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INSTRUCTIONS TO AUTHORS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PUBLICATION GUIDELINES

 
THE URUGUAYAN ARCHIVES OF PEDIATRICS
is the Official Journal of the Uruguayan Society of Pediatrics (SUP) and it admits papers regarding children’s health and their environment, in Spanish. The articles are double blind peer-reviewed.

In order to guarantee the publications’ originality and quality, this journal submits articles to the Crossref Similarity Check Plagiarism detection program. Each article will have an assigned DOI.

The opinions or statements expressed in the journal reflect the views of the authors; they do not represent the official opinion of the Editorial Board unless expressly stated.

The Uruguayan Archives of Pediatrics does not charge fees for presenting or processing articles.

 Copyright

Authors keep their copyrights.

The journal will publish the work under license Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International license (CC BY-NC 4.0) https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0 /deed.es

 Open Access Policies

The Creative Commons by NC 4.0 International (CC BY-NC 4.0) license enables articles to be shared and adapted as long as they:

- Cite the authorship and source of original publication

- Mention this use and specifications’ license

- Do not use them for commercial purposes

 The journal is on the open source OJS platform for open access publications.

 
Digital preservation policies

The Uruguayan Archives of Pediatrics has subscribed to the LOCKSS Lots of Copies Keep Stuff Safe Program of Stanford University, a requirement of SciELO Uruguay.

Files are backed up in a Pdf format yearly on the SUP server and quarterly on an external disk.

This enables interoperability with international indexes and databases such as SciELO (Scientific Electronic Library on Line).

This journal also subscribes to the Ethical Committee for Publications (COPE)

 
Classification of Papers according to Content:

 
Original.
Research article that provides answers to one or more questions posed either regarding etiology, pathophysiology, pathological anatomy, diagnosis, prevention or treatment. The presentation format should include: Introduction; Material and Methods; Results; Discussion or Comments and Summary.

Clinical case. Description of one or more clinical cases that have made important contributions to knowledge of the disease, including a review of the topic. The presentation format should be similar to the one above. (Maximum 1500 words, 20 bibliographic references, maximum 4 Pictures or Tables).

 Update or Review Paper. Discussion of recent progress made in Pediatrics.

 
Editorial.
Space for the Editorial Committee, Board of Directors (or whoever acts on their behalf), dedicated to highlighting current global issues or topics of general interest for pediatricians.

Brief communications. Any paper that provides an original or significantly interesting contribution to the topic (under 3 pages).

 Letter to the editor. This section shall include the discussion of papers published in the Uruguayan Archives of Pediatrics and the observations or experiences that, due to their characteristics, can be summarized in a short text. This section shall additionally include a specialist’s expert opinion (under 3 pages).

 
PAPERS’ PRESENTATION AND STRUCTURE

 Authors shall present:   

Statement of Originality.

A Statement describing financial or other reasons that could lead to conflict of interests

A Statement expressing that all authors have approved the Paper.

Validation by the Ethics Committee of the Institution where the paper was produced

Written signed consent from parents (even when not including pictures).

 Papers shall be presented, in Spanish, in A4 paper size using double spaced font size Nº 12, 2.5 cm margins. Pages should be numbered.

 
Title’s Page
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• The paper’s title shall be concise, informative regarding the paper’s content and it shall be translated into English and into Portuguese (optional).       

List of authors: All authors’ first and last names and their academic Degrees shall be included.

 Authors are those who have effectively contributed to the Paper’s conception and design, information analysis and/or interpretation, content’s outline or review or to the final approval of the version to be published. 

All authors shall provide their registered ORCID number.

 One of the authors shall provide his/her personal data (cellular phone number, e-mail address) which shall remain as the main contact for the Secretariat, Editorial Committee and other authors, to facilitate fluent communication among all parties.

This author shall state that he/she agrees with the valid CC and NC license and he/she authorizes the Uruguayan Archive of Pediatrics Journal to publish and communicate the research paper.

Institution: Name and address of the Professional Institution.

Submitted papers will be examined by the Editorial Committee who will assess the paper’s format and content.  If approved, it will papers will be peer reviewed by an expert and by a methodology editor. Once their opinions and assessment have been issued, the Editorial committee shall:

a) Accept the paper without modifications,

b) Reject the paper,

c) Request the authors to review the paper according to the suggestions made by the editors.  Authors should then resend the reviewed version and the Editorial Committee will review it again.

 

The papers’ publication order remains at the discretion of the Editorial Committee, which reserves the right to accept or suggest reductions or modifications to the text or graphic material, prior communication with the main author.

 The internal publication should include the following elements:

 

Spanish abstract. (250 words) It shall describe the purpose of the study or research work, the material and methods used, the main results in quantitative terms and the important conclusions. Only standard abbreviations and short, concrete expressions will be accepted.

Spanish abstracts shall be translated into English and Portuguese.

