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Instructions to authors

 

Scope and policy

Revista Argentina de Microbiología (RAM) is published by the Asociación Argentina de Microbiología on a quarterly basis. The am of this journal is to publish current scientific works in the different áreas of Microbiology.The Asociación Argentina de Microbiología reserves the right to use, reproduce and publish the accepted material.
GENERAL REQUIREMENTS
Manuscripts submitted for publication in RAM should be original research articles. Submitting a manuscript for publication implies that the authors have been authorized by the corresponding institutions to publish relevant data and that neither the manuscript ñor one with substantially similar content has been previously published, except in the case of partial presentations at scientific meetings, or is being considered for publication by another journal. If necessary, original data should be submitted to the Editorial Board. It should also be made clear that results come from projects approved by the Biosafety and Bioethics Committees of the participati ng institutions, and that when those results include patient information they conform to the Habeas Data Act.
SUBMISSION OF ORIGINALS AND COPYRIGHT
Manuscripts should be addressed to the Editorial Board of Revista Argentina de Microbiología accompanied by a cover letter according to the following model:
"Dear Editors of Revista Argentina de Microbiología,
As corresponding author (to whom correspondence should be addressed), hereby declare that the coauthors have accepted to be represented by myself before RAM with regard to the submission of the manuscript "...Title...", and they are jointly responsible with me for the contents of this work. Neither this manuscript (ñor any other with similar contents) has been previously published or i s being considered for publication by another journal. I also agree to transfer copyright to Revista Argentina de Microbiología o nce published".
All the authors of a manuscript should explicitly authorize its publication and will be responsible for the truthfulness of its contents. They should also express their agreement regarding the choice of one of them to become the corresponding author for editorial pur-poses. Furthermore, they should express their agreement with respect to their position in the list of authors, indicating their academic affiliation. A change of the corresponding author or in the order of the list of authors shall only be considered by a note signed by all the authors to that effect. The authors shall also disclose any existing conflict of interests that might affect the manuscript assess-ment on an attached letter. The Editorial Board shall treat all received manuscripts in strict confidence.
Funding sources for research work described in the manuscript, either from public or prívate institutions, commercial affiliati ons or consultancies, as well as co-ownership of patents for business purposes by one or more authors shall be indicated under the Acknowledgements Section.
Contributions will be assessed by the Editorial Board and submitted to the consideration of two scientific referees appointed for each case. The Editorial Board reserves the right to reject those manuscripts whose contents partially or totally overlap with works already published or whose topics are irrelevant to those of RAM. Furthermore, reasons for rejection are non-compliance of editorial requirements, ethical violations, low scientific quality and poor use of language, either English or Spanish.The Editorial Board reserves the right to make all necessary grammatical and style modifications.
ORGANIZATION AND FORMAT
RAM accepts original articles, brief reports, special articles, microbiological images, editorials and supplements. Careful reading of the specifications for each special format is recommended in order to choose the most adequate one and therefore, to expedit e the evaluation proceedings.
Manuscripts shall be written in Spanish or English.The Editorial Board encourages authors to use English as their language of choice so that their work reaches wider international scope and readership.
Original articles. They are full research papers which must be submitted in accordance to the following sections: Title (in Spanish and English) and Short Title, Abstract and Key words (in Spanish and English), Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, Discussion, Acknowledgements and References. Manuscripts shall not exceed 8,000 words including all the sections and shall include a máximum of 6 tables or figures.
Brief reports. They are less extensive works. They include case reports, descriptions of new tecniques or equipment based on conclusive experimental work. Manuscripts should not be divided into sections and shall not exceed 3,000 words. References should be limited to fifteen citations and tables and figures to a máximum of three. Careful analysis of data presented should be obse rved so as to avoid their repetition in the text, tables and figures, in order to maintain the typical concisión in style that characterizes this type of articles.
