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Objective and politics

Form and preparation of manuscripts









Objetive and politics

The Magazine will accept for its publication unpublished articles, reserving the exclusive rights for the publication of the selected works. The concepts, judgments and opinions contained in the articles will be the responsibility of the authors.

Except for special issues, the journal accepts works related to Humanized Care, promoting interdisciplinary work from Nursing, Medicine, Nutrition, Physical Therapy, Anthropology, Psychology, Bioethics, Philosophy, and all related sciences.

The magazine has two issues a year: the December issue covers the period from January 1 to June 31 of the following year; And the number of June covers the period from July 1 to December 31 of the same year. Items are submitted to OJS before July 1st and January 1st of each year.



Form and preparation de manuscripts


Guidelines for authors

The Journal Nursing: Humanized Care is published as an official publication of the Faculty of Nursing and Health Technologies of the Catholic University of Uruguay for the dissemination of knowledge of the discipline and related sciences at national and international level.

The Journal will accept for its publication original and unpublished articles, reserving the exclusive rights for the publication of the selected works. The submitted works can not be submitted simultaneously to another magazine. The concepts, judgments and opinions contained in the articles will be the responsibility of the authors.

The magazine has two issues a year: the December issue covers the period from January 1 to June 31 of the following year; And the number of June covers the period from July 1 to December 31 of the same year.

Evaluation and Arbitration System

 The evaluation system is double blind. Acceptance of research, acceptance with changes or rejection of articles may be granted. The results must be elaborated in the review by at least two peer evaluators, one internal and one external to the Faculty of Nursing and Health Technologies. These results will be informed opportunely to the main author, through a letter or email, from the publisher responsible. In case of controversy, the Editorial Committee will vote by hand the publication or rejection of the article, to make a decision a simple majority is needed.

The order of the publications is at the discretion of the editorial board. In the event of conflicts of interest between the authors and certain national or foreign experts, the authors will attach a confidential note in a sealed envelope addressed to the Editors of the Nursing: Humanized Nursing Journal, indicating the names of the persons who do not wish to participate in The arbitral process. This information will be handled strictly confidentially. Selected papers will be owned by the journal and published, unless the lead author submits in writing the decision to remove the article for publication.

The evaluation process consists of 4 stages in a total of approximately 7 weeks

1) Editor's review in charge (1st to 3rd week)

2) Review of the Editorial Board (4th week)

3) Review and return of referees (5th to 7th week)

Ethical Considerations

Nursing Journal: Humanized Care adheres to universal ethical principles as contributing to the common good with the contributions that the magazine makes to society and in particular to the knowledge of the disciplines, equal opportunities to publish articles in equal conditions that comply with The previously established regulations. It rejects any type of individual or group discrimination, protects confidentiality and discretion by keeping in reserve the names of the authors of the works received, the names of the pairs and articles selected for publication, veracity of the information given and transparency in all The stages of the process of selection and publication of the selected articles. The Journal Nursing: Humanized Care assumes that each research to be published has previously fulfilled the requirement to be evaluated by the respective Ethics Committee, leaving in such a way clearly stipulated the procedure used to obtain informed consent. Thus, there is evidence that the anonymity and confidentiality of the persons involved in the investigation were ensured.
Format of the works

The writings will be made in letter CAMBRIA size 12, spaced in space and a half with a margin of 3 cm. On the entire page. Attachments, tables, photos or other figures, will go to the end of the body of work in the same file. The extension of the text will have a maximum of 12 pages for articles and reviews, 20 pages for research, 10 pages for progress of research in progress and 2 pages for other publications. The work will be sent to the evaluators by e-mail to in Word format, for the review of the same. In the event of any conflict of interest of any kind, authors should inform the publisher of the Journal.

Rules for authors

Works that may be submitted and standards required:

The research articles will be composed of title and abstract in Spanish, English and Portuguese; Four key words based on the Descriptors of Health Sciences; introduction; material and method; Results; Discussion and conclusions or final considerations; bibliographic references. Research work related to Nursing and contributions from other professions related to care in the health-disease process will be accepted. Articles related to methodological aspects of the research process may also be published.

Organization guide for research work

Authors: Authors will be published with first and last name without academic titles and with their academic affiliation naming only the University or Institution accompanied by the city and the country. The first author will be accompanied by his email.
As an example:
Juan Pérez

Catholic University of Uruguay. Montevideo, Uruguay.

ORCID: 0000-0000-0000-0000

Title: Must be located on the first page, must be concrete reflecting what the work contains, with a capital letter (in Spanish, English and Portuguese), with no more than 15 words, which will include the descriptors.

Summary: Will be sent written (not by independent items) in Spanish, English and Portuguese. It should contain objectives, methodology, results and conclusions, with four key words. You must have a maximum of 900 characters and 250 words written with single spacing. Papers can be written in the mother tongue but the title and abstract will be in the 3 languages ​​mentioned.

