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REVISTA PERUANA DE GINECOLOGIA Y OBSTETRICIA is the official journal of the Peruvian Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology and divulges advances on gynecology, obstetrics and human reproduction among Society members and related professionals and specialists. Presentation of papers does not require being member of the Society or specialist in gynecology and obstetrics; though the first author must be a collegiate physician.


  • Basic, clinical, public health and ethics research on gynecology and obstetrics and human reproduction.

  • Extraordinary clinical cases that contribute to knowledge in gynecology and obstetrics.

  • Educational technology in gynecology and obstetrics.


Revista Peruana de Ginecologia y Obstetricia complies the “Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals: Writing and Editing for Biomedical Publication” and Vancouver norms.


Papers requirements are as follows:

  • Refer to topics related to bio-medical-social aspects.

  • Shall be original and unpublished.

  • Should belong to one of the following categories:

Original paper: Unpublished research on matters related to the scientific, technical, humanistic or ethical fields in gynecology, obstetrics or human reproduction.

Review paper or article: Nosologic review that summarizes, analyzes, and updates topics on gynecology, obstetrics or human reproduction, including scientific evidences.

Short communication: Short writing on a topic the author presents to the Journal for information and discussion. It can be preliminary research or of less significance than an original paper.

Case report: Clinical case of gynecology or obstetrics of diagnostic interest, rarity of observation or evident interest that merits its publication.

Opinion: Writing characterized by exposition and argumentation of thinkingofa known healthprofessional on a specialty theme.

History: Narrative and exposition of past events related to gynecology and obstetrics.

Biographicalsketch:Of a contemporary specialist in gynecology and obstetrics whose task had particular influence in the specialty and/or in the Sociedad Peruana de Obstetricia y Ginecologia existence.

Letter to the Editor: Written communication to the Journal’s Director.

  • Papers should be written in Spanish, typed on standard A4 bond white paper, double space, margins at least 25 mm. Particular manuscripts will be published in English or translated into Spanish with the author’s consent.

  • Each component of the manuscript shall begin on separate sheet, pages numbered correlatively, and will include tables, graphs and photographs. Original and one copy should be forwarded and another copy in compact disk in Word for Windows.

  • Manuscripts should be submitted to the journal Director Dr. Jose Pacheco, Av. Aramburu 321, Of. 4. Lima 27. Telefax (511) 421 4251, email:

  • Manuscripts will be reviewed by the Editorial Committee and subjected to peer review by professional specialists. In 15 days the Editor will communicate if the paper was accepted or not and possible modifications.

  • Revista Peruana de Ginecologia y Obstetricia reserves its right to accept papers submitted and to request modifications required for publication. It also has the right to standardize the manuscript according to the journal’s style.


  • Total manuscript extent including references should be no longer than 14 pages written on one side. They will be submitted with the following sections:

- Resumen and Palabras clave in Spanish.

- Abstract and Key words in English.

- Introduction.

- Methods.

- Results.

- Discussion.

- Appreciations.

- References.

  • No more than six charts, diagrams or reproductions and tables will be accepted.

1. The first page of the manuscript should include:

- Title of the paper, concise and informative. -Name of the author or authors: given name and last name

- Name of the department(s) and institution(s) where the investigation was done.

- Authors academical degree and institutional affiliation.

- Name, address, telephone and e-mail of the responsible author where correspondence should be sent.

- Declaration that the material contained in the manuscript has not been previously published or submitted elsewhere.

- Indicate if consent from both the institution and the persons studied was obtained for experimental research.

- Indicate origin of support received, including subventions, equipment and drugs.

- Conflicts of interest, consisting in financial, material or services obtained from commercial organizations.

2. Abstract and Key Words

Abstract should be submitted separately in both Spanish and English in less than 250 words and include short Introduction (reasons for the study), Objectives (what has to be determined by the study), Design (type of investigation), Setting (institution(s) where the study is done, and if it is a teaching institution), Patients (study participants or subjects), Interventions (basic procedures used, materials and methods, statistical analysis), Main outcome measure(s) (indicators of results), Results (only the most important) and corresponding Conclusions. Following the Abstract, 3 to 10 keywords will help to index the paper; use terms from the Index Medicus Medical Subject Headings-MeSH.

