The papers should be original and unpublished, in Spanish and abiding
to the regulations of the journal. All papers will abide to the
following guidelines that were prepared considering the style and
nature of the Journal and the Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts
Submitted to Biomedical Journals set by the International committee
of Medical Journal Editors, updated October 2001, available in Spanish
version 2003 at http://www.wame.org/urmreferenciasinter.pdf
Additional editorial information available at the World Association
of Medical Editors’ web site www.wame.org
All the material must be sent to the Editor of Revista Chilena de
Neuro- Psiquiatria, including the material for supplements.
Arbitration by expert peers. The
papers complying with the formal requirements will be subject to
arbitration by two peer reviewers that are not part of the editorial
committee. The opinion of the experts will be conveyed to the associated
editor or the editor and subsequently informed to the author in
an anonymous way. If the opinion of the reviewers regarding the
appropriateness of publishing the paper differs with one approving
and the other rejecting, the editorial committee will make the final
decision. When suggestions of reviewers exist as to the need of
making some modifications to the paper for its publication. The
editorial committee will review subsequent versions to evaluate
the accomplishment of the requested changes. The journal reserves
the right to make modifications in the form to the original text.
The list of reviewers is published in the Journal’s last issue
of the year.
Delivery of the material. Three identical printed copies of the paper will be sent in its
final version - including three original copies of tables and figures
– and an electronic copy in a CD or via e-mail using Microsoft
Word software for PC. Authors are requested to keep a copy for themselves.
The printed copy will be submitted in white paper, letter size (21,5
x 27,5 cm), numbers of pages at the top right corner starting with
the page of the title, without letterhead, written on one side,
margins: 3 cm all, double spaced, Times New Roman 12 font and justified
left. The length of the text considers maximum limits per type of
work; review articles up to 15 pages, investigation articles up
to 12 pages, case reports up to 6 pages (adding up to 2 Tables and
2 Figures) and up to 20 references. Letters to the Editor will have
up to 3 pages, including up to 6 references and 1 Table or Figure.
First page. It will include
a brief informative title of the article in Spanish, English and
Portuguese with the first, last and maternal names of the authors.
Those interested in using the complete maternal name will include
a hyphen between both last names. Authors names and institutional
affiliations; department(s) and institution(s) in which the authors
worked during the realization of the paper; Source(s) of support
in the form of grants, equipment, drugs, or all of them. All financial
support will be declared specifying whether said organization had
or not influence in the study design, un the collection, analysis
or interpretation of the data; in preparing, revision or approval
of the manuscript (see conflict of interests in point 13). Superscript
in small letters those authors which are not medical doctors and
use those superscripts to identify their professional grade or their
student status at a given university school. The name, mailing address,
e-mail, and telephone number of the author responsible for correspondence
about the manuscript will be noted separately as well as the contact
with the editorial committee. A word count for the text only (excluding
abstract, acknowledgments, tables, figures and references) will
be included at the bottom of this
Second page. An abstract of
no more than 250 words should follow the title page. The format
must be “structured” including explicitly: introduction,
method, outcome and conclusions. Only standardized abbreviations
should be used... Authors must propose 3 to 10 key words in Spanish,
English and Portuguese) chosen from the Index Medicus list (Medical
Subjects Headings). Authors are recommended to provide their own
translation to Spanish and Portuguese of the title and the abstract.
Ethical format. When reporting
experiments on human subjects, authors should indicate whether the
procedures followed were in accordance with the ethical standards
of the responsible committee on human experimentation (institutional
and national) and with the Helsinki Declaration of 1975, as revised
in 2000 and attaching the approval of the ethics committee of the
organization in which the study was run. When reporting experiments
on animals, authors should be asked to indicate whether the institutional
and national guide for the care and use of laboratory animals was
Format of articles and measurement
units. Authors are not compelled by a uniform format. Anyhow
in observational and experimental articles is recommended the use
sections with the headings Introduction, Methods, Results, and Discussion.
When dealing with an investigation article the methods section will
include: selection of studied subjects, i.e. human or animals, organs,
tissues, cells, etc. and their respective controls. Identify methods,
instruments or devices and procedures used, with enough accuracy
to allow other observers to reproduce the results. Should frequently
used and well established methods are used (including statistical),
just name them and quote the respective references. When methods
were published although they are not well known, provide the references
and add a brief description. Should they be new or modifications
were made to established methods, describe them accurately justifying
their use and state their limitations. Include the pharmaceuticals
and chemical compounds used, with their generic name, dosage and
routes of administration. Include patients with serial numbers;
do not use the initials of their names nor the numbers of their
medical records. Always show the number of the patients or of the
observations, the statistical methods used and the level of significance
previously chosen to judge the results. Measurements of length,
height, weight and volume will be expressed in metric system units
(meters, kilograms or liters) or their multiples and decimals. The
temperature will be expressed in degrees Celsius. Blood pressure
Results should be presented in a clear and
logic manner leaving the discussion for the corresponding section.
Conclusions will be related to the objectives of the study avoiding
statements and conclusions that are not supported by the results.
Tables will be submitted in separate sheets
indicating the approximate position within the text, identified
with Arabic numbers and text in the upper border of the sheet. Number
the tables in consecutive order and give them titles explaining
their content to avoid searching it in the manuscript (Title of
the Table). Give each column a short or abbreviated heading. Use
horizontal lines only to separate column headers and general titles.
