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INSTRUCTIONS TO AUTHORS

Editorial Policy

The Journal considers for publication unpublished articles, reserving exclusive rights over the publication of the selected Works.

The concepts, judgments and opinions expressed in the articles are the responsibility of the authors.

Each publication will consider unpublished articles, reserving exclusive publication rights for the selected works.

System of Evaluation and Arbitration: The acceptance of the investigations, the acceptance with considerations and the rejection of articles is subject to the results of the review carried out by at least two peers who form part of the editorial committee described on page 2 of this Journal. These results will be informed in a timely manner to the principle author either by letter or email from the vice-president of the Journal. The publication order is up to the criteria of the Executive Board. In the case of the existence of conflicts of interest between the authors and certain national or international experts, a confidential note should be attached in a sealed envelope and addressed to the Editors of the Revista Ciencia y Enfermeria, indicating the names of the people the author does not wish to participate in the arbitration process. This information will be handled in a strictly confidential manner. Once a work is accepted, the authors should be subscribers to the journal in order for publication. Selected works will be the property of the Journal and published, except if the principle author submits in writing the decision to retire the article from publication.

Ethical Considerations. The journal Revista Ciencia y Enfermería wholeheartedly supports universal ethical principles such as contribute to the common good with the contributions that the Journal makes to society and in particular, the spread of knowledge of the discipline, equality of opportunities that comply with the previously established norms but it also rejects any type of individual or group discrimination and maintains discretion and confidentiality in reserving the names of the authors of the works received, the names of the peer reviewers, the articles selected for publication, veracity of the given information and transparency in all stages of the selection and publication process of the selected articles. The journal Revista Ciencia y Enfermería assumes that each investigation to be published has previously complied with the requisite of review by the respective Ethics Committee, clearly stipulating the procedure followed in order to obtain informed consent. This allows a record of assured confidentiality and anonymity of those involved in the investigation.

Form and Preparation of Manuscripts

The concepts, judgments and opinions expressed in these articles are the responsibility of the authors.

The works submitted should have the following format:

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Double-spaced typed on letter size paper, Times New Roman 12 point font, including abstracts and tables on separate sheets, leaving a margin of 3 cm on all sides. The extension of the work should not exceed: 12 pages in the case of writing, 20 if it is an investigation, 10 in case of advances and 2 for letters. Organization of text: graphics in black and white, half the size of the width of the page with shadings and fill-ins clearly differentiated. Tables should be in Excel. Must submit the original and two copies of all documents, plus send their work on CD, PC compatible, written in Word for Windows (RTF extension).
   
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Investigations should be divided into the following sections: Title and Abstract in Spanish and English (including 3 to 6 descriptors or key words), Introduction, Materials and Method, Results and Discussion. Each section should begin on the upper half of the page and be typed without line skips between paragraphs. Preference will be given to investigations in Nursing and Health in which nursing professionals participate as principle or co-authors. Maximum extension is 20 pages.
   
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Other contributions:
   
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Articles should be related to methodological aspects of the investigation process, application of results in the investigative task, spread of research findings and commentaries or analysis related to the process of scientific production. They should have a maximum of 12 pages (including bibliographical references, abstracts in Spanish, English and the original language).
   
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Advances of investigation in progress with a maximum of 10 pages.
   
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Encounters or information about Conferences, courses, workshops or other activities related to investigation and the circulating of editions in the area of research.
   
  2.1.4
Letters to the Editor: Short notes with a maximum of 2 pages which include readers’ opinions on published works or commentaries related to the magazine should be sent to: rev-enf@udec.cl or Departamento de Enfermería, Facultad de Medicina Universidad de Concepción, Casilla 160 C, Concepción, Chile.
   
