ISSN versión electrónica 
1728-5917

ISSN versión impresa
1018-8800 

Instructions for the authors

 

ACTA MÉDICA PERUANA is the scientific journal of the Colegio Médico del Perú. Its objective is to disseminate medical knowledge among its collegiate members and interested professionals. Articles for the Acta Médica Peruana must be submitted following these rules:

• Address issues related to the area of biomedical sciences.
• Must be original and unpublished.
• Should Belong to one of the following categories:

o Editorial.
o Original Papers.
o Review Topics.
o Report of Cases.
o Specialty Items:- Consensus and or Disputes.
o History of Medicine.
o Pictures Gallery.
o Letters to the Editor.

• Must be accompanied by a letter signed by the principal investigator to the Director of the journal Acta Medica Peruana, Dr. Ciro Maguiña Vargas ciromaguina@cmp.org.pe requesting evaluation for publication, including title of the work, authors’ full name, type of work, certification that the work is original, has not been published in another journal and has not been submitted for evaluation for publication in another journal.

• Adjuntar declaración jurada firmada por todos los autores (según formato establecido), en la que declaran que el artículo presentado es propiedad de los autores e inédito y que no ha sido publicado ni difundido, ni presentado para publicación a otra revista, cediendo los derechos de autor a la revista Acta Médica Peruana una vez que el manuscrito sea aceptado para su publicación.

• Attach affidavit signed by all authors (according to established form), indicating that the article presented is property of said authors, is unpublished and has not been published or disseminated, or submitted for publication to another journal, giving copyright to the journal Acta Médica Peruana once the manuscript is accepted for publication.

• Must be written in Spanish and printed on ISOA4 (212 x 297 mm) bond paper, single-sided, double spaced, with margins of 3 cm, Times New Roman font, size 12.

• Each component of the manuscript should begin on a separate page, sorted and numbered consecutively.

• Text on the first page must be presented in the following order:

• Title in Spanish and English, with author (s) full names (Surnames and name), institutional affiliation (s), city and country. References to the institutional affiliation of the author should be done in Arabic numerals and superscript, coinciding with the order to be included at the bottom of the text on the first page by a horizontal line.
• Names of the authors must be separated by a comma and a period at the end of the last author.
• Name of the institution (s) where the work was performed.
• Name, address, phone, fax and email of author responsible for correspondence (at the end of the article)
• The title should be clear, precise and concise and reflect important aspects or the goal of and a period must be placed at the end of the last author.
• Summary in Spanish and English (with key words).
• Tables and figures should not be inserted into the article, should be placed at the end of the text on a separate page with an appropriate heading and in the order of appearance according to the respective references. Drawings, maps, photographs or graphics ordered with Arabic numerals are considered as Figures. In the case of conventional photos or drawings a number should be written in the back of each one at the upper right corner together with the author and title of the article. The legend of each figure should be placed at the bottom and for tables at the top. The legends of photomicrographs must also indicate the optical magnification and the method of coloring
• Maps should also have a scale. The Editorial Committee of the Journal reserves the right to limit the number of illustrations.
• Bibliographic references are only those that have been cited in the text, ordered consecutively as they arise and according to the Vancouver rules http://ww.icmje.org/index.html.

• Acknowledgments to individuals or institutions, who have somehow contributed to the drafting of their work, will appear before the references.
• Three original printed versions and an electronic copy on a floppy disk or CD muste be handled, using Word for Windows and MS-Excel for graphics, images and maps must be saved in TIFF format at a resolution greater than 500 dpi. You must attach the conventional photographic prints and originals with the best resolution.

PRESENTATION SCHEMES

EDITORIAL
The editorial is written by invitation of the Editorial Board of the Acta Médica Peruana journal. The total length of the manuscript should not exceed two single-sided double-spaced pages.
The editorial is an opinion on a specific topic by an expert in the area and has no references.

ORIGINAL WORKS (scientific or primary)
Deben ser redactados colocando en orden los siguientes ítems y en letras mayúsculas a excepción del título:
Must be written by placing the following items in order and in capital letters, except the title:

• Title in Spanish and English
• Summary
• Abstract
• Introduction
• Materials and methods
• Results
• Discussion
• Conclusions
• References

La extensión total del manuscrito, incluyendo las referencias bibliográficas, no será mayor de 12 páginas escritas en una sola cara a doble espacio.
The total length of the manuscript, including bibliographic references will not exceed 12 pages written only on one side, double spaced.
The summary and abstract will be presented in separate sheets, with a maximum of 250 words in one paragraph and then add 3 to 6 keywords to help classify the article. The abstract should end with the key words). Keywords should be descriptors and qualifiers in Health Sciences (DeCS), which can be consulted at: http://decs.bvs.br/E/decswebe.htm

A maximum of ten (10) figures or tables per article will be accepted. Tables and figures should not be inserted into the article, should be placed at end of the text on a separate sheet with an appropriate heading and in the order of appearance of the respective references. The calls to the references in parentheses should be placed in order of appearance in the respective section. A maximum of 50 References will be allowed.


REVIEW TOPICS
Review Topics will be drafted by invitation of the Editorial Board of the Acta Médica Peruana journal.
The Editorial Board of the Acta Médica Peruana reserves the right to limit the extent of the issue of revision and the number of references, taking into account the size and number of items developed in the content.

CASE REPORTS
Must be written by placing the following items in order and in capitals, except the title:

  • • Title in Spanish and English
    • Summary
    • Abstract
    • Introduction
    • Description
    • Discussion
    • References
     

The total length of work, including the references, should not exceed six (6) pages in a single-sided double-spaced paper.
The summary and abstract will be presented in separate sheets, with a maximum of 150 words, including the title in English and adding three keywords after the summary.

