ISSN 1996-3696
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INSTRUCTIONS TO AUTHORS

 

Scope and policy

The Journal of the Institute of Tropical Medicine, of Asunción - Paraguay, accepts for its publication works related to medicine and related sciences. The journal publishes original articles, clinical cases, review articles and letters to the editor, both in Spanish and English.

For plagiarism detecction the journal uses the program plagious

The submitted works must be unpublished. The Institute of Tropical Medicine reserves all the rights of programming, printing or reproduction (copyright) total or partial of the material that it receives, giving in all cases the corresponding credit to the authors of the same. If the author wishes to republish what has already appeared in the Journal of the Institute of Tropical Medicine, he requires prior written authorization from the editor of the Journal of the Institute of Tropical Medicine.

 

Form and preparation of manuscripts

SCIENTIFIC ARTICLES

General presentation
The manuscript must have a cover indicating clearly the COMPLETE TITLE of the article, the NAMES OF THE AUTHORS and their AFFILIATIONS (Name of the University, Foundation, Institute or Dependency, Hospital, complete address of the same and city). The name of the author should also be included on the cover page, to whom all correspondence and e-mail should be addressed, if any.
The first page should contain, a summary of the article, with a maximum of 250 words, and 4 to 6 key words alphabetically. The second page must contain an Abstract with a maximum of 250 words (in English) and 4 to 6 (Keywords) arranged alphabetically.
All the text must be written in double space on letter paper and leaving at least 2 cm of margin on the sides.
The print must be clear and the font size must be 12 points (Times New Roman). The text should be written in a PASSIVE voice. For abbreviations, the nomenclature approved by the international union of the respective discipline must be used.
The article must include the following sections:
• Introduction
• Materials and methods (the study area must be included for field studies)
• Results
• Discussion
• Conclusions
• Thanks
• Literature cited
• Legend of the figures
• Figures
• Boards
After the title of the article, the name of the author or authors must appear as follows:
a) Last name with initial capital and the other letters in lowercase, initials of the first name in capital letters followed by a comma, (example: Juan Pérez)
b) If the author wants to write two surnames they must be linked by a script (example: Juan Lozano-Torres).

The presentation of the aforementioned literature will be done as follows:

Books
Andrade, G .; Ruíz, J.P. and Gómez, R. Biodiversity, conservation and use of natural resources. First edition. CEREC - Fiedrich Ebert Foundation of Colombia. Bogotá, D.C., Colombia. 1992. pp. 126.

Articles in journals
Augsburger, C.K. Seed dispersal of the tropical tree, Platypodium elegans, and the escape of its seedlings from fungal pathogens. Journal of Ecology 1983. 71: 759-771.

Edited books
Rivas, L.I .; Chicharro, C. and Díaz, P. Parasite-host cell systems in Trypanosomatidae. In: Rivas, L.I. and López, M.C. (eds.). New trends in molecular parasitology. Superior Council of Scientific Investigations. Madrid Spain. 1993. pp. 185-216.
Tamayo, M. (Degree work) Effect of the disturbance of fragmented forests on the behavior and size of a community of primates in the piedmont. Degree work. Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Bogotá, Colombia. 1997
Gutierrez, H. Use of the song as a phylogenetic characteristic in the cucaracheros (Troglodytidae: Birds). Master's Thesis. University of Costa Rica, Costa Rica. 1990

Footnotes
Avoid the use of footnotes. Most of this information can be included in the main text of the article for the benefit of readers, publishers and printers.

Figures and tables
The figures should not be included within the text of the article. Each figure must go on a separate page without the corresponding legend, but with clear and large axes and bookmarks. SI units must be used (International System of units).
If photos are sent, they should be in black and white and medium-sized letter or letter on high-contrast paper. Each figure must fill an entire page either horizontally or vertically, depending on its structure. Place behind the page where the figure is the corresponding number in pencil (eg Figure 3). The original figures are sent only when the article has been accepted for publication, in the meantime clear photocopies must be sent. Include on a separate page the legend of all the figures in the article. The tables should also not be included in the main text of the manuscript.

OPINION ARTICLES AND BOOK REVIEWS
The journal accepts articles of opinion on any subject related to medical and related sciences. Opinion articles should include a cover and abstract in English and Spanish, following the same indications as the scientific articles.
However, the text must be continuous, without sections (in the form of an essay), and not exceed 10 pages in length (without including cover and summary sheets). If the article includes figures or tables, these should be prepared and annexed in the same way as for scientific articles. The same applies for the cited literature, footnotes and equations. If the revision of a book is sent, a bibliographic review should be included on the cover, using the format to quote the journal's books (see above). Book reviews should not include a summary, but a title.
Apply the other rules to write opinion pieces

 

Sending of manuscripts

The articles should be sent (1copy in paper and an electronic format (CD, pen drive), including photocopies of the figures, illustrations or photographs) to the following address:
Department of Research and Teaching of the Institute of Tropical Medicine
Venezuela almost Florida. Institute of Tropical Medicine. Asunción - Paraguay.
Tel: (+595 21) 292 654 Internal 2030
Department of Research and Teaching of the Institute of Tropical Medicine
e-mail: imt-docencia@hotmail.com
On behalf of:
Prof. Dr. Antonio Arbo Sosa, Editor of the Journal of the Institute of Tropical Medicine.

Once the article is accepted for publication, the author must send to the editorial office the originals of figures and photos, as well as a version of the article in word processor (Word 7.0 or higher).

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