RAEM REVISTA ARGENTINA DE
ENDOCRINOLOGÍA Y METABOLISMO
     
Publication Guidelines
 
The Revista Argentina de Endocrinología y Metabolismo (Argentine Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism) publishes original articles from Argentina and abroad on clinical, biochemical or experimental work in endocrinology and metabolism, including rapid communications as original articles. The Journal also publishes case reports, reviews, letters to the editor, articles by Argentinian endocrinologists published in foreign journals, reports by SAEM (Sociedad Argentina de Endocrinología y Metabolismo) departments and analyses of new journals and book reviews.
 
a) Original Articles should meet the following requirements:
  • They should be written in English or Spanish and sent as an attachment by e-mail.
  • The first page of the manuscript should contain the Title, which should be accurate and reflect the main content of the article. This title page should also contain the authors’ last name followed by their initials. Authors’ institutional affiliation(s) should also be indicated. The postal address, telephone and fax numbers, as well as e-mail address of the corresponding author should be provided at the bottom of the page.
  • The content of subsequent correlatively numbered pages should be ordered as follows: a) Abbreviated title no longer than 30 characters in Spanish or English (depending on the language in which the manuscript is written) for the header of inner pages, and up to five keywords in Spanish and five in English; b) Abstract in Spanish and English; c) Introduction; d) Material and Methods; e) Results; f) Discussion and g) References.
  • Tables should appear on separate pages and be numbered with Roman numerals in the order of their appearance in the text. They should be understandable in isolation from the article and have a text that clearly explains their content.
  • Images: these may be figures, graphs, drawings, photographs provided in black and white, using Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint or other graphics software, on white paper. Electronic files should be in Word format, permitting high-quality images. Letters, numbers and symbols should be clear and consistent and have dimensions that allow for their reduction without impairing their readability. Titles and detailed explanations should be included as legends or captions, not on the illustrations themselves. If photographs of people are used, people should not be identifiable. All images should be consecutively numbered with Arabic numerals, and should be accompanied by a self-explanatory legend on a separate page. Images may be printed in colour, at an additional cost to be paid by the author.
  • Abstracts should be clear and concise, including full title, authors and institutional affiliation, but excluding references, tables or figures. Abstracts should only contain data demonstrated in the study. The Spanish version should be no longer than 300 words, while the English version (for manuscripts written in Spanish) may be up to 700 words.
  • References: within the text, references should be cited in numbers and they should be arranged at the end of the article in numerical order according to their order of appearance within the text. Names of journals will be abbreviated in accordance with the “World List of Scientific Periodicals”, in the following order: a) sequential number, b) last name of each author followed by their initials, c) title of the cited article, d) abbreviated name of the journal, e) issue, first and last page numbers, and year. For books: a) author, b) title, c) publisher, d) place of publication, e) first and last page numbers, f) year. For a book chapter: a) author of chapter, b) title of chapter, c) title of book, d) authors of book, e) publisher, f) place of publication, g) first page of chapter, h) year. The names of the authors should be written in bold letters.

Examples:

  1. Houssay BA, Rietti CT, Ashkar E, Del Castillo EJ, Galli ME, Roldán A, Urgoiti EJ. Fatty metabolism and ketogenesis after liver denervation or bilateral thoracolumbar sympathectomy in pancreatectomized dogs. Diabetes 16:259-63, 1967
  2. Leloir LF. Cycles in polysaccharide biosynthesis. Curr Top Cell Regul. 18:211-20, 1981
  3. Yen SSC, Jaffe RB. Reproductive Endocrinology (Third Edition). W.B. Saunders Company, Philadelphia, USA, 1991
  4. Catt KJ, Dufau ML. Gonadotropic hormones: biosynthesis, secretion, receptors and actions. En: Reproductive Endocrinology (Third Edition). Yen SSC, Jaffe RB. W.B. Saunders Company, Philadelphia, USA, pag. 105, 1991
 
b) Rapid communications: new information that has sufficient significance for endocrinologists to warrant prompt publication. Their length is restricted to four A4 size double-spaced pages, font size 11, including text, figures, tables and references. They should include a title, authors, institutional affiliation, an abstract in English and Spanish, up to five keywords in Spanish and five in English, introduction, material and methods, results, discussion and references.
 
c) Case Reports should meet the same requirements as original articles in addition to the following:  their length is restricted to four A4 size double-spaced pages, font size 11. Case reports should include a title, an abstract in Spanish and English, up to five keywords in Spanish and five in English, introduction (with the interest focused on the description of a new condition to increase the number of international reports of infrequent cases or to contribute new therapeutic managements or diagnostic methods), medical record, description of the patient, diagnostic methods, and, if appropriate, therapeutic methods and patient’s progress. A final comment should be made.  
 
