1. IATREIA is the official scientific publication of the Medical Faculty,
University of Antioquia, in Medellín, Colombia. Its purpose is
to diffuse technical and scientific knowledge on the health-disease processes,
and on the practice of medicine and related professions; it provides
a channel for the exchange of knowledge and experiences among students
and professionals at the University of Antioquia, in other Colombian
regions and abroad.
2. Manuscripts must be previously unpublished and be submitted exclusively
to the consideration of IATREIA. The reproduction of especially interesting
articles is permitted but previous consent of the author or editor is
3. The addresses for correspondence and for submitting manuscripts is
as follows: IATREIA, Revista de la Facultad de Medicina, Universidad
de Antioquia, Apartado 1226, Medellín, Colombia. E-mail addresses:
4. Manuscripts must be submitted in a magnetic medium together with a
double-spaced typed copy in letter-sized paper; left margin must be 4
cm. Both the magnetic and paper copies must include all TABLES and FIGURES.
Computer-generated copies must fulfill all punctuation and orthography
requirements. The computer program used and its version must be specified.
Senders must keep copy of all materials submitted, for IATREIA assumes
no responsibility for damages or loss. Maximum acceptable manuscript
extension is 30.000 bytes (21-22 letter-sized pages) including TABLES,
FIGURES, and references.
5. The manuscript must be accompanied by a letter of the main author,
stating that it has been read and approved by all authors; the following
documents must be submitted along with the manuscript using the forms
that may be found in IATREIA´S web site: curricula vitae of authors,
authorship responsibility and reception of the article.
6. Authors are responsible for the ideas presented in their manuscripts.
7. Articles must follow this order: Spanish title, Spanish summary, Spanish
key words, English title, English summary, English key words, Introduction,
Materials and methods, Results, Discussion, Acknowledgements, and Bibliography.
8. The title page must include the full names and academic degrees of
all authors, the name of the institution at which the work was carried
out, and, if pertinent, the name of the sponsor institution(s).
9. The summary, up to 200 words, must include: objectives, basic procedures,
main findings and conclusions; emphasis must be on providing specific
10. Abbreviations are to be explained in their first appearance and must
be used from then on.
11. Generic names of drugs must be used; commercial names may be included
12. Tables and charts are denominated TABLES, and must be numbered in
Arabic numerals, according to the order of their appearance. Their titles
must be written in the upper part of the sheet, and the footnotes, in
the lower one. Symbols for units should appear at the top of columns.
Photographs, graphics, drawings and diagrams are called FIGURES; they
are also numbered in Arabic numerals according to the order of their
appearance. Their titles are written in separate sheets. If microphotographs
are used, their magnifications must be indicated. Do not send original
photographs but glossy copies in black and white, whether in diskette
or CD. Authors must pay for the cost of publishing color photographs.
People should not be identifiable in photographs unless written permission
has been obtained. The number of TABLES and FIGURES should be kept to
the indispensable minimum; the Editorial Committee reserves the right
to limit their number, as well as to adjust the style and extension of
13. Manuscripts submitted to IATREIA must be approved by the Editorial
Committee, and are sent to one or two peers outside the University of
Antioquia, with experience in the subject of the paper and with, at least,
a Master´s degree (a doctorate is preferable) in areas directly
related to the main subject matter of the article.
14. Statement of conflict of interests.
15. Approval by the Ethics Committee.
16. References are numbered according to the order of their appearance
in the text. The following are examples of references:
a. Articles from journals with up to six authors: all authors should
be cited; for articles with more than six authors, cite the first six,
followed by “et al”. Example: Parkin DM, Clayton D, Black
RJ, Masuyer E, Friedl HP, Ivanov E, et al. Childhood leukemia in Europe
after Chernobyl: 5 year follow-up. Br J Cancer 1996; 73: 1006-1012.
b. Books: personal author or authors: Ringsven MK, Bond D. Gerontology
and leadership skills for nurses. 2nd ed. Albany (NY): Delmar Publishers;
Editor of editors, compiler or compilers: Norman IJ, Redfern SJ, editors.
Mental health care for elderly people. New York: Churchill Livingstone,
Institution as author or editor: Institute of Medicine (US). Looking
at the future of the Medicaid program. Washington: The Institute; 1992.
c. Chapters of books: Phillips SJ, Whisnant JP. Hypertension and stroke.
In: Laragh JH, Brenner BM, editors. Hypertension: Pathophisiology, diagnosis
and management, 2nd ed. New York: Raven Press; 1995. p. 465-78.
details on the presentation of papers and their bibliographies, the following
document is recommended: Unified requirements for papers
submitted to biomedical journals. International Committee of Medical
journals editors, Vancouver Norms. Acta Med Col 1997, 22 (4). IATREIA
has adopted the norms contained in such document.
17. A copy of the article
will be given to its main author.