Special articles. They are updates or workshop results on topics of regional and international weight. Their authors must be specialists in their field of study. Texts must include updated and comprehensive bibliography. Updates may include up to 10,000 words, 8 tables or figures. References should be limited to 100 bibliographic citations.
Microbiological images. They may include high-quality pictures of bacteria, fungi, parasites and viruses, from direct observation or staining under optical, electronic or fluorescent microscopy. They may also include other photographic images of microorganisms in culture media, lesions in humans or laboratory animáis, x-ray and ultrasound images, computed tomography scans, nuclear magnetic resonance, etc. These images having great instructional valué though not necessarily ground-breaking, should be accompanied by an explanatory text and indicating arrows when necessary.The set of images should fit one printed page at most. Quality requirements for images are described under the "Figures" section below.
Letters to the Editor. Letters can include either comments or new data. The comments consist in observations made on the articles published in the journal; the latter are aimed at communicating short pieces of work which do not have the appropriate length to be published as a complete work or brief report. Both contributions must not exceed 500 words, they should include the title in Spanish
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and English, they must not have an abstract, and may contain only one figure or table. The authors'affiliations should be placed at the bottom of the letter. Only the prlmary affiliation of each author should be ¡ndlcated. The comments should mentlon the volume and ¡ssue number where the article was publlshed, as well as the complete title and the flrst author's last ñame. Furthermore, the sender should mentlon the bibliographical references that support the letter contents. In order to publlsh a comment, the correspondin g author of the publlshed article will be flrst consulted, the final decisión and publication will remain at the edltor's discret Ion.
Contributions of new faets will be submltted to a specialist editor with knowledge ¡n the subject matter, who along wlth external revlewers will assess the information. It should be noted that some journal indexing services do not ¡nelude Letters to the Edi tor ¡n thelr databases.
Editorials. They focus on current scientific toplcs of special relevance to the scientific community specialized ¡n Mlcroblology, or are opinión works on scientific policles.This section is the solé domain of the Editoral Board, who will determine editorial p olicy and authorshlp, as well as the general guidelines.
Supplements. They will consist of detailed reviews of a specific subject conducted by one or several scientific organizations or universales, as well as abstraets of contributions presented at scientific meetings or universities organized by the Asociación Argentina de Microbiología or any of its divisions or branches (oral communications, boards, lectures, round tables.etc), and chaired by guest editors. Topics to be considered in the supplements and general outlines should be approved by the Editorial Board.
Revisión of manuscrlpts under the Supplements section will be in charge of revlewers appointed by the Editorial Board ¡n the case of extensive revlewing, and of guest editors in the case of abstraets of meetings. Supplements will be wholly financed by the body organizing the scientific meetlng, which will bear in mind that supplements should be distributed among participants to the meetings and all members of the Asociación Argentina de Microbiología either by subscrlption or on-line. As regards style and for-mat, supplements shall strictly conform to the standards of Revista Argentina de Microbiología in all respeets (cover, paper quality, prlnting, tables and figures, ¡llustrations, etc.), as described ¡n the "Instructions to Authors" section. Supplements correspo nding to abstraets of meetings shall ¡nelude the following Information ¡n this order: ñames of members of the Editorial Board of Revi sta Argentina de Microbiología, data about the event (complete title, venue and date), content list of meetings (¡n Spanish and English), acknowledgements, ñames of organizing officers and message dellvered by the Chair/s. Abstraets consecutlvely numbered ¡n Arabio numeráis as from 1 (one) should subsequently follow. An alphabetical Índex of authors and the English and Spanish versions of the instructions to authors of Revista Argentina de Microbiología should be printed next. The meeting schedule will only be ¡neluded ¡n the Supplement as a sepárate leaflet in the form of a triptych.

