are acceptable for evaluation: original research papers, review papers,
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
in consecutive Arabic numerals, starting from the first page.
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 his/her address and telephone number.
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.
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 on a separate sheet.
They will be numbered in the order in which they appear in the text
and should be identified with Arabic superscripts within the text itself.
Quotes from relevant and updated published documents will be included.
References to personal communications or unpublished documents should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 Index Medicus (List of
journals indexed in Index Medicus). None of their parts will be highlighted
with capital letters or 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. Electrogastrographic study of patients with
unexplained nausea, bloating and vomiting. Gastroenterology 1980;79(2):311-4.
Optionally, omission of the volume number is accepted 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.
BOOKS AND OTHER MONOGRAPHS
- Weinstein 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 be 5 for original papers and
reviews, and 3 for brief communications and case reports.
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.
Internationally recognized abbreviations and acronyms will be used.
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.