d) Reviews will be requested by the editor and should be arranged in the following order: a) title, b) author(s), c) affiliation, d) abstract in Spanish and English, up to five keywords in Spanish and five in English, e) introduction, f) conclusion and g) references. Their length is restricted to four A4 size double-spaced pages, font size 11
 
e) Letters to the Editor are restricted to one A4 size double-spaced page, including text and references. Letters should comment on articles published in RAEM by other authors. The Editor of RAEM will send the letter to the main author of the article to which the letter refers so that the author may have an opportunity to write a reply within 20 days of receipt of the letter. The reply should follow the general guidelines specified in this item. Both the Letter to the Editor and its reply, if the author of the article writes a reply, will be published in the same issue of RAEM, without going through peer review by the RAEM Committee. Letters to the Editor may also focus on scientific issues in the field of endocrinology, preferably in relation to articles published in RAEM. In these cases, the editor reserves the right to publish those letters considered as relevant.
 
f) Articles published by Argentinean endocrinologists in foreign journals. Authors may submit articles published within the last 2 years for their full or partial reproduction, at their discretion, in our journal. The author shall include an authorization from the editor of the journal in which the article was originally published.
 
g) Analyses of new journals and book reviews. They should not exceed two A4 size double-spaced pages and should not include figures, tables or references.
 
h) Reports by departments. All reports that are considered eligible by the Editorial Committee will be published. Eligibility is based on the appropriate presentation of reports, which should include a thorough discussion.
 
i) “Prof. Dr. Abraham Guitelman” Historical Sketches. They should not exceed two A4 size double-spaced pages. These sketches should provide an additional space that may enrich our cultural heritage, adding a different, humane and spiritual touch to a scientific journal.
 
j) Monographs –specialization courses in endocrinology-. All authors who wish to do so may submit monographs written in the last two years for their reproduction in this journal. Monographs should be those required as part of the courses designed to obtain a specialization degree in Endocrinology (for physicians or biochemists). The manuscript will evaluated by two reviewers as any material published in RAEM. The author must obtain an authorization from the authorities responsible for the specialization course.
Monographs should meet the same requirements as original articles, but they should not exceed twelve A4 size double-spaced pages, font size 11. The usual order should be maintained: a) title, b) author(s), c) affiliation, d) abstract in Spanish and English, up to five keywords in Spanish and five in English, e) introduction, f) conclusion and g) references.
 

k) General considerations:

  • Conflicts of interest: at the end of the text, under the subheading Conflicts of Interest Statement, authors of original articles, reviews or any type of article should disclose any relationship with organizations that may have direct or indirect financial interests in the issues discussed in the manuscript. If you have any doubts about what might be considered a potential conflict of interest, please contact the Editorial Committee. If there are no conflicts of interest, authors should state this in writing. Information about potential conflicts of interest should be available to reviewers and will be published with the manuscript if the Editorial Committee deems it necessary. Financial supports may be mentioned in the “Acknowledgements” section and it should be made clear that there are no financial or personal conflicts that might have inappropriately biased the author’s actions.
  • Ethical guidelines for investigators: For experimental studies involving human subjects, authors should indicate if the study was conducted in accordance with the ethical criteria approved by the relevant institutional review board or ethics committee of the hospital or site where the study was conducted. All procedures performed in human subjects must be in accordance with the ethical principles for human research established in the Declaration of Helsinki of 1975 as revised in 2000 (http://www.wma.net/e/policy/pdf/17c.pdf).
Authors should make reference to the informed consent of the study subjects. Under no circumstances shall study subjects be identified. Drugs and chemical products used in the study shall be mentioned, including generic names, dose and route of administration.
If animals were used, authors should indicate if the NIH recommendations for laboratory animals were followed
(http://grants.nih.gov/grants/olaw/olaw.htm).
  • Acknowledgements should appear at the end of the text and they include: 1) contributors who do not meet the criteria for authorship, 2) financial and material support should also be acknowledged (the nature of the support should be specified). Persons who have contributed intellectually to the paper but whose contributions do not justify authorship may be named and their function and contribution should be described.
  • Offprints. Authors who wish to receive a copy of their paper should order it when returning the proof. The cost will be paid by the author.

Abbreviations and symbols. Authors are advised not to abuse of abbreviations and to explain their meaning in the text or at bottom of the tables. Symbols and abbreviations of units of measurement, etc. should be expressed according to the Commission on Symbols, Units and Nomenclatures of the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics

  • Under no circumstances will manuscripts be accepted if they have been previously published, are currently in press or have been simultaneously submitted to more than one journal.
  • The material published in this journal may not be reproduced in full or in part without the prior authorization of the Editorial Committee.
  • The journal accepts no responsibility for the opinions expressed by the authors.
 
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