1. ABOUT THE MANUSCRIPTS
Manuscripts must be unpublished and provided exclusively to Salud UIS, which reserves all rights to programming, printing or reproduction (copyright) total or partial reproduction of the material. If the author wants to publish what has already appeared in Salud UIS, they will require written permission from the Editor. The authors' opinions are their exclusive responsibility and do not represent the criteria of the Journal of Salud UIS, or the Universidad Industrial de Santander. The manuscript must be accompanied by a letter which grants permission to reproduce text, pictures or other material that has copyright, whether it is physical and Internet text. In clinical cases the support of the academic unit or institution where the work was performed would be required, in addition to an informed consent.
1.1 Manuscript Categories
Manuscripts may be submitted in English, Spanish or Portuguese, in any of the following categories:
Complete Article (Of scientific and technological research): Unpublished texts, of high quality and scientific rigor that present original results of a completed research. It must contain introduction, materials and methods, results and conclusions. Its length must be of about 15 to 25 pages, including references, tables and figures. It also needs to have from 10 to 40 references.
Reflection Article: It presents research results from an analytical, interpretive or critical perspective of the author, on a specific topic and with original sources.
Revision Article: This is the result of a research paper where the published or unpublished results of the research are analyzed, systematized and integrated, in a field of science or technology, in order to be evidence for the progress and development trends. It is characterized by a careful bibliographical review of at least 50 references.
Short Article (Brief communication): rapid outreach of original preliminary or partial results of research on topics of scientific interest of the community. These must also include an unstructured abstract up to 150 words, 10 pages and 15 references at the most.
Case Report: Clinical cases examples that highlight some unusual characteristic or point out a particular finding on it. It includes a brief review of relevant literature.
Topic Review: This is the result of the critical review of the literature on a particular topic. It must include an abstract, introduction to the subject and a subdivision of the issues. We recommend the inclusion of tables, charts and figures. It must include at the most 25 pages, including references, tables and figures.
Letters to the editor: These are critical or analytical positions on the published documents in the Journal, which in the opinion of the Editorial Committee are an important contribution to the discussion of the issue by the relevant scientific community or reference.
Essay: This is a literary, philosophical or scientific manuscript which presents the supported the author's opinion on a specific topic of current interest.
Book review: It highlights characters or events and their contribution to the development of health sciences. It must include 10 pages at the most.
Technical Note: It describes in detail a new laboratory technique or executed modifications to an established one, emphasizing the advantages of the developed procedure or innovation.
1.2 Manuscripts Preparation
The entire manuscript (including references, tables, figures, etc.) must be numbered and prepared on letter size paper, single sided, black ink, Times New Roman 12 font, 1.5 line spacing and margins of 3 cm, (Additional information for the manuscripts preparation can be found at the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) in http://www.icmje.org/ and http://journal.paho.org/index.php?c_ID=112).
Documents Organization: First page, title, short title (maximum 6 words) abstract and key words in Spanish, abstract and key words in English, text, acknowledgments, ethical considerations, conflict of interest, references, tables and legends, figures and legends, illustrations, abbreviations and units of measurement. Each component is started in a new page.
1.2.1 First Page
It includes the title of the document, a short title for page headings and titles of the authors. The title must be written in Spanish and English, describe clearly article content, do not use abbreviations. It must include 15 words at the most. The short title cannot exceed six words. The authors must be listed in the order to appear in the publication. You must provide full name, highest academic degree, professional title, research group, institutional affiliation, address, phone, fax and email. The author's data will come before the word "correspondencia" and be responsible for corrections, printing proofs, etc. It must also include the category to which the manuscript belongs, the name of at least three possible evaluators (institution and electronic address), and a note on the support received from individuals or public or private institutions for the study.
