Vozandes Medical Magazine Regulations
The Vozandes Medical Magazine closely follows the recommendations of the “International Committee of Medical Journal Editors” ICMJE, for the “uniformity of manuscripts sent to biomedical journals,” whose version translated into Spanish can be freely downloaded from the UAB website.
Likewise, it follows the recommendations of the databases in which it is indexed (LILACS / BIREME, LATINDEX and IMBIOMED) and of the Virtual Health Library (VHL) based in Ecuador.
The journal has a plagiarism detection system, the author submitting his manuscript accepts that it can be examined to detect plagiarism with previously published works.
Editors and reviewers spend a lot of time reading their manuscripts, which is why we appreciate compliance with the regulations. The indications that follow provide general information and guidelines necessary for the preparation of the manuscripts before they are sent.
Flowchart Manuscript Registration And Submission Process
5. Review Process
7. Approved Manuscript
Registration of manuscripts
Once the submission process has been completed, and it has been received, the journal secretary will issue a registration number for the manuscript. This number will be used for all documentation review and archiving processes, as well as answering questions from the author(s). The registration number will be sent exclusively to the corresponding author.
Certification of receipt of manuscripts
The works presented, which meet the formal requirements indicated in this document, will be registered and submitted to an arbitration process, which consists of 2 phases:
a) Primary review: once the article has been submitted, the editor-in-chief executes the anti-plagiarism policy and if it is in accordance with the regulations of the journal registers the manuscript and assigns it an alphanumeric code.
The registration sheet is sent to the corresponding author along with the anti-plagiarism report and the manuscript is assigned to a member of the editorial committee to carefully review compliance with the standards defined in the indications for authors.
If there are no changes in the structure of the manuscript, it automatically goes to the secondary review phase.
Manuscripts that have corrections will be sent to the corresponding authors with the respective evaluation report. Authors have a reasonable time to make corrections and submit a new version of their manuscript.
If the suggested corrections have been made, they will proceed to the secondary review phase.
Depending on the number of documents under evaluation, the result of the primary evaluation may take approximately thirty days.
b) Secondary Review: in this phase the manuscripts are sent to two external reviewers, both authors and reviewers and institutions remain anonymous, that is, the evaluation process in this phase is double-blind.
External evaluators can be national or international and, preferably, external to the publishing institution.
The external peers will evaluate the clarity, coherence, adequacy and relevance of the study, in addition, the introduction, methodology, results, discussion and conclusions together with the ostensible contribution in the generation, transmission, expansion or updating of knowledge, according to the areas of knowledge of the journal.
Depending on the number of documents under evaluation and the clinical and surgical area, the result of the secondary evaluation may take approximately forty-five days.
Until the results of the review are available, authors should not simultaneously submit the manuscript to another biomedical journal.
When the editorial review requires a new version of the work, with substantive changes, the editors may request that the authors renew the declaration of authorship responsibility to indicate their agreement with the version to be published.
After approval by the reviewers, the article will undergo a review of grammar, vocabulary, cohesion, clarity and reading fluency before final publication.
Hospital Vozandes Quito and La Revista Médica Vozandes are not responsible for the statements made by the authors.