Manuscript elaboration guide

Manuscript general characteristics

  • The margin of the page should be 2.5 cm on all 4 edges.
  • Arial or Times New Roman font, size 12, spaced 1.5.
  • At the end of the manuscript conflicts of interest should be indicated.
  • You can then express acknowledgments to individuals and institutions that have made substantive contributions to the review but that do not meet the criteria for authorship.
  • If photographs of people are published, they should not be identifiable; the informed consent should be attached and made explicit in the manuscript.
  • You must send a copy of the Liability Statement via email to contacto@neumologí

The manuscript must contain (in the following order):

  • Title: in Spanish (or Portuguese) and in English.
  • Authors: abbreviation of the profession, first name and initial of the second name, last name and initial of the author’s second last name if any.
  • Academic degree and / or institutional affiliation of the authors, marking in parentheses identifier number.
  • Corresponding Author: place of work, address, telephone and email.
  • Abstract and keywords in English (Abstract, Key words) (maximum 250 words).
  • Abstract and keywords in Spanish or Portuguese according to author (maximum 250 words) – Keywords in Spanish (or Portuguese) and English (3 to 5), must refer to MeSH terms ( or y ahí entrar a MESH)
  • Manuscript (its structure varies according to the specific type of manuscript).
  • Tables and Figures (the latter in JEPG, minimum resolution 300 dpi).
  • Conflict of interest statement.
  • Acknowledgements.
  • Bibliographic references


Original research articles

This type of article reveals results of clinical or basic investigations. The results must be presented in such a way that they can be reproduced and recalculated by other authors.

The presentation of an article implies that the work described has not been previously published (except in the form of a summary or as a presentation in a congress, or special cases with the corresponding authorization of the corresponding Editor) and that it will not be published elsewhere in the same form, in Spanish or in any other language, without the written consent of the publisher.

In case of conducting research on human beings, it must be indicated if the procedures followed were approved by the ethics committee of the institution where the study was carried out. The same in relation to studies carried out with experimental animals.

Authors should mention in the methods section whether consent and / or informed assent was obtained from the subjects who participated in the study.

  • It should not exceed 3000 words, without considering references and summaries.
  • Do not place more than 7 Figures / tables
  • Do not place more than 30 bibliographical references
    • Introduction: clearly state the purpose of the article. Do not review the topic extensively and only cite the necessary bibliographical references. This section contains the Objective of the work.
      Patients and Method: methods, mechanisms and procedures should be described in sufficient detail to allow others to reproduce the results. When it comes to established and frequently used methods, limit yourself to naming them and citing the respective references. When the methods have already been published, but are not well known, provide the references and add a brief description. When the methods are new or applied modifications to established methods, describe them accurately, justify their use and state their limitations. If medical equipment was used, its brand, year of manufacture, place of origin should be detailed. The statistical methods must be precise and complete. They should allow to verify the presented results.
      Results: present them in a concise and precise way. Start with a description of the study group(s) (Table 1). Include the sample size of each group of data, significant values, confidence intervals, etc., as appropriate. The data can be displayed in tables or figures, but not simultaneously in both. Do not repeat in the text the description of all the data presented in a table or figure, highlight or summarize in the text only important observations. Do not mix the presentation of the results with your discussion.
      Discussion: do not repeat the data that appears in Results. The first paragraph should describe the most important findings of the study. Discuss the implications of the findings and their limitations. Relate the observations of your study with other results of published works, identifying them through the respective bibliographic citations. Ask new questions for future research.
      Conclusions: this section should be different from the Discussion. It must be concise and must specify the key findings of the research and its clinical implications. Connect the conclusions with the objectives of the study noted in the Introduction, but avoid proposing conclusions that are not solidly supported by their findings, as well as rely on other work that is not yet finished.
      Bibliographic references: the limit is 30 references for revision articles. They must be numbered consecutively (in parentheses) in the order in which they are cited for the first time in the text, at the end of each sentence or paragraph in which they are alluded to. Prefer indexed publications. If it is a question of a paper sent to be published but not officially accepted, refer to it in the text as “unpublished observations”, in parentheses. The format should be Vancouver, which is specified below.
      Journal references, all authors should be included when there are six or less. If there are seven or more authors, the first 6 are added and then “et al” or “y cols” is added according to the language of the article (currently the National Library of Medicine indicates to list all authors, both options are valid), followed by the title of the article, name of the abbreviated journal according to Journals Database and BREV, year, volume and initial and final pages. For example: Zachs MS. The physiology of forced expiration. Paediatr Respir Rev 2000; 36-39
      Book references: Author(s), chapter title, In: editor (s) (if applicable), book title, edition, place of publication, year, initial and final page of the chapter. For example: Levitsky M. Mechanics of Breathing. In Pulmonary Physiology. McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc, 7th Edition, USA, 2007, page 11-53
      Electronic Document (ISO): JINGUITUD A., Adriana and VILLA, Hugo. Is hypernatraemic dehydration a frequent cause of hospital readmission in newborns? Rev Chil Pediatr. 2005,76: 471-8;, last visit 03-01-2010. For more details refer to the “Uniformity requirements for manuscripts sent to biomedical journals”, or vancouver o
      Tables: should be included after Bibliographical References, according to order of reference in the manuscript, and according to their order of appearance in the text. Design it alone in a column, with a horizontal line that separates the title (s) from the content. Use explanatory notes for all non-standard abbreviations. For the footnotes use the symbols *, #, §, etc. Maximum 6 Tables (in total with Figures) for Review and Research articles.
      Figures: if they are in a JPG format, their resolution should be at least 300 dpi and their average size should be A5. You must have only one per page, in order according to your reference in the manuscript. They must be presented after the Tables, and also in a separate file. In the latter case, send your title on a separate sheet. For footnotes use the symbols *, #, §, etc. Maximum 6 Figures (in total with tables) for review and research articles. If illustrations are taken from published sources, the author and journal’s permission must be expressed in writing, and the publication used must be mentioned.

Clinical cases

Its publication aims to show cases or series of cases that present some aspect of originality, such as, for example, one that corresponds to a rare pathology in the place where it develops, clinical presentation different from that described, novel diagnostic or therapeutic techniques, increase in the usual prevalence of a pathology, etc.

  • Report of 1 case. The text should not exceed 1000 words, without including summaries, references, or text of figures and / or tables. Report of 2 or more cases. The text should not exceed 2000 words, without including summaries, references, or text of figures and / or tables.
  • No more than 5 Figures/Tables
  • Between 7 to 20 bibliographical references
  • Structure:
    • Summary (no more than 150 words)
      Introduction and purpose of your presentation
      Clinical Case detailed (replacing “Patient and Method” and “Results” sections)
      Discussion and Conclusions

Review articles

Manuscripts commissioned by the editorial committee of the journal to a professional specialist on a subject. The documents submitted for publication must be written in a concise and clear manner.

  • It should not exceed 3000 words, without considering references and summaries.
  • Do not place more than 7 Figures/tables.
  • Do not place more than 30 bibliographical references.
    • Summary (no more than 250 words)
      Development of the topic
      Discussion and conclusions
      References: they must be numbered consecutively (in parentheses) in the order in which they are cited for the first time in the text, at the end of each sentence or paragraph in which they are alluded
      Figure and Tables


Brief writings, which relate comments on a scientific topic, current affairs, editorial policy, or general interest, or comments on the articles published in the same issue. The editorial committee of the journal is asked for an author or group of authors specialized on a topic.

  • Should not exceed 1000 words.
  • Do not place more than 10 bibliographical references.
  • No summary, tables or figures.
  • May or may not have references.