ISSN 1852-7337
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ISSN 0328-1310
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Instructions to authors


Scope and policy


DIAETA magazine is the scientific magazine of the Asociación Argentina de Dietistas y Nutricionistas Dietistas -AADYND- (Argentine Association of Dietitians and Nutritionist Dietitians.) The magazine publishes scientific articles which have been anonymously revised by specialists in the field. The magazine, which is published every three months, accepts original articles, revisions, updates and brief communications regarding clinical and hospital nutrition, diet therapy, community nutrition and public health, basic and applied nutrition, food education, food technology and food science, food sociology and anthropology and all areas related to human nutrition.
For manuscripts preparation, the magazine has adapted to the requirements of the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors(ICMJE) in its most recent update, available at http://www.icmje.org



Form and preparation of manuscripts


Original article refers to those manuscripts which respect the steps of the scientific method and include the following parts: introduction, purpose, methodology, main results, discussion and bibliography. They shall have a minimum length of 5 pages and a maximum of 15 (or 4000 words), including illustrations, tables and bibliography.

Original works shall be inedited and, if published in scientific societies in the form of summaries, that fact shall have to be mentioned.
They shall not be subsequently published in any other magazine, unless this committee so authorizes in writing. In that case, a footnote in the reproduction shall be included, indicating the bibliographical reference of the original publication. 

The required order for the presentation shall be the following:  
a- Title and Authors Page: the first page shall include the article title in Spanish and in English, the names and surnames of the authors, their academic degree, Institution where the work was originated, address, telephone number and e-mail address of each author, stating which of them shall receive correspondence. Authors names shall only appear in this first page.

b- Abstract: it shall not exceed 300 words and must include the main findings of the work, and the conclusions. We recommend that abstracts are ordered with their corresponding parts as follows: Introduction with main purpose; Material and Methods; Results and Conclusion. The abstract shall also be included in English.
At the end of each abstract there shall be four or five key words describing the article subject matter. Those words shall also be included in English.

c- Introduction: it shall include a brief statement of the problem to be treated, background, the justification that led to the preparation of the paper and its purpose.

d- Material and methods: they shall explain the techniques and materials used. Mathematic terms, formulas, abbreviations, units and measures shall be in agreement with those used in sanitary/biological publications. All measuring units shall be stated using the metric system and, whenever an abbreviation appears for the first time, it shall be preceded by its complete name.

e- Results: results shall be presented following a logical sequence through text, tables and figures. Information of tables or illustrations shall not be repeated in the text, thus enhancing or summarizing only important remarks.

f- Discussion: Briefly mention the agreement or disagreement of the results with other published works, enhancing the newest and most important aspects of the study and the conclusions deduced.

g- Bibliography: Bibliography shall be quoted in accordance with the International rules which are shown by means of the examples below. Further information on how to quote other type of publications can be obtained at http://www.icmje.org. References shall be quoted between brackets and following a correlative numeration, as they appear in the text, without using sub-indexes, inverted commas or italics in quotations.  
Example of bibliographic list:
Santoro KB, O'Flaherty T. Children and the ketogenic diet. J Am Diet Assoc. 2005 May; 105(5):725-6.
Magazine titles shall be abbreviated according to the style used in the Index Medicus (http://www.nlm.nih.gov)
Note: should there be more than six authors, state the first three and after their names add “y col” for articles in Spanish and “et al” for articles in English.
Longo E, Navarro E .Técnica Dietoterápica. 2nd Edition. Buenos Aires. El Ateneo, 2002.
Book chapters:
Guerrero Lozano R, Alvarez Vargas D. Desarrollo del sistema digestivo. In: Rojas Montenegro C, Guerrero Lozano R. Nutrición Clínica y Gastroenterología Pediátrica. Bogotá. Editorial Médica Panamericana, 1999. P. 19-29.
Magazine articles in the internet:
Abood. Quality improvement initiative in nursing homes: the ANA acts in an advisory role. Am J Nurs (Internet series). 2002
Jun (cited on August 12th, 2002); 102 (6): (approx 3 p.). Available at: http://nursingworld.org/AJN/2002/june/Wawatch.htm

