Section policies

Contributions received for eventual publication in the Archives of Neurosciences must comply, without exception, with the guidelines that are detailed depending on the type of collaboration:

Original articles

They must be the original result of a research work, linked to the thematic areas of interest of the journal. The texts sent to this section must certify a rigorous peer review process, under the double-blind modality, the result of which will be unappealable in all cases.

Original articles received for possible publication must have a maximum length of 3,000 words and must be structured in the following order:

  • Title Page, as indicated in the corresponding section 
  • Title in English and optional in Spanish, descriptive, no more than twelve words.
  • Abstract: it should be written in English (and optional in Spanish) in an understandable way so that the reader can find in it a concise and adequate synthesis of the work. Abstracts should not include bibliographic citations or use acronyms except when they are essential for the conciseness of the writing. They will have a maximum length of 250 words and must be structured with the following sections and in this same order:
    1. Introduction
    2. Methods
    3. Results
    4. Discussion and conclusion
      1. Three to five keywords should be provided that describe the thematic scope of the collaboration, it is suggested to adhere to the thesaurus of the Medical Subject Headings (MeSH)

The body of the original articles will consist of the following sections:

  1. Background, objectives or statement of the problem
  2. Methods
  3. Results
  4. Discussion
  5. Conclusions
  6. Acknowledgements
  7. Financing sources
  8. Conflicts of interest
  9. References in Vancouver style, as directed by Elaboration of References
  10. Support files numbered sequentially, as indicated in the section on Elaboration of Figures, Tables and Images
    • Annexes, it is suggested to include only those annexes that are essential for understanding the contribution presented. If this is the case, and there is more extensive data of interest to readers, authors are encouraged to deposit them in a data repository and provide the respective DOI to be linked electronically.

Brief Communication 

Short research articles consist of the validation of measurement instruments and results. These are often preliminary original investigative communications. The texts sent to this section must certify a rigorous peer review process, under the double-blind modality, the result of which will be final in all cases.

Short articles received for possible publication must have a maximum length of 1,000 words and must be structured in the following order:

  • Title Page, as indicated in the corresponding section 
  • Title in English and optional in Spanish, descriptive, no more than twelve words.
  • Abstract: it should be written in English (and optional in Spanish) in an understandable way so that the reader can find in it a concise and adequate synthesis of the work. Abstracts should not include bibliographic citations or use acronyms except when they are essential for the conciseness of the writing. They will have a maximum length of 250 words and must be structured with the following sections and in this same order:
    1. Introduction
    2. Methods
    3. Results
    4. Discussion and conclusion
      1. Three to five keywords should be provided that describe the thematic scope of the collaboration, it is suggested to adhere to the thesaurus of the Medical Subject Headings (MeSH)

The body of the brief communications will consist of the following sections:

  1. Background, objectives or statement of the problem
  2. Methods
  3. Results
  4. Discussion
  5. Conclusions
  6. Acknowledgements
  7. Financing sources
  8. Conflicts of interest
  9. References in Vancouver style, as directed by Elaboration of References
  10. Support files numbered sequentially, as indicated in the section on Elaboration of Figures, Tables and Images
    • Annexes, it is suggested to include only those annexes that are essential for understanding the contribution presented. If this is the case, and there is more extensive data of interest to readers, authors are encouraged to deposit them in a data repository and provide the respective DOI to be linked electronically

Review articles  

A detailed, selective and critical review that integrates the essential information. Collects the most relevant information on a specific topic. The texts sent to this section must certify a rigorous peer review process, under the double-blind modality, the result of which will be unappealable in all cases.

Short articles received for possible publication must have a maximum length of 4,000 words and must be structured in the following order:

  • Title Page, as indicated in the corresponding section 
  • Title in English and optional in Spanish, descriptive, no more than twelve words.
  • Abstract: it should be written in English (and optional in Spanish) in an understandable way so that the reader can find in it a concise and adequate synthesis of the work. Abstracts should not include bibliographic citations or use acronyms except when they are essential for the conciseness of the writing. They will have a maximum length of 250 words and must be structured with the following sections and in this same order:
    1. Objective
    2. Discussion
    3. Conclusion
      1. Three to five keywords should be provided that describe the thematic scope of the collaboration, it is suggested to adhere to the thesaurus of the Medical Subject Headings (MeSH)

The body of the review articles will consist of the following sections:

  1. Introduction, objectives or statement of the problem
  2. Discussion
  3. Conclusions
  4. Acknowledgements
  5. Financing sources
  6. Conflicts of interest
  7. References in Vancouver style, as directed by Elaboration of References
  8. Support files numbered sequentially, as indicated in the section on Elaboration of Figures, Tables and Images

Systematic Review 

They analyze results of available studies and provide evidence about the efficacy of interventions in Neurology, Psychiatry, Neurosurgery and Neurosciences. Priority will be given to those reviews that serve as a basis for the design of clinical practice guidelines or for the evaluation of the clinical efficacy of some technologies. They should adhere to standard methodologies (such as Cochrane), preferably includinh meta-analyzes. The texts sent to this section must certify a rigorous peer review process, under the double-blind modality, the result of which will be final in all cases. 

