Instructions for authors.

IMPORTANT: the presentation of articles can be done in English or Spanish.

The journal La Prensa Médica Argentina® publishes scientific works of clinical, surgery and medical specialties of medical authors of general interest to professionals. Rigorous research that makes a significant contribution to the advancement of knowledge in these fields is promoted. The journal provides authors with expert arbitration, which guarantees the high quality of the published articles, the reflection of a solid scholarship in the respective fields and that the information they contain is accurate and reliable.

They can be written in Spanish or English and must include a summary in English in both cases, in order to preserve the style of the magazine.

The original manuscript must include an email address of the author in charge of the publication which will be the only interlocutor with the publisher.

WITH ONLY FACT OF THE SUBMISSION OF WORK, ALL AUTHORS WILL DECLARE IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PRESENTATION IN ALL ITS PARTS, NOT HAVING RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY EDITORIAL REGARDING THE CONTENTS OF THE WORK, THE OPINIONS OF THE AUTHORS OR REGARDING THE ORDER OR INTEGRENTS GROUP OF AUTHORS.

The necessary amendments must be sent before the closing of the respective number, there being no possible claims outside that term.

IT IS ESSENTIAL FOR THE ACCEPTANCE OF A WORK TO RESPECT THE CLOSED SETTINGS IN THE REGULATIONS.

   
                 
   

General considerations:

The articles can be delivered printed in person during business hours or sent by mail to the publisher's address. But preferably they should be sent by email to our email addresses, in editable digital format, preferably MS Word “.doc” files in their different versions.

In no case may the date of its possible publication be communicated in advance, which is subject to the final approval of the editorial committee. The magazine fundamentally considers, beyond the possible merits of the article, the interest of its readers, the quality of the work and the importance or actuality of the subject.

Authors are requested to refrain from requiring reports on articles that are in turn of publication.
Not all works may be published, for reasons of space or because they do not adapt to the general guidelines of the Journal or by decision of the advisory board or the director (regardless of possible merits).

Acceptances and publication date will be communicated to you by email.

   
                 
   

Regulation:

Along with the works, a paragraph must be included with the declaration from the authors when appropriate:

-conflicts of interest

-approval of the workplace ethics committee.

- means of financing the investigation.

-WORK ACCEPTANCE

All the works received will be reviewed by a committee of experts in the exposed subject, which will give a verdict of acceptance, acceptance with corrections or not suitable for publication. The decision of the committee or the editors will be final.

-GRAMATICAL ORTHOGRAPHICAL REVIEW

For both works in Spanish and English, a proof of absence of spelling and grammar errors made with the proofreader of the program used must be attached to the submission and in case the authors are not native, a review by experts in English is strongly recommended.

The works may be returned for correction if at the discretion of the reviewers present errors of these types.

-EXTENSION OF WORK:

Type jobs, FULL PAPER, RAPID PAPER, CASE REPORT and REVIEWS are accepted.

FULL PAPER: up to 10 pages of text and up to 6 figures. They can be in colors if the work justifies it.

RAPID PAPER: up to 5 pages of text and up to 2 figures. They can be in colors if the work justifies it.

CASE REPORTS: they are accepted as long as the relevance of the case justifies it. Up to 5 pages of text and up to 2 figures. They can be in colors if the work justifies it.

REVIEWS: experts will be requested by the publisher on topics of interest to our readers and eventually spontaneous presentations may be considered. There is no extension limit.

-PRESENTATION:

The electronic format should preferably be an MS Word ".doc" file and all tables or figures must be included in the same format indicated.

The author must always keep a copy of the material sent.

-TITLE AND HEADING:

The title should be brief, clear and concise. The authors will appear with their full names, under each name and surname their most important positions or titles will be located. It is appropriate not to include an excessive number of co-authors, especially those who are not directly involved in the preparation of the work. Thanks to them, as well as those made to individuals or institutions will go to the end of the text.
At the bottom of the first page will be the place where the experience was carried out or the authors (or the first author) work, or the institution that scientifically supports the above with their postal address.

