About the Journal : Journal of Vascular Anomalies

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About the Journal

​The Journal of Vascular Anomalies (JOVA), official journal of the International Society for the Study of Vascular Anomalies (ISSVA),​ is an international peer reviewed open access journal dedicated to the discovery and report of the scientific investigation, diagnosis, and treatment of congenital and acquired human vascular lesions. This contemporary journal aims to provide up-to-date information on vascular anomalies from a broad array of medical, surgical, radiologic and scientific disciplines. Such disciplines include, but not limited to, dermatology, plastic surgery, interventional radiology, otolaryngology, pathology, hematology/oncology, genetics, and laboratory sciences.

The International Society for the Study of Vascular Anomalies (ISSVA) is the formalization of prior biennial international workshops, which were started in 1976 by Drs. John Mulliken and Anthony Young, of specialists interested in the diagnosis, management and investigation of these disorders. ISSVA was officially founded in 1992, two years after its first International Workshop held in 1990 in Amsterdam. The basic concepts behind the workshops has been maintained over the years as the field burgeoned around the original classification of vascular anomalies developed, revised and codified by ISSVA.​

In line with its parent organization, the International Society for the Study of Vascular Anomalies (ISSVA), JOVA aims to publish high quality and broadly impactful articles in the spirit of a multidisciplinary approach to understanding and treating vascular disorders. As and open access journal, JOVA desires to inform and educate a global audience on novel approaches, evidence based research, critical reviews and emerging science. Manuscript submissions are open to all physicians, researchers, and health care providers in the space of clinical and biologic vascular sciences.   Contributions will include papers and posters presented at the International ISSVA workshops.

Manuscript categories include:
  1. Original papers
    1. Scientific research (molecular, genetic, histologic)
    2. Clinical study (Prospective, Retrospective, Case Series)
  2. Contemporary review
  3. Evidence based review
  4. How I do it
  5. Case report
  6. Letter to the editor