ISSN 0717-9308 online version
ISSN 0717-201X print version

INSTRUCTIONS TO AUTHORS

Scope and policy

 

Revista Chilena de Radiología is the official publication of the Sociedad Chilena de Radiología. This journal is a quarterly publication that accepts for reviewing and publication manuscripts that may have not been published previously and may not be under consideration by another publication or medium. Manuscripts submitted are expected to be a valuable contribution to specialists, medical students and technologists in the fields of nuclear radiology/medicine, while sharing scientific information with specialists from other areas of Medicine.

Submitted papers may be Original Articles being the outcome of authors’ research; clinical series Review Articles; scientific, technological or specialty-related Updating Papers; Case Reports, and Letters to the Editor.

The manuscript format should be adapted to the style shown in Revista Chilena de Radiología, that can be accesed at www.scielo.cl. Manuscripts should follow the recommendations established in the “Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals” by the International Committee Of Medical Journal Editors, updated February 2006 (www.icmje.org)

When reporting experiments on human subjects, indicate whether the procedures followed were in accordance with ethical standards of Institutional Review Boards and with the Helsinki Declaration of 1975, as revised in 2005. When reporting experiments on animals indicate whether any institutional or national law on the care and use of laboratory animals was followed.

Manuscripts should be received only if they fully comply with all requirements (documents and materials) listed in Annex 1. Manuscript Check list.

Articles will be reviewed by either Editor or Co-Editors and a written acknowledgement of receipt will be sent to the Corresponding author through e-mail.

The Editorial Board may accept or reject submitted contributions, and may modify formal or linguistic mistakes or inaccuracies, if present, while respecting original manuscript contents.

If Editors deem it necessary to make observations, those will be sent via e-mail to Corresponding author, who will meet a 30-day deadline to send paper back properly corrected to the Sociedad Secretariat; otherwise it will be discarded.

Once editorial work has been finished, final approval of manuscript will be informed to Corresponding author via e-mail, along with likely date of publication.

The Editorial Board will define order of appearance for accepted manuscripts.

 

Form and preparation of manuscripts

 
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The manuscript should be written in Spanish, preferably Word format in letter-size pages numbered consecutively in the upper right corner. Double-space all the text, using font tipe Arial, font size 12. Two (2) printed versions are required, as well as a CD including full text and separate files for Tables, Figures and legends for Figures.
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Research Articles, Clinical Series Reviews and Updating Papers should not exceed 20 pages; Case Reports can be extended up to 10 pages; typical length for Letters to the Editor is up to 2 pages.
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Original versions submitted by authors will not undergo any modification except the ones proposed by the Editor.
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Title Page. Title must be written in Spanish. It should be concise but informative. Title page should include: authors’ names, listed by first name initial, full last name, and mother’s maiden initial (e.g.: J. Soto M.); authors’ highest academic degree, institutional affiliation and country must be provided as well; corresponding author’s e-mail address, phone and fax numbers, and mailing address must be included. If appropriate, identify the place where the research was conducted.

As for Research Articles, Clinical Series Reviews and Updating Papers, a maximum of 7 authors is recommended. If more than 7, grounds for inclusion have to be provided.
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Second page. Title of paper written in English. Abstract written both in Spanish and English not exceeding 150 words in length each. Both abstracts should clearly and concisely state the purpose of the research, basic procedures, main findings, and principal conclusions.

Below the abstract authors should provide, and identify as such, 3 to 6 key words for indexing purposes. Terms selected from Medical Subject Headings (MeSH), Index Medicus, accesible at www.nlm.nih.gov/mesh, should be used.

  Subsequent pages, consecutively numbered, should include:
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Introduction. State the purpose of the article and summarize the rationale of the study or observation. Give only strict and pertinent references and do not include data or conclusions from the work being reported.
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Material and Methods. Describe procedures and materials used for collecting and organizing data, including relevant and appropriate details for reproducing experience in future research works. Specify statistics tools applied and include Institutional Review Boards approval, when appropriate.
8.
Results. Present your results in a logical sequence in the text, using tables and illustrations. Do not include interpretations on observations carried out.
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Discussion. Emphasize the new and important aspects of the study and the conclusions derived from them. Include in this section the implications of your findings, as well as their limitations. Avoid repeating details already presented in the Introduction and Results sections. Compare the most relevant results of your study with other papers already published, stating brief and concrete conclusions when appropriate.
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Acknowledgements. To be included when appropriate, identify and acknowledge only those individuals and/or institutions which have made substantial contributions to the study, but do not meet the criteria for authorship.
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References. References should be numbered consecutively in the order in which they are first mentioned in the text, according to following instructions (Vancouver Style):
  • Journal article
 
