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.
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
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:
Commented Scientific Meetings
Letter to the Editor
1.Section Original Articles
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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;
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.
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.
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 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).
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.
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 http://www.suc.org.uy/ 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
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
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 SUC-www.suc.org.uy-writing
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.
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 (http://www.smu.org.uy) a
larger specific site on all the above documents.
responsible for paraclinical studies, etcetera.