Minimally-invasive Endoscopy & Applied Robotics <p><strong>Minimally-invasive Endoscopy and Applied Robotics</strong> is an Open Access, online-only, peer-reviewed journal focusing on the publication of original manuscripts, cases series/reports, authoritative reviews and/or opinion papers in the field of minimally-invasive digestive endoscopy and applied medical robotics. Minimally-invasive platforms and devices such as smart flexible endoscopes and capsule/probe-based endoscopy have, since the dawn of the Millennium, changed the approach to diagnosis and therapy/treatment delivery and introduced the concept of minimal discomfort in the examination of the gastrointestinal district. Moreover, robotics applied to minimally-invasive digestive endoscopy demonstrated to introduce significant benefits through the integration of innovative smart locomotion mechanisms, localization methodologies and sensing for closed-loop active control and enhanced diagnosis and therapy.</p> en-US <p><strong>PAGEPress</strong> has chosen to apply the&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><strong>Creative Commons Attribution NonCommercial 4.0 International License</strong></a>&nbsp;(CC BY-NC 4.0) to all manuscripts to be published.<br><br> An Open Access Publication is one that meets the following two conditions:</p> <ol> <li>the author(s) and copyright holder(s) grant(s) to all users a free, irrevocable, worldwide, perpetual right of access to, and a license to copy, use, distribute, transmit and display the work publicly and to make and distribute derivative works, in any digital medium for any responsible purpose, subject to proper attribution of authorship, as well as the right to make small numbers of printed copies for their personal use.</li> <li>a complete version of the work and all supplemental materials, including a copy of the permission as stated above, in a suitable standard electronic format is deposited immediately upon initial publication in at least one online repository that is supported by an academic institution, scholarly society, government agency, or other well-established organization that seeks to enable open access, unrestricted distribution, interoperability, and long-term archiving.</li> </ol> <p>Authors who publish with this journal agree to the following terms:</p> <ol> <li>Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.</li> <li>Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal.</li> <li>Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work.</li> </ol> (Emanuela Fusinato) (Tiziano Taccini) Fri, 11 Mar 2016 15:49:09 +0000 OJS 60 Minimally-invasive Endoscopy and Applied Robotics: a new journal <p>For a while now, we have been highly surprised by the fact that capsule endoscopy (and relevant minimally-invasive endoscopic techniques and technologies) did not have its own home journal, despite the fact that this technology is probably (and hopefully) poised to become the mainstream endoscopic modality in the near future. Indeed, over the last few years, we have witnessed an exponential growth of publications on minimally-invasive endoscopy and applied robotics. Moreover, considerable research in this field allows us to look to the future with optimism and promise that soon we will be able to realise our dream, i.e. to finally leave behind the discomfort of the gastrointestinal examination. Therefore, together with the Editorial Board Members and the Publisher, we announce with immense pleasure the official launch of the Minimally-invasive Endoscopy &amp; Applied Robotics (MiEAR) journal and call for submissions.</p><p>[...]</p> Anastasios Koulaouzidis, Gastone Ciuti ##submission.copyrightStatement## Fri, 11 Mar 2016 15:49:08 +0000