Submission Preparation Checklist
As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
- The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
- The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
- Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
- The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
- The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.
- phone numbers, address and correspondent author's email are indicated.
General requirements for the publication of articles in the Revista Científica Ciencia Médica
The publication standards are based on the "Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals". Published in its latest version, in April 2010. Available in: http://www.metodo.uab.cat/docs/Requisitos_de_Uniformidad.pdf
Revista Científica Ciencia Médica publishes original articles, review articles, special articles, clinical cases, medical images, letters to the editor, continuing medical education and editorials; the manuscript should be sent to the journal's mail: email@example.com; once the author has been sent, he will receive an e-mail confirming receipt of the same.
The manuscripts must be related to the field of health sciences and will be evaluated and accepted for publication by the editorial committee and its body of advisors, according to its content, relevance and scientific contribution of the subject, following the editorial policy of the peer review double blind In case the reviewers consider it necessary to make modifications, the authors will be contacted by email.
Summary of technical requirements
The document has to meet certain basic requirements:
- Send the original manuscript, along with the other files (images, tables, etc.), as separate files.
- Present in letter size and be made in double space.
- Justify the text to the left and number all pages including the title page.
- It should be in the following order: Title Page, Summary and Keywords in Spanish and English, Text, Acknowledgments (optional), References, Tables and Illustrations.
- Include the form of Informed Consent in clinical cases and images in medicine, filled out by the respective authors and patients, to reproduce material or use illustrations (photographs) of the patient.
- Attach the letter of Authorship Declaration, authorization for publication and transfer of rights.
Both the Informed Consent Form and the Declaration of Authorship, authorization for publication and transfer of rights can be downloaded from the Facebook page: Revista Científica Ciencia Médica or be requested by e-mail of the journal.
It will contain:
- Title of the document, which should be concise but informative. Write in capital letters and preferable not exceed 15 words, avoiding the use of ambiguous terms, acronyms, jargons and abbreviations.
- Title of the document in English.
- Short title in Spanish, it is an abbreviated title, usually around 40 characters with spaces included.
- The full name of each author with their highest academic degree along with their institutional affiliation, name of the hospital, department (s) and institution (s) or services to whom (s) they wish to attribute the research. The order in which the names of the authors appear will be a joint decision of the authors.
- Include address, telephone, cell phone and electronic mail (e-mail), of the author responsible for the correspondence of the document to notify the modifications that the author has to do if necessary.
- Source (s) of financing and other aid.
- Number of words in the text, without counting summary, keywords, gratitude, bibliographic references and graphics or figures.
- Number of illustrations and tables.
All must qualify as such, having participated to a sufficient degree to be publicly responsible for the content and the integrity of the document.
Authorship credits are based on:
- Substantial contribution in the conception and design, acquisition of information, analysis and interpretation of data.
- Intervention in the writing and revision of the article in an important part of the content.
- Final approval of the version that will be published.
The three criteria must be met and they will be recorded in the Declaration of authorship, authorization for publication and transfer of rights. The works carried out by students will be made together with the participation of a doctor or teacher specialized in the subject as a mandatory author.
It should be noted that the acquisition of funds, collection of information or the general supervision of the group, do not justify authorship; therefore all those people who have collaborated in the realization of the work and who do not qualify as authors, will be named separately in the section of acknowledgments.
Summary and keywords
For original articles the summary will be structured, in Spanish and English ("abstract"), with a maximum of 250 words. For clinical cases and review articles the summary will be unstructured and will not exceed 150 words.
It must include information found in the text, without abbreviations or references. In the case of original articles, detail the background, general objective, type of research, universe and sample, basic procedures, relevant results, statistical significance and main conclusions. Emphasize new and important aspects as well as indicate their limitations.
Three to five key words should be placed in Spanish and English for all types of manuscripts, allowing a complete identification of the topic to be addressed and appearing in the BIREME world indexes (http://decs.bvs.br) provided by the translation of the descriptors in Spanish, English and Portuguese; and in MeSH (http://www.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/).
It will have an extension of no more than ten pages. It requires proper spelling and grammar and an organized presentation. If abbreviations and / or abbreviations are used they should appear immediately after the full term, between parentheses and be of common and known use.
In case of using names of bacteria or parasites, write with italics considering that the first letter of the genre is written with a capital letter, for example: Staphylococcus aureus.
Use metric units (meters, kilograms or liters) or their decimal multiples for measures of length, height, weight and volume. The temperature must be expressed in degrees Celsius (° C). Blood pressure will be measured in millimeters of mercury (mmHg).
For the concentrations of drugs can be used units of the International System (IS) or mass, but whenever appropriate, alternate units will also be presented in parentheses.
