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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • 1. Author Data (title page)
  • 2. Cover Letter
  • 3. Anonymized Manuscript
  • 4. Cession agreement letter
  • 5. Originality letter
  • 6. Images and figures

Author Guidelines

The submitted work should be unpublished and the authors should not submit the work simultaneously to other journals, with this being said, the work should also include:

  • Cover letter: the author should provide its scientific contributions, highlighting the importance of his or her contribution. It would be worth mentioning the originality of the manuscript and its contribution to the field of neuroscience. Nevertheless, it is recommended to suggest three national or international qualified reviewers in the field of the submitted manuscript, someone who does not show any conflict of interest.
  • Cession agreement (transfer of rights) letter: every article should be submitted with a letter of transfer of rights signed by the author (to whom the correspondence will be addressed) and should highlight the email addresses of all co-authors, describing in a brief manner everyone’s contribution to the research (CRediT taxonomy)

Archivos de Neurociencias (Archives of Neuroscience) publishes articles written in English, it is responsibility of the author to guarantee its content and translation of the submitted articles. The editorial board of the records of neuroscience journal suggest contacting the following translators in case it is needed:

    • Gusti Gould

All manuscripts should be written in a clear and concise manner, avoiding grammatical errors, in syntax and spelling.

The text should be written in word format, font Courier New, font size 12, double spaced, 2.5cm margins, letter size.

Pages should be numbered consecutively, starting from the title page with the number being in the lower right corner.

Title Page/Author data 

should include:

    1. Title in English. The title should be descriptive and show the main results of the study.
    2. Short title. Should not exceed six words.
    3. Full name of the author and co-authors. The way this information is provided will be the way it will be showed if published and this being applied to the data base. Every author should be separated by a coma, then in a super index, without a middle space in Arabic number, this will show the institution affiliation.
    4. Corresponding author, the corresponding author should be indicated, mentioning his or her address for correspondence, including email address.
    5. Acknowledgments: in case it is needed
    6. Declaration of no interests: in case there isn’t, this should be mentioned.

The manuscript should include:

    1. The abstract of the presented work, in English, being as long as 250 words. The abstract should not include references.
    2. The abstract of original, short articles and systematic reviews should include: introduction, methods, results and discussion.

At the end of each abstract a total of minimum three and not exceeding six key words, which should be in lower case letters and separated by semicolons; this will be used for indexation purposes. It is recommended to base the key words from MeSh (medical subject heading) consulting

Second page should contain:

Start with the manuscript body preserving its structure mentioned in the abstract.

  1. Introduction: here it should be mention the base in which the article is written in a way that the reader can comprehend the work. In the last paragraph of this section the objectives should be mention in a clear manner and if necessary, the hypothesis.
  2. Methods: should be described with detail so that the study can be reproduced again. Should contain the next sections:
    1. Design of the study
    2. Subjects/description of the sample
    3. Measurements
    4. Procedures
    5. Statistical analysis
    6. Ethical considerations
  3. Results: should be presented in a logical manner inside the text, using tables and figures.
  4. Discussion and conclusion: in this section the new and important aspects of the study should be highlighted and the conclusions that derived from it, and all the possible implications of its findings and limitations.

Citation Vancouver style

Vancouver citation style should be used. Citations should be ordered and numbered by its appearance in the text (no parenthesis, no spaces, separated by comas, and with hyphen when there are more than two consecutively).  They will be copied and paste in the same way it is mentioned in the cited source, which is: authors, title of the article, journal, year, period, volume, number, pages and DOI (when used).

We recommend the use of reference management software (ie. Mendeley, Endnote).

Figures, tables and illustrations

Each image or figure should be submitted in separate files, word format and JPG, TIFF or PNG respectively, figures and pictures should be in a minimum resolution of 300 DPI. Tables should be added at the end of the manuscript and be numbered with Arabic numeration inside the text.

The titles of the tables and the under text of the table should be short, clear and always show the corresponding number that identifies it. In the text, the author should show where the tables and figures should be inserted.

The figures should be in a numbered manner, providing a short but clear title, that will be placed underneath.

Pictures should be in good quality. It should be indicated where in the text will be placed.




1. Cover letter

Brief presentation of strengths in the article, originality and contributions. Suggestion if wished of a total of three reviewers.

Word, attached in the section “cover letter”

2. Title Page (Authors Data)

Should include the title of the manuscript. The respective authors and their affiliations. Also, the data from the corresponding author.

Word, attached in the section “Author data”

2. Cession Agreement (transfer of rights) letter

Signed by the main author (whom the correspondence is sent too) or main author in representation of the whole team, mentioning names and email of all the authors

The format can be found in the section titled “transfer of rights” inside the editorial assistant

3. Anonymized Manuscript

1.    First page (title page)

2.    Second page (abstracts)

3.    After the third page (body text) with the next structure:




Discussion and conclusion

Financial support

Declaration of interests



Word, attach in the section “text of the article”

4. Tables, figures and illustrations.

Tables, figures, graphs, pictures and more.

Word and JPG, TIFF or PNG, respectively. attach in the section “other files”.




Original Articles

Full length research papers will not normally be more than 3000 words in length from the Introduction through the Discussion section and will preferably be shorter. Submission of a paper will be held to imply that it represents original research not previously published (except in the form of an abstract or preliminary report), that it is not being considered for publication elsewhere. 

Systematic review and Meta-analysis are also included under this section.

Total figures/tables allowed: 7

Maximum references allowed: ≤ 50

Review Articles

They include narrative reviews based on national and international bibliography attached to the corresponding standards.

Maximum length: 5000 words.

Maximum images/tables allowed: 6.

Maximum references allowed: ≤ 50

Clinical Cases

Clinical cases of high scientific value that exemplifes a clinical and anatomical correlations, application of traslational medicine or atypical features of neurological, neurosurgical and psychiatric diseases. 

They should not contain more than 2000 words, 2 images/tables and maximum ≤ 5 references.

Brief Communication

Consists in the validation of measure instruments and preliminary results of original research.

Maximum images/tables allowed: 3

Maximum references allowed: ≤ 10

Teaching Images

Interesting images of different pathologies across the clinical field of the Neurosciences: Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry. The manuscript must include a clinical vignette with the relevant features.

They should not contain more than 500 words, 2 images and 2 references. 

Letter to Editor

Those texts that aim to establish communication between the different specialists in the neuroscience areas will be considered for publications:

  1. Brief review of articles, books or texts with scientific content published on other sites that, in the opinion of the author, will impact the practice of neuroscience in our country.
  2. Preliminary research: brief summaries of research in the area of ​​neurosciences in the country with the aim of publicizing novel or potentially collaborative projects between doctors and scientists in our country and Latin America.
  3. Profiles: short vignettes of scientists from Latin America who have contributed significantly to neuroscience.
  4. Neuroscience, culture and art:descriptions or observations of the influence of neurosciences on cultural and artistic expressions.

Up to 1 image and 2 references allowed. 

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