Section policies


Original contributions

Original contributions are scientific reports of the results of original clinical research or related – but not restricted to economic policy, ethics, law, and health care delivery.

The abstract is limited to 250 words. The text (excluding abstract) is limited to 2700 words, a maximum of 5 tables and figures (total), and up to 40 references.
Editors
Jaime Campos
Aida Suárez

Recent Advances in Medical Disciplines

in this seciton, novel development, as well as state-of-the-art reviews will be discussed.

The text is limited to 3000 words, with a maximum of 5 figures and tables (total), and up to 75 references. These articles do not include an abstract.

Editors
Juan Miguel Antón
Jose Balibrea
Borja Ruiz-Mateos

Reviews


Reviews about any medical discipline are welcome in this section. The text is limited to 3000 words, with a maximum of 5 figures and tables (total), and up to 75 references. These articles do not include an abstract.

Editors
Francisco Arnalich
Pablo Dávila

Case Reports
The text is limited to 2000 words, a maximum of 3 tables and figures (total), and up to 25 references. They begin with a brief summary of no more than 100 words.

Exceptional Images in Medicine


Original, high-quality images are considered for publication (subject to editing and abridgment) provided they do not contain material that has been submitted or published elsewhere. All text should be in one double-spaced electronic document.

Please include a title for your submission. The title should contain no more than eight words. No more than five authors may be listed. Please provide the name, highest academic degree, address, e- mail address, and telephone number of each author. The legend should contain no more than 150 words. For figures, it is permissible to send low-resolution images for peer review, although we may ask for high-resolution files at a later stage. Please submit a high-resolution still image with any video submission.

The legend to the image should succinctly present relevant clinical information, including a short description of the patient's history, relevant physical and laboratory findings, clinical course, response to treatment (if any), and condition at last follow-up. All labeled structures in the image should be described and explained in the legend. The legend should have callouts corresponding to each panel, if there is more than one.

ELECTRONIC FILES AND FIGURES

All text, references, figure legends, and tables should be in one double-spaced electronic document (Word Doc or PDF). You may either insert figures in the text file or send your figures separately. It is permissible to send low-resolution images for peer review, although we may ask for high-resolution files at a later stage.

Legends for all figures should be included in the file with the text and should not appear on the figures.

PHOTOGRAPHS OF PATIENTS

If photographs of patients are used, either they should not be identifiable or the photographs should be accompanied by written permission to use them.

MANIPULATION OF FIGURES

Please describe and clearly indicate all modifications, selective digital adjustments, or electronic enhancements in all digital images. Ensure that your figures meet the following criteria:

  • No specific feature in an image has been enhanced, obscured, moved, removed or introduced.
  • Any adjustment to brightness, color, or contrast has been made to the entire image and does not misrepresent any feature of the original image
  • No image has been duplicated within the manuscript or published elsewhere.
  • Original data from which the images were prepared are available. The editors may request to see these data.

The following formats are preferred for submission of digital files of photographic images: BMP, EPS, TIFF, JPEG, PDF, Microsoft PowerPoint

Editors
Juan Miguel Antón

Under-25


This original section welcomes contributions from young physicians or undergraduate students. This section may include works of any kind (including original contributions, reports, letters...). Depending on the type of submission, Authors should follow the instructions specified in any the other sections of the journal that most closely matches their work.

Editors
Viviana Arreo
Eduardo Franco