- Three copies of the manuscript must be sent, as well as a diskette or
compact disk (including photographs, figures and drawings).
- The manuscript must be written in computer, double space, in Bond white
paper, size 22 x 28 cm.
- The manuscript must be arranged as follows: (1) One page with the title,
(2) one page with the summary, in Spanish and in English, (3) text, (4)
references, (5) legends, (6) figures and tables. The pages must be numbered,
beginning with the one of the title, as page No. 1.
Page with the Title
-Title of the article with the author or author’s name (name, family
names and degree). The title must be as concise as possible and no abbreviations
can be used.
- Name and address of the institution or institutions in which the study
was performed, including city and country.
- Name, address and telephone number to which the requests for the article’s
reprints can be sent. These data must be put at the bottom of the page.
- The summary must consist of 100 to 250 words in the long articles, including
the review articles and of 50 to 100 words for the report of clinical
cases. They must be sent in a separate page (in Spanish and English).
- The summary must be concise and not very descriptive and must be written
in an impersonal style (not using “we” or “our”).
It must have the following order: Antecedents, objective, design method,
- No abbreviations can be used in the summary, except when measurement
units are being used.
- The text must follow this order, as far as possible: introduction, methods,
results, discussion and conclusions.
- No abbreviations such as ECG, LVH or MI may be used. Instead, Electrocardiogram,
left ventricular hypertrophy or acute myocardial infarction, etc. must
- Only measurement units can be abbreviated (mm, kcal, etc.), as recommended
in “Uniform requirements of manuscripts sent to biomedical reviews”
prepared by the International Committee of Medical Reviews Editors, published
in Ann Intern 1982; 96:766-7 and in Br Med J 1982; 284:1, 766-70.
- Each reference, figure or table must be cited in the text in numerical
order (the order in which it is mentioned in the text will determine the
numbers of the references, figures or tables).
- The location of tables and figures must be indicated in the text.
- Acknowledgements must be written at the end of the text, before the
-The references are identified in the text with Arabic numbers written
in parenthesis. They must be sent typewritten, double space, in pages
separated from the text and numbered in the order in which they are mentioned.
- In the section of references, personal communications, manuscripts under
preparation and other unpublished data, must not be cited. Nevertheless,
these may be mentioned in the text, putting them in parenthesis.
- References of books and reviews may include the number of pages in which
they are found.
- If the text of a reference is a summary, the word “summary”
must be cited in parenthesis. If it is a letter, the word “letter”
must be put in parenthesis.
- Abbreviations of the names of the reviews must be put in accordance
with the Index Medicus of the National Library of Medicine.
- The form or the punctuality of the references must follow the format
(Write the list of the family names of all authors, if they are six or
less: if they are more than six, put the family names of three and add
“et al”. No dots may be put after the initial letter of the
21. Hager WD, Fenster P, Mayersohn M et al. Digoxin-quinidine interaction
pharmacokinetic evaluation. N Engl J Med 1979; 30(2): 721-40.
Chapter of a book
14. Smith WM, Gallgher JJ. Management of arrhythmias and conduction abnormalities.
In: Hurs JW. The Heart, New York: MacGraww-Hill, 1982. p. 557-75
(In all book references the pages must be cited).
45. Criteria Committee of the New York Heart Association. Nomenclature
and Criteria for Diagnosis of the Heart and Great Vessels. 8th CD Boston:
Little, Brown, 1979. p. 290.
Legends of Figures
- The legends of the figures must be sent written in computer, double
space and in pages separated from the text. The numbers of the figures
must correspond to the order in which they are presented in the text.
- All abbreviations appearing in the figures must be identified in alphabetical
order at the end of each legend.
- When reproducing any previously published figure, the written permission
by the editors or authors must be included.
- If there are photographs and/or drawings, three copies of each one must
be sent, in separate envelopes. Note: Works of art will not be returned.
- Photographs, particularly those of microscope, must fulfill the following
requirements: no figure can have a greater size than 22 x 28 cm. The characters
in the figure must have an adequate size that may allow its reduction.
- The maximal width of a single column figure is 8.5 cm; for a figure
that may occupy two columns, maximal width is 17.5 cm. The maximal size
of a figure to be published without reduction is 17.5 x 22.5 cm.
- Black ink must be used in all drawings. Numbers, lines, signs, etc.,
must be written in deep black for its best reproduction.
- Marks in the microphotographs must indicate only the essentials. Structures
and interest points must be indicated with arrows. Symbols and characters
in the microphotographs must be well contrasted with respect to the photograph’s
- The illustrations that may be sent must be marked on the back with black
pencil, with the name of the author (it must be written softly).
- The title of the illustration must appear in the legend, but not in
- The amount of figures will be the necessary in order to have clarity
(all the colour impression costs will be charged to the author).
- The tables must be written in computer, double space, in separate pages
with the table’s number and its title in the center of the page.
They may have an explanatory note that will be placed under the table.
The numbers of the tables must be Arabic and must correspond to the order
in which they appear in the text.
- The marginal notes of each table must be identified in alphabetical
order and the abbreviations used must be explained.
- The tables must be clear and the results must not be duplicated in the
text and in the figure.
- In order to reproduce the previously published tables, permission from
the author of the original article must be sent to the editor.
Conflict of interests
When there may exist any relationship between the authors of an article
and any public or private entity, from which conflict of interests may
be derived, this circumstance must be communicated through a separate
letter to the Editor, who guarantees its confidentiality.
If the article is to be accepted for publication, the authors and the
Editor will agree the most convenient way in order to communicate this
information to the readers.
The signer authors of the articles accept the responsibility defined by
the International Committee of Editors of Medical Reviews (in http://www.icmje.org).
The authors, who send original investigative articles or reports of clinical
cases in order to be published in the Colombian Cardiology Review, must
send the following signed certificate:
Hereby I certify that the material of this manuscript has not been published
previously and is not being considered for its publication in other media.
This includes symposiums, books, and preliminary publications of any kind,
except summaries of 400 words or less.