Works presented at scientific meetings:
Graciano A, Risso Patrón V. Diseño de una canasta básica de alimentos para la Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires. 2010. Presented at the XVIII Nutritionists Annual Meeting. Buenos Aires, Argentina.

h- Tables: Tables shall be included in numbered sheets, separated from the text in case they are indispensable and comprehensible, with a title explaining their content. Clarifying notes shall be located at the lower part as footnotes, and not in the title. Do not use vertical or horizontal separation lines between columns, except for those which separate the title from the table, the headings from the rest and that which indicates the end of the table. 

i- Figures: Any material that cannot be typewritten -photographs, lineal drawings, graphics, diagrams or outlines. Each figure shall be numbered and will bear a title and an explanatory legend below. Graphics shall be presented in grey tones, using different weft patterns as filling effects in case of using several data series.


These refer to articles which include a critical analysis of publications related with a subject matter relevant to the profession and which allow to arrive to logical and rational conclusions. They shall have at least 5 pages and no more than 10. They shall include at least 10 bibliographic quotations of the last five years.  
This type of articles shall include the following parts: Title and Authors page; Abstract; Introduction and Discussion. Bibliography shall be as complete and updated as possible, according to the need of each subject matter.


These articles refer to articles including opinions or the communication of activities or programs in the nutrition area which contribute with a methodology and results of interest for professionals.
Their maximum length shall be of 5 pages and they shall include bibliographic references.
The following parts shall be included: Title and Authors page; Abstract; Text and Bibliography.


These cases include the description of one or more cases of a certain diagnostic interest or strange clinical forms or cases that present abnormalities in the evolution or the therapeutic response, where nutritional treatment is relevant. Their maximum length shall be of 5 pages and bibliographic references shall be included.
The following parts shall be included: Title and Authors page; Abstract; Text and Bibliography.


They shall preferentially refer to articles published in the magazine. They shall not exceed 800 words and may include up to 5 bibliographic references and a table or an illustration.


Original articles, revisions or updates referring to food chemical composition shall be included in this section.


The abstracts of papers published in human nutrition foreign magazines shall be published in this section. The complete citation shall be included in order to easily find the original work.  


Space for releasing the activities and events of AADYND´s Scientific Committee.




Sending of manuscripts



Papers shall be written in Word format, using Arial 12 font type, with a space of 1.5 between lines, in A4 paper, with margins of at least 25mm, written on one side only. Pages shall be consecutively numbered, starting by the title page.

 Each paper shall include the following:

  • Authorship page: a request for article publication signed by all the authors shall be sent in a separate page, stating that the work has not been totally or partially published in any other scientific magazine nor has it been submitted before any other magazine. Available at: www.aadynd.org.ar 
  • Letter addressed to the Magazine Director: this letter is used to request that a paper is considered for publication, clarifying the category under which it is submitted and who shall be the author to correspond with.  
  • Paper copy: Two printed copies and an electronic version (diskette or CD) shall be sent. The advanced forwarding of an electronic version to revistadiaeta@aadynd.org.ar shall be accepted.

The address for sending papers is the following:

Viamonte 1328. 7º Piso Of.25
1053 Ciudad de Buenos Aires

Papers received shall be forwarded for their evaluation to the members of the Revision Committee. The Editorial Committee shall inform the authors on the acceptance or rejection of their work, the corrections to be made and suggestions made by revisers.  

The Editorial Committee reserves the right of no publication of works that do not strictly comply with the above mentioned rules and regulations or which do not have the minimum quality level, according to the hierarchy of the magazine.

Authors shall be exclusively liable for the content, statements and authorship of the articles published.
Each author shall be entitled to four copies of the volume where the article is published, with a maximum of ten per work.  



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