Sequence organization will be the following for each manuscript:
2. RESEARCH ARTICLES SHOULD CONSIDER THE FOLLOWING SECTIONS
2.1. The title page should include
a) The title of the manuscript, that should be concise but include sufficient information on the contents of the work, and should be expressed both in Spanish and in English.
b) Author identification: the names should include first name, last name and the initial of the mother’s maiden name. Authors’ degrees and affiliation should be on the bottom of the page.
c) Identification of the place where the work was carried out: name of the Sections, Units, Departments and Institutions.
d) Identification of corresponding author: indicate name, address and email of the corresponding author.
e) Funding: Indicate source of funding, if there was any.
f) The first author on the list is the manuscript main author; the last author listed is the second main author.
a) The abstract should be submitted both in Spanish and in English, and should be no more than 200 words in length. The abstract should be formatted according to the following scheme only for research articles: Introduction - Purpose - Materials and methods - Results - Discussion - Conclusions. All other articles may not follow the scheme mentioned.
A translation to English language should be submitted.
b) Keywords. At the end of the abstract list a few words in Spanish and English enabling indexing and location within a database.
2.3. Introduction. Should include a brief review of the topic and the purpose and objectives of the research.
2.4. Materials and methods. Should clearly describe the selection of the study subjects, identify methods and indicate the instruments with such accuracy that other investigators might reproduce the results. Trademarks should be written between brackets. If methods are known, of common and established use, just naming them or their respective reference will be enough. If the experience involved patient or subject participation, state compliance with ethic regulations previously established and approval by an ad hoc committee of the institution where the study was carried out, or state accordance with the Helsinki Declaration (1975). Patients should be identified with consecutive numbers. Their names, true initials, medical record number are not to be disclosed. Document the drugs used by their generic name and indicate doses, routes of administration and dosage applied. If necessary, the statistical method used as well as signification should be mentioned.
2.5. Results. Present your results with a logical sequence. Such sequence should be in accordance with the text, the tables and figures. Data can be displayed either in Tables or in Figures, but not simultaneously in both.
All data displayed in a Figure or a Table should not be repeated in the text. Only the most relevant data might be repeated. Do not mix results with discussion. Discussion is to be developed in the following section.
2.6. Discussion. The discussion should address the results obtained in the research work and should not turn into a topic review. Only new and important aspects supplied by the submitted work should be discussed and highlighted, as well as conclusions resulting from these. Data displayed in the Results section should not be repeated in detail in the discussion. Make implications of your findings explicit in this section and relate such observations to other studies published with their respective reference. Relate your conclusions with purposes and objectives indicated in the Introduction section, but avoid proposing conclusions lacking a robust support from your work or from others yet unfinished. If judged adequate, new hypotheses or recommendations might be suggested.
2.7. Conclusions. Conclusions resulting from this work should be described clearly. Conclusions should have direct relation with the objectives stated and should be supported by the results and the statistical tests if appropriate.
2.8. Acknowledgements. Acknowledgement should be expressed only to people or institutions providing a substantial contribution to your work.
2.9. References. Authors are responsible for the accuracy of their references. Number references in consecutive numbers according to the order in which they are mentioned in the text, figures, boxes and/or illustrations by identifying them with the number written as super index. Use the style that is used in the examples provided below, those are based on the format that the United States National Library of Medicine uses in the Index Medicus. Journal names should be abbreviated according to the style used in this publication. Refer to the List of Journals Indexed in Index Medicus.
Try to avoid using abstracts and “personal communications” as references. Non-verbal references to written communications may be inserted (between brackets) in the text. Likewise, articles accepted for publication and yet unpublished may be included among the references; indicate the journal and add “in press” (between brackets). Information regarding manuscripts submitted for consideration to a journal, but not yet accepted, must be cited in the text as “unpublished observations” (between brackets).
Authors should verify the references by checking them against the original documents. The following are examples of adequate references:
1) Journal article. Include the name of all the authors separated by a comma when the number of authors is six or less; if authors are seven or more, list only the first three and add “et al”. Write the title of the article in the original language. Then write the name of the Journal according to the style used by the Index Medicus and the year of publication, the journal volume, the initial and the final page. Example: You CH, Lee KY, Chey RY, Menguy R. Electrogastrographic study of patients with unexplained nausea, bloating and vomiting. Gastroenterology 1980; 79: 3114-5.
2) Corporate author The Royal Marsden Hospital Bone-Marrow Transplantation.
Team. Failure of syngeneic bone marrow graft without preconditioning in posthepatitis marrow aplasia. Lancet 1977; 2: 2424.
3) Anonymous. Coffee drinking and cancer of the pancreas (Editorial). Br Med J 1981; 283: 628.
4) Journal supplement Frumin AM, Nussbaum J. Esposito M. Functional asplenia: Demonstration of splenic activity by bone marrow scan (Abstract). Blood 1979; 54 (suppl): 26ª
5) Journal with continuous pagination (by number). Seaman WB. The case of the pancreatic pseudocyst. Hosp Pract 1981; 16 (sep): 245.
