Scope and policy
Orinoquia journal publishes original articles, literature reviews, essays, case reports and short communications. Entries must be unpublished and the author (s) must state in writing that the content of the manuscript has not been submitted or will be submitted for publication to another journal while the process of evaluation. Consequently, the author (s) must fill out and attached form “Record of the authors,” which is required to consider and submit for assessment the submitted manuscript.
Form and preparation of manuscripts
Authors must adhere to the following general guidelines:
1. Papers must be written in Spanish, Portuguese or English.
Types of Contribution
1. Original research article results.
Authors names must be centered and in the following order: first name, middle initial (if any), full first surname, middle initial (or both surnames joined by a hyphen), do not include punctuation marks and follow by a superscript in italics to indicate the affiliation of each author followed by a comma and the qualifications using shortcuts and also separated by commas. Use semicolons to separate each author (eg, Alvaro Ocampo D1, Z, MSc, PhD, Victor L Hurtado N2, DVM, MSc. PhD, Paul E-Cruz-Casallas3, DVM, MSc, PhD).
Affiliation. Immediately below the authors, centered and starting with the superscript assigned to each author. Include full personal details (Eg.1, 2School of Animal Science; 3Aquaculture institute, Faculty of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, University of the Llanos, Villavicencio, Colombia).
Author by correspondence. Marked with an asterisk placed immediately after the superscript indicating the relationship and in a footnote to specify the complete electronic and postal addresses.
SUMMARY. Title aligned on the left, uppercase and bold. Contains the research problem, objectives, concise description of the materials and methods, results and relevant conclusions. 300 words maximum.
KEY WORDS. (In Spanish) This caption should be written in lowercase, bold and not italicized, followed by two points, listed below, in alphabetical order, small letters, italics and no boldface, between three and six keywords that identify the work, preferably if they are not part of the title of the manuscript.
ABSTRACT. Title aligned on the left, uppercase and bold. This caption corresponds to English literal translation of the summary in Spanish.
Key words. (In English) Corresponds to the literal translation into English of key words in Spanish.
RESUMO. Title aligned on the left, uppercase and bold. Corresponds to the literal translation into Portuguese of the summary in Spanish.
PALAVRAS CHAVE. Corresponds to the literal translation into Portuguese of the key words in Spanish.
INTRODUCTION. Title aligned on the left, uppercase and bold. Contains the current state of knowledge of the discussed topic, tested hypotheses and objectives.
MATERIALS AND METHODS. Title aligned on the left, uppercase and bold. This section can be subdivided into subtitles also aligned on the left, italicized, lowercase and bold. This section contains detailed description of the methodology used to develop the research. An endorsement of the Ethics Committee for animal experimentation must be included. Developed or standardized methods by the authors should be described in such a way that allows other authors to reproduce them. If the method has been described by others, do not include the details, but indicate the corresponding bibliographic reference. Methods modified by the authors, should include reference and detailed description of the amendments made by the authors.
STATISTICAL ANALYSIS. Should clearly indicate the procedure used, the transformations applied to the data, the statistical models used and the level of significance considered to establish significant differences.
RESULTS. Title aligned on the left, uppercase and bold. Should
be expressed in past tense, noting the level of statistical significance
in parentheses, with the “P” written in capital letters (eg
P <0.05, P <0.01, P> 0.05). 99.9% higher levels of reliability
will be cited as P <0.01.
DISCUSSION. Title aligned on the left, uppercase and bold. This is a separate section of results which includes the main contributions of the authors, explaining and contrasting the results with other studies and interpreting the differences, to finally bring the recommendations or relevant assumptions. Avoid referring to issues or assumptions that are not directly related to the results presented and the subject matter of work.
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS. Title aligned on the left, uppercase and bold. Can be mentioned institutions and individuals who financed or supported the work. Project or agreent codes must be specified, if they were financed in the framework of it.
REFERENCES in the text must be cited with name (s) and year, until 2 authors, eg Jaramillo (2006); Zuluaga and Tobon (2008).When three or more authors use et al., Written in italics and after the first author: eg Botero et al., (2009) and Velasco-Santamaría et al. (2011). We recommend do not cite more than three references by concept.
TABLES AND FIGURES. Should be made on separate sheets. All line illustrations
and photographs are called figures and should be consecutively numbered
with Arabic numerals. For tables, the title should be placed at the
top, while the figures written on the bottom. The headings of
the columns and rows will capitalize only the first
2. Short communications. Should have essentially the same content of the original articles, but differ from those in its extension which is significantly lower and the results may be preliminary.
3. Case reports or clinical cases.
Test: is a document prepared by the author, in which their ideas and conceptions
about a specific topic, usually related to their specialty are shown.
The wording of the references should conform to the following models:
1) Examples or Original Articles: Yara
Velasco-Santamaría YM, Korsgaard B, Madsen SS, Bjerregaard P. 2011. Bezafibrate, a lipid-Lowering compound, endocrine disruptor as a Potential in zebrafish (Danio rerio).Aquatic Toxicology, 105 (1-4): 107-118.
B. Organizations or entities. Abbreviated name of the institution
if any, followed by the name of the institution at large. Year of
publication. Title, followed by the city and the country separated
IDEAM. 2000. National Water Study. Institute of Hydrology,
Meteorology and Environmental Studies. Bogotá, Colombia.
D. Book. Name of each one of the authors, written in only the first letter capitalized, followed by surname and initials of the first and middle names, if any, then point and year of publication, followed by a book title and then point and edition number, followed by a period and name of publisher, followed by coma and city of publication and finally the total number of pages.
4) Book example:
6) Personal communication: Are cited only in text (not references)
indicating the author, affiliation, and year.
Sending of manuscripts
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