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Instructions to authors



Objectives and Editorial policy


Revista Uruguaya de Cardiología is the official scientific publication of the Uruguayan Society of Cardiology. Published articles related to topics in the field of cardiology and related specialties.
The journal adheres to "Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals" (Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Medical Journal, 5th ed.N Engl J Med 1997; 336 (4): 309-15) developed by the Committee International Biomedical Journal Editors or "Vancouver Group", supplemented with Appendix Declaration of the Committee whose Castilian version, reproduced with permission of Rev Panam Public Health 1998, 3 (3): 188-96 and 1998, 3 (4) :257-61). "
The journal also adheres to the Statement on Ethics from the Heart Group, A.N.E. 2011;16(2):223


Evaluation Process


Manuscript received for publication is reviewed by the Editorial Board to assess if it meets the standards of publication. Then it’s submitted to arbitration by two experts appointed by the Council. After receiving the findings of the arbitrators is reassessed by the Council, result can be: a) accept the manuscript without change; b) non-acceptance; c) the potential acceptance, upon revision of the manuscript by the authors taking into account the suggestions of changes, and send the revised version for further evaluation. Also in the publication process, manuscripts may be amended by the editors of the Journal. In all cases, decisions shall be communicated without delay to the authors.

 General Requirements


It is essential that the presentation of the article is done in accordance with the standards detailed below, otherwise it may be grounds for non-acceptance or delay.
The article will be sent in a sealed envelope to: Revista Uruguaya de Cardiología, Chief Editor, Dr. Walter Reyes Caorsi, Sociedad Uruguaya de Cardiología, Av Garibaldi 2593. Montevideo, Uruguay.
Cover letter
Be accompanied by a letter signed by all authors, which specifies: a) title and authors, b) suggested location, within sections including in the magazine, c) a statement that all authors know, participate and agree with the content of the manuscript; d) a statement that the article is not being presented simultaneously in other media and has not been previously published (in his absence, the latter fact must be communicated in a separate letter to the editor for consideration, e) a statement that the work has been prepared in compliance with international recommendations on clinical research (Declaration of Helsinki of the World Medical Association, revised 1996) or, if appropriate, on research on laboratory animals, f) name, address and telephone number, e-mail or fax of the author responsible for correspondence with the Journal, for the purposes of communication in the course of the process.
Redundant or duplicate publication
The Journal does not accept articles published in other media, unless otherwise stated and express request of the authors, with preamble, after consideration by the Editorial Board and a formal agreement between the editors of both journals. The absence of a statement made in the letter, or alteration may be grounds for immediate rejection of the article.
As noted above, must be respected in the design and development work in the drafting of the manuscript, international standards of ethics. Interests Conflict
When there is some relationship between the authors of an article and any public or private entity, which might arise a conflict of interest, that fact must be communicated in a separate letter to the editor, who guarantees confidentiality. If the article is accepted for publication will be agreed between the authors and the editor most convenient way to communicate this information to readers.
Articles will be written in Spanish, in clear and concise language. It will be presented in A4 sheets or office, preferably in language "Word" or similar, point size 12, with margins of 2.5 cm including independent figures and tables, all with original, two copies and electronic format.

The Revista Uruguaya de Cardiología consists of the following sections:
Clinical Athenaeum
Clinical Cases
Commented articles
Commented Scientific Meetings
Letter to the Editor
Opinion Articles
Original Articles         
Interesting Electrocardiogram
Technical Update
Uruguayan Registries

1.Section Original Articles
Title Page
It should include:
Title of article, written in a concise, but informative. Subtitle if applicable.
Full name of each author, mentioning the highest degree.
Educational or scientific positions held (n), department name, institution or agency in which it operates (n).
Name of the responsible department and institution.
Name, address, phone, fax or e-mail of the author responsible for correspondence about the manuscript.
Name and address of author to whom requests should be directed sections. Esta frase para mi no se entiende má.
The source of support in the form of grants, equipment, drugs or all of them.
Abbreviated title of not more than 40 characters.

All persons designated as authors must meet certain requirements to qualify for authorship. Each author should have participated in the work sufficiently to take public responsibility for their content. This individual must meet the following three conditions.
1) Have made substantial contributions to conception and design, or data acquisition or analysis and interpretation of data.
2) Have written the article or made critical revision of an important intellectual content
3) have approved the version to be published .

