The ISGE Board does invite members and non-members to send in articles for the Open Access Journal.
We do invite especially members and non- members who have not yet publish an article on their clinical experience or beginning scientific research. ISGE will assist in the editing of papers for those who are not used to publish in English and do not have the necessary experience. The edited papers will then be peer reviewed and if accepted published to make your research or clinical experience visible for your colleagues.

Papers are accepted in the following categories

  • Original research articles
  • Review articles
  • Case reports
  • Clinical and experimental surgery
  • Expert opinions

  • New operative techniques
  • Endoscopic education lessons to be published on the Syllabus
  • Letters to the editor
  • Editorials
  • Video articles

Instructions for authors

Dear authors,
to upload your manuscript to TheTrocar for the review process, please follow the link
TheTrocar’s Manuscript Manager will open now. Please prepare a cover sheet. Please use the following template (TheTrocar_general_template.docx) which you can download here. Please use the default for the title entry as well as authors and affiliations.

Use this template also for the main document. Please add tables and images at the end of the document in the order of appearance. Leave captions for pictures or tables in the planned text position.

The following documents are also required for the submission. These are also available for download. TheTrocar_disclosure_and_statement.docx and TheTrocar_copyright_transfer.docx.

Please follow the instructions of the manuscript manager. For the upload you only need the 4 documents listed above. We can only accept manuscripts that were created with the templates. Before you start uploading, have the email addresses of your co-authors available, as these are required for notification. We will automatically notify them after the submission has been finalized. There is also the option of sending a cover letter to the editors. However, this is not required for the submission.

For Video publication use (TheTrocar_general_template.docx) for the abstract and any additional data. TheTrocar_disclosure_and_statement.docx and TheTrocar_copyright_transfer.docx are also needed for Videopublication. You can upload your video (mpeg4) also in the manuscript manager upload section.

Authors whose primary language is not English should have their papers checked for linguistic accuracy. ISGE could provide a translation service for a fee.

  • There are no limits for references, tables, and figures
  • Do not include a running header or footer
  • Keep abbreviations and acronyms within the text to a minimum and spelled out, in parentheses, when first used
  • Use Systéme International (SI) measurements only
  • Use generic names for drugs
  • Text should avoid sexual and racial bias and should use gender inclusive language when possible

All persons listed as authors must meet the criteria for authorship outlined in the American Medical Association Manual of Style4 and/or Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals. Authorship requires substantial participation in the work, with the ability to take public responsibility for the content. Substantial contribution must be made.

Submission of an article implies that the work described has not been published previously (except in the form of an abstract or as part of a published lecture or academic thesis), that it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere, that its publication is approved by all Authors and tacitly or explicitly by the responsible authorities where the work was carried out, and that, if accepted, it will not be published elsewhere in the same form, in English or in any other language, without written consent of the Publisher.


Acknowledge only those from whom permission to acknowledge has been obtained. For individuals, include their full names and highest academic degrees.

Key Words

Key Words (from the standard Index Medicus MeSH terminology) in maximum number of six.

Article structure

  • Introduction
    State the objectives of the work and provide an adequate and clear background, avoiding a detailed literature survey or a summary of the results.
  • Material and methods
    Provide sufficient details to enable the reviewer to reproduce and understand the content. Methods that are already published should be summarized, and indicated by a reference. Any modifications to existing methods should also be described.
  • Results
    Should be clear and concise.
  • Discussion
    Explore the significance of the results without repeating them extensively. A combined Results and Discussion section can be appropriate. Avoid extensive citations and discussion of published literature.
  • Conclusions
    The main conclusions of the study should focus on the intended aim of the work.


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