Scope and policy
1. About Salud Colectiva
The journal’s objective is to disseminate original and unpublished articles in Spanish which contribute to the study of the health-disease-care process (HDCP). Since its first publication in 2005, Salud Colectiva has incorporated a series of documents and initiatives as part of its editorial policies. Among these documents of reference are found the Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals: Writing and Editing for Biomedical Publication of the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE)
3. Articles derived from a larger study
Form and preparation of manuscripts
CONFERENCES / DOCUMENTS
MEMORY AND HISTORY
2. Preparation of Manuscripts
The sections open to submission are: Articles, Historical Reviews, Book Reviews and Letters. For all sections only original, unpublished works written in Spanish will be accepted. Papers are to be prepared in Microsoft Word using Times New Roman 12 pt font, double spaced, with paper size ISO A4.
Each work must be submitted with two title pages: the first page should contain each author's full name, undergraduate degree, last postgraduate degree, current position and institution, and e-mail address; the second page should contain, in Spanish and English, the full title of the article, an abstract, and related keywords (according to the requirements explained below). Papers must be submitted along with the “Declaration of ethical considerations and conflict of interests” and the “Letter to transfer publication rights.” (see 2.4.1 and 2.4.2)
2.2 BOOK REVIEWS AND LETTERS
Both of these sections must be prepared according to the instructions in 2. Preparation of Manuscripts. Each work must be submitted with a single title page containing each author's full name, undergraduate degree, last postgraduate degree, current position and institution, and e-mail address. No abstract or keywords should be included. The bibliographies in both sections should follow the same guidelines established in 2.3.9 Bibliographic References. The material should be submitted along with the Letter to transfer publication rights. (see 2.4.2)
As outlined in the description of the section, all Book Reviews should be submitted along with a high resolution image of the book’s cover. In order to assure proper scanning of the image, we recommend author’s consult the guide "Cómo digitalizar documentos" created by the journal’s editorial team.
Those named as authors must publically assume responsibility for the article’s contents, therefore the designation as an author implies: 1) a substantial contribution to the conception and/or design, the acquisition, analysis and/or interpretation of the data; 2) the writing or critical revision of the article; 3) the approval of the final version that will be published.
All collaborators that do not meet the authorship criteria must appear in the Acknowledgements section.
All articles submitted must include a summary in Spanish, and a corresponding translation in English, clearly describing the objectives, methodology, most relevant results and primary conclusions. The abstract should be written in a single paragraph not divided into sections, with a length of no more than 12 lines. When an article is submitted to the indexing service, the abstract is separated from the body of the text, therefore the abstract should not contain citations or footnotes.
The keywords, understood as descriptors or thesauruses, are collections of terms organized hierarchically to allow for the establishment of relationships between concepts and thereby to facilitate access to information. In order to effectively do this, keywords require the use of a common language in the indexing of articles in scientific journals as well as in the search and recovery of information within online data bases.
These should be cited consecutively in lower-case letters in parentheses and placed invariably at the end of the text. Footnotes are not permitted.
No more than eight tables and/or figures in black and white will be accepted. Maps, graphs, photographs and scanned documents must be labeled as Figures. All illustrations must be mentioned within the text. They should be submitted on separate pages, one per page, and include:
Clarifications regarding the source
If the Tables and/or Figures included in the work were not previously published and the data was not taken from an outside source, the label “Own elaboration” must be used.
If a previously published illustration is reformulated, or the data is taken from various different sources, the label should read “Own elaboration based on data from” followed by a list of the names of the authors or institutions using the same type of citation as in the body of the text, including the complete publication and location information in the final list of Bibliographic References (Referencias Bibliográficas).
If a previously published figure is used exactly as it was originally created, the original source must be cited and the submitting author must possess the owner's authorization to reproduce the material. This permission is required except in the case of public domain documents.
Clarifications regarding Tables
The author should take into account that the Tables are self-explanatory, therefore at the foot of the table it may be necessary to incorporate general notes, explanation of acronyms or abbreviations used, or explanatory notes for particular cells (with asterisks) or columns (with lowercase letters). These notations are labeled consecutively within each table, with the series beginning anew for each table.
