Authors Guidelines

Archivos de Neurociencias (Archives of Neuroscience) does not issue nor does it receive payments for the sending, processing and publication of texts.

COLLABORATIONS CHARACTERISTICS

Nature of the work

Contributions received for eventual publication must be original results derived from high-level academic work in the field of basic, translational or clinical neurosciences.

Originality and no simultaneous application

The works sent must be unpublished and their authors must not submit them for consideration by other publications simultaneously.

Language

Archivos de Neurociencias will now publish in English. It is the responsibility of the author to guarantee the content and translation of the articles postulated. Likewise, the editorial team suggests contacting the following translators if required:

Gusti Gould
Translation of medical articles from Spanish to English.
Contact: ggouldkorban@gmail.com 

REQUIREMENTS FOR APPLICATION

Collaborations that are nominated for possible publication in Archivos de Neurociencias must submit the following complete documentation in its final version through the Open Journal System (OJS) platform. Applications that are not sent by this means will not be accepted:

  • Letter of originality and no simultaneous application: this letter must be filled in with the author or authors' data and, in the case of articles with two or more authors, the data of each and every one of them must be provided. The author who signs must be identified as the corresponding author.
  • Cession agreement (transfer of rights) letter: it must be completed and signed with the data of each and every one of the authors, and the author who signs must be identified as the corresponding author.
  • Title page: where specific information about the article and the author or authors is provided 
  • Attach the complete anonymized manuscript of the article that is being submitted and the additional files, in their final version, following the indications depending on the section where the collaboration is submitted. Changes will not be accepted once the process has started.  

Once the application requirements have been met, the text will be sent to the Editorial Review.

Title page content

In order to guarantee anonymity in the peer review process, it is requested to send in a file other than the manuscript that is being postulated for possible publication. The title page must include the following information:

  • Article title, which is recommended to be brief and descriptive.
  • Authors' names and surnames, in the order in which they should appear in the publication, with a hyphen between one surname and another, comma between each author's name.

Briefly describe the collaboration or contribution of each of the authors, for this it is suggested to follow the CRediT Taxonomy

  • Author ID: It is essential that each and every one of the authors provide their standard ORCID identifier number. For more information, go to orcid.org.
  • Institutional Afillations. It is essential to indicate the institution of affiliation of each one of the authors, indicating exclusively the first-level institution, without resorting to the use of acronyms or acronyms or translations of the name of the institution. In addition, the country from which the institution comes must be indicated.
  • Expressly identify the correspondence author with his/her name, address, telephone number and email.
  • Indicate source of financing, if not, expressly indicate it.

Technical requirements for the Manuscript

For the delivery of the manuscript, the following technical criteria must be taken into consideration:

  • All contributions must be written in a word processor, without a password and without change control.
  • The writing must have a space between lines of 1.5, in letter size format (21.5 x 28 cm) and with margins of 2.5 cm, in 12-point Courier New font, double spaced.
  • Files in PDF format (texts, tables or images) are not accepted.
  • The written document should not include abbreviations, only international symbols.
  • The contributions should not contain any information that reveals the identity of the authors, this in order to ensure anonymous evaluation by the academic peers. The information on the identity of the authors must be provided on the title page that is delivered as a separate file from the body of each collaboration.  
  • Follow the instructions in the section Preparation of figures, tables and images for their proper delivery.  

Elaboration of References

The Vancouver citation style is used, the rules of which are described here. They will be ordered and listed in order of appearance in the text, with the respective dimension in superscript (without parentheses, without spaces, separated with commas, and with hyphens when there are more than two consecutive ones). They will be copied and pasted as they appear in the cited source, which is almost always: authors, article title, journal title, year, period, volume, number and pages. 

  • Only the materials effectively cited in the body of the postulated document should be indicated: bibliographic, newspaper and electronic.
  • Care should be taken to integrate into this section the references included in tables, graphs, charts and images.
  • In the case of electronic references, care must be taken that the links are active and invariably include the DOI if there is one.
  • Self-citation should not exceed 15% of the total references.
  • Priority will be given to those contributions that deliver standardized references through the use of an electronic bibliographic manager, such as: Zotero, Bibme, Mendeley, RefWorks, EndNote or any other that is compatible with the scientific edition.

ELABORATION OF FIGURES, TABLES AND IMAGES

Figures

  • The titles of the figures will be presented on the same page as the figure itself, in its upper part (header), indicating the number of the corresponding figure (with Arabic numerals) (i.e.: Figure 1. Title).
  • Abbreviations with their definition should be placed at the bottom.
  • Figures must be sent separately in high resolution tiff or jpg format (300 dpi or more).
  • Do not include any type of text within the figure.
  • All texts, whether a header or footer, should be noted at the end of the references.
  • Photographs of anatomical pieces should preferably have a black background.
  • Have the rights of reproduction of graphic material, and figures either by the author himself (authors), or by third parties.

Tables

  • Tables should be done in word processor or spreadsheets. Under no circumstances the sending of tables in image format is accepted.
  • The heading will consist of the number of the table in Arabic, followed by the title according to the order of appearance in the text. (i.e.: Table 1. Title)
  • In all cases, the source from which the data was obtained should be indicated, and authors should take care to integrate said source in the References section.
  • One table should be placed per page.
  • Abbreviations with their definition should be placed at the bottom.

Images

Images will be sent in separate files. Only the text will be included in the manuscript. The place of insertion must be between brackets and numbered consecutively. Images and other graphic materials must strictly comply with the following specifications:

  • All images such as maps, photographs (color or B/W) and digital reproductions of graphic work must be sent in high resolution of 300 dpi, in JPG format, letter size or minimum half letter.
  • The maximum file size to include on the platform is 14MB.
  • Maps or graphics made in Adobe® design suite programs must be sent with their original file.
  • It is recommended to avoid the presentation of pie charts and to favor bar or linear charts.
  • All files will be marked and numbered consecutively (i.e.: Figure 01, Figure 02, etc.), with their title, between brackets, in the body of the text.
  • The image must contain all the data necessary for its recognition: source, author, place, courtesy, etc.
  • Have the rights of reproduction of graphic material, images, photography, artistic work, etc., either by the author himself (authors), or by third parties.
  • Photographs in which identifiable patients appear must be accompanied by written permission for publication, granted by the patient (see the section Authors' obligations).