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Objective and politics

Author Guidelines


Objetive and politics

The journal appears three times a year (april, agust, december) and variable suppl.

Author Guidelines


Instructions to authors

Uruguayan Journal of Internal Medicine
Updated standards for submission and acceptance of work
May 2019

The Uruguayan Journal of Internal Medicine is the official organ of the Internal Medicine Society of Uruguay. It is an independent scientific publication, created with the aim of disseminating the scientific production and knowledge of quality.

These rules are in accordance with the Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals: Writing and Editing Preparation of a Biomedical Publication. April 2010. Updated Publication Rules: Sponsorship, authorship and responsibility. International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE). original available version. Vancouver publishing standards available at

Sections. In the Uruguayan Journal of Internal Medicine the following publications are done:
1.    Revisions: It is about systematic and updated clinical or therapeutic reviews of diagnosis. The authors' experience in the revised theme is valued. They will submit an introduction containing the target and methodology used to do the review, then the body, ending with the bibliography used.

2.    Clinical cases: these are reports of clinical cases of exceptional or common diseases that for some unusual fact are worth sharing. They will have an introduction, the purpose of presenting the clinical cases, report of the cases, discussion and comments stemming from these, ending with the bibliography. In case of having images, these must not identify the clinical case.

3.    Original work: It is about clinical or basic research of these original reports.
       They will have:
a.     Introduction
b.    The purpose of the work
c.     Methodology with data about the design description, population and       
        criterion about this selection, procedure performed and statistical analysis
d.    The results will be presented clearly, such as text, graphs and / or tables.
e.    Observations and conclusions.
f.     Literature.

      The clinical trials must be previously registered and provided with the                    
      corresponding identification number.

4.    Letters to the editor: they are short communications in clinical notes, preliminary communications, communication related to published works.
5.     Publisher: This is a document written by the Editorial Committee or a guest with information on the thematic domain of the journal.

Reception of manuscripts. The works are received exclusively by email to: This will be the means of communication between the Editorial Board and the authors of the submitted manuscripts. The contact author will receive an email confirming its receipt. It will be considered as received date when all the necessary documentation for the analysis of the sent manuscript is available.

Process of a manuscript. The received works will be evaluated by the Editorial Committee. If they accomplish the publication requirements and are considered of interest to the target audience of the journal, they will be sent to be arbitrated by qualified professionals designed by the abovementioned. The arbitration of the work will be with the methodology of "double blind" review and may be assessed by one or more pairs, depending on its complexity and thematic. The papers approved by the referees will be reviewed for the correction of style and bibliography.

Manuscript. The following items are considered integral parts of a manuscript:

a) Cover letter. It must contain:
1. Job title
2. Suggested location within the sections that comprise the magazine.
3. Statement that all authors know, participate and agree with the content of 
     the manuscript.
4. Statement that the article is not presented simultaneously in other media or
     has not been previously published
5. Declaration that they accept the publication norms of the Uruguayan
    Journal of Internal Medicine
6. Statement that the work has been prepared respecting the ethical
This cover letter must have the signature of all authors.

b) Authors. On a separate sheet and indicating the title of the work should be sent:
1. Full name of the authors in the order in which they will appear in the
2. Degree of specialization and / or academic position that each of them have.
3. Institution where the work was done
4. If the work has been funded, it must refer to its origins.
5. Contact author: name - phone - email
6. ORCID of each author (to process it in
7. Contribution of each author to the article in question. Indicate next to the  -
    author´s name and in parentheses the items indicated below.

For these purposes we remember that it is considered an author the person who has participated in at least two of the following aspects of a publication:

(a) Conception and design of work
(b) Data collection or fulfillment of experiments
(c) Analysis and interpretation of the data or results
(d) Statistical analysis of the data or results
(e) Writing of the manuscript
(f) Critical revision of the manuscript

c) Text.
It should start with the title of the article, subtitle where appropriate, summary
and keywords (preferably use the terms mentioned in the Medical Subject Headings 
Index Medicus and no more than 5).
All the aforementioned data must be in Spanish, English and Portuguese. Then there 
will be the body of the article WITHOUT DATA that allows identifying the authors or
center where the work was done.

Conflict of interest: In all cases, the declaration of conflict of interest must be made. There is a real or potential conflict of interest, when an author (or the institution to which the author belongs) has personal or financial relationships that can influence unsuitably (bias) in their actions. These relationships range from those whose potential is insignificant to those that have enough potential to influence scientific judgments. Financial relationships (consultancies, shares ownership, fees, reports and expert opinions) are the easiest conflicts of interest to detect; however, conflict may occur for other reasons such as personal relationships or academic rivalry, among other causes.

Ethics: In case of controlled clinical trials it must contain the registration identification number in the Ministry of Public Health. In case of epidemiological studies, the date and / or registration number in which the bioethics committee of the institution gave the endorsement for it must be reported.

Images reproduction: In the case of tables, graphs or images already published, the author must have to express authorization for their reproduction. In case of being previously published in fonts that adopt the Creative Commons license, cc-by it is enough to specifically detail its author and publication site.

Bibliography: The bibliography publication should follow Vancouver standards. They must be in parentheses and in superscript format, you cannot use the tool of automatic bibliographic references that Word has.

Ethical responsibilities. The papers submitted for evaluation must have been prepared in accordance with the international recommendations on clinical research (Declaration of Helsinki of the World Medical Association []) and with laboratory animals.

Informed consent: If photographs or patient data are reproduced, these should not  identify the subject. In all cases, the authors must have obtained the written informed consent of the patient authorizing its publication, reproduction and disclosure. The original works must have the endorsement of the bioethics committee of the institution where the same is carried out. The authors are responsible for obtaining the appropriate permits to reproduce previously published material (text, tables or figures). These permits must be requested both to the author and to the publisher who has published this material.

Publication. The Uruguayan Journal of Internal Medicine is an open access journal and also adopts the Creative Commons attribution license (, also known as cc-by. This license allows the user to access, distribute and create derivative works, as long as he gives the author credit.
The journal does not have any kind of cost for the authors, that is, there are no costs for sending articles to evaluate, nor for the processing of the articles, subscription or for any other reason. Likewise, the author will not receive economic royalties, nor any other type of compensation for the publication.
The Uruguayan Journal of Internal Medicine processes the DOI for each article and reviews the anti-plagiarism thereof, without costs for the author of the article.
The Uruguayan Journal of Internal Medicine will upload the article to the SciELO portal ready, following its regulations.
Periods of publication: March, July and November of each year. The average period between reception of the article and its publication is 10 to 12 weeks.

Diffusion and divulgation. The Society of Internal Medicine of Uruguay and the Uruguayan Journal of Internal Medicine may disclose articles by any printed or electronic means, including the Internet.

Content responsibility. The content of all the articles, opinions or statements expressed in the Journal, reflect the points of view of the author. They are the exclusive responsibility of the authors and do not represent the official opinion of the Editorial Committee or the Directive of the Society of Internal Medicine of Uruguay, unless expressly stated.



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