Types of work
Original articles. Investigation works
that describe original results and contribute with new knowledges or viewpoints
on different areas of performance of the Medical computing, Cybernetics, Mathematics,
Pedagogy, Statistics and Computing for life as well as other related disciplines
like bioethic and info-ethic. The minimun extension recommended is 10 sheets (A4)
in Arial character, size 12 and double space. A maximum of six authors will be
Articles resulting from a critical
analysis of the inherent bibliography of a subject with updated viewpoints including
the own author’s experience who will present their corresponding conclusions
of the analysis. It is an indispensable condition to present updated articles.
They should include a wide bibliography (up to 50 references) with minimal extension
of 12 sheets (A4), Arial character, size 12 and double space. A maximum of six
authors will be accepted.
of opinion or experimental studies never exceeding 3 sheets (A4) in Arial character,
size 12 and double space.
Letters to the director
This category includes comments, scientific observations or criticism about articles
and subjects already published in the magazine. It also includes doubts or experiences
that can be summarized. Reports of advanced or preliminary discovery of an unconcluded
investigation or a new technology can be also considered in this category. Maximum
recommended extension:3 sheets.
It is dedicated to articles referring software production previously assigned
or indirect results of an investigation.
and new information, interviews and other variants are considered in this section.
PPT presentations that could be an important
consulting material for the readers of the Computing field applied to Medicine
and Health due to their quality.
Preparation of the articles
In order to make a clear and logical
exposition of the data the IMYRD structure (Introduction, material and methods,
results, discussion) must be followed in all cases, it may be possible taking
into account that such a classification is a direct reflection of the process
of the scientific investigation. However, in order to clear up the contents especially
in the discussions and results section of long articles, other subsections could
be added. Other types of articles such as communications, revisions or technical
reports can demand different structures.
Articles should be sent to the
magazine in Word format, double space and normal margins in order to contribute
to the correction work of the editors.
It is of practical importance to
enumerate the different pages of the text. This must be done in ordinal consecutive
numbers starting on the cover in all cases.
Cover (first page of all works sent to the magazine).
It includes the following
• Full title in Spanish and English. It must be clear and
concise suggesting no more than 15 words in the cases it may be possible. Nevertheless,
it may exceed this number in order to give the adequate information to the reader.
The title must describe conveniently the content of the article by using the minimal
number of words but in such a way that it may be understandable to readers.
• Full name, scientific grade and professional data (workplace, responsabilities,
etc) as well as address and e-mail of all the authors. These data should appear
on the right, inferior quadrant of the first page. If it is a wide number of authors
it may appear a single specific electronic address for any contact.
It includes a structure abstract of the article written in Spanish and
its corresponding translation in English (abstract). It should cover around 150
words resulting in a small version of the work. The synthesis must reflect the
raised problem, the method and the final conclusions. Material and other detailed
data explained in the work do not need to be reflected in the abstract.
It should be written clearly and simply,in past tense.
Key words must
be inserted below the abstract in both Spanish and English in a number of words
between 3 and 10. Normalized terms of the thesaurus DeCS (describers in Sciences
of the Health) should be used as well as those of the Medical Subject Headings(MeSH)
whenever it may be possible.
Letters to the director does not need this type
It includes different subdivisions depending
on the type of article.
In case of the structure IMYRD the following recommendations
should be considered.
Introduction: The nature and relevance of the investigated
problem should be explained clearly describing the objective of the work. Antecedents
of the topic must be explained in a proper way to facilitate reader’s comprehension
and evaluation of the study with no needs of further consultation of publications
about the topic. Introduction should be brief unless it deals with a revision
article or grade thesis. Two or three paragraps should be enough.
Detailed information should be given as far as possible in order to reproduce
the experiments starting from the given data.
Ethical norms respected
by the researchers will be described in cases of studies with humans or animals.
Studies in humans should have the expressed consent of the local ethical committeee
and as such it must appear in the article.
Used methods and their duration
should be exposed in this section. The studies will have the corresponding experiments
or control groups; otherwise, the methods used to avoid biases will be explained
and their possible effect will be commented on the conclusions of the study.
They must be concise and clear. They should cover the new knowledge brought to
the scientific community offering a general view of the treated topic and a wide
description of the experiments as well as introducing the processed and discrimineted
data. They will be presented in such a way that there won’t be duplication
or repetition of the data in the text neither the figures and charts.
This section should present the existing principles, relationships and generalizations
among the observed facts. It should discuss but not recapitulate the results.
Results and interpretations must show their agreement or disagreement with previous
Significance of the results should be expossed regarding
its theoretical consequences and practical applications. The discusion neither
will have new results nor will be mere repetition of the results. It will be good
to point out exceptions, lack of correlations and non resolved aspects.
It is included optionally, particularly in long works or articles with a discussion
section unusually vast. The different statements should be enumerated consecutively
in order to present them in a consice way and clearly. The content of the article
can be summed up briefly in this section.
If it is considered
necessary the person(s), institution(s) or collaborator(s) that have contributed
to the article with any important technical help concerning external financing,
grant a scholarship or supplying materials of diverse type can be mentioned.
They will be written in double space, French paragraph and separated
sheets. It will be written starting from the adopted style by RCIM which has been
developed under the base of the Vancouver style with national and international
norms in the necessary cases. They will be numbered according to the appearance
order in the text and will be identified by Arabic numbers and between parenthesis.