Las palabras clave deben ser descriptores y calificadores en Ciencias de la Salud (DeCS), las cuales pueden ser consultadas en: http://decs.bvs.br/E/decswebe.htm
Se aceptarán como máximo cuatro (4) tablas o figuras. Las tablas o figuras no deben estar insertados dentro del artículo, deben colocarse al final del texto, en página aparte con él título correspondiente y en el orden de aparición de los llamados respectivos. Los llamados hacia las referencias bibliográficas se deben colocar entre paréntesis en el orden de aparición de la sección respectiva. El máximo de referencias bibliográficas permitidas es de 30.

Keywords should be descriptors and qualifiers in Health Sciences (DeCS), which can be consulted at: http://decs.bvs.br/E/decswebe.htm
Up to four (4) tables or figures will be accepted. Tables or figures should not be inserted into the article, should be placed at end of text on a separate sheet with an appropriate heading and in the order of appearance of the respective references. References should be placed in parentheses in order of appearance if the respective section. The maximum number of references allowed is 30.

SPECIAL ARTICLES
This section will include topics of consensus and / or controversy. Special topics will be requested at the invitation of the Editorial Board of the journal Acta Medica Peruana. The Editorial Board of the Acta Médica Peruana journal reserves the right to limit the extension of the special theme and the number of references, taking into account their size and number of items developed in the table of contents.

TOPICS OF THE HISTORY OF MEDICINE
This section will include topics of historical review with relevance in the field of medicine. The work should not exceed 12 pages including references. However, the Editorial Board of the Acta Médica Peruana journal reserves the right to limit the extension of full historical review and the number of references, taking into account the size and number of items developed in the table of contents.

GALLERY
These are photos of interest on a particular health topic, accompanied by a brief summary and an explanation of the origin of the work submitted. In addition, photos must be accompanied by an explanatory legend. The Editorial Board of the Acta Médica Peruana journal reserves the right to limit the number of pictures or select the ones they consider most relevant.

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
Should be prepared according to the following scheme:
• Text
• Bibliographic Referentes

Letters to the Editor are not an article and the extension should not exceed two pages.

DESIGN OF TABLES AND FIGURES OR GRAPHICS OR PHOTOS

Tables serve to exhibit a series of interrelated data and display results that cannot express themselves clearly through the text. They must have a clear short title, written in Arial and should be numbered in the order they appear in the text, eg Table 1. Do not use vertical lines in the body of the tables only three horizontal lines: one after the title, the other one after the n headings and the last at the end. Graphics and photos must be submitted individually outside the text in Word and with a high resolution TIFF format or otherwise attach photos or original slides.

BIBLIOGRAPHIC REFERENCES
Should only refer to those in the text of the paper. You must cite the references consecutively in order of appearance in the text and then include them in the corresponding numbered list with full bibliographic information at the end of the document, written in accordance with the Vancouver rules, available online at http://www.icmje.org/index.html
Use superscripts, such as: (1) or (2, 5). These cites preceded by a space, are placed before the period, comma or other punctuation. The mention of personal communications and unpublished documents should be avoided.

ARTICLES IN JOURNALS
The name of the author or corporate author should appear first, placing the surname of each author followed by the initial of the name and including up to six authors, separated by commas; if more than six, the first three must be recorded and add "et al". A period should be placed after the initial of the last author name and then cite the title in language of origin, ending with a period. Then, the name of the magazine (in an internationally recognized abbreviation) and the year of publication followed by a semicolon, then the volume number followed by the number of publication in parentheses and a colon, ending with pages where the article appears and an period.

BOOKS
Author and/or co-authors (presented in the same manner as for original articles), book title, edition, name of town where the book was edited, colon, publisher name, comma, year of publication, colon and number of pages viewed accessed.

BOOKS CHAPTERS, BROCHURES AND SIMILAR
Primero debe aparecer el nombre del autor o autor corporativo, colocando el apellido de cada autor seguido de la inicial del nombre, pueden citarse hasta seis autores, separados por comas; si son más de seis se anotarán los tres primeros y se agregará “et al”, se debe colocar un punto al final de la inicial del nombre del último autor y a continuación se citará el título del artículo en el idioma de origen terminando en punto seguido y luego la preposición “ En: “, seguida del nombre del autor y/o coautores (presentados en igual forma que para los artículos originales), título del libro, ciudad donde se editó el libro, dos puntos, nombre de la Editorial, punto y coma, año de publicación, dos puntos y el número de las páginas consultadas.

The name of the author or corporate author should appear firt, placing the surname of each author followed by the initial of the name, including up to six authors, separated by commas; if more than six, the first three should be recorded and add "et al". A period must be placed after the initial of the last author name, citing the title in the language of origin, ending with a period followed by the preposition "in", and then the name of the author and/or co-authors (presented in the same manner as for original articles), book title, the city where the book was edited, colon, publisher name, comma, year of publication, colon and the number of pages accesed.

THESIS
Name of the author should be placed in the same way as for the article. Title of work, followed by a period, specifying the level chosen grado optado, period. Town and country where it was presented, separated by a comma, colon and the University of origin, a comma, year, followed by a period, then the number of pages, followed by the abbreviation pp.

WEB PAGES
The websites as they appear in the references, must be accompanied by the date on which they were consulted. Family Health International. Men and reproductive health. In: Network in Spanish 1998 Volume 18. http://www.fhi.org/sp/networks/sv183/index.html (Date of access: 17 November 2003).

Vancouver rules are examples that you can continue citing in the references
http://www.icmje.org/index.html

 

 

 

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