By recommendation, and to avoid confusion with the regional variation (especially the Anglo-Saxon system), we chose to use the blank space to separate thousands and the comma for decimals. For example: 120,000 (read, one hundred twenty thousand), 7.8% (seven comma 8), respectively.
Use the generic name of the drugs avoiding their commercial name. In case the use of the trade name is necessary, it will be indicated with the symbol ® immediately after naming the drug. Example: Klosidol®.
They are ordered and systematic sets of numbers or words that show values in rows or columns.
They have to be understandable to the reader, explain themselves and complement the text (not repeat it), without confusing it. When diagramming the table do not use horizontal or vertical internal lines, nor present photographed tables. The tables should be sent in different sheets, consecutively listed with Arabic numerals and in the order in which they are cited in the text. The author must ensure that they are cited in the text.
They will consist of a brief title at the top. The headings of the columns will be short and abbreviated, explanations of the abbreviations will be made in the footnote using symbols in superscript format to indicate abbreviations that need to be explained. If data from another source, published or not, is used, you must obtain permission and offer acknowledgments.
For the footnotes use the following symbols, in sequence: *, †, ‡, §, ||, ¶, **, ††, ‡‡.
The tables will be presented for direct reproduction in any of the following programs: Adobe Illustrator ®, Excel ®, Word ®.
This section will include: graphs (bar, cake, etc.), flowcharts, explanatory, etc.), should be sent in 2D format and color photos (patient, histological, radio images, etc.). ). Send separately in digital format, PNG®, Adobe Illustrator®, Adobe PDF®, Microsoft Word® and / or Photoshop® a copy of each one on a different page, treated as you wish them to appear in the text (cropped, expanded, etc). They will be numbered in the order in which they appear in the text; the legends must not appear inside the illustrations, they must be sent in a separate page numbered double space with the corresponding illustrations.
Photographs must be taken at least by a 2 megapixel camera (1600 x 1200 pixels) to have the maximum possible definition. The images of microscope plates must indicate the magnification used, the symbols, arrows or letters used in them must contrast with the background.
Only illustrations that meet the above requirements will be published, except for exceptions that the editorial committee deems appropriate.
All those collaborators who do not figure as authors are mentioned, those people who provided technical, financial, material, scientific advice and support in general.
They must be duly informed that they will be appointed.
It is recommended that most of the references be from national or international journals, that do not have a publication date greater than ten years prior to the author's use, and that at least half correspond to the last 5 years, except for exceptions that the editorial committee deems appropriate.
Do not cite articles that have not been reviewed in their entirety (such as summaries or "abstracts"), nor any information of dubious origin or credibility.
The authors must present the references according to the model exhibited by the International
Committee of Medical Journal Editors in its document: "Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals" (available at: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/bsd/uniform_requirements.html
The citations will be placed according to the sequence of appearance of the same in the text, with Arabic numerals that will appear in the upper part of the line (superscripts) and will appear next to the word before the punctuation marks. Each bibliographic citation will correspond to a single number which will be repeated in the text, when it is necessary to use it again. Therefore, Ibid or Op. Cit will not be used. in case there are references cited in the tables or feet of figures, these will be numbered according to the sequence in which the identification of the table or figure appears in the text as follows:
Example: The results were quantified according to the presence of protozoa per sheet, in the rinsed group 35% of the analyzed sheets presented Entamoeba coli; 30% Blastocystis spp .; 15% Endolimax nana and Entamoeba spp. And 10% Ciclospora cayetanensis and Chilomastix mesnili (Fig. 2)
To cite printed journals: Complete surname and initials of the names of the authors, title of the article, abbreviation of the name of the journal, year, volume, pages.
Cecena G, Wen F, Cardiff RD, Oshima RG. Differential sensitivity of mouse epithelial tissues to the polyomavirus middle T oncogene. Am J Pathol. 2006; 168: 310-20
To quote book chapters: Complete surname and initials of the names of the authors of the chapter, chapter title, full surname and initials of the names of the authors of the book, book title, number of the edition, city where it was published, publishing house, year, number of pages.
Kouchoukos NT, Wareing TH: Management of complications of aortic surgery. En: Waldehousen JA, Orringer MB, eds. Complications in Cardiothoracic Surgery. 1ra Ed. St. Louis: Mosby; 1991.p.224-236
To cite journal articles with electronic support: Complete surname and initials of the names of the authors of the article.
Article title. Abbreviated title of the journal / [[Internet] / year of publication / [Access date] / volume and number: paging / URL address or DOI
Villarroel JC, Canedo NA. Tumor del estroma gastrointestinal, un reto diagnóstico desde la perspectiva clínico-quirúrgica, histopatológica e inmunohistoquímica. Aclaración de conflictos cognitivos; Rev Cient Cienc Med [Internet].2012 [Citado el 8 de Abril de 2018]; 15(2):30-6. Available in: http:www.rev-ccm.umss.edu.bo/index.php/rccm/article/view/259/162.
