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.
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
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.
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
-The rest of the contributions should follow the logical order of submission of
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communications and unpublished documents should not be mentioned; if they are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:
- 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
an option, the omission of the number in those journals with consecutive pagination
for each volume is accepted.
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.
for Alzheimer´s disease on chromosome 21. Lancet 1989; 1: 352-5
linking salt and hypertension (editorial). BMJ 1981;282:1993-4
AND OTHER MONOGRAPHIES
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
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.
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.
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
- 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
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.