Scope and policy
The Revista Argentina de Radiología (RAR) publishes original contributions related to the field of Imaging Diagnosis and Procedures. Submissions should be written in Spanish (and, occasionally, in English).
The RAR is a journal with indexing in Index Medicus Latinoamericano (LILACS), and is included in the Latindex catalog.
Different types of papers:
Manuscripts should always be submitted with a Cover Letter signed by all the authors. It should state that the work conforms to the RAR Publication Guidelines, and the category to which the work belongs.
Patients have the right to privacy. Lack of an informed consent form is considered infringement of this right. The identification data should not be published in written descriptions, photographs or genealogies, except that the information is essential for scientific purposes, and the patient (or his/her parent or guardian) gives his/her written informed consent for the publication. Authors are responsible for preserving the patient’s anonymity. However, the patient’s data should never be changed or falsified to achieve anonymity. Masking patients’ eyes to avoid recognizing them in photographs is an inadequate way to preserve anonymity.
Authors listed in the works submitted for publication must have made substantial contributions to them. The type of participation of each of them may be explained in the submission.
Submission of a work to the RAR for its consideration implies the following: a) that this work has not been previously published (except in the form of an abstract, or as part of a thesis); b) that this work is not being considered for publication in any other journal or scientific dissemination media (such as book, on-line journal, bulletin, etc.), and c) that its publication has been approved by all its authors/co-authors, and by the institution where it has been developed.
Form and preparation of manuscripts
Another title page providing no other data than the original title (no authors’ names, etc.) should be attached to each copy, and will be used in the peer review process.Text
The manuscript text should be structured according to the proper category.Use of Abbreviations and Acronyms
Abbreviations and acronyms should be spelled out when first used in the text. The word must be followed by the abbreviation in parentheses [e.g. Helicoidal Computed Tomography (HCT)].
All articles, except for Letters to the Editor, should include an abstract. The abstract of Major Papers should be structured according to the above mentioned in these Guidelines.
Between 3 and 6 key words are required in all articles but Letters to the Editor. These words may be related to organs, condition, diagnostic or therapeutic method. They should be written in the title page, in Spanish and English. Look for indicators at www.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/meshhome.html.References
For additional information on other sources to be cited, such as Meeting Acta, article presented at a congress, etc, please visit the “Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals”. JAMA 1997; 277:927-936, revised in 2001, available at www.icmje.org, known as the Vancouver Rules.
Note: Unpublished data, such as those appearing in works sent for publication, but not already accepted or printed, as well as personal communications, should not be included in the references. They may be cited in the related paragraph in parentheses (e.g., Miller J., personal communication).Tables
Each table should have a brief descriptive title, and at least 4 columns.
They should be numbered in the order in which they appear in the text.
The abbreviations used in the table should be explained in a footnote. Tables should be self-explanatory and should not duplicate text or figure material.
Table references should be numbered sequentially with those in the text.
The use of data from other published or unpublished source requires written permission and statement of the source origin.
Figures or Illustrations
Authors are encouraged to make their submissions online at the Revista Argentina de Radiología: http://www.rard.org.ar/ or www.rard.org.ar, through the journal link “manuscript submission”, which will facilitate the evaluation process and will diminish costs to authors. Ordinary mail can also be used.Web submission
In the abovementioned web pages, the author will find instructions described in sufficient detail about manuscript submission, and a form to fill out his/her data and attach the paper.
The paper (in word, including content and images) should be attached to the form in compressed format (RAR or ZIP).
The author should send two files, one of them including authors’ data, institution, etc., and the other without that information. The latter shall be analyzed by the Advisory Committee.
After the manuscript revision, the author shall be informed, via e-mail, of the Committee’s decision: “Accepted”, “Not Accepted”, or “Accepted with Modifications”.
In the latter case, the author, after making the changes suggested, shall load his manuscript again (2 files .rar or .zip) following the same process. Thus, the evaluation process by the Committee shall be resumed.
The text must be written in double space (including references, tables, figure footnotes and footnote commentaries). Abbreviations or initials (if any) should be previously explained in the text.
Measurement units must be expressed in International System Units or their SI equivalent in parentheses (“Now Read This: The SI Units Are Here”, JAMA 1986;255:2329–2339).
Pages should be numbered starting by the title page.
The authors’ names should only appear on the first page.
Regarding drugs and chemical substances, their generic name, rather than their commercial name, must be used.
Either TIFF or JPEG format must be used for figures. As far as scanned images (x-rays, sonographies, CT, MRI, etc.), a minimal resolution of 300 dpi is required. On the other hand, illustrations must reach a minimal resolution of 1.200 dpi.
Should digital illustrations be used, their programs must be compatible with Power Point, MS Word, or Corel Draw, with the latter being saved as .AI (Adobe Illustrator).
Ordinary mail submission
Submission shall consist of two (2) printed copies of the manuscript (original and copy), including images, epigraphs and tables, which must be inserted into the text.
The manuscript shall consist of the title page (including authors’ names, affiliations, e-mail address for correspondence and key words), abstract, references, and figure and table epigraphs. The manuscript must be typed in double space, with a margin of about 2.5 cm on each side, and must be printed on only one side of the page. All pages, starting by the abstract page (excluding the title page), must be numbered consecutively. The authors’ names should not appear on the manuscript pages.
Important: A CD must also be submitted with the manuscript. A standard text processor should be used, preferably Microsoft Word. (Although conversions from other text processor software are feasible, the transformation stage may lead to random errors.) The CD shall contain title, authors, authors’ affiliation, e-mail address for correspondence, abstract in English and Spanish, key words, manuscript text, references, epigraphs and tables.
Digital images, in JPEG or TIFF format, and a resolution not lower than 300 dpi, should be sent separately. Images must not be inserted into the word document. They must be numbered as they appear in the text, using letters to identify them (e.g. 1a, 1b, etc.). Arrows or other signs (in Photoshop) must be used to highlight the findings.
Manuscripts must be submitted to:
Manuscript reprints may be required. A list of prices shall be available for that purpose. Reprints shall be charged to the author, who may ask for them to the RAR secretary, Florencia Aráoz (firstname.lastname@example.org), upon manuscript approval.
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