Colombia Médica devoted to the publication of scientific material for improving academic level of professions related to health sciences. Is located in Building 118, Faculty of Health, Universidad del Valle, Cali, Colombia, telephone (57-2) 558-1939, email: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
This journal counts on a publishing body constituted by the Scientific Committee and the Publishing Committee and by a Consulting Committee.
Colombia Médica, is the official journal of the School of Health Sciences, Universidad del Valle, Cali, Colombia; a quarterly journal submitted to arbitration by pairs, published without interruption from 1970 on, offering contributions in Spanish, English and Portuguese of different nature, among others the following ones:
Original articles. In this section will appear investigation and unpublished papers of interest to the readers of Colombia Médica. Presentations of these papers should follow the pattern of scientific world literature in accordance with Vancouver Style (The International Committee of Editors of Medical Journals). References must be limited to 20 quotations more than 10 years-old.
Review articles. Review articles are by invitation to researchers with large experience in the subject area. People willing to submit an uninvited review article must send the title, abstract, and detailed index of the proposed manuscript. Additionally, author's background supporting his/her experience in the subject area should be included. The Editorial Group review appropriateness of each proposal and communicates their decision to the proponent author. It is expected that review articles contain references of original articles published by the authors submitting the manuscript. References must be limited to 60 quotations more than 10 years-old.
Some thoughs on. They are documents that present investigation results from an analytical, interpretative or critical perspective of the author, on a specific subject, where original sources have been consulted. References must be limited to 20 quotations more than 10 years-old.
Short communications. These are short notes indicating the results of therapeutic trials, preliminary studies, new techniques and case reports. They may also be related to a teaching on a specific theme either to comment some recent problem or to inquire solutions to any inquietude. References must be limited to ten quotations. References must be limited to 5 quotations more than 10 years-old.
Case of interest. It is a document that communicates the results of a study on a particular situation with the purpose of presenting the technical and methodological experiences given in a specific course. It may include a commented systematic revision of literature on similar cases. References must be limited to 5 quotations more than 10 years-old. Consent form to be completed
From medical literature. These are papers of exceptional interest previously appeared in other journals. In this type of articles a written permission of the editor of the journal is always mandatory.
Letters to the editor. They are important positions, either analytical or interpretative, on papers previously published in the magazine that in accordance with the Editorial Committee opinion may be an important contribution for discussing the subject by the scientific community of reference. Also they can be a communication on some important finding. Only five references should be given. References must be limited to 5 quotations more than 10 years-old.
The contained articles in the supplements are arbitrated by peers and they fulfill the same selection process of the other articles of Colombia Médica.
Its abbreviated title is Colomb Med, and it should be used in bibliographies, footnotes, references and bibliographic strips.
The articles published in Colombia Médica are indexed or summarized by:
Papers appearing in the journal are the exclusive reliability of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the thoughts of the Editorial Committee.
Colombia Médica has the right of publishing the papers received by the Editorial Committee.
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