Focus and Scope

The Journal of Endoluminal Endourology is an Open Access urological journal which focuses on publishing articles related on the growing sector of endoscopic endoluminal surgery of the genito-urinary tract. A wide range of areas are covered including pediatric and adult surgery, in addition to benign and malignant disease. The aim of the journal is to provide a forum for clinical and research professionals dedicated to urology and endoscopic endourology, providing the latest in research and clinical information regarding endoluminal endourology.

Peer Review

An initial in-house quality control check deals with issues such as competing interests, financial disclosures, plagiarism, etc. Submissions may be returned to authors for queries, and will not be seen by our Editorial Board or peer reviewers until they pass this quality control check.

After the quality control check, the Editor of the journal reviews the article, and decides if the article is accepted for review or rejected.  In some cases, where an article is submitted in English, by an author not fluent in English, the article may be sent back with the recommendations to have the article edited for English, and resubmitted.

Once an article has been accepted, it will be sent to a selected editorial board member, based on experience and expertise.  The Editorial Board member will then either act as a peer reviewer, or will select 1-2 peer reviewers to review the article, based on experience and expertise.  Reviews are double blind.

Questions, comments, and suggestions from peer reviewers will be submitted to the Editor for consideration, after which the article and peer review remarks will be sent to the author.

Once the peer reviewer, Editorial Board member, and Editor are satisfied with the author's changes, the article will be published.

It is our goal to have accepted articles published within 45 days, depending on the level of response from the authors.

Articles are published in both a web version and PDF format.


Article Processing Charges

Journal of Endoluminal Endourology, like other Open Access journals, charges Article Processing Charges (APC) to individual authors and institutions to offset expenses usually covered by the subscriptions and advertisements of subscription-based journals.  APCs are per article and billed upon acceptance of an article, after it has successfully passed the peer review process. There are no additional charges based on color, length, figures, or other elements.  Letters to the Editor and small commentaries (up to 250 words), and select invited articles are not charged an APC. There is no charge for submitting articles; authors are only charged for accepted articles.

An author’s ability to pay APCs is not a consideration in the decision of whether to publish.  Authors living in one of the United Nations' list of Least Developed Countries may request a fee waiver.  See country list here.  Authors living in countries not considered "least developed"  who do not have the ability to pay the APC's may be eligible for a reduced rate. Please contact the publisher directly at

 Starting March 1, 2021 the Article Processing Charge for the Journal will increase to US $249.00



All articles published in the JELEU are archived through Portico and assigned a unique DOI through CrossRef. All Published articles will also be included in Science Open. Visit Portico's website for more information.


Best Practice Policies

DPG has enlisted the help of a Publishing Advisory Board to help us develop, monitor, and maintain best practice policies and procedures when it comes to our Open Access publishing program. DPG is a fee-based Open Access publisher and authors pay an APC (Article Processing Charge) for articles that are accepted for publication (after a rigorous peer review process). These fees differ from journal to journal. Please see individual titles for actual price.


Quality Content

The Editor-in-Chief of the respective journal first reviews all articles submitted to it to ensure the content is suitable for the journal. Once reviewed, the Editor elects to either move the article through to the peer review process or reject articles, based on quality and the editorial contribution the article provides the journal.  Once the Editor feel an article meets the publishing criteria of the Journal, the article will move on for peer review.  All peer review is double blind. Reviewers can elect to reject the article, accept the article with changes, or accept the article as is.  Reviewer comments are shared with the author and once the author has made any suggested changes to the article, the Editor gives final approval for publication. At this point the author is then charged the APC.  Please see peer review process for more details.​


Criteria for Publishing

DPG Open Access journals publish original research, select review articles, case-reports, conference abstracts, letters-to-the editor, book reviews, and special supplemental issues. All content must be accepted by the Editor-in-Chief and is subject to plagiarism-checking and the peer review process.




All articles published in DPG Open Access journals are licensed under
Copyright of articles published in all DPG titles is retained by the author. The author grants DPG the rights to publish the article and identify itself as the original publisher. The author grants DPG exclusive commercial rights to the article. The author grants any non-commercial third party the rights to use the article freely provided original author(s) and citation details are cited.

Corrections - Retractions

In the event of a correction is needed within an article, the author will notify the publisher immediately and outline the correction required. This request will be sent to, and reviewed by, the Editor who may ask members of the Editorial Board for input. Once the correction has been established, and addendum to the original article will be published and the full-corrected article will be published on line. A retraction request will be considered by the Editor/Associate Editors in conjunction with Editorial Board members. Once an article has been retracted a notice of retraction will be published disclosing the reasons for the retraction.


Research Ethics

For manuscripts reporting medical studies involving human participants, authors are asked to provide a statement identifying the ethics committee that approved the study, and that the study conforms to recognized standards. Authors are encouraged to take adequate steps to minimize harm to participants, to avoid coercion or exploitation, to protect confidentiality, and to minimize the risk of physical and psychological harm.
In biomedical sciences, editors should consider only publishing information and images from individual participants where the authors have obtained the individual free prior informed consent. Research involving animals should be conducted with the same rigor as research in humans. Authors should confirm that ethical and legal approval was obtained prior to the start of the study, and state the name of the body giving the approval. Authors should also state whether experiments were performed in accordance with relevant institutional and national guidelines and regulations.


Informed Consent

Authors should protect the confidentiality of individual information this is obtained through the doctor–patient relationship. Authors must obtain written informed consent from patients described in case reports/articles and for photographs of patients. It may be possible for an author to publish with our explicit consent in cases where patient consent is not readily available or accessible.

Ethics and Transparency

The Journal of Endoluminal Endourology and Dougmar Publishing Group are committed to upholding the integrity of the work we publish. As such, the following code of Ethics and Responsibility outline should be considered by all authors. Authors and Editors can also refer to the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) website.  The JELEU also follows the COPE Principles of Transparency and Best Practice in Scholarly Publishing. The Publisher maintains the editorial independence of journal editors and encourage editors and the editorial board to run the journal ethically and transparently. The journal will maintain an accurate and transparent academic record, including publishing corrections and retractions when necessary authors should ensure that their work is original and written by them and has not been previously published. Where material is taken from other sources (including their own published writing) the source is clearly cited and that where appropriate permission is obtained. An author’s work should not infringe on any rights of others, including privacy rights and intellectual property rights. Data must be true and not manipulated and authors must have permission to use data reproduced in their paper. Any real or apparent conflicting or competing interest should be clearly stated by the author of the authors during the submission process (this would include funding assistance). Authors will adhere to all research ethics guidelines of their discipline, particularly where human or animal subjects are involved. It is up to the Author to contact the Editor to identify and correct any material errors upon discovery, whether prior or subsequent to publication of their work and authorship of the paper is accurately represented, ensuring that all individuals credited as authors participated in the actual authorship of the work and that all who participated are credited and have given consent for publication if an author is unclear about their responsibility or the transparency, they should contact the Editor directly.


Research Ethics Compliance & Informed Consent Policy

The Journal of Endoluminal Endourology requires that all submitted articles summarizing research conducted with human subjects be accompanied by supporting documentation of ethics approval by a recognized research ethics board. 

Research teams and authors must fully abide by established standards for medical studies, including the adoption of protocols that protect the physical and psychological health of the subjects as well their privacy and the confidentiality of identifying information. Evidence of written informed consent must be provided for each study participant whose individual case profile is presented in submitted articles.