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Dr. Alfredo Alvarez Rocha, Clínica Médica
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The present norms are in accordance with the Uniform Requirements to
prepare essays submitted to Bio-medic Magazines CIDRM, Arch Med Interna
1991; XIII: 115-122. (JAMA 1993 Ma5 5; 269: 2282-6) 2000 Vancouver
1. The works must be accompanied by a cover letter signed by the
authors that are shown in the work, expressing their desire to publish
it and stating the names, last names, and complete address.
Furthermore, it must be accompanied by an authorization of the chief of
the center where the work was made.
2. The papers received will be evaluated by the Steering Committee and
the Scientific Committee only if they meet the requirements for
publication. Manuscripts are peer-reviewed by capable professionals
appointed by the Steering Committee, who, jointly with the Admissions
Committee, conduct a double blind review of the manuscripts. The papers
approved are then reviewed by the Scientific Secretariat for style
3. All the originals accepted for their publication will remain
property of magazine ARCHIVOS de MEDICINA INTERNA and will not be able
to be reproduced, partial or totally without authorization. Works that
has been previously published or presented to another magazine will not
be accepted. This does not prevent the consideration of works
previously presented and rejected by another magazine or a complete
communication generally done under the shape of summary or a
4. The magazine ARCHIVOS DE MEDICINA INTERNA has the following sections:
Works of clinical research (patients or animals of laboratory). The
maximum extension will be 15 pages, double space. Up to 7 figures and 7
tables will be admitted.
Its maximum extension is up to 20 pages, double space, with 7
figures and 7 tables as maximum.
Letters to director
In this section of the Magazine will accept short
communications (maximum extension 2 pages), containing a maximum of 5
bibliographical quotes, where recently published articles can be
commented or observations can be exposed and experiences that can be
summarized in a short text.
Description of specific clinical cases of special interest. The maximum
extension of the text will be 6 pages, double space, with a maximum of
2 figures and 7 tables.
5. The works must be typed, in papers size DIN A-4, written only on one
side of the page and the consecutively numbered pages in which the name
of the author does not appear nor the Center’s name, where the
work was made. The presentation will be in a CD, identified with a
label reading: title, authors and name of the file. The text will be
separated from the rest of the graphic elements; they can be sent via e
6. On the first page of the work will be indicated, in the established
order, the following data: title of the article that will be in the way
the norm indicates, short but representative of the article, name and
last names of the authors, complete name of the Center of work. It must
include: name, address, phone number, fax, author’s e mail
address to which correspondence should be sent or requests of issues of
the work. The references to the positions that the authors have will be
in the photo notes, indicating them with one or more stars the place of
7. It is convenient to divide the texts in parts, being advisable the
a) Summary. It must be in a separate sheet of paper and its extension
must be of approximately 150 words. It must establish the purpose,
basic procedures, main findings and conclusions of the study; each in
concrete terms. It must be in Spanish and English.
b) Key word. The authors will submit a list of 3 to 10 words of short
phrases (describers) with the aim to ease the introduction of the
article in the national or international repertoire of medical
bibliography. Use preferably the terms mentioned in Medical Subject
Headings, the Index Medicus (consult BINAME). It must be in Spanish and
c) Introduction. It must be clear and concise, establishing the purpose
of the work. Summarize the logical reasoning of the study or
observation, based in the necessary and pertinent bibliography. The
introduction must facilitate the understanding of the text to the
reader. It must not include data or conclusions of the work that is
d) Methods and materials. It must provide enough details so a
particular experience can be reproduced based on this information,
describing clearly the selection of the observed subjects and its
participation in the experiments (being patients or animals),
identification of methods, apparatus and procedure, new references must
be provided, identify medicines or chemical products, doses, ways of
e) Results. It must be stated, but not interpreted the observations
made with the materials and methods used, these can be published in
detail in the text by tables or figures, trying not to repeat on it the
data presented on the tables, highlight or summarize only the most
f) Discussion and comments. The author or authors will try to offer
their own opinions about the topic. They will focus on those new and
important aspects of the study, and on the conclusions deriving from
them. Is highlighted here: the meaning and practical application of the
results; considerations about the possible inconsistencies en the
methodology and the reasons that the results must be valid; the
relation with similar publications and comparisons among the areas of
agreements and disagreements, and the directions and instructions for
future investigations. Non finished works will not be published. It is
important the proposal of new hypothesis but to also identify them
clearly as such.
g) Thanks. When considered of order, the persons and entities that have
collaborated will be mentioned. Include the relation to these persons
that have collaborated, but that don’t fill the criteria to be an
author, such as technical assistance received, help in the drafting of
the work, or general support by the chief of the department. Material
means and financial funding will also be included in the thanking part.