In order to unify publication criteria tables and/or figures may be redesigned, in which case the table with the quantitative parameters must also be submitted.
During the process of evaluation of the article, authors may send low-resolution images as long as they clear and legible. However, authors must be able to assure that once the article is approved for publication they will be able to send images with the following requirements established by the journal to ensure proper printing:
All collaborators that do not meet the aforementioned authorship criteria (see 2.3.1 Authorship) must appear in the Acknowledgements section. It is the authors' responsibility to obtain the permission of those mentioned in the Acknowledgements section, as readers may infer their approval of the data and conclusions.
2.3.7 Sources of Funding
Any sources of funding must be detailed in the Acknowledgements section, including the name of the funding entity and the name, number, or code of the project.
The mention of a conflict of interest does not imply the rejection of the article. Any real or potential conflict of interest, any obligations on the part of the author/s with regards to sources of funding, or any other type of relationship or rivalry that may be deemed to constitute a conflict of interest must be declared. The lack of conflict of interest must also be stated. If the authors or the editors consider it relevant, this information may be published in an appropriate section of the article.
In addition to supporting the affirmations in a text, bibliographic references also permit an interested reader to access the information cited. It is therefore not recommended that unpublished or inaccessible documents be included.
Citations within the text
References must be cited parenthetically in the text with consecutive numbers. For example: “It has been observed (3,4) that…” or also “some authors (1,5) have shown that…”
If the same reference has been cited more than once, it is not renumbered but rather the same number already assigned is repeated.
Each numeric citation corresponds to a single document; therefore more than one publication cannot be cited under a given number.
List of Bibliographic References
Bibliographic references will be numbered according to the order in which the citations appear in the text. A standardized list containing all of the documents cited, independently of their format (Internet, print, DVD, CD, etc) must be included.
The consulted bibliographic sources which have not been cited in the text shall appear in alphabetical order based on the authors' surname under the heading Bibliografía de Consulta. The Referencias Bibliográficas and Bibliografía de Consulta sections should be included on separate pages, at the end of the article. The information on the books, journal articles, newspaper articles, whether electronic or in print, should follow the order specified in the standards established in Citing Medicine by the National Library of Medicine (NLM).
Examples for sources in print and online format
» Journal article
Testa M. Decidir en Salud: ¿Quién?, ¿cómo? y ¿por qué? Salud Colectiva. 2007;3(3):247-257.
Fleischer NL, Diez Roux AV, Alazraqui M, Spinelli H. Social patterning of chronic disease risk factors in a Latin American city. Journal of Urban Health. 2008;85(6):923–937
» Journal article on the Internet
Matus C. Las ciencias y la política. Salud Colectiva [Internet]. 2007 [citado 20 oct 2010];3(1):81-91. Disponible en: http://redalyc.uaemex.mx/src/inicio/ArtPdfRed.jsp?iCve=73130107&iCveNum=6157
Samaja J. ¿Qué tipo de investigaciones debe promover la Universidad? [Editorial]. Salud Colectiva [Internet]. 2006 [citado 15 may 2010];2(3):233-235. Disponible en: http://www.scielo.org.ar/scielo.php?script=sci_arttext&pid=S1851-82652006000300001
Testa M. Pensar en Salud. Buenos Aires: Lugar Editorial; 1993.
Deleuze G, Guattari F. Mil mesetas: capitalismo y esquizofrenia. Valencia: Pre-textos; 1988.
» Book with mention of the edition
Robertson LS. Injury epidemiology: research and control strategies. 3a ed. New York: Oxford University Press; 2007.
» Libro (authors / editors)
Onocko Campos R, Pereira Furtado J, Pasos E, Benevides R, organizadores. Pesquisa avaliativa em saúde mental. Desenho participativo e efeitos da narratividade. São Paulo: Hucitec; 2008.
» Book (corporative autor)
Organización Panamericana de la Salud. La renovación de la Atención Primaria de Salud en las Américas. Washington DC: OPS; 2007.
