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Scope and policy

Revista CUIDARTE publish articles in Spanish, Portuguese and English, product of of research, reflection or review about topics of interest in Nursing and Health Sciences that helps to generate new knowledge and to be useful solving health problems, and which have not been sent to other publications (printed or digital). The content of the articles must fulfill the requirements related to originality, novelty and methodology.

The opinions expressed by the authors are their exclusive responsibility and do not reflect the policy of the journal. All the articles must be accompanied by an originality declaration, signed by each one of the authors.

Open access policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle of support and exchange of knowledge.

Revista CUIDARTE, scientific publication of open access, is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY-NC), which permits use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited and is not used for commercial purposes.

Archiving policy

Revista CUIDARTE provides digital preservation with PORTICO and performs voluntary digital archiving of its content for conservation, restoration and preservation of its archives through digital library from National Library of Colombia.

CrossMark policy

CrossMark is a multi-publisher initiative from the Crossref to provide a standard way for readers to locate the authoritative version of a document. Revista CUIDARTE recognizes the importance of the integrity and completeness of the scholarly record to researchers and librarians and attaches the highest importance to maintaining trust in the authority of its electronic archive. Clicking on a CrossMark icon will inform the reader of the current status of a document and may also provide additional publication record information about the document. The content that will have the CrossMark icon is restricted to current and future journal content.

Clinical trials registration

Revista CUIDARTE supports the policies of the World Health Organization (WHO) and the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) for clinical trials registration, recognizing the importance of these initiatives for registration and international dissemination of information clinical trials in open access. Therefore, this journal will only accept for publication research papers that have received an identification number in one of the records for clinical trials, validated and recognized by the criteria established by WHO and ICMJE. The registration number or code of the clinical trial should be placed at the end of the article summaries.


Ethical statement and good practice

This journal follows the recommendations of Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) about the best practice on publication ethics. If the work involves the use of human subjects (especially during experiments), authors should ensure that the manuscript contains a statement that all procedures were performed in compliance with relevant laws and institutional guidelines and that the appropriate institutional committee(s) have approved them. In the same way, authors must take into account the ethical principles for medical research involving human subjects stated in the Declaration of Helsinki, the International Conference on Harmonization of Good Clinical Practice guidelines, the International Ethical Guidelines for Biomedical Research Involving Human Subjects according to the Council for International Organizations of Medical Sciences as well as the World Health Organization. It is also recommended to consider the Scientific, Technical and Administrative National Rules for Health Research in humans. In addition, studies on patients or volunteers require ethics committee approval and informed consent, which should be documented on the paper.


Peer-review process

All the submitted articles will be checked initially by the Editorial Committee, which will verify the compliance of the requested criteria in the instructions to authors. In case of not fulfilling with any of these requirements, the authors will be informed.

After checking the articles, they will be sent to be evaluated by academic peers and/or scientific specialists on the subject. The identity of the authors will not be revealed to the evaluators, neither the evaluators’ to the authors (double blind review). Once the feedback given by the peers is received, a decision is made, which can be of acceptance with adjustments, final acceptance or rejection. Subsequently the editors will inform the author the decision taken by the Editorial Committee as well as they will receive the feedback. Once the author gets this document, he/she will have to make the corresponding corrections and/or changes in the text. Revista CUIDARTE reserves the right to make any changes in the articles in order to improve the writing and editing of the same when this is absolutely necessary.


Form and preparation of manuscripts

All the articles in Spanish, Portuguese and English should be of maximum 25 pages in Microsoft Word, letter size, 1.5-line spacing, without extra spaces between paragraphs and titles. Font: Times New Roman; size: 12; with 2.5 cm margins on all four sides.

The article must be submitted through the journal website with the respective originality declaration scanned and signed by all authors.Submission not only implies that authors know and agree with the content of the work but also that the article has neither been published previously nor considered for further publication elsewhere. If using tables, charts and/or figures of other sources all the information to properly document sources must be gathered. To do so, the bibliographical reference must be included as well as the written consent of the copyright-holder(s).

Structure of the articles

  1. Title: it should be in uppercase, short, to be in 3 languages: Spanish, Portuguese and English, and should not exceed 12 words. It should not contain abbreviations, parentheses, or formulas (key terms should be used in order to facilitate the location via electronic search).
  2. Names of the authors: They must go after the title and they must be organized according to their participation and contribution to the article. Authors’ full names and last names should be included as well as the most recent academic title and current affiliation they hold at institutions or societies, phone number and email address.
  3. Summary: a structured abstract (introduction, materials and methods, results, discussion and conclusions), in 3 languages: Spanish, Portuguese and English (no more than 250 words each), must be included in the work. The use of references and the inclusion of acronyms or abbreviations in the summaries is not permitted.
  4. Key words: Three to five key words must be provided. Key words must be carefully chosen because they reflect the specificity of the article. They must also be presented in 3 languages: Spanish, Portuguese and English. Key words must be listed in the Health Sciences Descriptors (DeCS) from BIREME.
  5. Text or body of the article: The development and structure of the article depend on the type of article and section to which it will be delivered. The articles that are submitted for publication, specifically, research and innovation must follow the IMRED guidelines: introduction, materials and methods, results, discussion and conclusions:

    • Introduction. Its main purpose is to present an overview of the article so that the reader can get familiar with the topic of the work. The objectives of the study, the type of work carried out and the population that participated in the research must be included in the introduction.
    • Materials and methods. Design of the study, characteristics of the population and study groups that participated; methodologies, techniques and tools that were used in the research must be described.
    • Results. This section must summarize relevant information of the study and must be presented in a logical order. To do so, charts, figures and/or graphs can be used.
    • Discussion. It should be concise and focused on the interpretation of the results rather than a repetition of the results section. The novel findings and conclusions should be highlighted and related to other published studies.
    • Conclusions. Opinions, ideas, concepts are presented based on the findings of the work.