1.2.2 Abstract and key words in English and Spanish
The abstract must be structured and have a length of 250 words at the most (150 words for review and short articles). It must also include introduction and study objectives, methodology, results and conclusions. It is not necessary to use references or abbreviations. The key words will be written at the end of each abstract. It will be provided from 3 to 7 terms (see the Descriptors Health Sciences (DeCS) in http://decs.bvs.br/E/homepagee.htm and verify the key words in English check Medical Subject Headings (MeSH ) of Index "Medicus" at http:// www.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/meshhome.htm).
The text of full articles must be subdivided into IMRAD format: Introduction, Methods, Results And Discussion. The revision of an issue is divided into introduction, methodology (if applicable), subject to treat (divided into subtitles where possible), conclusions or scope of the review. If this is the description of clinical case(s), the sequence must be: introduction, clinical case(s) report and discussion. For brief communications, divisions IMRAD format must be dispensed, but their sequence in the text must be kept. Also in the introduction the purpose of the study will be stated and a brief summary (not a review) of relevant previous work and new achievements in research (do not include results or conclusions) will be given. In the methodology, brief and clear information of the methodologies and the used analysis will be given to allow the study to be repeated by others. The standard techniques only need to be referenced. The results will be presented in a logical order and include a concise description of the new discovered information, with the least amount of personal opinion. The text found in tables or illustrations will not be repeated. Finally, in the discussion it will be emphasized the new information significance and its relationship with the existing knowledge and with the conclusions and projections for future research. Bibliographical quotations will be included only if they are inevitable. Relate the findings to the objectives of the study avoiding statements and conclusions unarticulated with the results.
Be brief and concise, include only the strictly necessary. Send written consent of the people who will be credited by name in this section. Credits must also be given to funding agencies and institutions participating in the studies.
1.2.5. Ethical considerations
For studies in humans and experimental animals, authors must show that the work was done with the approval of the ethics committees of the respective institutions.
1.2.6 Conflict of interst
The conflict of interest occurs when the judgment of the scientist concerning their primary interest and the integrity of an investigation could be influenced by a secondary interest, whether family or emotional ties, political or national affinity, economic interest or any other connection. It is important for authors to inform whether or not there exists conflict of interest in their work.
References will be placed numerically in superscript in the text according to the sequence of appearance, by using Arabic numbers without parentheses. Only it will be made reference to the citations in the text. It should not be included unpublished articles, unless they have been accepted for publication, using the term "in press".
184.108.40.206 Journal Articles
It will take the first surname and initials of the names of each of the authors, full title of article, abbreviated title of the journal, year of publication, issue, first and last page. The abbreviations for journal names should follow the rules of the Index Medicus and / or Biological Abstracts. It will be included only six authors and if there is more than six, place after the sixth author's abbreviation "et al." Example:
López NA, Naranjo JA, Cruz JA. The presentation and use of height and weight. N Engl J Med 1996; 21: 235-46
It will take the first surname and initials of the names of each of the authors or publishers, book title, edition number, place, publisher, date, if necessary the pages after the abbreviation. For example, Jiménez SA. Interpretación clínica del electrocardiograma. 3ra edición. Bucaramanga: Publicaciones UIS, 1995: p. 87
Núñez CJ, Bernal LA. Nutritional assessment. In: Hendricks KM, Walker WA, eds. Manual of pediatric nutrition. 2nd edition. Santafé de Bogotá: Academic Press, 1993. p. 1-58
It will not be repeated in the text data found in tables or illustrations. Finally, in the discussion it will be emphasized the new information significance and its relationship with the existing knowledge and with the conclusions and projections for future research. Bibliographical quotations will be included only if they are inevitable. Relate the findings to the objectives of the study avoiding statements and conclusions unarticulated with the results.
