Thetrocar is the Online Scientific Journal of the ISGE, International Society for Gynecological Endoscopy.
Thetrocar is the multispecialty, peer-reviewed journal of the Society, that since its creation in 1998 has used the advantages of the Internet exploiting the net for a quick and always advanced and updated promotion of the endoscopic surgery.
Thetrocar has been and still is a tool for learning at no costs for doctors who reside in under developing countries and have not access to Libraries or Online Journal Paying registrations.
Thetrocar, Journal of the International Society for Gynecological Endoscopy publishes original articles on basic science and technical topics in all the fields involved with gynecology endoscopic surgery. Articles related to specialties as urology or general surgery are accepted when of common interest for the pelvic endoscopic surgeon.
Thetrocar is a blind peer-reviewed journal that employs a rapid review process for all submitted manuscripts so that significant scientific findings appear with minimal delay. All materials accepted for publication are copyedited and returned to the author for approval of significant recommended editorial changes. The editor reserves the right to make minor changes for clarity and accuracy without seeking author approval.
Papers are accepted in the following categories:
- Clinical and experimental surgery
- New operative technique
- Review articles
- Case reports
- Endoscopic education lessons to be published on the Syllabus Letters to the Editor Editorials
Articles concerning emerging technology or new instrumentationsScientific reports of Congresses with didactic tools.
Taking the Example of the JSLS, Journal of the Society of Laparosndoscopic surgeons, a multidisciplinary Society affiliated to the ISGE, TheTrocar has joined many other medical journals endorsing the Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals, including the statements related to “Protection of Patients’ Rights to Privacy,” established by editors in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom. Thetrocar also endorses the revised CONSORT statement, the AMA Guidelines for web sites, the World Association of Medical Editors (WAME) Publication Ethics Policies for Medical Journals, and the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) Code of Conduct and Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors.
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- Moher D, Schulz K, Altman D. The CONSORT statement: revised recommendations for improving the quality of reports of parallel-group randomized trials. JAMA 2001;285:1987-1991 or http://www.consort-statement.org/
- Winker MA, Flanagan A, Chi-Lum B, et al. Guidelines for medical and health information sites on the internet. JAMA 2000;283:1600-1606