy:

  • A personal username and a password is required in order for users to access their personal data
  • Uses firewalls to protect information held in our servers.
  • Closely monitors the limited number of ESMINT employees who have access to your data
  • Requires all ESMINT employees to abide by our Privacy Policy and be subject to disciplinary action if they violate it.
  • Backs-up our systems to protect the integrity of your data.
Email privacy

ESMINT respects the privacy of personal email addresses and complies with the current legislation on email communication (according to the Swiss Data Protection Act and the Tele Service Data Protection Act). The objective is not to send you unwanted messages, and your email details will not be passed on to any other individual or organisation without your explicit permission except in the case of conference/meeting registration – see Registration Terms and Conditions. 
Without your specific ok to receive e-campaigns from ESMINT you may receive emails concerning:

  • Products and services similar to those you have already received from ESMINT
  • If you are an ESMINT Member, you will receive email newsletters as part of your membership benefits – you may opt out from these newsletters at any time
  • Transactional messages linked to the following (non-exhaustive) list of transactions: your registration for an event, submission of abstracts, application for grants or fellowships, membership dues, etc.

You can manage the extent to which ESMINT communicates with you by using the 'My Alerts' tab in your ‘MY ACCOUNT’ pages. If you decide that you do wish to receive email communications from ESMINT you can select which categories of news interest you. All mailings categories offer you the possibility to unsubscribe by deselecting the alert category.
If you indicate that you do not wish to receive ESMINT generated emails you will only receive emails directly related to the transactions you have with ESMINT (eg confirmation of registration, membership renewal, etc.) and other necessary individual communications.

1.4.1 How long personal information is kept
  • Personal information supplied during a transaction with ESMINT: As a general rule, personal information is kept for 10 years as from the moment of transacting with ESMINT.
  • This limit does not apply to ESMINT Committee members, whose personal information is kept for indefinitely.
1.4.2 Disclosure of information and marketing

ESMINT complies with Swiss and EC directives (Switzerland and the Swiss data protection legislation are both recognized to be compliant with EC Directive 95/46/EC) and takes all reasonable care to prevent any unauthorised access to your personal data. ESMINT staff and contractors have a responsibility to keep your information confidential.

ESMINT may supply your information to its contractors to perform specific services (such as to the publishers to deliver ESMINT journals, etc.). Otherwise, ESMINT does not disclose personal information to any other person or organisation without your consent.


2. Data security

To protect your information, ESMINT uses an industry standard security protocol called Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) to encrypt the transmission of sensitive information between you and our website. SSL is used, for example, when you login or when you make a credit card payment. To know if transmissions are encrypted, look for the lock on your web browser or check that the URL starts with https://.
Despite ESMINT’s efforts to protect your personal data, there is always some risk that an unauthorized third party may find a way around our security systems or that transmissions of information over the Internet will be intercepted. ESMINT is not responsible or liable for any loss or damage of any sort arising from or relating to any breach of our security or interception of your transmissions (see Terms of Use).

2.1 Use of Cookies

Cookies are pieces of information that a website transfers to your computer’s hard disk for record keeping purposes. They are small text files that a website can use to recognise repeat users and facilitate their ongoing access to, and use of, the site. They do not pose a threat to your system or files.
The use of cookies is an industry standard, and many websites use them to provide useful features. Cookies in and of themselves do not personally identify users. Most browsers are set initially to accept cookies. You can set your computer to reject cookies. However, if you do choose to disable cookies, you will not be able to enjoy the full range of online services available through the ‘My ESMINT’ area.

2.2 Use of web analytics

As a website gathers individual pieces of Non-Personal Information from its users, it may combine similar data from many or all the users of the website into one big “batch”. This sort of statistical information is called aggregate data because it reflects the habits and characteristics of a large group of anonymous people. Websites may use aggregate data or share it with business partners so that the information and services they provide best meet the needs of the users. Aggregate data also helps advertisers and sponsors on the Web know how effectively they are reaching and meeting the needs of their target audience.

Click Stream Information. A record of all the pages you have visited during your visit to a particular website or the services you accessed from the site or from an email. Click Stream Information is associated with your browser and not with you personally. It records the archives of your browser.

3. Conclusion

If you have any further questions about the ESMINT Privacy and Security Policy or its implementation, or if at any time you believe that ESMINT has not adhered to the principles stated in this Policy, please contact us by sending us an email at office@esmint.eu.

Advertising Policy

EJMINT publishes fully peer-reviewed Original Research papers, invited Review Articles, Technical Notes, Editorials, and Letters to the Editor. Therefore, submitted articles which are biased in reference to companies’ products and services will be not accepted and published. EJMINT will not accept advertisements intended to be juxtaposed with editorial content on the same product. All advertisements will be clearly identifiable as advertisements. Editors have full and final authority for approving advertisements and for enforcing advertising policy. EJMINT will not carry advertisements for products proven to be seriously harmful to health.