Guidelines for Authors (English)

The Revista Medicina e Investigación Clínica Guayaquil adheres to the uniform requirements for the submission of manuscripts: writing and editing of biomedical publications (Vancouver style recommendations), in addition to promoting the application of international standards or established good practices, both for the preparation of manuscripts and for publication, they must follow the following structure:

 

Original Articles

  • The length of the text (excluding references, graphs, tables, and figures) should not exceed 4000 words.
  • Title. It must indicate precisely what the purpose of study is; preferably it should be brief, clear, specific, simple; and less, or equal than 20 words. This must be in Spanish and English.
  • Authors. The number of authors must be proportional to the magnitude of the work. People who have made small contributions within the manuscript should appear in the acknowledgments section.
  • Original research articles must have a structured abstract of a maximum of 250 words, it must be structured into: introduction, materials and methods, results, and conclusions. Once you have completed the abstract in Spanish, you must provide it in English.
  • Between three and five keywords or descriptors covered under the structured and multilingual vocabulary within the Health Sciences Descriptors (DeCS) must be provided. English abstracts must also contain the keywords according to the DeCS translations.
  • Briefly define the problem or object of the research, it is contextualized, and the main objectives, importance and justification of the manuscript are described.
  • Materials and methods. Define the methodology used in the study, the context, place and/or period of its completion. Identify the universe and the sample, briefly; in addition, explain the sampling method, inclusion, and exclusion criteria of the study Detail the necessary aspects about the participants or the study objects and the variables. Explicitly differentiate the primary and secondary outcomes; describe the statistical procedures, equipment and materials used in the development of the study.
  • Results. The results are presented in a clear, compiled, logical and coherent manner in accordance with their formulation in the methods’ section; the occurrence of events, primary and secondary outcomes are also The tables and graphs are clear and implicitly explained. The maximum total number of tables and figures is ten per manuscript.
  • Discussion. The results of the study and their implications are interpreted and discussed, specifying the novel aspects provided by the research and comparing the results with those of other similar works, evaluating the scope and limitations of the results.
  • Conclusions. They correspond to the objectives and are inferred from the results, clearly and accurately exposing the conclusions of the report in relation to its objectives and results.
  • Bibliographic references. They are appropriate, sufficient for the topic and the aspects discussed, and must be presented in Vancouver style. It is preferred that references cite original and certified research under the various authorized methods and platforms in relation to the health area. Citations should be numbered in the order in which they are first mentioned in the paper, in Arabic numerals, in parentheses in the text, tables and legends.

The style will be used as shown in the examples. Summaries or abstracts for reference should be avoided and references or accepted but not yet published material will be designated “in press” or “in preparation”, with the corresponding written permissions to cite said material.

Examples

Article

When there are more than six (6) authors, the first six are cited (last name followed by the initials of the names) and “et al.” is added.

Roos JW, Ruys TP, Stein JI, Thilén U, Webb GD, Niwa K, et al. Outcome of pregnancy in patients with structural or ischemic heart disease: results of a registry of the European Society of Cardiology. Eur Heart J. 2013;34(9):657-65. DOI: 10.1093/eurheartj/ehs270.

If the publication is in Spanish, “et al.” is castilianized (“y col.”).

Chapter of a book

Feldman M. Gastrointestinal stromal tumors. In: Feldman M, Friedman L, Brandt L, editors. Digestive and liver diseases. 10th ed. Madrid: Elsevier; 2017: 487–500.

Complete Book

Courtney M. Townsend, Jr., MD, R. Daniel Beauchamp, MD, B. Mark Evers, MD and Kenneth L. Mattox, MD. Sabiston Textbook of Surgery, 19th Edition. Elsevier; 2012.

Electronic article before printing

Authors. Qualification. Magazine; [online]. Consulted on dd/mm/yyyy. Available on: website (exact or sufficient website to guide the reader to the link).

Databases

SURGERY-PDQ [online database]. Bethesda, MD: National Cancer Institute; 1996. Accessed June 20, 2019.

Web page

Gómez A. Air pressure and Mount McKinley. At: http://www.cohp.org/ak/notes/pressure_altitude_simplified_ II.html; consulted on 10/19/2009.

  • Tables and figures.
    • Tables and figures should be used as necessary to communicate data; however, the number of combined tables plus figures should not exceed ten.
    • The tables must be sent in such a way that they can be modified to give them the design of the magazine. The tables will be numbered consecutively in the order in which they were previously cited in the text and with a brief title for each one. All non-standardized table abbreviations must be explained at the bottom of the table itself. For footnotes, use the following symbols in this sequence: *, †, ‡, §, ¶, **, ††, ‡‡, etc.
    • Figures must be numbered consecutively in the order in which they have been previously cited in the text. If a figure has already been published, you must clarify the original source.
    • For figures, titles and detailed explanations are placed in the text of the legends and not in the illustration itself.
    • If photographs of people are used, either the person must not be identifiable, or written permission must be obtained to use the photograph.
    • The figures (drawings or photographs) must be sent in high resolution (between 200 and 300 dpi) as an attachment, in JPEG, TIFF, PNG format.