Abbreviations. Use only normalized abbreviations. Avoid abbreviations
in the titles and in the summary. When the abbreviation is used for the
first time, it will be preceded by the full term, except when it is a
common measurement unit.
8. Bibliography. Number the quoted bibliography consistently with the
order in which it was mentioned for the first time in the text. The
references are indentified by Arabic numbers between brackets in
SUPERINDEX, if they are discontinued: separate by commas: (1, 3, 6,
9), continued by a dash: (1-4). This numeration will be the same
throughout the article whether it goes accompanied by the names of the
authors or not. When these are mentioned, if it is a work written by
two authors, both will be mentioned, if they are various the first will
be mentioned followed by the expression et al.
It cannot be used as bibliographic quotes “non published
observations”, or “personal communication”, however
these can be quoted within the text. The originals accepted but not
published are included in the bibliographic quotes as “in
press”, specifying the name of the magazine followed by “in
press” (between brackets)
The bibliographic quotes will be named in the following order: a) the
names must be included when they are 6 or less, if they are 7 or more
the first name will be mentioned and the expression et al; b) complete
title of the article in the original language; c) abbreviated title of
the magazine (consult the Index Medicus), and d) year of publication,
number of volume and first and last page of the work. It is crucial to
reveal carefully all the required data. A larger detail can be attained
The authors’ last names must be in capitals and lower case and
indicate their initials. Do not use unnecessary stops and commas. (see
Cooper R. Combination chemotherapy in hormona resistant breast cancer.
Proc Amer Ass Cancer Res 1969;10:15-18
Ascaso J, Madrid J. Martínez Alls J. Serrano S. Carmena R.
Alteraciones en las lipoproteínas de alta densidad en pacientes
diabéticos. Med Clín 1979; 73(3):133-140.
Magazine article on Electronic format:
Author. Title. Abbreviated name of the magazine (type of support, year,
date of access, volume, number, pages, indicators of extension.
Available at www……
If a book or monographic work is quoted this order should be followed:
Name of the author/s. (Last names, first name initial). Book title.
Edition (2nd ed. – 2nd ed.). Place of publication (City):
Editorial; year and edition
Chapter of book:
Same as in the books, plus: p. initial-final page of chapter
Buti Ferret M. Hepatitis vírica aguda. En: Rodés Teixidor
J, Guardia Massó J. Medicina Interna. Barcelona: Masson; 1997.
9. Illustrations (figures). The Magazine will print illustrations in
black and white or in color, if the example requires it. The
photographs will be of good quality or in informatics file, especially
the photographic copies of x-rays.
In informatics file, submit the originals of the figures directly in
the format of the original program in which they were created (for
example: Photoshop, Corel Draw, Power Point, Excel, Illustrator, Free
Hand) WITHOUT PUTTING THEM IN THE TEXT, that will only carry the normal
mention simply to locate them. The design must be simple and its sole
observation must allow to understand what is that is intended to show
with it. The complex graphics that cannot be interpreted except if one
reads the text, must be avoided. Use patterns, NOT COLORS in your
design given that they will be printed in black and white. For the same
reason it is advisable to eliminate graphic backgrounds in graphics.
If submitted in paper both photographs and graphics will have a maximum
size of 9 by 12cm, and must be identified the reverse side (with
adhesive printed label) in the following fashion:
Author’s name. Title of work.
Figure Num. (Indicate with an X the real right corner of the figure).
The photography and graphics must be numbered in correlative order and
together, according to their first mention in the text. When the
illustrations have captions, these will be typed on a separate page.
The tables will be presented in separate pages, numbered with roman
numbers and with its title. The abbreviations used must be accompanied
with a clarifying note at the photo note place of the page. The
illustrations must be submitted all together and clips, staples must
not be placed on them so not to ruin them.
10. The author, or the first author in various cases, will receive 10
issues of its work for free. If a higher number of issues are desired,
they must be requested when the originals are sent at the
11. The Writer Committee will inform the reception of the works sent to
the Magazine as soon as possible, the acceptance and approximate date
of publication will be informed. Said Committee reserves the right to
suggest the modifications to the originals that deems necessary.
12. The Direction and the Writer Committee of the magazine ARCHIVOS
MEDICINA INTERNA does not accept any responsibility regarding the
points of view and statements made by the authors on their works.