Data columns will be separated with spaces, not with vertical lines.
When clarification is required add it at the footnote of the table.
Use clarifying notes for all non standardized abbreviations. Quote
every table in its consecutive order within the text.
Figures. The term “Figure”
is used to denote any illustration other than a table (e.g.: graphics,
Xrays, EEG and EMG, etc.). Figures should be either professionally
drawn or using an appropriate software. Send three 9 x 12 cm copies
of photographs for each figure in black and white. Titles and letterings
should not be included in the photographs. They will rather be included
in a separate page for printing purposes. Write with carbon pencil
on the back of each photograph or on an INTRUCTIONS TO AUTHORS www.sonepsyn.cl
77 adhered label the number of the figure, the name of the main
author and an arrow indicating the space orientation. Symbols, arrows,
or letters used in photomicrographs should have a size and contrast
with the background. Cite all figures in the text in consecutive
order. If a figure has been published, acknowledge the original
source and submit written permission from the copyright holder and
author to reproduce the material in your paper. Send figures protected
in a thick envelope of the adequate size. Patients’ photographs
must cover part(s) of the face to protect the identity. Figures
showing images (X-rays, histology, etc.) will be submitted in photographs,
not as photocopies. Provide titles and lettering for the figures
on a separate page. Identify and explain every symbol, arrow, number
or letter used to indicate any part of the illustrations. When reproducing
microscopic preparations explain the enlargement and identify the
method of staining. Color illustrations should be consulted with
the Journal. Its cost is fixed by the printing company and the expenses
will be bear by the authors.
References. Citations should
be limited to the articles quoted in the text and not exceed 40
(except for review articles in which the editing committee could
accept up to 80, if deemed necessary). References should be numbered
consecutively in the order in which they are first mentioned in
the text. Identify references in text, tables, and legends by Arabic
numerals in parentheses. References cited only in tables or figure
legends should be numbered in accordance with the sequence established
by the first identification in the text of the particular table
|Ways of citing.
formats and examples related to the right way of citing the diverse
types of reference can be found in “Uniform Requirements for
Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals”.http://www.icmje.org/
Following are some of the most frequent ones used:
||a. Standard Article
Format: Author(s), article
title, journal title as per the Index Medicus abbreviation, followed
by the year; volume: first and last pages with complete numbers.
(We have decided to omit the number within the volume). Only the
first six authors are listed; if the number is more than six then
the first six will be included plus the term et al in script.
Brink G. Trastornos de la vigilia y el sueño. Rev Chil Neuro-Psiquiat
1965; 4: 14-21.
Parkin DM, Clayton D, Black RJ, Masuyer E, Friedl HP, Ivanov E,
et al. Childhood leukemia in Europe after Chernobyl: 5 year follow-up.
Br J Cancer 1996; 73: 1006-1012.
b. Organization as author
The Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand. Clinical exercise
Safety and performance guidelines. Med J Aust 1996; 164: 282-284.
c. Volume with supplement
Carvajal C. Trastorno por estrés postraumático: aspectos
clínicos. Rev Chil Neuro-Psiquiat 2002; 40 Supl 2: 20-34.
d. Page numbers with Roman numerals
Fisher GA, Sikic BI. Drug resistance in clinical oncology and hematology.
Hematol Oncol Clin North Am 1995; 9:xi-xii.
||II. Books and monographies
Format: authors, title of
the book, city where it was published, publishing house. Use only
commas to separate authors.
a. Author(s) of the article in an integral fashion
Matte I. Estudios de psicología dinámica. Santiago
de Chile: Ediciones de la Universidad de Chile, 1995.
b. Editor(s) compiler(s) as author(s)
Pumarino H, Pineda G, editores. Hipotálamo e Hipófisis.
Santiago de Chile: Editorial Andrés Bello; 1980
c. Chapter of the book
Phillips SJ, Whisnant JP. Hypertension and stroke. In: Laragh JH,
Brenner BM, editors.
Hypertension: pathophysiology, diagnosis, and management. 2nd ed.
New York: Raven Press; 1995. p. 465-478
||III. Other sources
||a. Audiovisual material.
the facts and the
future [videocassette]. St. Louis (MO): Mosby-Year Book; 1995
b. Electronic material
Tsui PT, Kwok ML, Yuen H, Lai ST. Severe acute respiratory syndrome:
clinical outcome and prognostic correlates. Emerg Infect Dis [serial
online] 2003 Sept [date cited]. Available at URL:
Document on the Organization’s web site
International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE). Uniform
Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals. Updated
October 2001. Available at URL: http://www.icmje.org/
Acknowledgements. Make acknowledgements
only to people and institutions that may substantial contributions
to your article.
Addendums. Guidelines for
manuscripts, Statement of Authorship, Conflict of Interest and copyright
transference Notification Page.
Those four documents must be submitted with the manuscript whether
it is an investigation, a clinic a review article a letter to the
editor or any other providing the requested data and the identification
and signatures of all the authors. For this purpose the Journal
provides a form to which photocopies can be added if necessary.
When reviewers demand a new version of the article with substantial
changes, the Editors will be authorized to request a new Statement
of Authorship. For information regarding conflict of interests authors
are suggested to consult Rev Chil Neuro- Psiquiat 2004; 42: 7-36.