Systematic reviews received for possible publication should have a maximum length of 4,000 words and should be structured in the following order:

  • Title Page, as indicated in the corresponding section 
  • Title in English and optional in Spanish, descriptive, no more than twelve words.
  • Abstract: it should be written in English (and optional in Spanish) in an understandable way so that the reader can find in it a concise and adequate synthesis of the work. Abstracts should not include bibliographic citations or use acronyms except when they are essential for the conciseness of the writing. They will have a maximum length of 250 words and must be structured with the following sections and in this same order:
    1. Introduction
    2. Methods
    3. Results
    4. Discussion and conclusion
      1. Three to five keywords should be provided that describe the thematic scope of the collaboration, it is suggested to adhere to the thesaurus of the Medical Subject Headings (MeSH)

The body of the original articles will consist of the following sections:

  1. Background, objectives or statement of the problem
  2. Methods
  3. Results
  4. Discussion
  5. Conclusions
  6. Acknowledgements
  7. Financing sources
  8. Conflicts of interest
  9. References in Vancouver style, as directed by Elaboration of References
  10. Support files numbered sequentially, as indicated in the section on Elaboration of Figures, Tables and Images
    • Annexes, it is suggested to include only those annexes that are essential for understanding the contribution presented. If this is the case, and there is more extensive data of interest to readers, authors are encouraged to deposit them in a data repository and provide the respective DOI to be linked electronically.

Clinical cases

Clinical cases of high scientific value that exemplify a high anatomical clinical correlation, the use of translational medicine or atypical or unusual presentations of neurological, neurosurgical or psychiatric diseases. The objective of this journal is the publication, in each issue, of at least one collaboration from each of the different areas of the clinical neurosciences: psychiatric, neurology and neurosurgery. The texts sent to this section must certify a rigorous peer review process, under the double blind modality, the result of which will be unappealable in all cases.

Clinical cases received for possible publication must have a maximum length of 2,000 words, a maximum of 2 images or graphics, a maximum of 2 tables, and a maximum of 10 references. They must be structured in the following order:

  • Title Page, as indicated in the corresponding section 
  • Title in English and optional in Spanish, descriptive, no more than twelve words.
  • Abstract: it should be written in English (and optional in Spanish) in an understandable way so that the reader can find in it a concise and adequate synthesis of the work. Abstracts should not include bibliographic citations or use acronyms except when they are essential for the conciseness of the writing. They will have a maximum length of 250 words and must be structured with the following sections and in this same order:
    1. Introduction
    2. Case presentation
    3. Discussion and conclusion
      1. Three to five keywords should be provided that describe the thematic scope of the collaboration, it is suggested to adhere to the thesaurus of the Medical Subject Headings (MeSH)

The body of the original articles will consist of the following sections:

  1. Introduction
  2. Case presentation
  3. Discussion
  4. Conclusions
  5. Acknowledgements
  6. Financing sources
  7. Conflicts of interest
  8. References in Vancouver style, as directed by Elaboration of References
  9. Support files numbered sequentially, as indicated in the section on Elaboration of Figures, Tables and Images

Letters to the editor

Those texts that aim to establish communication between the different specialists in the areas of neuroscience will be considered for publications. The texts sent to this section must have the approval of the Editor-in-Chief and/or Section/Area Editor.

Letters to the editor received for possible publication must have a maximum length of 1,000 words, a maximum of one image and must be structured in the following order:

  • Title Page, as indicated in the corresponding section 
  • Title in English and optional in Spanish, descriptive, no more than twelve words.
  • Text body
  • If references are included, they should follow the Vancouver format, as indicated by Elaboration of References

Four types of contributions are accepted in this section:

Brief reviews of articles, books or texts of scientific content published on other sites that, in the opinion of the author, will impact the practice of neuroscience.

Preliminary research: brief summaries of research in the area of ​​neurosciences with the aim of publicizing novel or potentially collaborative projects between doctors and scientists in Mexico and Latin America.

Profiles: short vignettes of scientists from Latin America who have made significant contributions to neuroscience.

Neurosciences, culture and art: descriptions or observations of the influence of neurosciences on cultural and artistic expressions.