DE PEDIATRÍA DEL URUGUAY (The Uruguayan Journal of Pediatrics) is the
Official Journal of the Uruguayan Society of Pediatrics (SUP). It receives medical papers submitted for publication
regarding children and their environments. It is published in Spanish, in a
continuous online modality, biannually. The material submitted for publication
will be examined by the Editorial Committee, which evaluates form and content.
If approved, it will be submitted to a
double-blind peer review (expert and methodological reviewer). To guarantee the
originality and quality of the publications, the articles are submitted by this
journal to the Crossref Similarity Check Plagiarism Detection Program. Each paper will be assigned a unique DOI
which and A persistent web document identifier. Archivos de Pediatría del
Uruguay does not charge any fees for papers’ submission or processing. The
opinions or statements expressed in the journal reflect the views of the
authors and do not represent the Editorial Board’s official opinion, unless
Copyright. The authors retain their authorship rights by
waiving to Archivos de Pediatría del Uruguay the rights to the papers’ first
publication. Papers’ publications shall fall under Creative
Commons license, open-source system, being the authors responsible for the
contents and opinions expressed in them. (Creative Commons
Access and Digital Preservation Policies. The journal is on the open source OJS platform for
open access publications. Archivos de Pediatría del Uruguay adheres to the
LOCKSS Lots of Copies Keep Stuff Safe Program of Stanford University, a
requirement of SciELO Uruguay. A PDF backup of all papers is carried out yearly
on the SUP server and quarterly on an external disk. This publication
encourages authors to store their papers in the Repositories they consider
appropriate, whether their own or those belonging to an institution of their
The system allows
interoperability with international indexes and databases such as SciELO
(Scientific Electronic Library on Line).
adheres to the Ethics Committee for Publications (COPE) and ensures good
practices for academic publication and the Code of Ethics of the Uruguayan
Association of Journals (AURA)
Original. Paper that finds an answer to one or more questions
raised, about clinical manifestations, etiology, pathophysiology, pathological
anatomy, diagnosis, prevention, treatment, prognosis, or any other issues
regarding perinatal, pediatric or adult health issues that originated in the
stages mentioned above.
case. Description of one or
more cases that make an important contribution to the knowledge of a disease, including
a review of the topic.
Revised Paper or Clinical Experience Discussion of recent progress made in
Editorial. Space for the Editorial Committee, Board of
Directors (or whoever they may appoint), created to highlight current global
issues of general interest to pediatricians.
or Reports Any paper that provides
an original contribution or a contribution of notorious interest.
and Consensus: Space to publish
materials from different fields, documents endorsed by institutions that
guarantee the validity and quality of the recommendations made. Letter to
the Editor. This section will admit
the discussion of papers published in Archivos de Pediatría del Uruguay with
the contribution of observations or experiences which, due to their
characteristics, can be summarized in a brief text. It will also include
opinions provided by experts in the field
submission, authors should also submit:
of financial links or other type of conflicts of interest.
by each and every one of the authors approving the publication.
of the Ethics Committee of the institution where the study was conducted.
clinical case studies, informed consent signed by parents (even if the paper
does not contain the child’s photograph)
degree of participation of each one of the authors involved in the article
submitted for publication must indicate: conception, design, execution,
analysis, interpretation of the results, writing, critical review. Other
contributions should be included in the Acknowledgments Section.
of availability of data and research. Authors must declare whether the data
that has been used is available in open access repositories or state that it is
not available. We suggest to attach one of the two following sentences, accordingly:
set of data supporting this paper’s results is available on ...’
set of data supporting this paper’s results is NOT available’
The papers shall be
presented in Spanish in A4 page size, letter font Number 12, doble spacing,
margins of 2.5cm and pages shall be numbered.
Title: concise and informative about the paper’s content.
into English and Portuguese (optional).
List: every author’s first and last name, academic degree and / or
institutional affiliation. This list shall include all authors who contributed
to the paper’s conception, design, analysis, interpretation, drafting and
review; Final approval of the version to be published.
authors must provide their registered ORCID number.
the authors must provide their personal data (cell phone, e-mail) and they
shall act as a liaison between the Secretariat, the Editorial Committee and the
other authors in order to enable fluent communication among them. They shall
state that you agree with the ruling CC license and they shall authorize
Revista Archivos de Pediatría del Uruguay to the publication and dissemination
of the work.
