ISSN 0717-9502 online version
ISSN 0717-9367 print


Scope and policy


The International Journal of Morphology (Revista Internacional de Morfología), Print ISSN 0717-9367; Online ISSN 0717-9502  an official publication of the Chilean Society of Anatomy, Argentine Association of Anatomy  and Panamerican Association of Anatomy. It is the continuation of Revista Chilena de Anatomía (Chilean Anatomical Journal) and is published quarterly. The four  issues published  yearly constitute one volume. This journal covers anatomy in all its aspects-gross, histologic and developmental, as applied to medical practice, as well as  morphological aspects of molecular, cellular, systems, or evolutionary biology. Reviews, short and brief communications and Letters to the Editor are also accepted.

All articles submitted to International Journal of Morphology  must be original.  In  letters to the Editor, signed by all the authors, it should be expressly declared that  all manuscripts must be approved by all authors, may not have been published  previously either in whole or partly, except in abstract form, and may not be under consideration by any other journal.

Electronic submission of articles.  The  manuscripts should be sent by email (Text and tables in word format and figures in jpg format at 300 dpi).

Correspondence to: Dr. Mariano del Sol, Editor International Journal of Morphology,
Faculty of Medicine, Universidad de La Frontera, Casilla 54-D, Temuco, Chile.
Fax: (56-45) 232 5600 Email:

Form and preparation of manuscripts

Manuscripts should be as concise as possible (no more  than 12 pages long, including text, illustrations, and References). Only manuscripts written in  English  and Spanish will be considered. They should be organized as follows: title page, running title, summary and key words, introduction, material and method, results, discussion, summary and key words in Spanish (the summary translation will be made in Chile ), acknowledgments,  and references. The results and discussion sections may be combined.

  • Title page: should include: title, full name of author(s), institutional affiliation with complete address, running title not exceed 45 letters and spaces, and the name, address, phone and fax number, and the e-mail address of the corresponding author; if this manuscript (or grant)  was subsidized, indicate the sponsorship and the number of the process at the bottom of the page.
  • The summary (structured)  should not exceed 300 words and should be formatted to serve in lieu of a concluding summary. It should refer concisely to the rest of the paper. Append three to five key words at the end of the summary.
  • Text: Introduction, Material and Method, Result and Discussion.
  • Tables and Illustrations: Each table must  have a self-explanatory title, be numbered in order of appearance with Roman numerals, and be cited at an appropriate point in the text. Tables should present comparisons of data that are too cumbersome  to describe in the text. Illustrations  are numbered  with Arabic numeral. Abbreviations used on  figures should be defined in the legend must match exactly those used in the text. If it is necessary, use letters, numbers or transferable symbols.
  • Summary  and key words in English (or in Spanish, in case the article is written in English).
  • Acknowledgments.
  • References: Maximum 25 references. Text references to literature should be arranged chronologically by author’s last name, following the standards of the journal’s technical format. Every author should be named in the References. When there are more than two authors, use the first author’s name and et al.. When references are made to more than one paper by the same author, published  in the same year, refer  them to as a, b, c, etc. along with the year of publications in parenthesis, only in the first quotation. The year should be repeated in each citation if the author has more than one article mentioned.

Follow these examples:

Castrogiovanni, P.; Mazzone, V. & Imbesi, R. Immunolocalization of HB-EGF in human skin by streptavidin-peroxidase (HRP) conjugate method. Int. J. Morphol., 29(4):1162-7, 2011.

Moore K.L.; Dalley A. F. & Agur, A. M. R.  Clinically Oriented Anatomy.  6th ed. Philadelphia, Wolters Kluwer/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2010.

  • Nomenclature. The terminology should be used according to the last edition of the Terminologia Anatomica, Terminologia Histologica, Terminologia Embriologica,  Nomina Anatomica Veterinaria or the Nomina Anatomica Avium. The terms in Latin can be translated into the native language (English or Spanish).
  • Cost of publications: Authors are encouraged to submit color illustrations when the color conveys essential scientific information. Color reproduction will be subsidized by the publisher, reducing author costs to  US300 per page. (Articles in black and white =US 250). All articles including the translation of the summary to Spanish will be reviewed at a rate of US $50-  per article.

Sending of manuscripts

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Sociedad Chilena de Anatomía

Casilla 54-D
Temuco - Chile
Tel.: (56-45) 232 5571
Fax: (56-45) 232 5600