220.127.116.11 Articles published on the internet
Any quotation of the Internet must have the following structure: protocol, site, space and resource, this way: http://www.uis.edu.co/revista_salud/salud.html
1.2.8 Tables and figures
Tables will be quoted in the text with Arabic numerals in order of appearance. They will be done in template sheet such as Excel spreadsheet. They will be presented in an Excel attachment identified with the same number; it will not take vertical lines and will preferably be in shades of gray. They will have a short title and they will be explained by themselves and without duplicating the text. Abbreviations used in the headings should be explained in the footnotes of the table and be identified with superscript lowercase letters (a, b, c). If a table uses more than one page, it must be continued on separate individual pages, keeping the same size of the sheets. Figures, photos and drawings, will be high resolution and quoted in the text in order of appearance. They will be in JPEG format. All photos, graphics, maps, diagrams, drawings and diagrams, will be used to illustrate or further information, not to duplicate. They will be presented in a attachment and be organized separately with their respective legends. For color photos the author will assume the additional cost. It is important to set the degree of magnification it has. Where it is required, it must submitted the original formats in Excel tables.
1.2.9 Abbreviations, English words and units measurement
Abbreviations must be preceded by its full expanded form and placed in parentheses the first time they are used. The words in English should be written in italics (Only when writing in Spanish). The measures of weight, height, length and volume are presented in metric units (meter, liter, etc.). The authors will use in all cases the International System of Units, whose abbreviations of units of measurement have no plural or punctuation. Decimals are indicated by "," (comma) and the percentages will be placed leaving a space with respect to the numbers. Time units will be expressed as hours, minutes and seconds.
1.3 Manuscritps delivery
Manuscripts will be sent with a letter signed by all participating authors stating their acceptance to the content, organization and presentation. It is necessary to indicate that the manuscript has not been published before, has not been sent or will be sent for publication to another national or international journal, while it is under review and decision by the Editorial Board of Revista Salud UIS. In the letter, it will be provided full details of the author (address, phone, fax, e-mail, affiliation). It will delivered a manuscript on paper and CD with the file obtained through a word processor compatible with Microsoft Word. The manuscripts and correspondence will be sent to the Editor, Revista Salud UIS of the Facultad de Salud, carrera 32 No. 29-31, oficina 309, Edificio Roberto Serpa, Bucaramanga, Colombia. Tel/fax 57 6325000. It all could be sent by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com with the letter scanned with the authors' signature
1.4 Selection of manuscripts
Manuscripts will be reviewed by the Editorial committee and in case it meets the requirements of the journal, it will be sent to two referees. No originals will be returned, the Editorial committee reserves the right to accept, reject, and request modifications and corrective actions considered necessary to bring the manuscript to the Journal style. The review of manuscripts will be done respecting the right of authors, reviewers and editors to privacy. The manuscripts will be sent to reviewers in physical format by mail and / or electronic format by e-mail with a letter of invitation and specifying the deadline. Each referee will issue a concept according to the evaluation criteria (relevance, timeliness and relevance to the discipline, academic strength and the conceptual level), formal elements (spelling, wording and structure of parts of the article), rate valuation Article (test, review, etc.), and a rejection or acceptance concept, subject to major or minor change. The concept will be sent to the authors, who respond point by point and incorporate the corresponding changes in the text. To this there will be a time of three weeks. If there is no response, the manuscript will be withdrawn. The Editorial committee decides on the publication of articles that were evaluated with opposite concepts or send them to a third referee. Evaluators do not know each other or know the identity of the author or other reviewer. The originals of the articles accepted for publication will remain in the files of the magazine for one year.
1.5 Manuscripts Publications
The authors must present the definitive CD containing all parts of the manuscript (with tables and figures). A statement signed by all authors will be sent, along with the manuscript title and stating that: the data are accurate, all authors have contributed enough to work and are prepared to take public responsibility for it; the submitted manuscript has not been published in whole or in parts, and is not being submitted for publication elsewhere. Once the evaluator concept has been received, the revision form will be made and then it will be sent to print. After carrying out the editing and proofreading, the manuscripts will be sent the galleys of the article to the authors for correction of errors, other changes will not be accepted. The tests must be returned signed to the Editorial Office on the stipulated date. Once the journal is published, the authors are entitled to receive two copies, including postage.