 

 

Form and preparation of manuscripts

 

Revista Argentina de Microbiología (RAM, http://ees.
elsevier.com/ram/) is published by the Asociación Argentina
de Microbiología (AAM) on a quarterly basis. The aim of this
journal is to publish current scientific works in the different
areas of Microbiology and Parasitology. Some of the topics
considered of special interest are: infections caused
by bacteria, fungi, parasites and viruses; mechanisms
of pathogenicity, and virulence factors; resistance to
antimicrobial agents; taxonomy; epidemiology and
phenotypic, immunologic and molecular diagnostic
methods. RAM also publishes articles on microbial
ecology and diversity, zoo- and phytopathogens and
microorganisms of value for food, agronomic, industrial
and environmental applications. With the purpose of
covering basic aspects of research in the area, the journal
is also interested in the publication of manuscripts on
microorganism genomics, proteomics and enzymology, as
well as in those articles dealing with regional impact.
RAM features original articles, brief reports, editorials,
microbiological images, letters to the editor, updates and
consensuses on the different areas of Microbiology under
the following sections:
• Editorial
• General microbiology
• Clinical microbiology and infectious diseases
• Antimicrobial agents
• Food microbiology
• Agricultural, environmental and industrial microbiology
• Special articles
• Letters to the editor
• Microbiological images
The Asociación Argentina de Microbiología reserves the
right to use, reproduce and publish the accepted material.
The license type used by RAM is Creative Commons
Attribution Non-commercial- No Derivatives (BY-NC-ND).
Published articles at RAM are free of access, and can be
downloaded from the international public databases.
GENERAL REQUIREMENTS
Manuscripts submitted for publication in RAM should be
original research articles. Submitting a manuscript for
publication implies that the authors have been authorized
by the corresponding institutions to publish relevant data
and that neither the manuscript nor one with substantially
similar content has been previously published, -except in
the case of partial presentations at scientific meetings-, nor
is being considered for publication by another journal.
If necessary, original data should be submitted for its
evaluation by the Editorial Board. It should also be
made clear that results come from projects approved by
Ethical Committees of the participating institutions, and
that when those results include patient information they
are in agreement with the Habeas Data Act. Accordingly,
the respective approvals should be obtained in the case
of reporting data from experiments performed in animals.
RAM does not endorse the publication of articles that do
not respect the intellectual property rights; therefore all
manuscripts will undergo a plagiarism detection process.
SUBMISSION OF ORIGINALS AND COPYRIGHT
Manuscripts should be addressed to the Editorial Board
of Revista Argentina de Microbiología accompanied by a
cover letter according to the following model:
“Dear Editors of Revista Argentina de Microbiología,
As corresponding author (to whom correspondence should be
addressed), hereby declare that the coauthors have accepted
to be represented by myself before RAM with regard to the
submission of the manuscript “…Title…”, and they are jointly
responsible with me for the contents of this work. Neither
this manuscript (nor any other with similar contents)
has been previously published or i s being considered for
publication by another journal. I also agree to transfer
the copyright to Revista Argentina de Microbiología once
published”.
A change of the corresponding author or the order of the
list of authors shall only be considered by a note signed
by all the authors to that effect. The authors shall also
disclose any existing conflict of interests that might affect
the manuscript assessment on an attached letter. The
Editorial Board shall treat all received manuscripts in
strict confidence.
Funding sources for research work described in the
manuscript, either from public or private institutions,
commercial affiliations
or consultancies, as well as co-ownership of patents
for business purposes by one or more authors shall be
indicated under the Acknowledgements Section.
Contributions will be assessed by the Editorial Board and
submitted to the consideration of at least two scientific
referees appointed for each case. Authors should
recommend at least three reviewers for evaluation of
their manuscript. The Editorial Board reserves the right
to reject those manuscripts whose contents partially or
totally overlap with works already published or whose
topics are irrelevant to those of RAM. Furthermore,
reasons for rejection are non-compliance of editorial
requirements, ethical violations, low scientific quality
and poor use of language, either English or Spanish. The
Editorial Board reserves the right to make all necessary
grammatical and style modifications.