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Organization of the Works: (Each point should be presented on a separate sheet)
   
  3.1.
Title: The first page of the work should contain a concise and informative title of the investigation in capital letters (in the language of origin, Spanish and English) with no more than 15 words that already contain the descriptors (key words) and should be written in affirmative as well as the complete name(s) of the author(s) and at the bottom of the page and with an asterisk (*): profession, institutional affiliation, city and country, email, name of the institution(s) which should receive credit for the execution of the work and the institution in which the investigation has been carried out. This page should also include the name and direction of the author with whom to establish contact or solicit information, source of economic support if any, in the form of grants, equipment, drugs or all of the above. If a monograph, an abbreviated title of the work should be incorporated on each of the pages.
   
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Abstract: (resumen) in Spanish and English that briefly signals the objective, the methods design used, results obtained and principle conclusions, adding three to six key words. This should not exceed 960 characters and 250 words single-spaced. Works written in another language should present title and abstract in the original language.
     
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Introduction: This part of the work should be subdivided to present the following elements:

Problem: Describe the specific problem under study and the investigative strategy that will be used. The what and the why of the investigation should be clearly stated. These should be developed in one or two paragraphs.

Review of the literature: Discuss and support the work of investigation. Recognition of previous studies that are related specifically to the work should be given by quotations.

Objective or hypothesis: The objective and the reasoning of the proposal should be stated formally as well as a definition of possible variables if applicable. The objective should indicate in an unequivocal manner what the investigator is attempting to observe and measure, and should be written in an affirmative fashion subject to only one interpretation. The hypothesis should express in a clear, precise and concise fashion either a relationship with or difference between two or more variables, including the variables of the study and its effect.

     
 
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Material and method: Mention the paradigm in which the investigation is inscribed and clearly describe the universe, the selection of the sample, instruments and procedures with the necessary precision that will permit other observers to reproduce the observations. When experiments are carried out on human beings, indicate whether or not they satisfy ethical norms established beforehand and revised by an “ad hoc” committee of the institution where the study was carried out. Indicate the number of subjects, of observations, the statistical method or methods employed and the level of statistical signification previously established in order to judge the results.
     
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Results: These should be presented in a logical sequence and have a satisfactory statistical analysis if pertinent. The analysis of data should be in relation to the objective of the study. If tables or graphs are included, they should be attached on a separate sheet and be of a sufficient size so as to permit their reduction, indicating their numeration with a title that briefly and clearly expresses their content. Do not repeat in the text the description of all the data presented in a table, graph or figure, highlight or summarize in the text only the important observations.
   
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Discussion and commentary: The discussion should be based on the objectives and the results in order to then compare them with the empirical framework. Discussion should be on new aspects and limitations the study might have, relating the conclusions to the objectives of the study and announcing projections or new hypotheses if appropriate.
   
 
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Bibliographical References: This section recognizes the sources used to carry out the investigation. It is suggested that in order to support the justification of the study, no less than 30 references be cited, of which 50 % should correspond to the last five years and the remaining, to the last ten years, except if these correspond to classics in the field. Of these 30 references, 50% should come from a primary source. There should be a direct relationship between the quotations that are found in the text and those in the reference list or list of resources utilized to carry out the investigation. All quotations in the text should appear in the list of references. The quotations and the final list should be presented in the “Vancouver” style according to which the references should be cited in the text with consecutive numeration in parenthesis according to their appearance in the text.
     
  3.7.1. Examples of quotations in the text:

“Work affects leisure styles (1)…”

     
  3.7.2.
Examples in the final list:

a) Journal articles of individual authors:
The last names and initials of the first six authors are listed and, if there are more, the expression “et al.” is added.

Triviño Z, Merino JM, Stiepovich J. Conocimientos periposmenopáusicos en mujeres colombianas, una validación psicometrica. Cienc. Enferm. 2006; 12 (2): 23-33.

b) Books:
The last names and initials of all authors (editors, compilers, etc.) or the name of an entity: title, number of edition, place of publication, publisher and year are included.

If appropriate, volume numbers are added and the pages consulted, series and series number.

Alveal M, Clericus V, Stiepovich J. First Aid: a Necessity in a Responsible Community. 2a ed. Concepción: Aníbal Pinto; 1996.

c) Other materials:
The indications for citing books should be followed, specifying the origin (authors or institution), title, denomination of material, site of elaboration o emission and date.