List up to six authors, when they are 7 or more you can add "et al" (abbreviation of the Latin expression "and others")
Sarris GE, Moore KA, Schroeder JS, Hunt SA, Fowler MB, Valantine HB, et al: Management of ... If an article is on "pages 735-739", it will be noted as "pages 735-9"; or if it were the case "pages 769- 790", it will be noted "pages 769-90"
It most accomplish with the general requirements descripted before. Tree thousand maximum words of body. At least a minimum of 10 references; it count with four presentations between graphics and figures, save exceptions that the editorial committee judge convenient
The order is as follows: Title page, Summary and keywords in Spanish and English, Text (introduction, methods, results, discussion [the conclusion can go as last paragraph of the discussion] and acknowledgments [optional]), References, Tables and Figures.
Authors: No more than 5 people will be accepted.
Introduction: Express the context or background of the study and make clear the purpose of the article and summarize the fundamental reason for the study or observation.
Only references should be made to be strictly relevant. Do not mention results or conclusions of the work to be presented.
Methods: Describe the selection and characteristics of the subjects under observation or experimentation, justifying why some of these characteristics were given greater relevance. The main guide has to be clear as to how and why the study was done in a particular way. Clear, simple and non-derogatory terms should be used.
It will explain how the information was collected and identify the methods (carefully referenced if necessary), devices and procedures in the most detailed way possible, to allow the findings found to be reproduced in the future.
Describe in addition:
- The type of study: descriptive, prevalence, cases and controls, clinical trials, etc.
- The universe: the subjects to which the results will be extrapolated.
- The sample: highlighting the statistical method used to calculate the minimum size of the sample.
- Inclusion and exclusion criteria.
- Variables to study.
- Methods or instruments for data collection.
- Procedures for the collection of information.
- Statistical methods and software used.
When possible, quantify and present the findings with the appropriate indicators of error or certainty measure (such as confidence intervals).
Results: They will be written in logical sequence as text, tables, graphs or illustrations.
Do not repeat in the text the information presented in the tables or graphs, since you will be as explicit as possible so as not to duplicate the information.
Discussion: Emphasize the new and important aspects of the study and add conclusions derived from those findings, avoiding making outright affirmations and drawing conclusions that are not duly supported by the data.
Do not repeat the information written in the introduction or in the results section. Explain the implications of the results, in addition to the limitations encountered along the way.
Compare in this section the results of your study with other national and / or international ones, the scope of them, your conclusions and recommendations, if appropriate. It is recommended that at least 10 bibliographical references be found in the development of the discussion.
REVIEW ARTICLES (REVIEWS)
Comply with the general requirements described above. Do not exceed 3 500 words and a minimum of 20 references.
Four to five presentations will be accepted between graphics and figures, except for exceptions that the editorial committee deems appropriate.
It will be presented in the following order: Title page, Summary and keywords in Spanish and English, Introduction, Article search methodology (database, search words, levels of evidence, selection of articles, etc.), Development ( this section can be divided according to the topics that are treated), Discussion, Conclusions, References, Tables and Figures.
Authors: Maximum 5 people will be accepted.
Development: It will contain a complete review of the recent advances that have occurred in a specific field of medicine, trying to emphasize the current concepts of the subject. Proper spelling and grammar are required, and an organized presentation.
It is recommended that at least 10 of the bibliographic references be from the last 5 years.
They are entrusted by the editorial committee, although special non-commissioned articles may be accepted that the editorial committee and body of advisers deem convenient. They are written by specialists in the area.
You must comply with the general requirements described above. Do not exceed 4,000 words, a minimum of 10 references and four presentations between graphics and figures.
The order of presentation is: Title Page, Summary and keywords in Spanish and English, Introduction, Development (this section can be divided according to the topics dealt with), Conclusions, References, Tables and Figures.
Authors: No more than 3 people will be accepted.
Development: Its purpose is to deepen in topics related to biomedical research, statistics, epidemiology, ethics and scientific publication.
You must comply with the general requirements described above. Do not exceed 2 500 words. A base of 10 references; four presentations between graphics and figures, at least two color illustrations are required.
It will go in the following order: Title page (should contain the words case report included in the 15 words), Summary and keywords in Spanish and English, Introduction, Case presentation (includes: current illness, previous history, systems review , physical examination, interconsultations and recent studies, differential diagnosis, applied treatment), Discussion, References, Tables and Figures.
Authors: Maximum 4 people will be accepted.
Introduction: Should guide and prepare the reader regarding the disease that is the article. It will also describe what is the interest or importance in this case. Occupy only one page without duplicating the information that will be exposed in the discussion section.