3. Introduction

Includes non-extensive presentation of aims and objectives of the study and brief references to pertinent literature. It should not include data or conclusions of the investigation and should not exceed two pages.

4. Methods

Briefly describe subjects or material characteristics and techniques employed as well as statistical analysis. Detail only the new or modified techniques. In case of known techniques give literature references only.

5. Results

Present results in simple, ordered and coherent way. Tables and illustrations should only complement information and should be limited. Tables and illustrations shall be or dered in Arabic numbers, including appropriate legends. Photographs will have best quality for printing. When previously published material is included por reproduction attach copy of the letter from both the original author and the editorial house authorizing reproduction.

6. Discussion

Compare results with those from other researchers, emphasize important new findings and conclusions. Do not repeat data or information already presented in the introduction and results. Establish correlation of objectives and conclusions and abstain from statements and conclusions not scientifically supported. You may include new hypothesis and recommendations when justified.

7. Previous to the references section place acknowledgments to persons or institutions that supported the research.

8. References

References will exclusively refer to the manuscript and be presented in correlative order according to apparition; they will be written according to the International Index Medicus.

Manuscripts: Author’s last name followed by given name initial(s) without periods, comma, coauthor(s) last name followed by given name initial(s), initials without separation, period. Only six authors may be cited separated by comma; for more than six names suffix ‘et al’ will replace the other names (‘y col’, in Spanish). Next write the article’s title in the original language, period, name of the journal (in internationally used abbreviation), period, year of publication, semicolon, volume number (Suppl and number), colon, pages numbers where the article may be found, and final period.

Example: Oktay K, Cil AP, Bang H. Efficiency of oocyte cryopreservation: a meta-analysis. Fertil Steril. 2006;86(1):70-80.

Books, pamphlets or similar: Author and coauthors same as for manuscripts, paper’s title, period followed by the prefix “In”, colon, names and initials of the book’s editors followed by the word editor(s) in parenthesis, period, title of the book in the original language, period, number of edition, period, place of edition, colon, name of the editorial, period, year of edition, colon, no separation, and pages where the article is found.

Example: Távara L. Enfoque de riesgo como estrategia para mejorar la salud materna y perinatal. In: Pacheco J, Távara L, Denegri J, Urquizo R (editors). Salud Materna y Perinatal Experiencia y Estrategia. Lima: Red Peruana de Perinatología. 1992:88-107.

Thesis: Author’s last name and initial(s). Title of the investigation, in parenthesis specify the degree obtained, period, city and coutry where presented separated by comma, colon, University of origin, period, year, colon and number of pages followed by the abbreviation pp.

Example: Gota DF: Morbilidad y mortalidad. Estudio retrospectivo en pacientes hospitalizados del Hospital Cayetano Heredia (Tesis de Bachiller). Lima-Perú: Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia. 1990:59 pp.


  • Review articles should be submitted with the following structure:

- Resumen (in less than 250 words) and Palabras clave in Spanish.

- Abstract (in less than 250 words) and Key words in English.

- Review article.

- References.

  • Thereafter, the author will follow indications for original manuscripts.


  • Should be submitted with the following structure:

- Resumen and abstract with no more than 125 words each. Short introduction, communication or case(s) report, discussion, references.

- Total extension including references should not be longer than 6 pages written on one side. No more than four charts, diagrams, tables or reproductions will be accepted.


  • Should include the letter, references, no more than two pages extension and no more than two charts, diagrams, tables or reproductions. Authors may be no more than five and references no more than 10.

Publication of papers by Revista Peruana de Ginecologia y Obstetricia in its various sections does not necessarily imply the Editorial Committee endorsement of the author(s) opinions.




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