1. First page: title, complete name of authors, place of work, address, telephone, fax and e-mail of the first author to whom the final proofs and correspondence should be sent. Indicate if there is any conflict of interest due to funding.
2. Second page: Write an abstract in Spanish and another in English of no more than 150 words each. Abstracts should be structured. In review articles include: objective, selected studies, synthesis of data and conclusions. In original articles include: objective, methods, results and conclusion. In clinical cases include: objective, description, intervention and conclusion. In the technical notes include: objective, description and conclusion. Below this present a list of 4 or 5 keywords related to the publication, in both languages.
3. Subsequent pages: include the rest of the printed text. Each component should start on a separate page with the following order: text, acknowledgements, references, tables and legends.
4. Photographs: send on matt paper, black and white, with a minimum size of 9 x 13cm or on a JPG or TIFF format disk. If sent on paper, on the back include the name of the first author, photo number and an arrow indicating the position and send 2 copies of each photograph, separate from the text and in separate envelopes. If sent in digital format they should be correctly individualized and numbered. Digital photos included in the Word format paper manuscript are of no use.
5. Legends: Should not exceed 15 words and should have the same number as the photo.
6. Tables: Should be presented on a separate page, numbered and with a brief descriptive title.
7. References: Should be numbered sequentially in the order that they are cited in the text. Depending on their origin, they should be cited as follows:
Original articles should be presented as follows: surname and initials of the first 6 authors, followed by et al. if there are more authors, title of article in the original language, journal name, year, volume and first and last pages.
Van Limbeek J, Jacobs WCH, Anderson PG, Pavlov PW. A systematic literature review to identify the best method for a single level anterior cervical interbody fusion. Eur Spine J 2000;9:129-6.
Book chapters should be presented as follows:
surname and initials of the authors, title of chapter, surname and initials of editor, book title, edition number, place of publication, publisher, year and pages.
Phillips SJ, Whisnant JP. Hypertension and stroke. In: Laragh JH, Brenner BM,
editors. Hypertension: pathophysiology, diagnosis, and management. 2nd ed. New
York: Raven Press; 1995. p. 465-78.
Books should be presented as follows: surname and initials of the authors, book title, edition number, place of publication, publisher and year.
Ringsven MK, Bond D. Gerontology and leadership for nurses. 2nd ed. Albany
(NY): Delmar Publishers; 1996.
Authors are advised to observe the use of capitals, punctuation and acronyms. All pages should be numbered sequentially, starting with the title page, and on each page the name of the first author should appear in the top right corner.
B) 3.5” floppy disks should be submitted as follows:
text and legends in Word for Windows, tables separately and images in JPG or TIFF format.