-PARTES IN WHICH IT MUST BE DIVIDED:

ABSTRACT, a brief summary of the work in the English language, containing a representative and clear description of all the sections, of approximately 200 words; KEYWORDS, up to a maximum of 5 for the purpose of being able to search the databases; INTRODUCTION, in which the reason and purpose of the work is expressed; MATERIAL AND METHODS (MATERIALS AND METHODS), with which the work is carried out, where only the highly modified or original methods should be described extensively, while the others will be mentioned only and, if possible, with the bibliographic citation; RESULTS (RESULTS), the results obtained are described both in its explanation and in its mathematical and / or statistical sustenance when necessary, its statistical significance will be indicated and for reasons of space the extensive statistical tables will be avoided; DISCUSSION and / or CONCLUSIONS (CONCLUSIONS), which will include the conclusions obtained; REFERENCES (REFERENCES), as recorded in the text. Next and when appropriate: conflicts of interest, approval of the workplace ethics committee and means of financing the work performed.

-FIGURES:

They will carry a single correlative numbering from 1 onwards; They must be sent separately. In case of digital format they accompany the main document but in a separate document. No radiographic plates or slides are allowed. It is ideal that the figures are original and clear photographs, of conventional size and of high quality (the magazine reduces them to the appropriate size).

-LEYENDS (feet of figures or epigraphs):

They should be grouped on a separate sheet, tables or statistical tables that are not figures will be numbered separately, also from 1 onwards.

-BIBLIOGRAPHIC REFERENCES:

Up to a maximum of 30 citations that will be written strictly according to the ISO 690 standard that can be consulted at the following link: https://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/ISO_690

Examples:

Analysis of mutations in the glucokinase gene in people clinically characterized as MODY2 without a family history of diabetes. Ariel Pablo Lopez, Alejandro de Dios, Ignacio Chiesa, Maria Silvia Perez, Gustavo Daniel Frechtel. Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice 118 (2016) 38–43.

Presentaciones poco frecuentes de diabetes tipo MODY: el ejemplo de MODY tipo 5 y las formas de novo de MODY tipo 2. Alejandro de Dios, Sofía Irene Trobo, María Silvia Pérez, Ignacio Chiesa, Gustavo Daniel Frechtel, Ariel Pablo López. Revista de la Sociedad Argentina de Diabetes. Año 51, volumen 51, Nº 2, junio de 2017. ISSN 0325-5247 (impresa) ISSN 2346-9420 (en línea).

-TERMINOLOGY:

Avoid twists and strange metaphors to a scientific article; It will always be written in the third person.
The Journal reserves the right to make grammatical changes, clarifications, mentions, deletions, substitutions or others deemed necessary to obtain uniformity of style.
Trademarks or registered names should not be included in the text. Drugs will be cited only by their chemical or generic names; If the author wishes, he can, at the end of the article, include the equivalent with the registered trademark.

-ABBREVIATIONS AND SYMBOLS:

All units of measure, weight and time must be expressed according to the system centimeter, gram, second. The temperature will be indicated in degrees Celsius. In case abbreviations are used, it is essential that they appear accompanying the first extensive mention of the text, even those that the author considers to be in common use.

-NECROLOGICAL NOTES:

They are requested especially by the Directorate and spontaneous shipments are not accepted.

-NEWS, ANNOUNCEMENTS, SPEECHES, REMEDIES, CHRONICLES, INFORMATION:

They do not configure the usual material of the Magazine. Their inclusion will be exceptional and for no reason will they include political issues, partisans, etc.

-LETTERS TO THE EDITOR:

The clarifications related to articles appeared in the Journal only, or because their extension or structuring do not determine their publication as an original article, will appear with that title.

-REPRINT:

To obtain reprints of the articles published in the Magazine see on our website in the respective section.