ISSN 0034-7531
print edition
ISSN 1561-3119

electronic edition

INSTRUCTIONS TO AUTHORS

 

Scope and policy

Revista Cubana de Pediatría is aimed at meeting the professional information demands in this specialty and represents a means for the dissemination of both national and foreign scientific papers. It covers review articles, original papers, materials for its collection, comments on foreign articles and other interesting sections linked to the Cuban pediatrics.

This journal uses the peer-review evaluation system. The final decision to publish an article is the exclusive responsibility of the editorial committee after the evaluation by the external peer reviewers.

 

Manuscript preparation

Original research articles, literature review articles, case reports or case presentations as well as any other type of scientific communication are accepted for evaluation after the approval of the editorial committee. The editorials will be assigned and approved by the editorial committee.

The maximum length should be 10 pages for original papers, 15 for review articles and 6 for short communications and case reports including tables and figures.

The articles will be presented in Word format or other compatible word processor, using Arial 12 pt font, one and a half-spaced, on one side of the sheet, without any handwritten correction or crossing-out. All the pages will be numbered consecutively in Arabic numerals starting from the first page

  • First page: It will include the name of the sponsoring institution; the title not exceeding 15 words; full names of all the authors ordered according to their participation in the paper (if the number is higher than six, then the contribution of each of them to the research or the preparation of the paper should be specified in writing); the highest academic or scientific degree as well as the address and the phone number of all authors.
  • Second page: It will include a structured abstract of no more than 300 words in Spanish and English that states the objectives, the procedures or methods used, the most significant results and the main conclusions of the paper as well as any other novel aspect. The author will summarize the paper´s contents in 3 to 10 terms or phrases (keywords) at the end of the abstract in order of importance.
  • Papers on research originals should follow this basic structure:
    - Introduction
    - Methods
    - Results
    -Discussion
    -The rest of the contributions should follow the logical order of submission of information.
  • References: The references will be listed following the Vancouver style, double-space typed in French-indented paragraph in a separate page. They will be numbered in the order they appear in the text and identified with superscript Arabic numerals in the text. Relevant and updated published documents will be cited. Personal communications and unpublished documents should not be mentioned; if they are indispensable, then they will be cited in parentheses. The references of the approved paper for publication will be included by stating the title of the journal and the clarifying phrase in print in parentheses( ). All the authors of the references will be listed, if there are 7 or more, list the first 6 followed by "et al. ". The titles of the journals will be abbreviated following the List of journals indexed in Index Medicus. Neither capital letters nor underlining will be used to emphasize any element of the title. The order of the reference elements and the use of the punctuation marks established by the Vancouver style will be observed. Some examples of the main reference styles are offered below:

JOURNALS
- 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

As an option, the omission of the number in those journals with consecutive pagination for each volume is accepted.

- You CH, Lee KY, Chey RY, Menguy R. Electrogastrographic study of patients with unexplained nausea, bloating and vomiting. Gastroenterology 1980;79(2):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 MONOGRAPHIES

- Weinstein I, Swarts MN. Pathologic properties of invading microorganism. En: 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

  • Tables, models and annexes. They will be submitted in separate pages, vertically, numbered consecutively and cited in the text. They will not be accepted in photographic paper. The tables will be adjusted to the publication format and the publishing house may modify them if some technical difficulties arise. All the tables and annexes should have the title and the source of included data.
  • Figures. Photographs, graphs, drawings, sketches, maps and other graphic representations and non-linear formulae will be labelled as figures and follow consecutive Arabic numbering. The submitted photographs will have enough sharpness and contrast and be perceived by the human eye. All the figures should be cited in the text, accompanied by a caption or explanatory note. The total number of figures and tables will be 5 for original and review papers, and 3 for short communications and case reports.
    The JPG format for photos and the GIF format for sketches and other line figures will be used. Other types of formats will not be accepted.
  • Abbreviations and acronyms: The full name corresponding to abbreviations and acronyms should be included the first time that they appear in the text. They will not be included in titles or abstracts. The international well-known abbreviations and acronyms will be used.
  • International System of Units (SI). All the clinical laboratory results will be reported in SI units or in other measures authorized by this system. If the traditional units are added, they will be written in parentheses. Example: glycemia: 5.55 mmol/L (100mg/100mL).
  • The papers that do not comply with these instructions will not be accepted. The accepted papers will be processed according to the standards set by Editorial Ciencias Médicas (ECIMED) publishing house. For the purpose of assisting in the preparation of the original papers, the authors are instructed to consult the above-mentioned uniform requirements.
  • All the submitted contributions should be accompanied by a sworn written statement signed by all the authors stating that the paper has not been previously submitted to any other journal or publishing agency.

 

Manuscript submission

The papers should be submitted in 2 printed copies and on electronic format (Microsoft Word).

The editorial committee will inform the authors of the decision on publication but the manuscript will not be returned.

The authors who live in La Habana should hand in the paper to Editorial Ciencias Médicas headquarters located in Calle 23 no.177 piso 2 e/N y O, edificio Soto, Vedado. The authors who live in other parts of the country are not required to submit printed materials and they will send their papers to the following addresses: ecimed@infomed.sld.cu; sduran@infomed.sld.cu

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