Scope and policy
The Hacia la Promoción de la Salud (Toward Health Promotion) Journal is a semiannual publication of scientific character, indexed in the National Bibliographical Index Publindex of COLCIENCIAS. The journal is published in the Department of Public Health of the Universidad de Caldas since 1993, with a national and international distribution to academic organizations. Its purpose is to socialize the academic, research, projection and teaching experiences, of both professors and students, undergraduate and postgraduate; health, social and compatible area professionals of the country and Latin America, who contribute to the development of the following topics:
Form and preparation of manuscripts
Revision article: document result of a finished research where published or unpublished research results are analyzed, systematized and integrated, on a field of science or technology, with the purpose of giving account of the advances and development tendencies. It is characterized by the presentation of a careful bibliographical revision of at least 50 references.
Reflection article: document that presents finished research results from an analytical, nterpretative or critical perspective of the author on a specific subject, based on original sources.
Academic matters: It displays information related to subjects of interest of the area: scientific normativity, regulation, announcements and events.
Article selection for publication
The opinions, judgments and points of view expressed by the authors, are of their exclusive responsibility and they do not reflect the criteria or the Journal's policy.
Ethical aspects: whenever pertinent, an explanation will be included, on the procedures followed in the research in order to guarantee the fulfillment of the rinciples and ethical norms of the Declaration of Helsinki of 1975 and later revisions, in addition to Resolution 8430 of 1993 of the then Ministry of Health of Colombia.
Body of the article
Introduction: it indicates the intention of the article; summarizes the logical reasoning of the study; It solely includes the pertinent references, without including results or conclusions.
Materials and methodology: it describes the type of study and its design, the selection of the population and the sample. It includes the characteristics of the subjects, when required. It indicates the methods, apparatuses and procedures used to obtain the data and its analysis. Results: it presents the results in a logical, concise and clear sequence. The results found in tables or illustrations should not be repeated within the text.
Discussion: it is based on the results obtained by the research, as well as the relation between them and the results obtained by other authors. It does not repeat aspects included in previous sections. It examines the implications of the findings, their limitations and their projections in future researches. It confronts the conclusions with the objectives of the study.
Conclusions: it indicates the research's most relevant findings from the point of view of the object of study. It is recommended that the research objectives are used as the basis for the conclusions' development, including the different dimensions of the problem proposed.
Acknowledgements: the authors can mention people and collaborators, as well as financing institutions, dependencies and institutions that supported their execution.
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