ORGANIZATION AND FORMAT
RAM accepts original articles, brief reports, special articles,
microbiological images, letters to the editor, editorials and
supplements. Careful reading of the specifications for each
special format is recommended in order to choose the most
adequate one and therefore, to expedite the evaluation
proceedings.
Manuscripts shall be written in Spanish or English. The
Editorial Board encourages authors to use English as their
language of choice so that their work reaches wider
international scope and readership.
Manuscripts should be uploaded in the RAM website
(http://ees.elsevier.com/ram/) and they should include
the following separate files: Cover letter, Manuscript, Tables
and Figures.
Original articles. They are full research paper, which must
be submitted in accordance to the following sections: Title
(in Spanish
and English) and Short Title, Abstract and Keywords (in
Spanish and English), Introduction, Materials and Methods,
Results, Discussion, Acknowledgements and References.
Manuscripts shall not exceed 8,000 words including all
the sections and shall include a maximum of 6 tables or
figures.
Brief reports. They are less extensive works. They include
case reports, descriptions of new techniques or equipment
based on conclusive experimental work. Manuscripts should
not be divided into sections and shall not exceed 3,000 words.
References should be limited to 15 citations and a maximum
of 3 tables and figures. Careful analysis of data presented
should be observed so as to avoid their repetition in the
text, tables and figures, in order to maintain the typical
concision in style that characterizes this type of articles.
Special articles. They are updates or workshop results on
topics of regional and international weight. Their authors
must be
specialists in their field of study. Texts must include
updated and comprehensive bibliography. Updates may
include up to 10,000 words, 8 tables or figures. References
should be limited to 100 bibliographic citations.
Microbiological images. They may include high-quality
pictures of bacteria, fungi, parasites and viruses, from
direct observation or staining under optical, electronic
or fluorescent microscopy. They may also include other
photographic images of microorganisms in culture media,
lesions in humans or laboratory animals, x-ray and ultrasound
images, computed tomography scans, nuclear magnetic
resonance, etc. These images having great instructional
value though not necessarily ground-breaking, should be
accompanied by an explanatory text and indicating arrows
when necessary. The text should not exceed 300 words.
Quality requirements for images are described under the
“Figures” section below.
Letters to the Editor. Letters can include either comments
or new data. The comments consist in observations made on
the articles published in the journal; the latter are aimed
at communicating short pieces of work, which do not have
the appropriate length to be published as a complete work
or brief report. Both contributions must not exceed 500
words, they should include the title in Spanish and English,
they must not have an abstract, and may contain only one
figure or table. The authors’ affiliations should be placed
at the bottom of the letter. Only the primary affiliation
of each author should be indicated. The comments should
mention the volume and issue number where the article
was published, as well as the complete title and the
first author’s last name. Furthermore, the sender should
mention the bibliographical references that support
the letter contents. In order to publish a comment, the
corresponding author of the published article will be first
consulted the final decision and publication will remain at
the editor‘s discretion.
Contributions of new facts will be submitted to a specialist
editor with knowledge in the subject matter, who along with
external reviewers will assess the information. It should be
noted that some journal indexing services do not include
Letters to the Editor in their databases.
Editorials. They focus on current scientific topics of
special relevance to the scientific community specialized
in Microbiology, or are opinion works on scientific policies.
This section is the sole domain of the Editoral Board, who
will determine editorial policy and authorship, as well as the
general guidelines.
Supplements. They will consist of detailed reviews of a specific
subject conducted by one or several scientific organizations or