Abstracts and keywords
The second page should contain a summary in Spanish of no more than 250 words preferably
Contains: Introduction, Methods, Results and Conclusions, which sets out the purposes of the study or investigation, basic procedures, main findings and conclusions. Should emphasize new and important aspects of the study and observation.  Must use the impersonal form, omitting critical judgments or comments about the item's value. Be avoided quotes from authors and references to figures and tables.
Keywords: a maximum of ten. Be placed following the abstract and must describe the contents of the article and facilitate their inclusion in indexes. The author must be determined them based, where possible, in the MeSH descriptors.

Summary Translation
Next to the summary in Spanish must include the summary in English, the translation is the responsibility of the authors.

Begin on page 3. In general, though not necessarily, include the following sections:
Introduction - Literature Review - Material and Methods-Results - Discussion - Conclusions.
Very large items may need subheadings in these sections, in order to clarify their content.

It should be a review of the bibliography in relation to the problems that have a direct relationship and specific work in question, giving an idea of their scope and importance and limitations.
The final paragraph should explain wich is the objective that led the authors to do the job.

Literature Review
Should be based on a comprehensive review, update knowledge that allows only those matters that have direct and specific work in question. In all cases should be mentioned sources of information used. Should avoid excessive citations, previously submitted to a selection to ensure thematic unity and coherence.

Materials and methods
It describes the procedures used, so the reader can judge the property of the methods and accuracy of the observations.
It identifies the methods, medical equipment (manufacturer's name and address in parentheses) and procedures in detail so as to permit the reproduction of the results. They give references to established methods, also including in this case, a brief description.
It is be described the new or substantially modified methods, explaining the reasons for their use and evaluate their limitations.
Chemicals and drugs used are listed by active principle including dosage and route of administration.

Ethical Guidelines
When experiments on humans are presented), should indicate whether the procedures followed were in accordance with the ethical standards of the responsible committee on human experimentation (institutional or regional) or with the Helsinki Declaration of 1975 in the revised version of 1983. Do not use patients' names, initials or hospital numbers, especially in any illustrative material. In the case of animals experiments indicate whether it followed the rules of the institution or the National Research Council, or any national law on the care and use of laboratory animals.

Describe statistical methods with enough detail to allow readers to set up, with access to original data that verify the results presented. Quantify findings whenever is possible and present them with appropriate indicators of measurement error or uncertainty (such as confidence intervals). It should avoid rely exclusively on statistical hypothesis testing, like the use of p values which do not allow one to convey important quantitative information. It should discuss the eligibility of experimental subjects. It should give details of randomization. It must describe the methods and the success of any technique to observe the dark. Report complications of treatment. Specify the number of observations. Mention the lost cases of observation (such as dropouts in a clinical trial). References for study design and statistical methods must be sent, whenever possible, to standard works (with pages contained), instead of referring to the work where designs or methods were originally published. Specify any computer program used for general use.
It is the rigorous report of the experimental observation. Should be presented clearly, concisely and logically, using charts, statistics, graphs and other illustrations that allow a better interpretation of the facts they want to show. Must conform to the objectives outlined in the introduction.

It makes trial/judgment on the results obtained, discussed, and points out their suitability and limitations, comparing them with those of other authors. It should show how the data obtained in the results may lead to initially raised.

It highlights the important discoveries and contributions of labor, which must be fully supported by the results and be a response to the objectives of the investigation.
Are directed only to those who have contributed substantially to the study.

References are numbered consecutively in the order they are mentioned in the text. References cited only in tables or figures should be numbered according to the appearance of them in the text. Will be established in accordance with the form adopted by the National Library of Medicine U.S. used in Index Medicus. The titles of journals are abbreviated according to the style adopted by Index Medicus, which should be consulted for the "List of journals indexed" published annually in the January issue. For Latin American journals, abbreviations are used in the Index Medicus Latinoamericano.
Avoid the use of "abstracts", unpublished observations and "personal communications" as references. Authors should check references with the original publications.

Periodical articles
Author of the article. Title. Abbreviated journal title, publication year, volume: pages.
Up to six authors will be mentioned. When the article has seven or more are mentioned the first six, followed by the Latin expression "et al". Example: Reta G, Riva J, Arcos J, Cedres G, Alvarez M, Meerovich E, et al. Estudio de la mecánica ventilatoria en pacientes con enfermedad pulmonar obstructiva crónica. Rev Med Uruguay 1992; 8: 131–40.

Books and other monographs
The bibliographic data are directed, in general, as follows: Author. Title. Subtitle. Edition. Place of publication (city): publisher, year, page or volume.

Personal Author
It mentions the author's surname and first initial of the name, all caps. If several authors are mentioned all separated by a comma. The first letter has no point.