» Book Chapter
Minayo MCS. Ciencia, técnica y arte: el desafío de la investigación social. En: Minayo MCS, Deslandes SF, Neto OC, Gomes R. Investigación social: teoría, método y creatividad. Buenos Aires: Lugar Editorial; 2007.
» Book on the Internet
Spinelli H, Zunino G, Alazraqui M, Guevel C, Darraidou V. Mortalidad por armas de fuego en Argentina, 1990-2008 [Internet]. Buenos Aires: OPS, 2011 [citado 10 feb 2011]. Disponible en: http://www.ops.org.ar/publicaciones/pubOPS_ARG/pub68.pdf
» Conference publications
Testa M. La salud y la crisis económica. II Jornadas de Atención Primaria de la Salud; 30 abr - 7 may 1988; Buenos Aires, Argentina. Buenos Aires: Grupo Editor de las Jornadas; 1989.
» Conference publications on the Internet
Packer AL. Avances y desafíos en el movimiento de acceso abierto al conocimiento científico en América Latina y el Caribe [Internet]. IIº Encuentro Iberoamericano de Editores Científicos; 11-12 nov 2010; Biblioteca Nacional, Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires [citado 10 feb 2011]. Disponible en: http://eidec.caicyt.gov.ar/files/mesa3/01.pdf
» Newspaper Article
Bruschtein L. Jóvenes fanáticos. Página/12. 5 mar 2011:Sec. El País:2(col. 1-3).
Cecchi H. Custodiado por sus torturadores. Página/12. 4 mar 2011:Sec. Sociedad:19(col. 1-4).
» Newspaper Article on the Internet
Bruschtein L. Jóvenes fanáticos. Página/12 [Internet]. 5 mar 2011 [citado 5 mar 2011]:Sec. El País. Disponible en: http://www.pagina12.com.ar/diario/elpais/1-163503-2011-03-05.html
Cecchi H. Custodiado por sus torturadores. Página/12 [Internet]. 4 mar 2011 [citado 5 mar 2011]:Sec. Sociedad. Disponible en: http://www.pagina12.com.ar/diario/sociedad/3-163418-2011-03-04.html
» Databases on the Internet
Instituto Nacional de Estadísticas y Censos. Tasa de mortalidad por mil habitantes, según grupo de edad y sexo. Total de país. Años 1980/2007 [Internet]. Buenos Aires: INDEC [citado 5 mar 2011]. Disponible en: http://www.indec.mecon.ar/nuevaweb/cuadros/65/q030201.xls
World Economic Forum. Government prioritization of ICT [Internet] World Economic Forum; c2010 [citado 5 mar 2011]. Disponible en: http://networkedreadiness.com/gitr/main/analysis/showdatatable.cfm?vno=6.2
2.4 ETHICAL RESPONSABILITIES
The publication of articles involving findings from research on human subjects is contingent on compliance with the ethical principles expressed in the Declaration of Helsinki and any other relevant legislation pertaining to the country where the research was conducted. Compliance with the international standards regarding protection of human subjects shall be included in a paragraph in the Methodology section, specifying the obtaining of the informed consent of participants in the research report and the approval of investigation protocol by the relevant Ethics Committee.
Authors must submit the form “Declaration of Ethical Considerations and Conflict of Interests,” which seeks to clarify aspects of the article relevant to the evaluation process. The form should be downloaded, filled out, and submitted along with the article.
A letter must be submitted along with the article stating: "The article titled XXX is an original work which has not been published in whole or in part in any other print or electronic format, has not been sent to another publication simultaneously, and is not currently being evaluated by any other publication. Should the article be accepted for publication, we transfer the publication rights to the journal Salud Colectiva, which will assume the rights to edit, publish, and reproduce the article, to distribute electronic or multimedia copies, and to include the article in national and international indices or databases. In addition, we hereby state that the declarations asserted herein are the sole responsibility of the author/s." The letter must be signed by all the authors.» Download sample letter
Sending of manuscripts
Authors may send their collaborations to firstname.lastname@example.org
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