Presentation of the case: For its description it will take into account the current illness, detail the characteristics of the relevant signs and symptoms; previous history, patient's history, that are related to the current illness; review by systems, include data that reveal additional information that was not exposed in the story; physical examination, will include only the data that are relevant to the pathology; interconsultations and other studies, should be listed all together and in chronological order, the laboratory studies will be listed in separate tables and should be cited in this section as follows: "see table 1" noting the data (normal or abnormal) that are relevant to the current disease; differential diagnosis, describe how one diagnosis differed from another; applied treatment, it will explain the treatment or treatments used (medical, surgical), if new methods should be detailed, if they are known only mention them, briefly include the purpose of each of them, the duration, dose or the way in which they were applied.
It is very important not to use personal data of the patient.
Discussion: Emphasize the important contributions of the presentation of the case to the knowledge of the physiopathology or other clinical and biological aspects of a disease, comparing the relevant data with what is described in the literature, exposing their differences and similarities. Incidents and other data on clinical presentation, diagnosis, treatment and prognosis should be included.
IMAGES IN MEDICINE
A maximum of 2 images of shocking and novel cases are accepted, with their respective description and pathology in question, not to exceed 340 words. 2 authors will be accepted.
The characteristics of the data of the authors as of the images (illustrations) follow the same rules mentioned above.
It will go in the following order: Title page, Development (presentation of the case and pathology of the image and synthesized information thereof), References (no more than 5 references) and Figures.
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
They should not exceed 750 words. No more than two authors will be accepted, who will include their signatures in the letter.
It allows the fluid exchange of knowledge, ideas, information or observations. They can include opinions about a relevant medical fact or discuss the results, methodological flaws or interpretations of a study or an article considered of interest. When commenting on works published by the journal (specify the article to comment), it is necessary to include references about what is being observed in relation to the article in question, in this case it is possible that the authors of the article in discussion, answer and be published along with your response.
ABOUT OTHER SECTIONS
The comments and editorial sections, for the time being will not be open for sending manuscripts and the content requested by the editorial committee will be published, although exceptional manuscripts could be accepted.
NORMS OF ETHICS
- Articles that have been previously published in other journals or on the Internet will not be accepted, with the exception of those that are considered important by the committee of the Scientific Medical Science Journal and with the due acceptance of the Review Committee; at the same time the authors will have to present a letter of permission for the journal in which it was published.
- It must be indicated if said article was previously submitted to a scientific event, which is totally valid if it is indicated in the Declaration of authorship, authorization for publication and transfer of rights.
- All research conducted on humans or animals must respect the rules established in the "Declaration of Helsinki", it is the responsibility of the authors to meet these criteria or otherwise be rejected.
Protection of the right of privacy of patients
Information identifying the patient in texts, photographs and clinical records will not be published; nor the initials or numerical codes that were assigned to him in the hospital, unless the information is essential from the scientific point of view, and the patient (family or guardian) has given his written consent for the publication.
Under no circumstances should patient data be altered or falsified in order to achieve anonymity.
CONFLICT OF INTERESTS
There is a conflict of interest when an author (or the author's institution), the reviewer or the editor have financial, academic or personal relationships that influence their actions improperly (bias).
The authors are obliged to inform by means of a document, which will be enclosed with the manuscript, the presence of conflicts of interest with their respective explanation to be analyzed by the ethics committee of the Revista Científica Ciencia Médica.
The authors have the right to indicate that committee members and / or external reviewers do not agree to review their work due to a hierarchical or professional conflict of interest.
In case the manuscript was financed it must contain the name, address of the financial entity, the agreements and benefits agreed by both parties together with the letter of permission of the respective financial institution.
To avoid conflict of interest with respect to authors and review committee, the Revista Científica Ciencia Médica conducts double-blind reviews.
BAD BEHAVIORS IN THE PUBLICATION
Invention, falsification and manipulation of the data.- The authors fabricate or provide false data or methods in order to obtain favorable results for their research or obtain a new one.
Irresponsible Authoring.- Within it is: Unjustified Authorization that is the use of a credit without complying with the requirements to be an author and the Incomplete Authoring with the exclusion of an author on the part of the investigators having complied with the rules of law of authorship in the research work.
Redundant or duplicate publication. - Fragment the research works to increase the number of articles or add a minute detail to a previous article and publish it as new.
Plagiarism.- Appropriation of words, ideas, results or processes of another person without giving the appropriate credit or declaring them as their own, in violation of copyright. If plagiarism is discovered in the Introduction and Discussion area, the content must be changed, for which reason the authors will be informed asking for its rectification and justification; then it will be evaluated by the ethics committee for acceptance in the publication. The article will be rejected without change option if the plagiarism silk in the results section, materials and methods.
The names of the authors who commit these faults, will be registered in the database of the Revista Científica Ciencia Médica, and will proceed according to the measures established by the Committee of Ethics in Publication (COPE).
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