INSTRUCTIONS TO AUTHORS
Scope and policy
CATEGORIES OF MANUSCRIPTS CONSIDERED FOR PUBLICATION
The International Journal of Morphology (Revista Internacional de Morfología), Print ISSN 0717-9367; Online ISSN 0717-9502 an official publication of the Chilean Society of Anatomy, Argentine Association of Anatomy and Panamerican Association of Anatomy. It is the continuation of Revista Chilena de Anatomía (Chilean Anatomical Journal) and is published quarterly. The four issues published yearly constitute one volume. This journal covers morphology in all its aspects, Gross Anatomy, Histology and Developmental Biology, as well as human and animals morphological aspects, including Celular, Molecular, systems or Evolutionary Biology. Reviews, short and brief communications and Letters to the Editor are also accepted.
All articles submitted to International Journal of Morphology must be original. In letters to the Editor, signed by all the authors, it should be expressly declared that all manuscripts must be approved by all authors, may not have been published or previously sent either in full or a part thereof, except in abstract form, and may not be under consideration by any other journal.
Electronic submission of articles. The manuscripts should be sent by email (Text and tables in word format and figures in jpg format at 300 dpi).
The articles will be subject to evaluation by the Editing Committee and the Scientific Council. The review will be carried out by two evaluators, members of the Editing Committee and/or the Scientific Council, and ad hoc advisors specialized in the field of study of the article. The specialists in the subject matter will determine if the article may a) be published; b) be published with modifications or c) is rejected. A copy of the determination will be sent to the first author or corresponding author.
Form and preparation of manuscripts.
Form and preparation of manuscripts
Manuscripts should be as concise as possible (no more than 12 pages long, including text, illustrations, and References).
The manuscript should be prepared in Word format, in letter-size, use Arial font, size 12, spaced 1.5 pt, with a 3 cm margin.
In human and experimental animal studies, authors must submit a copy of the institutional Ethics Committee approval. Should the Journal consider it necessary, it will request the informed consent form.
Only manuscripts written in English and Spanish will be considered. They should be organized as follows: Title page, summary and key words, introduction, material and method, results, discussion, summary and key words in Spanish (the summary translation will be realized in Chile), acknowledgments, and references. The results and discussion sections may be combined.
References: Maximum 25 references. Text references to literature should be arranged alphabetical by author′s last name, following the standards of the journal′s technical format. Every author should be named in the References. In the text, when there are more than two authors, use the first author′s name and et al acompanied by the year of publication in parenthesis. When references are made to more than one paper by the same author, published in the same year, refer them to as a, b, c, etc. along with the year of publications in parenthesis. The year should be repeated in each citation if the author has more than one article mentioned.
Follow these examples:
Al-Talalwah, W. The inferior epigastric artery: anatomical study and clinical significance. Int. J. Morphol., 35(1):7-11, 2017.
In text: Al-Talalwah (2017)
Kopuz, C. & Ortug, G. Variable morphology of the hyoid bone in Anatolian population: Clinical implications- A cadaveric study. Int. J. Morphol., 34(4):1396-1403, 2016.
In text: Kopuz & Ortug (2016)
Castrogiovanni, P.; Mazzone, V. & Imbesi, R. Immunolocalization of HB-EGF in human skin by streptavidin-peroxidase (HRP) conjugate method. Int. J. Morphol., 29(4):1162-7, 2011.
In text: Castrogiovanni et al. (2011)
Standring, S. Gray′s Anatomy. The Anatomical Basis of Clinical Practice. 41st ed. New York, Elsevier, 2016.
In text: Standring (2016)
Nomenclature. The terminology should be used according to the last edition of the Terminologia Anatomica, Terminologia Histologica, Terminologia Embryologica, Nomina Anatomica Veterinaria or the Nomina Anatomica Avium. The terms in Latin can be translated into the native language (English or Spanish).
Cost of publications: Authors are encouraged to submit color illustrations when the color conveys essential scientific information. Color reproduction will be subsidized by the publisher, reducing author costs to US300 per page. (Articles in black and white =US 300).
Sending of manuscripts
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