Scope and policy
The journal publishes original, previously unpublished articles in Spanish, English and Portuguese, which are the product of a research or a review and which are not being evaluated by other scientific journals, either in print or electronic form.
Type of articles published:
Investigation: it is a document that discloses the original results of completed research projects in detail. It should have the following structure: introduction, methodology, results and conclusions.
Literature review: it is the product of the critical analysis of scientific literature, which summarizes the results of a research in order to facilitate the understanding of a phenomenon of study and provide information about the scientific evidence related to the subject. This category includes systematic, integrated literature review. It is known for presenting a careful bibliographic review of at least 50 references.
Aquichan does not accept case reports, editorials, or letters to the editor.
Form and preparation of manuscripts
Periodicity: Aquichan circulates on a quarterly basis in January, April, July and October.
Publication format: printed and electronic in Open Access, under a Creative Commons license.
Structure of the articles
Title: it should be brief and reflect the content of the article; it should not include abbreviations or formulas. They should not exceed 15 words, and must be written in Spanish, English and Portuguese.
Author information: all authors should list the following information:
Abstract: it should be no longer than 200 words and have the following structure: objectives, materials and method, results and conclusions. It should not include bibliographic references.
Key words: five standardized terms in the Thesaurus MeSH Thesauro MeSH - Medical Subject Headings. (Available at www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/mesh). Phrases or descriptors not included in this Thesaurus will not be accepted.
Body: manuscripts should be between 3000 and 4000 words in length. Use 12-point Times New Roman, double spacing; research papers should follow the guidelines established by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors, Available at: http://www.icmje.org/recommendations/browse/manuscript-preparation/preparing-for-submission.html#three
Footnotes: they are explanatory notes and should be consecutively numbered at the bottom of the page. They are used to identify institutional affiliation, to expand on unpublished information, or to provide explanations that otherwise interrupt the natural flow of the text.
References: the primary sources consulted for the development of the paper are cited according to the Vancouver reference style.
For more information, see the Vancouver reference style in the following link: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/bsd/uniform_requirements.html.
Below are some examples:
Books and Other Monographs
Illustrations: charts, tables, graphs, diagrams, drawings, photographs or maps may be included to complement the information in the manuscript. Titles should be short and precise, and include the sources and permissions, or indicate if it is attributed to the author. Photographs should include the source and date. Charts, tables, graphs and diagrams should be sent in a Word file. Photographs and images should be sent in JPG format of 300-400 dpi.
Sending of manuscripts
Instructions for submission of papers
For tracking purposes, enter the platform with your assigned user name and password; you will have direct access to the article, where you will be able to check its current status.
If the article has been accepted, send the required adjustments and corrections through the same platform.
Aquichan follows the rules established by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).
Conflicts of interest
Conflict of interest exists when authors, reviewers or editors have interests that inappropriately influence the results of a research and its publication. Interests may be of personal, financial, political or academic in nature.
Misconduct is the intention to make readers believe something that is untrue; accordingly, the editor, the Editorial Committee and reviewers should reject any documents that raise the possibility of misconduct.
This journal and its contents are the property of Universidad de La Sabana. Any use, including reproduction, transformation, distribution, public communication or distribution for a profit, requires the prior approval of Universidad de La Sabana.
The names and e-mail addresses entered in Aquichan will be used exclusively for the stated purposes of this journal and will not be made available for any other purpose.
The views expressed in the articles contained in this journal represent the views of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the official opinion of Universidad de La Sabana.
Aquichan does not charge authors for submitting and processing the articles, as it is a nonprofit scientific journal.
List of errata
Where appropriate, Aquichan will publish the list of errata in the corresponding number of the article in electronic format.
In printed format, an insert will be published on the page of the corresponding article.
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