Indian Society of Extracorporeal Technology

Indian Perfusionists


Journal - IJECT

Instructions to Author

The Indian Journal of Extra-Corporeal Technology (IJECT) is the official journal of the Indian Society of Extra-Corporeal Technology (ISECT). We welcome the original articles and papers on topics interest to perfusionists, pertaining to clinical perfusion and extracorporeal- circulation.

Vision, Mission and Guidelines for authors

The Indian Journal of Extra-Corporeal Technology (IJECT) invites manuscripts from all perfusionists and related healthcare professionals, interested in highlighting practices relevant to extra-corporeal circulation. Manuscripts highlighting protocol, innovations and review of current practices , aimed at improving the standards of safe, scientific conduct of the science of extra-corporeal circulation are earnestly solicited for publishing in the journal.


The Journal aims to highlight the scientific achievements of the perfusion fraternity of India in particular, accross the global forum. The Journal also aims to be a source of reference for guiding perfusionists in their continuous quest for improving clinical standards of practice.


The Journal encourages the perfusionist community of India to project the innovations in perfusion currently being practiced, in line with internationally accepted guidelines of patient safety and care. The Journal also encourages other members of the cardiac surgical fraternity to provide clinical insights significantly influencing the practice of extra-corporeal circulation. The Journal also provides a forum for emerging perfusionists to expand their knowledge and subsequently improve their skill sets during the conduct of extracorporeal circulation.

Types of Papers

  • Original article : Minimumword limit 5000 (excluding references), 40 references maximum, not more than 10 tables/figures

  • Mini review article : Minimum word limit 2500 (excluding references), 20 references maximum, not more than 5 tables/figures

  • Review article : Minimum word limit 6000 words (excluding references), 60 references maximum, not more than 10 tables/figures

  • Case report : Minimum word limit 2000 words (excluding references), 10 references maximum, not more than 3 tables/figures

  • Innovations : Mnimumword limit 2000 words, 3figures, 10 references (these articles describe new techniques or instrumentation)

  • Technical Challenges & pitfalls : Minimum word limit 2000 words, 3 figures, 10 references

  • The following are by invitation only

  • Invited commentary : Minimum word limit 1500 words, 0 references (this is an invited discussion on an original article that is of significance and will accompany the article when published)

  • Book review : Minimum word limit 1000, no references or figures.

  • Editorial : Minimum word limit 1500 words (excluding references), 10 references maximum.

Manuscript Submission

Manuscript must be in Arialfont in .doc or .rtf only. Layout in single column and double space and 12 point Arial font . Charts may be patterned in black & white. Pictures should be 300 dpi JPEG or TIFF. Legends to figures with picture number, illustrations and photographs etc. should be neatly given in a separate sheet.

Submission of articles

The manuscript should be submitted to the following E-mail ID

Guidelines for Authors

Manuscripts should be organized as follows:

(a) Title page

(b) Abstract and Key words

(c) Text with the following sections: Introduction, Materials and methods, Results, Discussion, Acknowledgements

(d) Tables

(e) Figure legends

(f) References

Case reports should be divided into abstract, keywords, introduction, case history, disclosure (if sponsored), acknowledgements, and references.

Title page

The title page should include a brief and descriptive title of the article (no abbreviations allowed), the first name and surname(s) of the author(s), the name of the department(s) to which the work should be attributed; disclaimers, if any; the name and address of the author responsible for correspondence about the manuscript; should be typed at the bottom of the title page. If the manuscript was presented at a meeting, the meeting name, venue and the date on which it was read should be indicated.


The abstract is an essential and the most read part of the paper. It should be factual and free of abbreviations except for SI units of measurement. All original articles must have a structured abstract with Background, Methods, Results and Conclusions, written on a separate page. A short abstract (not exceeding 100 words) must accompany all case reports and how to do it articles.


Following the abstract, 3–6 key words should be given for subject indexing. They should be taken from Index Medicus or composed on similar lines.


Introduction : should state the purpose of the investigation and give a short review of pertinent literature.

Materials and methods : must indicate clearly the steps taken to acquire the information. It should be detailed and may be separated into subsections. Generic names of drugs and equipment should be used throughout the manuscript, with brand names (proprietary name).

Results : should be reported concisely and regarded as an important part of the manuscript. Should be presented either in tables and figures and briefly commented on in the text or in the text alone. For statistical analysis, numbers of patients or subjects should be given, with percentages in brackets. Results of statistical tests should be reported as well as the p values.

Discussion : is an interpretation of the results and their significance with reference to pertinent work by other authors. It should be clear and concise. The importance of the study and its limitations should be discussed.

Acknowledgements : of personal assistance should, if appropriate, be placed at the end of the text.

References : should always be relevant: more is not necessarily better. They should be numbered in the order in which they appear in the text, and should be given in the ‘Vancouver style’. Journals should be indexed and their abbreviations confirm to, Index Medicus.

References format should be as follows: Journal author(s), title of the article, name of the journal, volume number, page numbers (inclusive). Book—author(s) title of the book, place of publication, publisher, year, page number used.

Pradeepkumar C Pillai, Editor-in-Chief, Indian Journal of Extra-Corporeal Technology

Mobile: 00971-562043810, E-mail:

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