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INSTRUCTIONS TO AUTHORS

 

Scope and Editorial Policy

PEDIATRIA accepts for publication only previously unpublished original articles concerning pediatric clinical or experimental research, social medicine, or public health.

Every article submitted to PEDIATRIA is submitted to a process of review by two experts on the topic of the research, and a third reviewer who evaluates the project in respect to its methodology.

Date of publication of submissions is at the sole discretion of the Editorial Board, which reserves the right to reject submissions for technical or scientific reasons, or to suggest or carry out editing or modifications of the text or accompanying graphs and images.

In case of any existing conflicts of interest between a submission author and given local or international experts, please attach a confidential note in a sealed envelope directed to the Editor of the journal PEDIATRIA, indicating the names of the persons who the author would prefer not participate in the review process. This information will be kept strictly confidential.

 

Format and Preparation of Manuscripts

General Appearance

Submissions must be turned in typewritten or mechanically printed on Letter size stationary, double-spaced, with wide margins ( 2.5 cm ); and must include an Original and two additional original copies or good-quality photocopies. The maximum length is 15 pages for original articles on Public Health or Current Topics; 10 pages for Case Reports; and 3 pages for Short Communications or Letters to the Editor.

All submissions must be accompanied by a letter from the author responsible for correspondence related to the submission (corrections, review of printer's proofs, etc.). The letter must include the address, telephone number, and other information that must be judged necessary such as the type of article submitted (original research, case report, issue review).

The submission must be ordered as follows:

1. Title Page

To include the following items:

  • Title of the Article.
  • Names of the author, or authors, in the order in which they should appear in the publication.
  • Institutions or workplaces of the authors.
  • Name and address of the author to whom requests for reprints should be sent, preceded by the phrase “Solicitud de sobretiros" (Reprint Requests).
  • Date of submission.

2. Abstract and key words in Spanish

  • Include an Abstract of up to 150 words if unstructured, and one of up to 250 words if structured.
  • Below the Abstract, include from three to ten descriptors (key words) to be used to create an alphabetical index by topic of articles published.

3. Abstract in English

  • Translation into English of the title, abstract, and key words.

4. Text

  • The texts of clinical or experimental research studies must be divided into sections as follows:
    1. Introduction.
    2. Material and Methods.
    3. Results.
    4. Discussion.
    5. Conclusion.
  • If the submission is a report of one or more clinical cases, the sequence is as follows:
    1. Introduction.
    2. Description of the clinical case(s).
    3. Discussion.
  • Number references, images and graphs in their order of appearance in the text. Use Arabic numbers at all times. The numbers must appear in the text as well as in the References section.

5. Acknowledgments

  • Include written authorization by the persons to be cited by name in this section.

6. References

  • Must contain only those sources cited in the text, and be numbered in the order of their appearance in the text. Only those references consulted personally by the submission author(s) are to be included. References shall be cited according to the format specified by the ICMJE “ Vancouver ” standards.
  • It is recommended that references not be made to articles read only in abstract or as presentations in congresses, even if these have been published in medical journals, due to the difficulty of adequately interpreting the results of studies published in such abbreviated form.

7. Tables

  • Print a copy of each table on a separate sheet of paper. Do not submit photocopied tables.

8. Graphic or image captions

  • Record all captions in sequential order, clearly indicating the number of the corresponding figure (in Arabic numerals).

Images

  • Do not send photographic negatives. Instead send three copies of the photograph or image.
  • Place a label on the back of each image with the image number (Arabic numeral), the name of the principal author, and an arrow pointing toward the top of the image.
  • Send the photographs or images in an envelope of appropriate size.

 

 

 

Shipment of Manuscripts

All submissions to PEDIATRIA should be sent to the Secretary of the Sociedad Paraguaya de Pediatria, at: Mcal. Estigarribia 1764 c/ Rca. Francesa; Asuncion - Paraguay

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