Log in

 Association of va surgeons

Log in

Manuscript Instructions

Core mission of the newly formed ad-hoc AVAS Publication Committee is to provide constructive feedback to the investigative team for the goal of improving quality of the manuscripts and increasing the chances of manuscript acceptance to JAMA Surgery‚Äč

All manuscripts and research letters intended for JAMA Surgery AVAS meeting submission MUST be submitted electronically to the AVAS Recorder using the button below by 5/10/2024.  The ad-hoc AVAS Publication Committee will review all submissions and provide comments/suggestions for the investigative team within 2-3 weeks.  Final deadline for submission to JAMA Surgery is  7/7/2024.  

without review from the Publications Committee

Instructions to Submit to JAMA Surgery

As we did this past year, to allow expedited publication, manuscripts from the meeting will be published upon acceptance in JAMA Surgery.
Please adhere to the following instructions:

  • Submit all AVAS manuscript to the AVAS Recorder using the link above to initiate review by the Publications Committee
  • Adhere to the “Instructions for Authors” for manuscript guidelines
  • Remember to select, 'AVAS Original Investigation' or 'AVAS Research Letter' when submitting


Authors of abstracts accepted for the meeting are invited to submit a manuscript to JAMA Surgery, the official publication of the Association of VA Surgeons. Manuscript submission is optional but encouraged.  All manuscripts to be submitted to JAMA Surgery in association with the AVAS meeting are now required to be reviewed by the ad-hoc Publications Committee prior to submission (instructions above). Full oral presentations may be submitted as either Original Investigations or Research Letters. Quickshot presentations may be submitted ONLY as Research Letters. Prior to submitting to the Publications Committee, please refer to the instructions for authors on the JAMA Surgery website to ensure correct formatting and that your manuscript is consistent with journal requirements.

During manuscript submission:
  • Include on the Title page of the manuscript a footer stating “Accepted for presentation at the 2024 Association of VA Surgeons Annual Meeting”
  • Include the above information in the “Meeting Presentation” field during the submission process.

Upon submission of the manuscript to JAMA Surgery, email the Recorder of the AVAS, James Maloney, MD at, the following information:
  • The JAMA Surgery assigned manuscript number
  • Title of the manuscript
  • Name of first author
  • The name, institution. and email address of three (3) AVAS members who could serve as unbiased reviewers of the manuscript. These members should NOT be contacted, but should have expertise in the manuscript content area to be able to scientifically review the paper.

Please note: Failure to email the AVAS Recorder with the above information will result in review of the manuscript independently of the meeting.

Submission of a manuscript for consideration for publication as part of the AVAS Annual Meeting implies a willingness by the first and/or senior author of the manuscript to review 1-3 other manuscripts for JAMA Surgery in a timely fashion, if requested to do so.  For the peer review process to function well, it is imperative that all first and/or senior authors be willing to participate in the process as reviewers in addition to functioning as authors.

Go to Journal

Preoperative Care and Operating Room Management Journal

If the content is appropriate, manuscripts may also be submitted to the journal, “Perioperative Care and Operating Room Management.”

Go to Journal

Association of VA Surgeons

Call or Email Us

Office: (206) 794-9124


PO Box 2459 | Lynnwood, WA 98036

Copyright 2024. Association of VA Surgeons

Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software