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Scope and policy
NOVA is a scientific publication of Colegio Mayor de Cundinamarca University (Colombia) and the UNAD (Colombia), whose primary purpose is the dissemination of original works that contribute to increase knowledge in the biomedical sciences. All submitted for publication in NOVA material is reviewed by the Editorial Board and submitted for external review to two reviewers or scientific peers. The editor informs the authors about the reception of work, on the comments of the reviewers and the final decision taken for publication. NOVA Journal reserves the right to accept or reject articles and may make suggestions or changes designed to improve its presentation.
Selection and evaluation of manuscripts submitted for publication
All materials received will go through peer review of expert evaluators in the respective subject. The originals of the items remain in the archives of up to one year. The author will receive, free of charge, 3 copies of the magazine.
Form and preparation of manuscripts
Original article: unpublished work is derived from a biomedical research provides new information on specific issues and contributes significantly to the scientific knowledge. The structure generally used contains four major sections: introduction, methodology, results and discussion.
Review article: Study and critical analysis of recent literature relevant to a particular topic over the views of the author's subject (impersonal). It consists of a "state of art" of the proposed topic, and includes two categories of manuscripts:
A. I requested directly by the Editorial Committee to experts on the subject,
i) Submit a letter of application which why the topic chosen is indicated relevant to readers of Nova;
Academic Guide: is a work framed within the processes of formative research, outreach and / or pedagogical processes of interest to the university community developed in institutions of higher education on a specific topic, with the participation of teachers and students.
Short article: the report of partial or final results of an inquiry whose rapid disclosure is important. Note: 1000 is a work of words maximum, with a number of figures and tables not more than 2 and a summary should not exceed 100 words. The methods, results and discussion are grouped into one section.
Technical note: a written brief, which describes in detail a new laboratory technique or modifications to an established technique, emphasizing the advantages of the developed procedure or innovation.
Test: a short, philosophical, literary or scientific writing, which has supported the author's opinion on a specific topic.
Letters to the Editor: Readers have requested clarifications or comments about any material published in the magazine. Just as critical analytical or interpretive positions on documents published in the magazine, which in the opinion of the editorial board are important to the discussion of the topic by the scientific community of reference.
Bibliographic Comments: These are short essays, critics, biomedical books.
Preparation of manuscript: Stick to the directions issued by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors, Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical journals. Ann Intern Med 1997; 126 (1): 36-47
The Castilian version can be found in the journal Acta Medica Colombiana (Colomb Acta Med 1997; 22: 199-211) or http://www.actamedica.com. Each of the sections of the manuscript should appear on a new page in the following order: title page, abstract, text, acknowledgments, references, tables, figure captions, and tables.
Portadilla: besides the title and headings shortstop for the title page should contain the full names of the authors, institutional affiliation and the name of the institution where I just took the job. You should also note the name of the author responsible for correspondence with your full address, telephone number, fax and email address.
Abstracts and keywords: work must be abstract in Spanish and English, each of 250 words. Avoid using references in the summaries. For section 6 key words in Spanish, see descriptors Health Sciences (MeSH) of the Index of Latin American and Caribbean Literature on Health Sciences (LILACS) in the latest release on CD or http://decs.bvs.br; to section 6 English keywords, see the Medical
Subject Headings (MeSH) of Index Medicus (http:www.nlm.nih.gov/mesh7meshhome.htm).
Text: entire document, including the title page, abstracts, references, tables and figure captions must be double-spaced, on one side of the sheet, leaving extra space between paragraphs; leave one space after the period followed or apart. Use Arial font size 12 and do not justify the text. Use italics or italics for scientific terms; Please do not underline. Electronic format: send mail through the word processor document in MS Word for PC. Include graphics in TIFF or JPG format at 300 DPI or more. The preferred source for the charts is Arial Narrow. If your files come from an Apple computer - Mac, convert them to PC platform. Include a list of files sent and the program in which they were developed.
Articles should contain seven basic parts, as follows:
1. Title (in Spanish and English). The title capitalized, accurate and abbreviations. The scientific names in Latin and in italics. Last and first names of all authors, institution, full postal address, fax number and email address of the author responsible for correspondence and shipping date.
Aimed at people with contributions do not justify accreditation as an author, for technical help, by type of material and financial support.
· Assign a number to each reference cited, in ascending order, including text, tables and figures. Record numbers of references in parentheses and as an index or subscript.
1. Standard article.
* If the authors are more than six, the first six followed by et al mentioned.
Optional integration of unique identification number database for reference:
1.2 Organization as author or equipment
Note: The first edition is no need to record it. The issue is always written in Arabic numerals and abbreviation: 2nd ed. If the work was composed of more than one volume, I quote below the book title.
2.1 Organization as author
2.2 Book chapter
3. Paper presented at conference
4. Scientific or technical report
7. Journal article online
8. Database on the Internet
For other references, not included in the examples, see:
Tables and figures: Tables develop utility tables using word processing and not by columns and tabulated in the text of the manuscript itself; send the names of the files. For the figures in black and white, send the original and two copies of an illustration accompanied by its version on magnetic media in tiff or jpg format. 300dpi. resolution and at least a half-size card. Charts developed in Exell, please forward the original file. If they are black and white, you must submit three copies of excellent quality along with the version on magnetic media, tiff or jpg at least 300dpi resolution; if they are transparencies, send the original slide and not a copy, along with two prints on paper (photocopy or scan, attaching a copy on magnetic media, tiff format at 300dpi minimum resolution) of the same image for shipment to assessors manuscript. In microscopic preparations, mention coloration and increased according to the lens used.
Sending of manuscripts
The author(s) must upload the manuscript to the following link: http://unicolmayor.edu.co/publicaciones/index.php/nova/about/submissions#onlineSubmissions, before, he has to create his user and id as author and continue with the instructions on that link. The file must be sent in Word format or something compatible. The figures and diagrams must be upload in a different file with their corresponding labels. The original document with the illustrations will be required only when the document had been accepted for its publication.
For additional information or queries about the instructions to authors, visit the online sends or write us at the email addresses.
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