universities, as well as abstracts of contributions presented at
scientific meetings or universities organized by the Asociación
Argentina de Microbiología or any of its divisions or branches
(oral communications, boards, lectures, round tables, etc.),
and chaired by guest editors. Topics to be considered in the
supplements and general outlines should be approved by the
Editorial Board.
Revision of manuscripts under the Supplements section will
be in charge of reviewers appointed by the Editorial Board
in the case of extensive reviewing, and of guest editors in
the case of abstracts of meetings. Supplements will be wholly
financed by the body organizing the scientific meeting, which
will bear in mind that supplements should be distributed
among participants to the meetings and all members of the
Asociación Argentina de Microbiología either by subscription
or on-line. As regards style and format, supplements shall
strictly conform to the standards of Revista Argentina de
Microbiología in all respects (cover, paper quality, printing,
tables and figures, illustrations, etc.), as described in the
“Instructions to Authors” section. Supplements corresponding
to abstracts of meetings shall include the following
information in this order: names of members of the Editorial
Board of Revista Argentina de Microbiología, data about
the event (complete title, venue and date), content list of
meetings (in Spanish and English), acknowledgements, names
of organizing officers and message delivered by the Chair/s.
Abstracts consecutively numbered in Arabic numerals as
from 1 (one) should subsequently follow. An alphabetical
index of authors and the English and Spanish versions of the
instructions to authors of Revista Argentina de Microbiología
should be printed next. The meeting schedule will only be
included in the Supplement as a separate leaflet.
All manuscript should include the respecitve ethics
statements, when necessary.
PREPARATION OF MANUSCRIPTS
Manuscripts should be written in A4 paper format with 3
cm margins on each side, using Times New Roman font,
regular, 12, and double-spaced. Bold and italics printing
types should be used when necessary. Counting from
the abstract section of the manuscript onwards, all
pages should be consecutively numbered in the lower right margin, as well as the manuscript lines indicated.
This shall also apply to text, tables, figures, legends and
references. Pages including tables, figures and legends
shall be included after the References section.
Front or title page. The first page shall include the
manuscript title using capitals only for the first letter and
lowercase for the rest of the title, the author’s names
(complete first name, initials of other names and surname
of all authors); place of work (institution name and mailing
address), and a short title of the work with a maximum of 50
characters as running head. If authors have different working
places, the institutional affiliation of each author shall be
indicated with superscript letters added to their names. The
name of the corresponding author shall be marked by an
asterisk in superscript position next to his/her name. The
corresponding author’s e-mail shall also be included. If one
or several authors have changed his/her/their affiliation,
the current affiliation where work was performed should be
indicated and the current place of work in a footer.
Acknowledgments. This section should be written in
a single paragraph including all funding sources and the
names of individuals or institutions that participated in
data discussion or collaborated in the provision of reagents
and biological samples..
Abstracts. They will only be included in original articles,
brief reports and special articles and shall have a maximum
of 250 words for original and special articles, and 150
words for brief reports. The first abstract will be written in
the language used in the work and the second in the other
language. It shall be headed by the complete title of the
work. Abstracts shall be followed by a list of three to six
key words in the corresponding language. Abbreviations
and bibliographic citations should be avoided. The abstract
should be written in a clear and concise manner that will
reflect the aim, results and conclusions of the work since
it may be published separately in bibliographic sources.
Introduction. It should provide sufficient and relevant
information on the topic to be analyzed to allow the
understanding of non-specialized readers. It should also
