Scope and policy
The Revista Colombiana de Obstetricia y Ginecología publishes the results of original research in the field of obstetrics and gynaecology carried out by investigators in Colombia and the Latin-American or Caribbean area, as well as manuscripts related to the speciality's historical, ethical or educational aspects or work-related features.
Areas of interest for the journal
Obstetrics: foetal maternal medicine, diagnostic methods, infections in obstetrics and gynaecology, surgical techniques in obstetrics, foetal pathology and foetal surgery.
Gynaecology: cervical pathology and colposcopy, gynaecological oncology, gynaecological endoscopy, surgical techniques in gynaecology, sexually transmitted diseases, infertility, reproductive medicine and gynaecological endocrinology.
The journal also covers topics related to sexual and reproductive health in women and related aspects such as public health, violence and gender and education.
Form and preparation of manuscripts
The Revista Colombiana de Obstetricia y Ginecología follows the guidelines laid down in "Uniform Requirements for preparing manuscripts sent to biomedical journals," drawn up by the International Committee of Directors of Medical Journals (The New England Journal of Medicine 1997;336:309-15) and publishes articles in the specialist area or related to it, following the Editorial Committee's approval; the committee may suggest that some modifications should be made to the form of an article to ensure compliance with the aforementioned guidelines. The complete text regarding indications for authors may be consulted on the Federación Colombiana de Obstetricia y Ginecología's webpage at: http://www.fecolsog.org/
The journal publishes articles in Spanish, English an d Portuguese.
Once an original manuscript has been received, it is sent for peer-review within the next eight days. The peers are chosen based on the following parameters:
Established leadership in practice or exercise regarding the topic in question, determined by the number of publications in the pertinent field or prior training at local or international level in the field of research in terms of holding a specialisation, sub-specialisation, MSc or PhD (two reviewers). A third reviewer will evaluate a manuscript regarding specific aspects such as statistics, measurement or qualitative research if such treatment is warranted.
The reviewers will have fifteen working days for evaluating a manuscript, using an evaluation form which considers the article in question to be:
• Apt for publication without changes;
• Apt for publication once slight changes have been made;
• Apt for publication once major changes have been made; or
• Not apt for publication.
Once any suggestions for corrections have been received, they will be sent to the author who will be asked to consider whether such corrections are pertinent during the following fifteen working days, to proceed to the necessary tests prior to publication.
The journal is aimed at:
• Doctors specializing in gynaecology and obstetrics;
• Nurses having training in foetal maternal medicine;
• Paediatricians, Perinatologists;
• Students studying medicine;
• Students studying nursing; and
• Microbiologists, emphasis being laid on sexually transmitted diseases.
Sending of manuscripts
Work should be sent to the Revista Colombiana de Obstetricia y Ginecología, Carrera 15 No. 98-42 Of. 204-205. Tels: (57-1) 617-14-65 / 617-14-67 Ext. 108 Fax (57-1) 617-14-76 Bogotá, Colombia.
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Federación Colombiana de Obstetricia y Ginecología
Revista Colombiana de Obstetricia y Ginecología
Carrera 15 No. 98-42 Of. 204-205
Tels.: (57-1) 601-66-22 / 601-88-01 / 601-88-33 Ext. 108
Fax: (57-1) 601-66-22 / 601-88-01 / 601-88-33 Ext. 113