Corporate Author
It is the entity responsible for the work. It is mentioned in the original language, in expanded form.
examples: World Health Organization; Medical Union of Uruguay.

Title and Subtitle
Are noted as they appear in the publication.

It is stated in Arabic numerals, followed by the abbreviation ed. If the first edition, it should not be noted.
Imprint. Place of publication (city): editor (mention the main, eliminating words like Company, Limited, and Children, etc.). And year of publication. Example:  México: Interamericana, 1976.

It is mentioned with Arabic numerals and may include: total number of pages: 729 p., Browsed Pages: 724-729 (724-9). Volume: v.5.

Part or chapter of a book
The management of bibliographic data is as follows: Author. Title. Edition. (If the first edition, it should not be noted). Place of publication: publisher, date: pages.
The main entrance is the author of the chapter, followed by the title and then complete reference book, preceded by the Latin expression "in". Example: Weinstein L, Swartz MN. Pathogenetic properties of invading microorganisms. In: Sodeman WA Jr., Sodeman WA, eds. Pathologic Physiology: mechanisms of disease. Philadelphia: WB Saunders, 1974: 457–72.

Congresses, Conferences, Meetings
Enter the authors and title and then the title of the conference, followed by the number, venue and date.
Example:  Pérez J. Lactancia. Congreso Uruguayo de Pediatría, 10. Montevideo, 1965.

Electronic Media
Electronic media can be divided into two types: the "online media" (websites, journal articles online, abstracts), and other media (books or articles on CD-ROMs, diskettes, tapes, software).
When being cited by electronic means should be taken into account five basic principles: accessibility, intellectual property, economics, standardization and transparency.
A. Journal article on the Internet or CD ROM
Format: Author (s). Article title abbreviated journal e [type designation of resource]. Year and month (if applicable) of the publication, Volume (journal number, if applicable): [number of screens or pages]. Retrieved from: URL: (date of consultation, if applicable).
Example: Morse S. Factors in the emergence of infectious disease (artículo en línea) (Emerg Infect Dis [serial online] 1995 Jan-Mar; 1(1): [24 screens]. Available from: URL: http://www/cd c/gov/ncidoc/EID/ eidhtm (consultado 6/4/2000).
B. WWW Site (web)
If the author is not documented, the title becomes the first point of reference.
Format: Author (s). Title (resource type). Year (if available): [Number of screens or pages]. Retrieved from: URL. Date of access.
C. CD-ROM (books)
Format: Author. Title (use type designation) (CD ROM). Edition (if applicable). Place of production. Producer; Year. CD-ROM Title serial or database (if online).
D. Software
Format: Title [medium]. Version (resource type, floppy disk, CD ROM, online). Place of production. Producer; Year.
Example: Epi Info [computer program]. Version 6. Atlanta, GA: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1994.
E. Others
Including abstracts, email (electronic mail), web documents, discussion lists, news groups, magnetic tapes, diskettes, and so on.
We advise the reader to refer to the catalog for publication of papers on the website of the RUC public.htm

Should be on separate sheets, respecting the double-spaced, numbered consecutively with Arabic numbers and a brief title. Each column must carry a short or abbreviated heading. The explanatory notes go to the bottom of the page, as well as an explanation of abbreviations used unknown at each table.
When using data from other sources must be mentioned the gratitude and permission.

Be crystal-clear, no larger than 20 x 25 cm. Letters, numbers and symbols may be large enough to be legible after reduction. Titles and detailed explanations will separate in the legends for illustrations. All illustrations should be numbered and referenced in the text. In the case of photomicrographs, will be shown the technique and scale. The symbols and letters must contrast with the background.
If you send drawings or color photographs, the costs borne by the author.

Legends for Illustrations
The legends should be typed double-spaced, each on a separate page, with the number corresponding to the illustration. When using symbols, numbers or letters to identify part of the illustration must be clearly explained in the legend.

Units of Measure
Measurements of length, height, weight and volume should be reported in metric units (meter, kilogram, liter) or their decimal multiples.
Temperatures will be entered in degrees Celsius. Blood pressure should be given in millimeters of mercury.
The hematological and biochemical measurements is to use the metric system according to the International System of Units (SI). Editors may request that alternative units or SI are not added by the author before publication.

Use only standard abbreviations. Avoid abbreviations in the title and summary. The full term is represented by an abbreviation or acronym should precede its first use in text, unless it is a standard unit of measurement.

2.Clinical Cases Section
The essential facts oh the case MUST be presented Discussion and bibliography will be brief and concise. They should not contain more than six authors. The length of the text will not exceed six typewritten pages. Do not include more than six figures or tables.

