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Scope and policy

Revista Informacion Cientifica (RIC) is an Open Access journal and is the official scientific dissemination body of the University of Medical Sciences Guantánamo, Cuba.

It is published bimonthly, issues with summaries in English and Portuguese, as well as supplements dedicated to different topics in the medical sciences.

It employs the process of evaluation by external and double blind pairs and is directed at all health professionals or linked to this sector (philosophers, psychologists, pedagogues) both from the country and abroad with the need to communicate the results of their research, cooperate, exchange and manage scientific health information.

This journal complies with the uniform requirements for manuscripts sent to biomedical journals of the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) ( with those of certification established for serial scientific-technological publications, provided for, in the third section of article 20 of resolution no. 59/2003 of the Ministry of Science Technology and Environment of the Republic of Cuba. (

Any ethical violation related to the document or process in this journal will be resolved using the protocols established by the International Committee on Ethics in Scientific Publication (COPE) (

The edition and publication of the contributions is completely free for the authors; likewise, the arbitration process by the arbitrators or reviewers is done without any kind of remuneration.

There is no commercial or lucrative use of any kind nor if is it accepted or hosted advertising of any product, person or service that is mentioned.


Document written by an editor, a member of the editorial committee or a guest researcher on guidelines in the technical domain of the publication at the request of the Editorial Committee of Scientific Information Journal. Can express the point of view on a current issue, not necessarily related to the content of the journal; You could also present the journal's point of view on a topic, as well as discuss editorial policies.

It will be composed of Title, Text (in cursive), Signature of the author with the highest curricular level and bibliographic references, in cases.

Its extension should not be more than 5 pages. It will not present graphics, figures or tables.

Letter to the Editor

Space that has become very important nowadays in journals because it allows readers to express their comments, considerations or objections related to articles published, in this case, of Scientific Information Journal; very important fact for the construction of new knowledge.

You can give your opinion on some aspects of the RIC editorial policy; issue a critical judgment on a medical fact in the public domain; expand, interpret or explain some aspects of recently published research (no more than 3 weeks); point out the methodological mistakes or interpretation of the results of some work or briefly communicate the results of a similar study in another journal.

It will consist of Title (it has the concession of being eye-catching, use of questions or , exclamations, name of the receiver with the position that occupies in the Editorial Committee, Text and Signature of the author with its highest curricular level and Bibliographic references.

You can have a figure or table. It will only occupy 2 pages.

Original Articles

Report that communicates for the first time experimental results, new knowledge or experiences based on known facts. Its purpose is to share and contrast these results with the rest of the researchers and once validated, they are incorporated as a bibliographic resource for the availability of the scientific community.

It will include in its structure: Preliminary Parts (Title, Author/s, Summary, Keywords), Introduction, Method, Results, Discussion, Conclusions, Acknowledgments (may or may not have them) and Bibliographic references.

It will have a maximum length of 10 pages with no more than 5 authors. Up to 5 tables and/or graphics will be accepted.

The Editorial Committee of Scientific Information Journal prioritizes this type of article.

Pedagogic Articles

Type of original article that offers a set of bases and parameters to analyze and structure education and teaching-learning processes; contributes to the improvement and enrichment of the educational process in both undergraduate and postgraduate education.

It will be adapted to the structure of an Original Article: Preliminary Parts (Title, Author/s, Summary, Keywords), Introduction, Method, Results, Discussion, Conclusions, Acknowledgments (may or may not have them) and Bibliographic references.

It will have a maximum length of 10 pages (words) with no more than 5 tables, graphs and/or figures. Up to 5 authors will be admitted.

Case Reports

Type of article in which the results of a study on a particular situation are referred, with the aim of disclosing representative technical or methodological experiences. It includes the analysis of the bibliography on similar cases. This type of article has a strong heuristic character.

The cases should not be necessarily rare, they can be conditions with forms of presentation, management or unusual evolution; unexpected association between symptoms and infrequent signs; impact of one disease on the evolution of another; unexpected complications of procedure or treatments.

One or more clinical cases can be described in the same article. It will be structured as follows: Preliminary (Title, Author/s, Abstract, Keywords), Introduction, Case presentation, Case discussion (includes the conclusions) and Bibliographic references.

Reports with a maximum of 8 pages, 3 authors and up to 5 figures will be accepted.

Bibliographic Reviews

Documents derived from an investigation, consisting in the analysis, systematization and integration of the original reports, published or not, of the most updated research carried out within a specific field of knowledge. Its purpose is to make visible the advances and trends of development in the area, present the state of knowledge of a problem.

They may be presented as narrative (descriptive or traditional), exhaustive, systematic (evaluative) or combined clinical cases with literature review.

It will consist of: Preliminary Parts (Title, Author/s, Abstract, Keywords), Introduction, Development (structured to the convenience of the author), Final considerations and Bibliographic references.

Up to 12 pages will be accepted, with 4 authors and no more than 3 figures, tables and/or graphics.

Historical Articles

Articles that are published as a reference to know the history of events and personalities related to Public Health, health and institutions of the sector or related to their activities. They will provide a brief and general overview of the object reviewed with a descriptive-informative format. A logical chronology of the topic will be followed and may include personal testimonies.

They will have a structure similar to the bibliographic revisions: Preliminary Parts (Title, Author/s, Abstract, Keywords), Introduction, Development (structured chronologically at the author's convenience), Final Considerations and Bibliographic references.

Up to 12 pages will be accepted, with 4 authors and no more than 5 figures, tables and/or graphics.


Section created to pay tribute and at the same time make known to the scientific community the recent loss of one of their medical personalities.

The text will be received accompanied by a photo of the person. Will carry Title, Author/s, will not possess Abstract, Introduction that may or may not be reflected and the body of the writing.

It will not exceed 3 pages and only 2 authors will be accepted.

Other aspects of interest

Tables: Will only be used to show very significant results within the article. They will be presented included in the text of the work not in annexes. They should be numbered Arabic and consecutively in order of appearance in the text and assigned a concise title. Each column will have a short or abbreviated title (if abbreviations are used, clarify in a footnote) but easily understood.

Figures: It must have the quality required for electronic publication. They must be listed consecutively in order of appearance in the text. They will be delivered in * .jpg format and will have a dimension no greater than 1024 x 768 pixels and do not exceed 500 kb. If photographs of people are used, they must not be identifiable or, otherwise, the patient's consent must be attached. In case they are not original, the source should be reflected with all the data from where it was taken. Take care and watch over the other ethical aspects.

Graphics: Information should not be duplicated in tables and graphs. They have short descriptive title and legend. The use of one or the other responds to its capacity to facilitate the understanding of information (bar graph, pie, etc.). The use of these is preferred over tables with multiple entries. They should be simple, explanatory and without striking colors, little contrasting or embellishments. They will faithfully represent the facts without falsifying the data, or modifying the scales.


Sending of manuscripts

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In case of doubt, write to: or call (53) 213-57884 with Ing. Lee Yang Diaz Chieng or Lic. Yasnay Hodelín Hodelín.


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