TheTrocar.com was founded in 1998 by Alfonso Rossetti and Ornella Sizzi (+2016). ISGE has launched a new initiative, TheTrocar.com is being transformed to the “ISGE Open Access Online Journal”.
Members will be able to publish at no costs! Non-members will pay € 250 to publish.
ISGE does offer DOI registration for the articles published thanks to the efforts of our Vice-President Günter Noé, so, the articles are referenced and will be available in the search machines.

MEMBERS AREA

Use your login / password to gain access to the membersarea of the ISGE-site.

The Syllabus on TheTrocar.com will be moved to a section called ISGE Accreditation where the material will be available to the members for their education. This section will also have the MCQ’s from the previous ISGE Intensive Weeks to train for those members wanting to take the first step in the ISGE Accreditation leading to ISGE Accredited Surgeon for MIGS.

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

Instructions for authors

  • All manuscripts must be typewritten in English and submitted in an editable Microsoft Word format document, maximum 3.500 words (docx). (Arial 11)
  • Lessons for the Syllabus can be submitted in docx or pptx formats, with videos embedded.
  • 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.

Title pages

Please include the following: Title without abbreviations and acronyms.

Authors’ contact information

In byline order please include the following:

  • Full name(s) of author(s).
  • Highest academic degree(s) of author(s). Do not include US fellowship designations or honorary designations.
  • Affiliation(s). Include only the department, institution name, city, state, and country.
  • Address, e-mail address, telephone number and fax number for the corresponding author.

Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest and Sources of Financial Support

(Also see Ethical Policies and Procedures)
Authors must state any financial interest they have in any commercial device, equipment, instrument, or drug that is a subject of the article. Relevant financial support and any conflicts of interest must be disclosed by all authors and reviewers. Authors must also disclose if the manuscript discussion includes the use of products for which they are not labeled (i.e., off-label use).

Acknowledgments

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.

All manuscripts should be sent in to secretariat@isge.org