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About the Journal

The Vozandes Medical Journal is a scientific publication of the Hospital Vozandes – Quito. Since its inception in 1987, he publishes original works and other scientific communications on topics of medical interest and health sciences by national and international authors.
The original articles and other scientific communications received are evaluated under a strict double-blind peer review.
All published articles are “Open Access” under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 4.0 International license.

The magazine currently has ISSN: printed version 1390-1656, online version 2697-3472 and is indexed to the following databases:
1.- Ecuador’s Virtual Health Library – BVS-Ecu.
2.- Latin American and Caribbean Literature in Health Sciences – LILACS/BIREME: 10167.
3.- Regional System em Line for Scientific Journals of Latin America, the Caribbean, Spain and Portugal – LATINDEX 2.0: 14526.
4.- Mexican Index of Biomedical Journals – IMBIOMED.

At the moment the periodicity of the magazine is semestral: Number 1: January – June, Number 2: July – December, but with projection to increase towards quarterly editions in the coming years.

Publishing Entity: Hospital Vozandes Quito – HVQ SA.

The registration of authors, sending scientific papers, double-blind peer review, formatting and publication are FREE, in addition the journal has WAIVER policy for authors and co-authors from developing countries.

We only accept manuscripts written under strict international, technical and scientific guidelines in these categories:

  • a) Original studies
  • Case report
  • Scientific letters
  • Letters to the editor
  • Medical Images
  • Clinical practice articles
  • Review articles
  • Bio-ethical controversies
  • Special sections

Editorial articles, review articles and other special articles, can only be presented by previous invitation from the editor in chief and/or the editorial board.