include the hypothesis or scientific background that guided
the experimental layout of the work as well as its clearly
defined objectives. References mentioned in this section
should be the most relevant ones with respect to the topic
and must be carefully chosen.
Materials and Methods. This section should include
an accurate and detailed description of the methods,
equipment, reagents
and procedures used, so that the experiments could be
replicated. Frequently used or routine procedures and
techniques may be mentioned by specific reference (eg.,
MIC determination by the CLSI methods, 2013). New
methods or those especially developed for the study should
be described in detail, as well as infrequent drug sources
or biological materials (bacterial, viral, fungal strains and
plasmids, etc.). Trademarks and origin of reagents, culture
means and equipment should be indicated in the text the
first time they are mentioned, identifying the commercial
brand name, state and country of origin.
Results. It should include the experimental layout and
its scientific background as well as the results obtained
presented in a concise way preferably as text, or as
table/s or figure/s). Unnecessary use of tables and figures
to mention data should be avoided when they could be
included in the text. Do not repeat the same information
in the text and in the tables or figures. Limit the number
of photographs to the minimum necessary to support
experimental results. Number the tables and figures in the
order they are mentioned in the text. Avoid repetitions and
include only most relevant data. In-depth interpretation
will be included in the Discussion section.
Discussion. Emphasis should be placed on important
cutting-edge findings; experimental data should be
examined in the light
of previously published works. Conclusions should be
presented avoiding unnecessary repetition of data and
concepts already included in preceding sections. Results
and Discussion can be presented as a joint section.
References. It is convenient that 70% whenever possible of
bibliographic citations in all manuscripts correspond to the
last 10 years and the remaining 30% be distributed in key
references from previous years. Names of authors cited shall
be listed in alphabetical order and numbered in sequence
with Arabic numerals on a separate page. Citations in the
text should appear as superscript numbers, to coincide with
the number they have in the References section. Reference
to personal comments and un-published works should be
presented as personal communication, written between
parentheses.
References should include the name of all the authors and
conform to the following models:
a. Periodical publications
Héritier C, Poirel L, Lambert T, Nordmann P. Contribution
of acquired carbapenem-hydrolyzing oxacillinases to
carbapenem resistance in Acinetobacter baumannii.
Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2005;49:3198-202.
Los títulos de las revistas serán abreviados según el Index
Medicus (el listado puede obtenerse en http://www.ncbi.
nlm.nih.gov/
sites/entrez?db=journals).
b. Chapters of books/modules
Martins Teixeira L, Siqueira Carvalho M da G, Facklam RR.
Enterococcus. En: Murray PR, Baron EJ, Jorgensen JH, Landry
ML, Pfaller MA, editors. Manual of Clinical Microbiology, 9th
edition. Washington DC, ASM Press, 2007, p. 430-42.
c. Presentations in scientific meetings or other events
Aguilar M, Punschke K, Touati D, Pianzzola MJ. Estudios
fisiológicos y genéticos en la bacteria sulfato reductora
Desulfoarculus baarsii. Terceras Jornadas Rioplatenses de
Microbiología, 1997, Resumen J2, p. 102, Ciudad Autónoma
de Buenos Aires, Argentina.
d. Presentations in congresses or other scientific
meetings in a supplement published by a periodic
academic journal
Fellner MD, Correa RM, Durand K, Teyssié AR, Picconi MA.
Análisis del ADN circulante de virus Epstein-Barr (EBV) en
pacien- tes inmunosuprimidos con y sin linfomas asociados.
VIII Congreso Argentino de Virología, Resumen 10416. Rev
Argent Microbiol. 2005;37 Supl 1:95.
e. Institutional publications
Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute. Disk diffusion.
Performance Standards for Antimicrobial Susceptibility
Testing; 15th Informational Supplement, 2005; M100-S15.
Wayne, PA, EE.UU.
f. Theses
Brizzio A. Aplicación de una PCR múltiple para la identificación
de cepas de Staphylococcus aureus toxigénicas. Tesis de
Maestría en Microbiología Molecular 2009. ANLIS “Dr. Carlos
G. Malbrán” y Universidad Nacional de San Martín.