3. Electrocardiograms Interest Section
The focus of the presentation should be the analysis of an electrocardiogram.
It will be an electrocardiogram in diagnosing a problem exists it is resolved.
A brief introduction describing the circumstances in which the tracing was obtained (control preoperative chest pain, palpitations, etc.). In addition to age and sex. This introduction should be a clinical finding, not a complete medical history.
Will play the track that must be clear and allow all the details, especially those highlighted in the discussion.
Will consider the diagnostic uncertainty should be resolved by electrocardiographic analysis or for any citation.
There will be no more than five references.
The total length should not exceed one page and the authors will be three at most.

4.Commented Article Section
The extension shall not exceed four pages typed and double spaced. Include a summary of the full bibliographic reference of the article or articles mentioned, followed by comments by the reviewer.

5.Commented Scientific Section Meetings
The extension shall not exceed four pages typed and double spaced.

6. Section on Review and Update Day
The extension shall not exceed 15 pages typed and double spaced, with a maximum of twelve figures or tables. The bibliography will be placed in order of appearance as indicated in the Original Articles section.

7. Technical Section Update
Its maximum length is six pages typed double-spaced and not include more than six figures or tables.

8. Ateneo Clinical Section
The interest of this section is to disseminate clinical cardiology Athenians sent for Cardiology Services, Internal Medicine, Intensive Care Medicine, Pediatrics, Pediatric Cardiology or Emergency.
The version to be published must accurately reflect the original scientific event.
On the initial proposal
Since publishing the final version requires a significant effort to gather the necessary materials (ECG, photos, videos, etc..) interested people can make an initial submission to the editorial board for this set if there is primary interest for publication. This proposal can be personal or by email to the address of the in the subject line: "Proposal for clinical Ateneo Editorial Committee."

On the selection of athenaeum to publish
The Athenaeum may be published in the magazine and / or the website of the SUC.
Preference will be given to the Athenians who refer cases decided since the therapeutic point of view.

About the authors
Will those who presented and / or prepared the case report in the original event.
The number of authors shall not exceed three.
In all cases contain the center where occurred the Athenaeum.
Shall be noted in the text or the legend of the images of special partners, and other specialists involved in patient care or the Athenaeum guests are responsible for paraclinical studies, etcetera.

About content
1. Text
a) medical history (history and physical examination)
b) raises the initial diagnosis, including different poses diagnoses (in a non-testimonial).
c) diagnostic procedures, including laboratory test results outlined in the Athenaeum and actually incurred previously.
d) final diagnosis.
e) raised in the therapeutic behavior and conduct adopted ateneo effectively.
f) changes if applicable.
g) a brief literature review (if appropriate). In this case they are up to 5 references of interest, including summaries of the works referred for publication in the website.
h) conclusions from the analysis of clinical case with special emphasis on its general application. The total length of the written version of the Athenaeum should not exceed 4 pages including figures. This equates to 15,000 characters, not including figures. Each figure corresponds roughly to 1,300 characters, which must be subtracted from the maximum extent possible the text.
Must be included electrocardiograms and images of relevant studies (echocardiographic images, radiographs, perfusion studies, etc.) that will be published in black and white or color if it become necessary. The number of images will not exceed three, but may exceptionally be increased if judged essential for the development of the case. The images used must be provided in digital format with appropriate definition (at least 150 dpi) to achieve a correct final reproduction.
Videos may be submitted in digital format to be included in the Web version of Athena, which will be implemented simultaneously with the publication in the magazine.
The correctness of the material: it will be done by the editorial board.

9. Letters to the Editor Section
Include communications, observations, comments on issues related to the Company or the magazine. Maximum length is two double-spaced pages with one figure or table and, if appropriate, up to five references.
All sections except Letters to the Editor must include a summary of the above with English translation.
Letters relating to articles published in the magazine filed within 30 days of the occurrence of the same will be published (with the authors' response if applicable) in the next issue. Otherwise, will be published in subsequent numbers, providing the authors of the work of time (one month before the end of the corresponding number) for the response to be published jointly.

The Editorial Board may authorize the publication of papers in other formats than those provided if deemed of interest.
For information and advice for submitting articles, authors may contact the institution.
This publication joins the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (Vancouver).
These rules were updated in conjunction with the editorial boards of the Journal of Cardiology and the Uruguayan Medical Journal of Uruguay. Will be available on the website of SMU ( a larger specific site on all the above documents.
responsible for paraclinical studies, etcetera.

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