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Materials submitted for publication shall be examined by the Editorial
Committee, which shall assess their form and content. If approved, they shall
be submitted to a double-blind peer review (expert and methodological
reviewer). Once their opinion has been received and evaluated by the Editorial
Committee, this shall result into:
a) the material being accepted and published without modifications;
(b) the material not being accepted and its publication rejected;
c) material being accepted and published with the modifications suggested
by reviewers (authors shall send the corrected version that will be reviewed by
the Editorial Committee). The papers’ publication order shall remain at the
discretion of the Editorial Committee, which reserves the right to accept,
suggest reductions or modifications of the text, graphic material, prior
communication to the main author.
The document shall
consist of the following:
summary. (250 words) including the study or research objective, the material
and methods used, the main results in quantitative form and main conclusions.
Do not use non-standardized abbreviations. Use specific, brief expressions.
in English and Portuguese. (optional).
(< of 10). It shall respect Mesh descriptors (Medical Subject Heading:
controlled vocabulary of medical terms that identify the document’s content).
Summarize the rationale of the study or observation and clearly state the
objective or objectives of the paper. When appropriate, explain the hypotheses
whose validity you intend to demonstrate, without including data or conclusions
of the work being presented.
and Methods (or Patients or "Population and Method"). Clearly
describe the selection of subjects under observation. Identify methods,
instruments, apparatus, and procedures used, accurately enough so that observers
may reproduce their results. In case of established
and frequently used methods just name them with their respective quotations.
When the methods have already been published but are not known, provide the
references and a brief description. When methods are new or you have applied
modifications to established methods, describe them precisely, justify their
use, and state their limitations.
Present your results in a logical sequence, according to the development of the
text, tables and illustrations. Data can be displayed in tables or pictures. Do
not repeat the data in the text, do not include comments in the results.
(or Remarks). Include only a discussion of the results obtained in the work
being presented. Discuss and highlight the new and important aspects being
presented with the conclusions proposed from them. Compare findings with other
and Illustrations. They shall be presented within the text with due reference.
Do not send photographs of the tables. Number the tables in consecutive order
in the header and include a short title. Place a short or abbreviated heading
over each column. When explanatory notes are required, they shall be added at
the bottom of the table and explanatory notes should be included at the bottom
of the table for all non-standard abbreviations. Quote each table in
consecutive order in the paper’s text. Illustrations (charts, ECGs, ultrasound
tests and X-rays) shall have a simple design and they shall be self-explanatory
(suggested size 10x15cm), they shall include identification and explanatory
titles, legends (symbols, arrows, letters or numbers to indicate illustrations)
Bibliographic citations must comply with the Vancouver Standards (numerical
citation system for biomedical, health and scientific publications). They must
be indicated within the text numbered consecutively in order of appearance
including the citations mentioned in Tables and Illustrations; This number
should be inserted between curve parentheses. Remember that the hyphen includes
and the comma excludes. We suggest limiting references to no more than 30. It
is not considered ethical to cite of as one's own access, those mentions made
by other authors in their scientific papers. Cite only the bibliography that
you have read directly.
People who have contributed to the completion of the paper. Persons whose
participation does not justify their status as authors shall be mentioned.
Presentation characteristics by section:
The suggested outline is: Summary; Keywords; Introduction (including the
objective at the end of the Introduction); Material and methods; Tables and Illustrations;
Results; Discussion or Comments; References. The maximum length of the text
shall be 6000 words.
Clinical case: The suggested outline is: Summary; Keywords;
Introduction; Description of the Clinical Case; Tables and Illustrations;
Discussion or Comments; References. The maximum length of the text shall be 3000
and Review: The suggested
outline is: Summary; Keywords; Introduction; Development; Tables and Illustrations;
Conclusions; References. The maximum length of the text shall be 3000 words.
and Consensus: The suggested
outline is: Summary; Keywords; Introduction; Objectives; Tables and
Illustrations; Discussion or Comments; References. The maximum length of the
text shall be 5000 words.
to the editor: The suggested
outline is Summary; Development; Conclusions; Bibliographic references (if
applicable). The maximum length of the text shall be 1500 words
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