At the end of the abstract you must specify a minimum of 4 keywords that identify the content of the work. Terms of the thesaurus MeSH Medical Subject Headings must be used, as well as consult a Spanish edition of the MeSH prepared by Bireme "Health Sciences Descriptors (DeSC). Control of the words will allow to enter them into national and international databases

Introduction: It should contain, at least: a) Specific problem of research study and how it will be addressed. Formulation of what and why of research; B) Review of background, justifying the research work, with citations that give recognition of previous studies that relate specifically to work; C) Objectives, or formal statement of the aim pursued. The objective should unequivocally indicate what the researcher intends to observe and measure, written in the affirmative.

Methodology: Define: Design of the study, place and time in which it was performed, population studied and characteristics relevant to the interpretation of results. Universe, selection and type of sample, instruments, materials and strategy of information collection, procedures. If measuring instruments were used, the name of the manufacturer must be specified. Describe the subjects or participants, including eligibility and exclusion criteria as well as a description of the population of origin. Describe observations, statistical methods used and the level of statistical significance previously established to attribute to results. Indicate type of analysis and software used. It will be explained who, how, when and where it compiled the information. Also, it will inform the difficulties found, it will be informed if there were collaborations. Indicate (if applicable) obtaining the informed consent of the participants. You must submit a statement of approval of the project, or you are exempt from the need for a review by an Ethics Committee. Accordingly, an EC approval or a statement indicating that the investigation was conducted in accordance with the principles of the Helsinki Declaration will be resolved.

Results: They should be presented in a logical order and have a satisfactory statistical analysis (if applicable). Tables or charts will be included, numbered, and titled, concisely and clearly expressing their content. Graphics must be in black and white. Just highlight or synthesize important phenomena in the text.

Discussion: In the light of the results and with the established antecedents and concepts, conduct a dialogue, interpreting and comparing the phenomena and data found in light of what has been stated in other studies (background).

Conclusions / Final considerations: Based on the objectives in the conclusions, the scope of the conclusions and the degree of compliance in the whole process are evaluated. Add the new aspects and limitations of the study, making projections or new hypotheses if you consider it important. Establish some degree of generalization and recommendations as you see fit.

Bibliographic references: Provide the sources used to carry out the research work. It is suggested not less than 15 references. All citations in the text should appear in the list of bibliographic references. These and the final list must be submitted using the "Vancouver Style", according to which references should be cited in the text with consecutive Arabic numerals, in parentheses, according to their appearance.

To expand more examples of how to write the references, you can consult the page of the National Library of Medicine (NLM):

Citation and reference models

References in the text are presented in the order they appear and are quoted with a parenthesis at the end of the sentence and before the point.

This study was carried out according to the humanized care theory of Jean Watson forcing us to reflect on the relevant competences (1). Along with the previous one takes a genealogical vision understood by Michel Foucault (2).


Author (First Name Surname). Title of the book. Edition. Place of publication: Editorial; Year.

Marriner Tomey A, Alligood MR. Models and theories in nursing. 6th ed. Barcelona: Elsevier; 2007.

Paper magazine article:

Mention the first six authors, followed by "et al." Journal names should be abbreviated according to the style used in magazine catalogs in the National Library of Medicine database: http: //www.ncbi.

Author / s (First Name Surname). Article title. International abbreviation of the journal. Year; Volume (number): initial-end page of the article.

Carballo Álvarez M, Martínez Vilariño M, Llaga Rodríguez M, Llinas Vidal M. Psychopathological disorders in HIV-AIDS patients. Rev. Enferm. 2008 Nov; 31 (11): 45-52.

Magazine article on the internet:

Author (First Name Surname) of the article. Article title. Short name of the journal [Internet]. Year [date of consultation]; Volume (Number): [Extension pages / screens]. Available at:

Porter Lewallen L. Practical strategies for nursing education program evaluation. J Prof. Nurs. [Internet]. 2015 Mar-Apr [cited 27 Apr 2015]; 31 (2): 133-140. Available in:

Homepage of a website:

Author (First Name Surname). Title of the web page [Internet]. Place of publication: Publisher; Date of publication [date of update; Date of access]. Available in: Primary Health Care [Internet]. La Coruña:; 1990- [updated 3 Jan 2006; Access 27 Apr 2006]. Available at:


Institution / Author. Title [Internet]. Place of publication: Publisher; Date of creation, [update date; Date of consultation]. Available in:

Take care. [Internet]. Granada: Fundación Index [updated Apr 2004; Quoted 27 Apr 2015]. Available at:


Only authors who have taken part in the work in sufficient form to be responsible publicly of the content should only verify as authors. In addition, all authors must be qualified to do so. When a manuscript is sent, it is required to attach a Declaration of Responsibility of the author and copyrights confirming that the work is unpublished, that has not previously been published in printed or electronic format and that it will not be presented to another medium before knowing The decision of the magazine. In addition to the transfer of copyright to the Journal Nursing: Humanized Care.

As of December 2016, authors are asked to be part of the Orcid identification record, which guarantees the identity of the authors. More information at:

Nursing: Humanized Care, promotes and supports the movement of open access to knowledge as a common good, so the journal provides free and immediate access to its content and its editions have no charges for either the author or the reader, under the principle That to offer society in general scientific and academic production, without restrictions, contributes to a greater exchange of global knowledge.



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