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PUBLICATION REGULATION

The Argentine Journal of Lipids, published every four months, whose objective is to promote research on all aspects related to lipidology among the different medical specialties. Original scientific articles, editorials, brief originals, bibliographic updates, reviews, clinical cases, as well as any information relevant to lipidology and related areas are published in it.

Manuscripts can be sent in Spanish by email, to both addresses:

magazineargentinadelipidos@gmail.com

socdelipidos@gmail.com

The Argentine Journal of Lipids does not charge a fee for article processing costs or for sending articles to authors.

 

SECTION I

 

a) Type of studies

Original Articles: This section will include original research on etiology, pathophysiology, pathology, epidemiology, clinical aspects, diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment. Cross-sectional studies, case-control studies, cohort studies, randomized controlled trials, and meta-analyses will be considered for publication. The article should have the following sections: Introduction; Material and methods; Results, Discussion and Conclusion. The text can have a maximum of 3,500 words, not including the bibliography and the abstract. All original articles must have an abstract with a maximum of 250 words with the following sections: Introduction and objectives; Methods; Results; Conclusion. It must also have a summary in English. A maximum of 30 references will be accepted. A maximum of six tables and/or figures will be accepted.

Brief Original Articles: Original articles with a restricted number of patients or sample are accepted in this section. The article must have the same headings as those mentioned for the original articles. The text can have a maximum of 1200 words, not including the bibliography and the abstract. The characteristics of the abstract will be similar to those detailed for the original articles. The maximum number of citations will be 12. The tables and figures cannot be more than 3 in total.

Clinical cases: In this section, cases or series of cases can be sent that, due to their characteristics, acquire academic relevance. The clinical case will be described (unstructured free text), in a maximum of 800 words, followed by a discussion with a maximum of 500 words. Up to a maximum of 3 tables or figures and 10 citations for discussion may be included. An abstract should not be included.

Editorials: They will have as a reference to one of the articles published in the same issue of the journal. They are always commissioned by the Editorial Committee. It will have a maximum of 1500 words and 20 bibliographic citations. Does not include tables or figures.

Bibliographic updates: This section will only be developed by invitation of the Editorial Committee. The authors must summarize in a maximum of 500 words the main results of a previously published scientific article, followed by a comment with a maximum of 500 words. Up to 6 citations may be used for the comment.

Reviews: Reviews on current issues that reflect progress in different areas related to lipidology are requested by the Editorial Committee from recognized specialists. They will have a maximum of 5000 words, 40 bibliographic citations and 6 tables and/or figures. It will include a summary in Spanish and English with a maximum of 250 words.

Letters to the Editor: For this section, letters related to articles published in the journal will be considered. Letters must be received within four weeks of article publication. They can have a maximum of 600 words, a table or a figure, and no more than 5 bibliographical references.

Special Articles: The Editorial Committee reserves the invitation to develop special articles that do not fit into the categories described above. The publication of clinical practice guidelines or consensus articles are also included in this section.

b) Duplication of a publication: A duplicate publication is one whose material substantially coincides with a previous publication. The Revista Argentina de Lípidos will not receive papers whose content has been previously published, in whole or in part, or whose content has been sent to another site for publication. When this happens, the submitted work will be rejected.

c) Patient privacy: Photographs or other details that help to identify the patient cannot be included in the manuscripts, unless this information is essential for publication, in which case the patient or the parent or guardian, in the In the case of minors, they must express their consent in writing.

d) Authorship: The maximum number of authors will be 8 participants for original and short original articles. In the case of clinical cases, the maximum number of authors will be six. Likewise, for letters to the editor, up to three authors will be accepted. In articles sent by invitation (editorials, reviews, special articles), the Editorial Committee reserves the right to determine the number of authors for each publication. Each author must have participated sufficiently in the work to be in a position to take public responsibility for its content. Participants who do not meet this criterion may choose to be named in the acknowledgments.

d) Arbitration: The Editorial Committee of the Revista Argentina de Lípidos will evaluate if the submitted work is of interest. In the event that this is the case, the article, without the name of the authors or the participating center/organization, will be sent to 2 or 3 expert referees on the subject, who within a maximum period of 30 days must carry out their analyzes and send the comments. The work can be rejected or approved by both reviewers; If the article needs changes, the comments of the referees will be sent to the responsible author for correction by their authors. The referee's written comments will be anonymous. The authors must send the corrected version accompanied by a letter with the detailed answers to the comments of the reviewers. Once these corrections have been received, they will be sent back to the referees to evaluate or not their final acceptance.

 

SECTION II

 

Preparation of the manuscript:

 

Presentation letter:  It must explain the reasons for the work, marking the novelty or the academic interest of the same. You must include the format in which you want to publish the article. Likewise, clarify that all the authors have participated and agree with the publication, that the article was not previously published or is in the process of being evaluated elsewhere, and if it exists, the conflicts of interest.

Manuscript:

a) Style issues: Use Arial or Times New Roman 10 or 12 as fonts. Double line spacing. Number the leaves.

b) Measurement units: the decimal metric system will be used, using points for decimals. Abbreviations, acronyms or acronyms: Their use in the title and abstract will be avoided. Only standard abbreviations will be used. The first time they are used, they will be preceded by the full term, except in the case of standard measurement units.

c) First Page: All manuscripts must include a first page in which the title will appear in Spanish and English. It should be concise and informative. Next, the authors, full name and surname, with affiliation data (Department, Hospital, Institution, etc.) will be listed. Finally, the data of the author who will receive the correspondence must be placed on the first sheet: Full name, telephone number, postal address and email.

d) Second Page: Where applicable, a summary in Spanish, with a maximum of 250 words, will be included. Abbreviations should be avoided and bibliographic citations should not be placed. The summary will be structured (See Section I). At the end of the summary, between 3 and 8 keywords will be placed. They should be consulted in the Medical Subject Heading (MeSH) of the National Library of Medicine (available at www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/meshbrowser.cgi) or its Spanish version, DECS available at www.decs . bvs.br/E/homepagee.htm

e) Third page: Summary and keywords in English. It must faithfully represent the abstract in Spanish. The maximum number of words is 250. It must have the same abstract sections in Spanish and at the end the keywords in English.

f) Manuscript:  Next, the manuscript will be developed. See the corresponding sections for structured publications in Section I. At the end of the text, acknowledgments and conflicts of interest may be placed, if any.

g) Bibliography: It will be limited to those articles directly related to the work. References will be numbered consecutively, in the order in which they are mentioned in the work, placing them in the text as superscript. All authors will be included when they are six or less; if there are more, it will be completed with the expression “, et al”. Journal titles will be abbreviated according to Index Medicus (at www.nlm.nih.gov ). In the case of book chapters, the following must be cited: Authors, chapter title, editors, book title, city, publisher and pages. If a citation corresponding to electronic material is used, authors, article name, site, year, followed by the expression “available at: http://www.”

h) Tables: They must be presented on individual sheets, and numbered with Arabic numerals, according to the order in which they are cited in the text. Tables should not duplicate information that is already present in the main text. They must have an explanatory title and explanatory footnotes. All non-standard abbreviations in the table should be explained.

i) Figures: They must have good definition quality and be editable (allowing correction). They will be numbered consecutively with an explanatory legend on a separate sheet. Titles and detailed explanations are placed in the text of the legends and not in the illustration itself. The figures or illustrations must be sent in separate files. It is recommended in TIFF or JPEG format preferably, with a resolution of no less than 300 dpi. At the end of the manuscript, figure legends should be identified.