Personal communications and unpublished documents will be avoided. They will be
pointed out in the text between parenthesis just in indispensable cases. References
corresponding to articles approved for their publications but still in editorial
process will be included indicating the title of the magazine and the printing
explanation between parenthesis ( ). All the authors of the text will be mentioned
up to six, if they are more than six only the first six will be mentioned followed
by the abbrevation “et al”. The titles of the mentioned magazines
will be abbreviated according to the specified rules by “Index Medicus”
(List of journals indexed in Index medicus at ftp://nlmpubs.nlm.nih.gov/online/journals/ljiweb.pdf).
None element will be pointed out by using capital letters or underlined.The classification
of the bibliographical elements and the use of punctuation marks prescribed by
the norms of Vancouver adapted to the needs of this editoial will be observed
by the authors.
These are some examples taken from the list published in the
normative of Vancouver up to 2008. From that date on the link corresponding to
that relationship was substituted by the web site NLM’s Citing medicine
that contains a group of 26 documents in English which are recommended as consultation
source for the elaboration of the bibliograpical references section.
Mention all the authors, if the number exceeds 6 write the
first 6 and add "et a”".
Halpern SD, Ubel PA, Caplan AL.
Solid-organ transplantation in HIV-infected patients. N Engl J Med. 2002 Jul 25;
Omission of the month (or date) and issued number is admitted
when the magazine has a consecutive paging for each volume.
Halpern SD, Ubel
PA, Caplan AL. Solid-organ transplantation in HIV-infected patients. N Engl J
More than 6 authors
Rose ME Herbin MB, Melick
J, Marion DW, Palmer AM, Schiding JK et al. Regulation of interstitial excitatory
amino acid concentrations after cortical contusion injury. Brain Res. 2002; 935(1-2):40-6.
The fifth edition of the uniform Requirements updated in 2010 points up that NLM
mentions all the authors at present.
Program Research Group. Hypertension, insulin, and proinsulin in participants
with impaired glucose tolerance. Hypertension 2002; 40(5):679-86.
Geraud G, Spierings EL, Keywood C. Tolerability and safety
of frovatriptan with short- and long-term use for treatment of migraine and in
comparison with sumatriptan. Headache. 2002; 42 Suppl 2:S93-9.
of type of article as it will be necessary
Tor M, Turker H. International
approaches to the prescription of long-term oxygen therapy [carta]. Eur Respir
J. 2002; 20(1):242.
Books and other monographs:
Murray PR, Rosenthal KS, Kobayashi GS, Pfaller MA. Medical microbiology. 4 ed.
St. Louis: Mosby, 2002.
Note: Contrary to the Vancouver style these instruction
observe the use of the comma (,) instead of semicolon (;) in consonance with the
norms and practices in Cuba.
Chapter of a book
Meltzer PS, Kallioniemi
A, Trent JM. Chromosome alterations in human solid tumors. En: Vogelstein B, Kinzler
KW, eds. The genetic basis of human cancer. New York: McGraw-Hill, 2002:93-113.
included in the published records of a conference
Christensen S, Oppacher
F. An analysis of Koza's computational effort statistic for genetic programming.
En: Foster JA, Lutton E, Miller J, Ryan C, Tettamanzi AG, editors. Genetic programming.
EuroGP 2002: Proceedings of the 5th European Conference on Genetic Programming;
2002 Apr 3-5; Kinsdale, Ireland. Berlin: Springer, 2002:182-191.
Borkowski MM. Infant sleep and feeding: a telephone survey of Hispanic
Americans [tesis de grado]. Mount Pleasant, MI: Central Michigan University, 2002.
According to the data referring place of publication, editorial and year
of publication registered in this example, this is a published thesis.
In printing or of next issue [Published 12 May 2009]
Tian D, Araki H, Stahl and, Bergelson J, Kreitman M. Signature of balancing selection
in Arabidopsis. Proc Natl Acad Sci or S A. In printing 2002.
Monograph in Internet
Foley KM, Gelband H, eds. Improving palliative
care for cancer [monograph in Internet]. Washington: National Academuy Press,
2001. <http://www.nap.edu/books/0309074029/html/> [Consulted: Jul 9 2002.
Page or web site
Cancer-Pain.org [page Web in Internet]. New York: Association
of Online Cancer Resources, cop. 2001 <http:www.cancer-pain.org> [Consulted:
9 Jul 2002].
To consult the complete list of examples issued by CIERM –
adapted to the needs of this editorial – check the text in the link List
of models of bibliographical references published in the uniform requirements
as a guide for the authors.
Charts, Models and annexes
They will be
numbered consecutively in Arabic numbers following the order they are mentioned
in the text. They will be inserted at the end of the article in independent sheets.
Charts will be adjusted to the format of the publication, being modified by the
editorial if any technical problem arise. Any of them must be identified by a
understandable title indicating the used abbreviations at the bottom of the chart.Title
of the chart should be written at the top of it. Ex: Chart 1.
Pictures, graphics, drawings, outlines,
maps, computers exits, other graphic representations and non lineal formulas should
be taken as figures being mentioned in the text by using consecutive Arabic numbers.
Necessary information at the bottom of the figure should be included in order
to facilitate a proper interpretation. Ex: Fig. 1. Instrumentos
Any name or data that could identify the patient should
The images will have a correct resolution allowing a correct
visualization on a screen.
Abbreviations and initials
of abbreviations and initials must be preceded by its coresponding full name.
They will not appear in titles and abstract. Those of international use will be
International System of Units SI)
All the clinical test results
will be given in units of the international system or those units allowed by this
system. If traditional units are added they must be written between parenthesis.
Ex: GTT: 5,55 mmol/L (100 mg/100 mL).