Journal of Surgery has the mission of evaluating and publishing papers
on general and experimental surgery, as well as other surgical specializations
and related fields. The journal is distributed directly by the editor
to subscribers in print format (ISSN 0034-7493). It is intended for surgical
specialists from all subspecializations and other related professionals.
Contributions are received in Spanish, English and Portuguese, irrespective
of their country of origin.
Once handed over, manuscripts may not be submitted to any other journal
or publication. Authors are entitled to withdraw their papers by formally
communicating their wish not to have them published.
Papers undergo an evaluation process based on peer review, by which each
paper is considered by two or more referees, who will issue a verdict.
The final decision concerning publication of the paper is the responsibility
of the editorial committee, irrespective of the decision reached by the
Manuscript layout and preparation
are acceptable for evaluation: original research papers, systematic reviews,
case presentations or reports, as well as any other form of scientific
communication prior approval by the editorial committee. Editorials will
be requested and approved by the editorial committee.
Maximum length of manuscripts will be 10 pages for original papers, 15
for reviews and 6 for brief communications and case reports, including
tables and figures. For submission, papers will be printed on white paper
in 12-point Arial font and one and a half line spacing, on only one side
of the sheet, without any handwritten corrections or crossing-outs. All
pages will be numbered with consecutive Arabic numerals, starting from
the first page.
- First page.
It will contain the name of the institution sponsoring the paper; the
title, which should not exceed 15 words; the full names and surnames of
all authors ordered in accordance with their participation (if the number
is higher than six, the contribution of each to the research or the preparation
of the paper will be stated in writing); scientific degree and the highest
teaching or scientific category of each author, as well as their address
and telephone number.
- Second page. It will contain a structured abstract of no more than 300
words in Spanish and English, including the objectives, the procedures
or methods used, the most important results and main conclusions of the
paper, as well as any novel aspect contained therein. The author will
make reference to the content of the document by listing 3 to 10 terms
or phrases (key words) at the end of the abstract in order of importance.
- Papers on original research should have the following basic structure:
- The remaining
contributions should follow a logical order in the presentation of the
references. The Vancouver writing style will be followed. References
will be double-spaced, in French paragraph style and on a separate sheet.
They will be numbered in the order in which they appear in the text
and should be identified by means of Arabic superscripts within the
text itself. Quotes from relevant and updated published documents will
be included. Reference to personal communications or unpublished documents
should be avoided; if indispensable, they will be included in the text
between parentheses. References to papers approved for publication will
include the name of the journal and the phrase 'in print' between parentheses.
All the authors of the text quoted will be acknowledged; in case they
are 7 or more, the first 6 will be mentioned, followed by 'et al'. Names
of journals will be abbreviated according to the Index Medicus (List
of journals indexed in Index Medicus). None of their parts will be highlighted
with capital letters of underlining. The ordering of bibliographic information
and the use of punctuation marks will follow the conventions of the
Vancouver style. Below are examples of some of the most relevant cases:
- You CH,
Lee KY, Chey RY, Menguy R. Electrogastro-graphic study of patients with
unexplained nausea, bloating and vomiting. Gastroenterology 1980;79(2):311-4.
Optionally, omission of the volume number is acceptable for journals with
consecutive pagination of volumes.
- You CH, Lee KY, Chey RY, Menguy R. Electrogastrographic study of patients
with unexplained nausea, bloating and vomiting. Gastroenterology 1980;79:311-4.
- Goate AM, Haynes AR, Owen MJ, Farrall M, James LA, LaiLy, et al. Predisposing
locus for Alzheimer's disease on chromosome 21. Lancet 1989;1:352-5.
-New linking salt and hypertension [editorial]. BMJ 1981;282: 1993-4.
AND OTHER MONOGRAPHS
I, Swartz MN. Pathologic properties of invading microorganism. In: Sodeman
WA Jr Sodeman WA, eds. Pathologic physiology: mechanisms of disease. Philadelphia:
WB Saunders, 1974:457-72.
- Eisen HN. Immunology: an introduction to molecular and cellular principles
of the immune response. 5. ed. New York: Harper and Row, 1974:406.
models and annexes. These will be presented separately (not interspersed
in the paper) on vertical sheets consecutively numbered and mentioned
in the text. They will not be accepted on photographic paper. Tables
will follow the format of the publication, and the publishers may modify
them if they pose any technical difficulties. All tables and annexes
should have a title and indicate the source of the data included.
Photographs, graphs, drawings, sketches, maps, other graphic representations
or non-linear formulas will be labeled as figures and follow consecutive
Arabic numbering. Photographs should have sufficient sharpness and contrast,
and their dimensions be perceptible by the human eye. All figures will
be mentioned in the text and carry a caption or explanatory note. The
total number of figures and tables will not exceed 5 for original papers
and reviews, and 3 for brief communications and case reports.
The format of images should be JPG for photographs and GIF for sketches
and other lined figures. Other formats will not be acceptable.
and acronyms. These will be preceded by the full name the first
time they appear in the text. They will not be used in titles or abstracts.
System of Units (SI). All clinical laboratory results will be indicated
in SI units or in units accepted by the SI. In case traditional units
are included, these will be written in parentheses. Example: glycemia:
5,55 mmol/L (100mg/100 mL).
not following these instructions will not be accepted. Accepted
papers will be processed following the standards issued by the Medical
Sciences Publishing House (ECIMED). To facilitate the preparation of
originals, authors are requested to consult the aforementioned uniform
contributions submitted should be accompanied by a sworn statement from
all the authors stating that the paper has not been submitted to any
other journal or publishing institution.