Authors’ last names, followed by first name initial (,) If more than 6 authors, list the first 6 authors, followed by “et al” (.) Article title (.) Abbreviated name of the journal (in italics), according to Index Medicus format at http://www.nih.gov/tsd/serials/lji/html ( ) Year of publication (;) Volume (:) Article initial and final page numbers (separated by n-dash).

Llanos J, Ortega C, Rojas R, et al. Invaginación colocólica: presentación de dos casos. Rev Chil Radiol 2005; 11: 9-12.
  • Chapter in a Book
 
Authors of chapter (.) Title of chapter (.) Book authors’ name(s) (.) Book title (.) Edition (.) City of publication (:) Publishing house (;) Year (.) Chapter initial and final page numbers.

Phillips S,Whistnant J. Hypertension and stroke. In: Laragh J, Brenner B, (Eds). Hypertension: diagnosis and management. 2nd ed. New York: Raven Press; 1995. pp. 465-478.
  • Electronic material
 
Name of book or article, electronic address, and date of publication.

Ex: CNPq Plataforma Lattes, "Investimentos do CNPq em CT&I". http://fomentonacional.cnpq.br/dmfomento/home/index.jsp. (Accesed 16/Mar/2006).
12.
Tables and Illustrations (Figures)
  • Tables and legends
 
Type each table with double spacing on a separate sheet of paper. Number tables consecutively according to order of appearance in the text with Arabic numerals. Submit them in CD or in a file labeled “TABLES”. Do not submit object- or figure-shaped tables. Supply a brief title for each table, specifying meaning of abbreviations in footnotes. Provide brief explanatory legends to facilitate understanding of table contents.
  • Illustrations (Figures) and legends

Illustrations (Figures) should be submitted in CD in a file labeled “IMAGES”, numbered consecutively according to the order they have been first cited in the text. Do not submit Images in Power Point format or pasted into Word documents.

Images cannot include patiens’ names.

Gray-scale images must be recorded in CD, TIF format or JPG highest resolution, 300 dpi preferable. Low resolution images must be submitted in the largest possible size.

If digital cameras images are enclosed, make sure that-at least-a 3.0 MP Digital Camera has been used.Make a list of Figure legends numbered consecutively. When more than one image is included, identify the content of each one of them with consecutive lower case letters.

  • Graphics and legends
 
For graphics, strong and contrasting colors are recommended. Provide brief explanatory legends to facilitate understanding of Graphic content.
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Illustrations, images or graphics in color. The cost of publication of color Figures must be consulted to the editors.
14.
Reproduction of non-original graphic material. When material already published is reproduced, its original source must be identified, along with a written permission from copyright owner.
15.
Statement of Authorship form (Annex 2) signed by each author should be included.
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Conflicts of Interest Statement form (Annex 3) signed by the author responsible for manuscript should be included.
 

Sending of manuscripts

 

Manuscripts should be submitted in duplicate to:

  • Sociedad Chilena de Radiología
    General Holley #2363-A, Of.404, Providencia
    Santiago-Chile
    Phone: (56-2) 2378 9739
    Fax: (56-2) 2231 9103
    E-mail: revistachilenaradiologia@gmail.com
 

Annexes

 

AUTHORSHIP RESPONSIBILITY STATEMENT



PAPER TITLE:

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STATEMENT:

I hereby certify that I have contributed directly to the intellectual content of this research article in the following areas:

  • Substantial contributions to conception and design, or acquisition of data, or analysis and interpretation of data;
  • Drafting the article or revising it critically for the addition of important intellectual content,
  • Final approval of the version to be published.

Therefore, I take public responsibility of it and I hereby grant permission to have my name listed jointly with the rest of the contributors.

AUTHOR: First and Last Name

SIGNATURE

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CONFLICTS OF INTEREST STATEMENT


As the Autor responsible for the manuscript:

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I hereby certifies that the contents of this manuscript have by no means been biassed by any Conflict of Interest.

Signature

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Name

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