PREPARATION OF MANUSCRIPTS
Microbes, Infection and Chemotherapy adheres to the submission of contributions: "your manuscript, your way"
Authors can submit their manuscript (text, figures and tables) in two files. The first file contains the initial page with the identification of the authors and the second file is the anonymous manuscript. It can be a Word or PDF file, in any format or design, and figures and tables can be placed inside the text.
Figures should be of sufficient quality for review.
There are no strict format requirements, but all manuscripts must contain the essential elements necessary to evaluate a manuscript (Abstract, Keywords, Introduction, Materials and methods, Results, Conclusions, Figures and Tables).
References can be in any style or format, as long as the style is consistent. Name(s) of author(s), journal title / book title, article title (when necessary), year of publication, volume and chapter / book number and pagination must be present. DOI is recommended.
These are all of the guidelines you need for your initial submission.
Every manuscript should be written in English. Medical terminology should follow the latest version of Dorland’s Illustrated Medical Dictionary (Saunders). Abbreviations should be fully written at the first appearance in the text and should be abbreviated in parentheses. After that the abbreviation can be used instead of the full term. Numbers should be in Arabic numerals. Weight and other measurements should be written in the CGS (centimeter-gram-second) system of units.
The file must present the following order: Abstract, Introduction, Methodology, Results, Discussion, Conclusion, Acknowledgments, Bibliographic references and tables and / or illustrations. The complete final file must be sent only in the DOC format (Microsoft Word).
Title: Authors must provide the titles of the manuscript (maximum 15 words). The title should be concise, reflect the study design or type of article (eg, randomized controlled trial, systematic review) contain key terms to help electronic searches locate the article.
Heading title: Must also have a running title (maximum of 8 words).
Authors: List of the authors' data, corresponding author's data (full name, address and email), identification number / approval of the Research Ethics Committee, if applicable. The individual contribution of each author in the development of the manuscript must also be specified.
Funding must be reported in the initial page. If the study was not funded by institutional and / or private resources, the authors must state it.
Authors must submit at least 3 and at most 6 key words that they consider as descriptors of the content of their work. These descriptors should be standardized according to MeSH (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/mesh).
Microbes, Infection and Chemotherapy strongly recommends that authors follow the recommendations of international consensus reports for specific types of articles such as:
STROBE guidelines for observational studies (www.strobe-statement.org)
CONSORT for clinical trials (http://www.consort-statement.org/
STARD for studies of diagnostic tests (http://www.stard-statement.org)
PRISMA for meta-analysis (http://www.prismastatement.org/
Recognize only people who have contributed to the scientific content or provided technical support. Authors must obtain written permission signed by all those listed in the acknowledgments section. The correspondent author must also state that he has listed all those who contributed significantly to the work in the acknowledgments section.
Should be included at the end of the manuscript, and are not allowed to be sent in separate pages. They must be sufficiently clear to allow their reproduction in a reduced form when necessary. Include them after the references, at the end of the manuscript (in single file).
References should follow the standards outlined in "Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals" published by the "International Committee of Medical Journal Editors" at http://www.icmje.org/.
They should be inserted in the text, listed according to their order of appearance and specify:
Last name of the authors followed by initial of the first name, separating them with a comma, up to a maximum of six; if there are more than six, only the first six are cited and the expression et al is added. Period.
Work title. Period.
Abbreviated name of the journal according to conventions published in: List of Journals Indexed in Index Medicus: http: // www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/nlmcatalog/journals
Year of publication. Semicolon.
Initial and final page of the text. Period.
- Rodríguez L, Alva A, Coronel J, Caviedes L, Mendoza-Ticona A, Gilman R, et al. Implementación de un sistema de telediagnóstico de tuberculosis y determinación de multidrogorresistencia basada en el método Mods en Trujillo, Perú. Rev Peru Med Exp Salud Publica. 2014;31(3):445-53.
- Garcia-Pinzas J, Wong JE, Fernández MA, Rojas-Espinoza MA. Fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva: diagnosis in primary care. Rev Paul Pediatr. 2013;31(1):124-8.
Accepted bibliographic references that have not yet been published can be cited by adding the phrase: in press.
References obtained from the Internet that do not correspond to electronic versions of periodic publications indexed in Index Medicus / Medline must include: chapter name or text heading, complete electronic address, date of access to the information.
To quote book chapters, the following order must be respected: author(s) of the chapter, name of the chapter, name of the author(s) of the book, title of the book, edition, city of publication, publisher, year, initial pages and end of the chapter.
- Musher DM. Chapter 200: Streptococcus pneumoniae. Mandell GL, Bennett JE, Dolin R, editors. Mandell, Douglas and Bennett’s Principles and Practice of Infectious Diseases, 7th ed. Philadelphia: Churchill Livingstone Elsevier; 2010, p. 2623-2642.
List tables by using Arabic numerals in the order in which they appear in the text. Tables should have titles that concisely describe the contents of the table so that the reader can understand the table without consulting the text. Tables may contain abbreviations, but they must contain a footnote that explains the abbreviation. Provide the units of measure for all numeric data in a column or row. Place the units of measure under a column heading or at the end of a side header only if those units are applied to all the numeric data in the column or row.
List figures with Arabic numerals in the order in which they appear in the text. Each figure must have a figure caption that starts with a short title. Explain all abbreviations and symbols in the figure, even if an explanation appears in the text. For histological slide images, provide staining and magnification data at the end of the caption for each part of the figure. If a scale marker does not appear in the figure, provide the original magnification used during the observation, not that of the photographic impression.
When they are cited for the first time, they must be printed immediately after the complete term. Abbreviations should not be used in the title or in the abstract.
Manuscripts must be submitted exclusively to Microbes, Infection and Chemotherapy, and their simultaneous submission to another journal is not allowed. The opinions and concepts issued in any of the sections of Microbes, Infection and Chemotherapy are the entire responsibility of their authors.
The submission of a manuscript implies that the work described has not been previously published, except in the form of a summary or an academic thesis, in which case, this should be mentioned in the CONFLICT-OF-INTEREST statement.
All authors must have made substantial contributions in each of the following aspects: (1) the conception and design of the study, the acquisition of data, or the analysis and interpretation of the data, (2) the draft of the article or the critical review of the intellectual content, (3) the final approval of the version presented.
Authors are advised to carefully review the list and order of authors before submitting their manuscript for the first time. Any addition, deletion or reordering of the names of authors after the manuscript has been submitted will not be permitted.
The ‘Author contributions’ section should be presented as follows:
(I) Conception and design:
(II) Administrative support:
(III) Provision of study materials or patients:
(IV) Collection and assembly of data:
(V) Data analysis and interpretation:
(VI) Manuscript writing: All authors
(VII) Final approval of manuscript: All authors
Note: 1. With VI and VII, “All authors” is obligatory, while the other credits are case-based; 2. The ‘Author contributions’ section is not required when there is only one author.
CONFLICT OF INTERESTS
The authors must inform the editors of any financial or personal relationship with other individuals or organizations that could possibly have negatively influenced their work in any way. They must also inform the editors if the research has received funding of any kind.