 
Keywords. (Under 10). They shall respect Mesh Descriptors (Medical Subject Heading: controlled vocabulary of medical terms that identify the content of a document).

 Keywords. (Translated from Spanish).

 
Introduction. Summarize the study or observation’s rationale and clearly state the purpose of the paper. When appropriate, explain the hypotheses whose validity you intend to demonstrate, but avoid including the paper’s data or conclusions. Keep it brief and only cite strictly relevant bibliographic references.

Material and Method (or Patients or "Population and Method"). Clearly describe the selection of subjects under observation. Identify methods, instruments, apparatus, and procedures used, with the necessary accuracy to enable observers to reproduce your results. In case of established and frequently used methods, only name them and include the corresponding references. In case of unpublished or unknown methods, provide the references and a brief description. In case of new methods or existing methods to which you applied modifications, describe them accurately, justify their use, and state their limitations.

Results. Present your results in a logical sequence, in accordance with the development of the text, tables and pictures. Data can be shown in tables or figures. Do not repeat the data in the text; do not include comments in the Results.

Discussion (or Comments). Limit this section to a discussion of the results obtained in this work. Discuss and highlight the new and important aspects that have contributed to conclusions that you propose. Compare findings with other observations including bibliographic references.

Charts. They can be presented on a separate sheet or they can be included in the text with their corresponding reference. Do not include tables’ photographs. Number the charts in consecutive order and include a short title in the header. Above each column put a short or abbreviated heading. If clarification remarks are needed, add them to the foot of the chart and use clarifying remarks at the foot of the chart for all non-standard abbreviations. Include a reference for each chart in consecutive order in the article’s text.

Figures. (Graphics, electrocardiograms, ultrasounds, X-Rays). They should have a simple design and simple observation should enable readers to understand what is being shown (suggested size 10 x 15 cm). They should all have titles and legends that can be easily identified and explained (symbols, arrows, letters or numbers to identify the illustrations).

 The total number of charts and pictures should not exceed 5 (five).

 

Bibliographic references. Bibliographic references must be numbered consecutively according to the order of appearance in the text, including the citations mentioned in Charts and Pictures; these numbers must be between round parentheses. Hyphens include concepts and commas exclude content. We suggest keeping the references to under 30. It is not considered ethical to quote as your own those references that other authors mention in their scientific papers. Cite only the bibliography that you have directly accessed to through your own reading.

 BIBLIOGRAPHIC REFERENCES

 Journal’s Article: Speranza N, Goyeneche N, Ferreiro D, Olmos I, Bauger M, Oyarzun M, et al. Use of Metilphenidate in children and adolescents from Montevideo Public Health System. Arch Pediatr Urug 2008; 79 (4): 277-83.

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The first six authors shall be included in the Article. In case of more authors, the first six shall be included and the rest shall be replaced by the abbreviation et al., and shall be separated from the last author by a comma (,). Do not use the following expressions: and others, and collab.

Personal author. Example: Gentile I.

Corporate author. Example: URUGUAYAN SOCIETY OF PEDIATRICS. Authorship shared between individual authors and a team.

Example: Llanos M; Sótero del Río Hospital’s Group.

 

Book: Bello O, Sehabiague G, Prego J, by Leonardis D. Pediatrics: Urgency and Emergency. 3 ed. Montevideo: Bibliomédica, 2009.

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Book’s Chapter: Martínez O. Inhalation therapy. In: Bello O, Sehabiague G, Prego J, by Leonardis D Pediatrics: Urgencies and Emergencies. 3 ed. Montevideo: Bibliomédica, 2009: 665-7.

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Congresses: Conferences, Round Tables: Gutiérrez S, Pacheco H. Empiemas. Uruguayan Congress of Pediatrics, 23. Montevideo, Uruguay. Nov 29 –Dec 2, 2000.

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Graduate Thesis: Throw A, Tailor D, Zabala C. Caring for Children with Down Syndrome [graduate paper]. Montevideo: School of Medicine. Clinic of Pediatrics "A", 2002.

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Online Journal’s Article: Pírez MC, Giachetto G, Romero C, Zabala C, Algorta G, Montano A, et al. Invasive pneumonia in children aged 0-24 months: Does bacterial resistance have an impact on evolution?

In Pediatr (Barc) 2008; 69 (3): 205-97. From: http://www.doyma.es/anpediatr  [consultation: Mar 20, 2009].

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Online Book: Olson NB, ed. Cataloguing internet resource: a manual and practical guide  2 ed. Dublin, OH : Online Computer Library Center, 1997. From: http: oclc.org  [consultation date: 20 mar 2009]

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Online Book’s Chapter: Olson NB, ed. Guidelines for bibliographic description of internet resources: scope and definition. En: Cataloguing Internet resource: a manual and practical guide.   2 ed. Dublin, OH: Online Computer Library Center, 1998. From: http: oclc.org [consultation date: Mar 20, 2009]

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