Template for original articles

 

Case Report

  • The length of the text (excluding references, graphs, tables, and figures) should not exceed 1500 words.
  • Title. It must indicate precisely what the object of study is; preferably it should be brief, clear, specific, simple, maximum 20 words, presenting a clear understanding of the purpose of the clinical case, without abbreviations. Add the phrase clinical case or case report at the end of the title, to allow identification of the type of work. This must be in Spanish and English.
  • Authors. It should not exceed eight authors. People who have made small contributions within the report should appear in the acknowledgments section.
  • Abstract. No more than 250 words, a brief description of the clinical case must be made, pointing out why the case is important or notable, specifying the educational message that motivates its publication, the writing must be understandable and not contain bibliographic citations or abbreviations. Once you have completed the summary in Spanish, you must provide it in English (abstract).
  • Keywords. Between three and five keywords or descriptors covered under the structured and multilingual vocabulary within the Health Sciences Descriptors (DeCS) must be provided. English abstracts must also contain the keywords according to the DeCS translations.
  • Introduction. Present the main ideas that led to the completion of the paper. It is advisable to add in the last paragraph some words that highlight the relevance or objective of the case presentation.
  • Description of the clinical case. It should include important background information, clinical history data, and physical examination relevant to the case. Results of diagnostic support studies that support the patient or patients’ outcomes, as well as clinical and/or surgical treatment data.
  • Discussion. It must include in a clear and simple way the message that the case or case report contributes to medical-surgical practice, as appropriate, including recommendations for the management of patients with similar clinical characteristics, as well as propose as a perspective the possible lines of research that could originate from the communication of the case or report of clinical cases. The lessons that can be learned from the case discussed, specifying the educational message and its practical importance. With the support of national and international literature, establish in a comparative manner whether the presentation of the clinical case has national and/or international significance, as well as for health systems.
  • Tables and figures.
    • Tables and figures should be used as necessary to communicate data; however, the number of combined tables plus figures should not exceed three (3).
    • The tables must be sent in such a way that they can be modified to give them the design of the magazine. The tables will be numbered consecutively in the order in which they were previously cited in the text and with a brief title for each one. All non-standardized table abbreviations must be explained at the bottom of the table itself. For footnotes, use the following symbols in this sequence: *, †, ‡, §, ¶, **, ††, ‡‡, etc.
    • Figures must be numbered consecutively in the order in which they have been previously cited in the text. If a figure has already been published, you must clarify the original source.
    • For figures, titles and detailed explanations are placed in the text of the legends and not in the illustration itself.
    • If photographs of people are used, either the person must not be identifiable, or written permission must be obtained to use the photograph.
    • The figures (drawings or photographs) must be sent in high resolution (between 200 and 300 dpi) as an attachment, in JPEG, TIFF, PNG format.
  • In this section, the names of the people who have participated in the clinical case without having sufficient participation to be considered the author or co-author of the writing may be noted.
  • Bibliographic references. Citations should be numbered in the order in which they are first mentioned in Arabic numerals, in parentheses in the text, tables and legends. A maximum of 20 bibliographic references will be accepted. Write down the references under the Vancouver style.

The style will be used as shown in the examples. Summaries or abstracts for reference should be avoided and references or accepted but not yet published material will be designated “in press” or “in preparation”, with the corresponding written permissions to cite said material.

Examples

Article

When there are more than six (6) authors, the first six are cited (last name followed by the initials of the names) and “et al.” is added.

Roos JW, Ruys TP, Stein JI, Thilén U, Webb GD, Niwa K, et al. Outcome of pregnancy in patients with structural or ischemic heart disease: results of a registry of the European Society of Cardiology. Eur Heart J. 2013;34(9):657-65. DOI: 10.1093/eurheartj/ehs270.

If the publication is in Spanish, “et al.” is castilianized (“y col.”).

Chapter of a book

Feldman M. Gastrointestinal stromal tumors. In: Feldman M, Friedman L, Brandt L, editors. Digestive and liver diseases. 10th ed. Madrid: Elsevier; 2017: 487–500.

Complete Book

Courtney M. Townsend, Jr., MD, R. Daniel Beauchamp, MD, B. Mark Evers, MD and Kenneth L. Mattox, MD. Sabiston Textbook of Surgery, 19th Edition. Elsevier; 2012.

Electronic article before printing

Authors. Qualification. Magazine; [online]. Consulted on dd/mm/yyyy. Available on: website (exact or sufficient website to guide the reader to the link).

Databases

SURGERY-PDQ [online database]. Bethesda, MD: National Cancer Institute; 1996. Accessed June 20, 2019.

Web page

Gómez A. Air pressure and Mount McKinley. At: http://www.cohp.org/ak/notes/pressure_altitude_simplified_ II.html; consulted on 10/19/2009.

Citations should be numbered in the order in which they are first mentioned in Arabic numerals in parentheses in the text, tables, and legends. A maximum of 20 bibliographic references will be accepted. Write down the references under the Vancouver style.

Case report template

 

Review article

Review articles are usually requested by editors from specific authors, both domestic and foreign; unsolicited material will be taken into consideration. Before writing a review article for the Revista Medicina e Investigación Clínica Guayaquil, contact the editorial office. Review articles can be written by no more than 3 authors. The length of the text (excluding references, graphs, tables and figures) should not exceed 6000 words. For more information, go to the Original Article section.

Review Article Template

 

Letters to the editor

Correspondence on editorial issues or related to articles published in the magazine should be sent to this section. Only letters received within 12 weeks after the publication of the reference article and that do not include original data will be accepted for evaluation.

  • Maximum 4 authors.
  • Maximum length of 800 words and with a title in Spanish and English (less than 150 characters, including spaces).
  • Maximum of 2 figures and no tables.
  • Maximum of 5 references.

Template for letters to the editor

 

COPYRIGHT

If the document is accepted for publication, the reproduction rights will belong to the Revista Medicina e Investigación Clínica Guayaquil. Each article must be accompanied by a letter of declaration of commitment from the authors in which it is specified that the manuscript is unpublished, indicating that the reproduction rights are the exclusive property of the journal, in addition to other aspects that are explicit in the document, such as its not simultaneous presentation for publication in another journal. On the other hand, authors have the responsibility of obtaining the necessary permissions to reproduce any material protected by reproduction rights.

You can download the commitment letter format by clicking on the following link.