6) Books and other monographies.
b) Personal author(s) Eisen HN. Immunology: An introduction to molecular and cellular principles of the immune response. Sa ed. New York: Harper and Row 1974:406.
INSTRUCTIONS FOR AUTHORS
c) Editor, compiler or president as author Dausset J. Colombani J. eds. Histocompatibility testing 1972. Copenhague: Munksgaard, 1973: 128.
d) Book chapter Weinstein L, Swartz MN. Pathogenic properties of invading microorganisms. In: Sodeman WA Jr, Sodeman WA, eds, Pathologic physiology: Mechanisms of disease. Philadelphia: WB Saunders, 1974; 457-72.
e) Article included in the published minutes of a meeting DuPont B. Bone marrow transplantation in severe combined immunodeficiency with an unrelated MLC compatible donor. En: White HJ, Smith R. eds. Proceedings of the third annual meeting of the International Society for Experimental Hematology: Houston: International Society for Experimental Hematology, 1974: 446.
f) Monography that is part of a series. Hunnighake GW, Gadek JE, Szapiel SV, et al. The human
alveolar macrophage. In: Harris CC, ed. Cultured human cells and tissues in biomedical research. New York: Academic Press, 1980: 546, (Stoner GD, ed. Methods and perspectives in cell biology; vol 1).
g) Publication by an organization. Ranofsky AL. Surgical operations in short stay hospitals: United States-1975. Hyattsville, Maryland: National Center for Health Statistics, 1978; DHEW publication number (PHS) 78-1785. (Vital and health statistics; series 13, number 34).
h) Thesis Cairns RB. Infrared spectroscopic studies of solid oxygen (Doctoral thesis). Berkeley, California: University of California, 1965. 156 pp.
i) Electronic references: the authors must be written first, then the title of the article, the source origin in case the article is published in any, and finally the electronic website from which the reference was retrieved and the date of such retrieval. The fact that such reference might eventually be further modified by the authors should be considered; to such end, before writing, the following words should be written: Available at: and after writing the reference, the words Consulted on the: (date) should be written.
j) Other articles
1) Newspaper article Shaffer RA. Advances in chemistry are starting to unlock mysteries of the brain: Discoveries could help cure alcoholism and insomnia, explain mental illness. How the messengers work. Wall Street Journal 1977 Aug 12: 1 (col 1).
2) Magazine article Rouche B. Annals of medicine: The Santa Claus culture. The New Yorker 1971 Sept 4:66-81.
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- average X
- number of observations n
- standard deviation SD
- antibody Ab
- antigen Ag
- bell B
- decibel dB
- electrocardiogram ECG
- electroencephalogram EEG
- nano 10-9 n
- micro 10-6 μ
- mili 10-3 m
- centi 10-2 c
- deci 10-1 d
2.11. Tables. Present tables in separate pages, and double – space machine typed. Do not send slides or pictures of tables. Tables should be numbered consecutively and each one should have a brief title as heading. On each column include a short and abridged heading. Separate with lines only column headings and main table titles.
Columns should be separated by spaces and not by vertical lines. Add clarifying notes when appropriate and explain non-conventional abbreviations at the bottom of the table.
2.12. Figures. Any type of illustration that is not a Table is a Figure (picture, drawing, scheme, X-ray image, graphic, ECG, ENG, etc.). Whatever their type, figures should be numbered according to the order in which they appear in the text. In case of drawings or graphics, these should be done by professionals. In such case, submit a picture of the latter in black and white measuring 9 x 12 cm. Numbers or symbols should be seen clear and sharp over all the surface of the picture, taking into consideration the eventual reduction of their size upon publication. Titles and legends should be submitted in separate pages. The number of the figure as cited in the text, the name of the main author and an arrow pointing towards the upper part of the figure should be indicated on the backside of it with a black pencil. If a figure is part of published matter, indicate its original source and request a written authorization from the author or the editor to reproduce it in your work.
Publication of color illustrations should be enquired to the Journal Director. Costs of such publication will be paid by the author.
3. Instructions for publication of Clinical Cases and Literature Reviews are the same as for Research Articles, however the abstract in Spanish or in English is a general summary that does not include chapters such as introduction, purposes, etc.
4. REPRINTS. The Journal shall print reprints upon author’s requests. These will be paid by the authors. Reprints will only be printed if they are requested prior to printing of the number. The minimal number of reprints is 30.
Information for authors included at the end page of each issue of the Revista de Otorrinolaringología y Cirugía de Cabeza y Cuello should be read carefully and in detail.
The order for authors’ identifications should be the following: First name, Last name and initial of the Mother’s Maiden Name. Indicate at the end of the page, the Sections, Units, Departments and Institutions where the work was performed.
Abstract and keywords.
Authors are responsible for the accuracy of their references.