  6. Charts and figures: A maximum of six (6) charts and/or figures. They must be numbered consecutively in accordance with their appearance in the article. They also must have a short and precise heading or title as well as cite the biographical reference or clarify whether it is an elaboration from authors.
  7. Declaration of conflicts of interest. Authors must inform specifically at the end of the manuscript if during the development of work there were or not conflicts of interest and they must state the funding sources if necessary.
  8. Bibliographical references. List original sources of concepts, methods and techniques that are cited in the work and which might be part of previous research studies. All references must be cited and numbered consecutively in accordance with their appearance in the article. They are cited with consecutive superscript numbers. The summaries will not be taken as references. The references must be included at the end of article, following the Vancouver format, examples:

    • Journal articles

      • Standard articles.
        Cañón-Montañez W. Nursing educational strategies for the management of heart failure. MINERVA ANESTESIOL 2009;75(Suppl. 1 to No. 7-8):760-3.

      • More than six authors.
        Cañón W, Agudelo N, Manosalva J, Rincón F, Rivera LN, Parra M, et al. Critical Care Nursing in Colombia: the formation of a new critical care nursing association. CONNECT: The World of Critical Care Nursing 6 (3):51-3.

      • Collective author (the author as a team).
        Diabetes Prevention Program Research Group. Hypertension, insulin, and proinsulin in participants with impaired glucose tolerance. Hypertension 2002; 40 (5): 679-86.

      • No author.
        21st century heart solution may have a sting in the tail. BMJ 2002; 325 (7357): 184.

      • Supplemental materials.
        Geraud G, Spierings EL, Keywood C. Tolerability and safety of frovatriptan with short- and long-term use for treatment of migraine and in comparison with sumatriptan. Headache. 2002;42 Suppl 2: S93-9.

      • A part of a volume.
        Abend SM, Kulish N. The psychoanalytic method from an epistemological viewpoint. Int J Psychoanal. 2002;83(Pt 2):491-5.

      • Part of a number.
        Ahrar K, Madoff DC, Gupta S, Wallace MJ, Price RE, Wright KC. Development of a large animal model for lung tumors. J Vasc Interv Radiol 2002;13(9 Pt 1):923-8.

      • Numberless volume.
        Banit DM, Kaufer H, Hartford JM. Intraoperative frozen section analysis in revision total joint arthroplasty. Clin Orthop 2002;(401):230-8.

      • Nor volume neither number.
        Outreach: bringing HIV-positive individuals into care. HRSA Care Action 2002 Jun: 1-6.

      • Roman numbers paged.
        Chadwick R, Schuklenk U. The politics of ethical consensus finding. Bioethics 2002; 16 (2): iii-v.

      • Indication of the kind of article when necessary.
        Tor M, Turker H. International approaches to the prescription of long-term oxygen therapy [letter]. Eur Respir J 2002; 20 (1): 242.

    • Books and other monographs

      • Individual authors.
        Ringsven MK, Bond D. Gerontology and leadership skills for nurses. 2nd ed. Albany (NY): Delmar Publishers; 1996.

      • Editor(s).
        Norman IJ, Redfern SJ editors. Mental health care for elderly people. New York: Churchill Livingstone; 1996.

      • Book chapter.
        Williams GF, Fulbrook PR, Alexandrow AW, Cañón-Montañez W, Halisu-Kabara H, Chan D. Intensive and Critical Care Nursing Perspectives. In: Gullo A, Besso J, Lumb PD, Williams GF, editors. Intensive and Critical Care Medicine. WFSICCM World Federation of Societies of Intensive and Critical Care Medicine. Milan: Springer Verlag; 2009. p. 119-32.

      • Organizations as author.
        Royal Adelaide Hospital; University of Adelaide, Department of Clinical Nursing. Compendium of nursing research and practice development, 1999-2000. Adelaide (Australia): Adelaide University; 2001.

    • Annals of congress or academic events

      • Kimura J, Shibasaki H, editors. Recent advances in clinical neurophysiology. Proceedings of the 10th International Congress of EMG and Clinical Neurophysiology; 1995 Oct 15-19; Kyoto, Japan. Amsterdam: Elsevier; 1996.

    • Electronic material

      • Morse SS. Factors in the emergence of infectious diseases. Emerg Infect Dis [serial online] 1995 Jan-Mar [cited 1996 Jun 5]; 1 (1): [24 screens]. Available from: URL:n

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