Internet materials.

MINSAL. Department of Statistics and Information. Health Indicators 2007. Found in: http://www.minsal.cl/. Access on 2 May 2008.

d) Unpublished sources, abstracts, works presented in conferences, congresses and symposiums.
These are not considered appropriate references but if it is absolutely necessary to cite unpublished sources that are difficult to obtain, they may be highlighted in the text in parenthesis or as footnotes in the following manner:

“It has been verified that in the services…” and the corresponding footnote should appear on the same page.

Any doubt as to the form of presentation of the references in the text and final list of references should be consulted in: International Committee of Medical Journals Editors. Univerm Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals: writing and editing for biomedical publication in http://www.icmje.org

Authorship

Only those who have taken part in the work in a sufficient way so as to publicly take responsibility for the contents should figure as authors. Furthermore, all of the authors should be qualified to figure as such. Manuscripts with more than six authors should be accompanied by a declaration that certifies in an explicit manner the contribution of each of the authors.

When a manuscript is sent, the form Declaration of the Responsibility of the Author must be attached, confirming that the work is unpublished, that it has not been published previously either in print or electronically and that it will not be presented to another medium before knowing the decision of the journal. The transference of author copyrights to the journal Ciencia y Enfermería must also be attached.

     
4.  
System of Evaluation and Arbitration: The acceptance of the investigations, the acceptance with considerations or revisions and the rejection of articles is dependent on the results of the review carried out by at least two peer reviewers who form part of the editorial committee described on page 2 of this journal. The results will be made known in an opportune manner to the principle author, either by letter or email, by the vice-president of the committee. The order of publication is left to the criteria of the executive board. In case a conflict of interest should exist among the authors and certain national or international experts, a confidential note should be sent in a sealed envelope and addressed to the Editors of the Journal Revista Ciencia y Enfermería, indicating the name of the persons that the author does not wish to participate in the arbitration process. This information will be handled in a strictly confidential manner. Once the work is accepted, the author or authors should be subscribed to the journal for it to be published. Works selected become property of the journal and will be published unless the principle author sends a written note affirming the decision to retire the article from publication.
     
5.  
Ethical Considerations: The journal Revista Ciencia y Enfermería wholly supports universal ethical principles such as contribute to the common good with the contributions that the journal makes to society and in particular to the knowledge of the discipline, equal opportunities to publish articles in equal conditions that comply with the previously established norm but also to reject any type of individual or group discrimination, discretion and confidentiality on maintaining in reserve the names of the authors of the works that are received, the names of peer reviewers and the articles selected for publication, veracity of the information given and transparency in all the stages of the selection process and in the publication of the articles selected. The journal Revista Ciencia y Enfermería assumes that each investigation to be published has previously complied with the requisite of review by the respective Ethics Committee, clearly stipulating the procedure followed in order to obtain informed consent. This allows a record of assured confidentiality and anonymity of those persons involved in the investigation.

Declaration of Author Responsibility and Author Rights

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RESPONSABILITY OF THE AUTHOR

COMPLETE TITLE OF THE ARTICLE IN SPANISH, ENGLISH AND PORTUGUESE
 
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PALABRAS CLAVES/KEY WORDS/ PALAVRA CHAVES DEL ARTÍCULO
 
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JOURNAL CATEGORY TO WHICH THE ARTICLE BELONGS
 
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The author(s), who sign at the bottom of this document

DECLARE:

I participated in the work, I authorize its publication and I am responsible for its contents.
The work is Original, it has not been published nor is it under consideration to be published in any other journal, either in print or electronic format.
The author(s) comply with the requisites for AUTHORSHIP outlined in this document.
The editorial committee is not responsible for the information contained in the article.
   
  Signature of the author(s)
   
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TRANSFERENCE OF AUTHOR RIGHTS

I declare that in case this article is accepted that I agree with the author rights and that the article will belong exclusively to the journal Ciencia y Enfermería and as such either its total or partial reproduction by whatever means of printed or electronic impression is prohibited without previous permission.
   
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