g. On-line references
1. For on-line Books
Sullivan CJ, editor. 1999-2001. Fungi: an evolving
electronic resource for the microbiological community.
ASM Press. [On-line]
http://link.asmusa.de/link/service/books/91090.
Consultado el 7 de setiembre de 2001.
2. For on line versions of printed journals
van der Zeiss L, Danziger VB. History of clinical
microbiology. Clin Microbiol. 1999;100:123-234. [On-line]
3. For journals only available on-line
Zellnitz F, Foley PM. October 1998, posting {or revision}
date. History of virology. Am Virol J. 1998;1:30-50. [Online]
http://www.avj.html.
4. For manuscripts published on line in advance of their
publication
Zheng Z, Zou J. 5 September 2001. The initial step of
the glycerolipid pathway: identification of glycerol-3-
phosphate/dihydroxy-acetone phosphate dual substrate
acyltransferases in Saccharomyces cerevisiae. J Biol Chem.
10. 1074/jbc.M104749200.
5. For databases and websites not published in journals
Orpha.net [Internet]. Paris: Orphanet; 2000 [updated
February 14 2013; cited April 4 2013]. Available from:
http://www.orpha.net/consor/cgi-bin/index.php
h. References to other data or to unpublished abstracts
of meetings, data in the publishing process or under
revision; personal communications; patents already
applied for or pending; or information obtained from
websites must be cited in the main text between
parentheses, as indicated below:
… similar results (Gómez H, unpublished results)
… new protocol used for detection (González JL, sent for
publication).
… novel species of cellulolytic bacteria (Márquez W,
personal communication)
… mentioned previously on different sources (http://fcen.
uba.edu.ar)
Tables. They should be included on separate files,
consecutively numbered with Arabic numerals, preceded by
an explanatory title, with captions and/or the corresponding
explanations below. Reference marks for explanations in the
form of footnotes shall use superscript letter. Lines shall
only be used in the external borders of the first and last
row, and to separate the headings of the columns from
the data. Rows and column borders shall not be inserted.
Figures. They will be included on separate files with the
figure number in the upper left margin and in the order
they are mentioned in the text. Drawings should be clear
enough to ensure suitable reproduction. Numbers, letters
and signs shall have the adequate size to be readable once
reduced as needed. References to symbols used in the
figures shall be included within the same figure and not
in the text legend. Photographs may be in color or black
and white, following Elsevier instructions. Minimum photo
resolution requirements are 300 dpi for color and grayscale
images and photo prints, 600 dpi for combined art images
(letters and images) and 1200 dpi for images composed
of lines (graphs and drawings). Note: It is very important
to use the adequate file resolution. All individual images
imported in a graphic file should be in the correct resolution
before uploading them. Bear in mind that the higher the
resolution, the larger the file and the longer it will take to
send it electronically. Captions to the illustrations should
be included on a separate page, in consecutive order using
Arabic numerals. It is recommended to format the figures to
the desired final size, taking into account a maximum width
of 8 or 16 centimeters, for 1 or 2 columns respectively.
Aminoacid and nucleic acid sequences. New sequences
informed by publication in this journal should be
deposited in a
database and their accession number included in the
manuscript, no later than revision stage. The mentioned
accession numbers should be included in a separate
paragraph at the end of the Materials and Methods section
in the case of original works or at the end of the text in
the case of brief reports.
Abbreviations. They must be made explicit when mentioned
for the first time in the text. Units of measurements will
be expressed according to the standards of Système
International d´Unités. Abbreviations of antimicrobial
agents names and taxonomic groups of microorganisms
should be written according to the style guidelines (and
annexes) for publishing from AAM.

 

 

Sending of manuscripts

SUBMITTANCE OF MANUSCRIPTS
Authors should revise the checklist file and verify that
all requirements have been met. Manuscripts should be
uploaded in the RAM website (http://ees.elsevier.com/
ram/) including the following separate files: Cover letter,
Manuscript, Tables and Figures.
EDITORIAL PROCESS
Once the processing has been completed and the manuscript
is ready for publication, the authors will receive an e-mail
containing a .pdf file with the galley proofs to proceed with
the typographical corrections following Elsevier instructions.
Revista Argentina de Microbiología follows the policies for
clinical trials registration of the World Health Organization
(WHO) and the International Committee of Medical Journal
Editors (ICMJE), acknowledging the importance of those
initiatives for the international dissemination of information
on clinical research in open access format. Therefore, only
articles referring to trials previously registered with an
identifying number in one of the Clinical Trial Registers that
meet WHO and ICMJE requirements will be accepted for
publication. Their addresses are available in the ICJME site.
The identifying registration number shall be published at
the end of the abstract.
PROCESSING CHARGES. The cost for processing a
manuscript for publication at RAM is the following:
For further information regarding payment methods, please
contact Asociación Argentina de Microbiología by mail at:
info@aam.org.ar

 

 

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