1.Extension Articles. 2.Language and Style 3.Author/s 4.Covering Letter 5.Abstract
6.Running title 7.Specialties 8.Essence 9.Key Words and Abbreviations 10. References
11.Statistics 12.Drugs 13.Illustrations, Figures and Tables 14.Multiple Choice Evaluation 15.Ethics 16.Acknowledgement
17.Conflicts of Interest and Funding Disclosure 18.Submission Date 19.Submittal Form 20.Personal Photograph
21.Software required for text and illustrations 22.Remittance by e.mail
23.Remittance by post mail 24.Postal Addresses 25. Peer Review and Notification of Acceptance
26.Printed publication of short version of your manuscript

1. Extension
Original Articles and Reviews
Submit your paper in two versions of different length or choose to submit only one (*):
1. Long version: to be published in SIIC’s website (ISSN 1667-9008).
Long version manuscripts should not exceed 5,000 words.
2. Short version: to be published in the printed collections of SIIC - Journal Salud(i)Ciencia (ISSN 1667-8982), Trabajos Distinguidos, Temas Maestros, etc)
Short version manuscripts length is of 1,500 to 3,000 words.

If you wish to write your article in more words than the limits proposed because you believe the subject deserves it, please, ask for a length extension authorization.
The length for both the long and short versions does NOT include the abstract, the key words, the tables and figures and the bibliography.
Provide a word count at the beginning of the text.
(*) If you prefer to write only one version, it must not exceed 3,000 words.

2. Language and Style
The manuscript should be written in English. Manuscripts are then translated into Spanish by SIIC and edited both in Spanish and in English.
Authors who are unsure of proper English usage should have their manuscripts checked by someone proficiency in the English language.
Manuscripts might be rejected on the basis of poor English or lack of conformity to accepted standards of style.
If your native language is other than English you can include, if you wish, another version of your work in your native language. It would then be published in three languages

3. Author/s
Include academic degree/s, first names and last names of author and co-authors (if any).
Include the name and full location of the department and institution where you work.
Provide the name of the department/s and institution/s to which the research should be attributed.
No more than six co-authors may be included.

4. Covering Letter
Manuscripts should be submitted with a covering letter that should be signed by the author and co-author/s (if any).
Letters should be addressed to:
Prof. Rosa María Hermitte
Directora del Programa de Educación Médica Continua (PEMC-SIIC)
Sociedad Iberoamericana de Información Científica (SIIC)

5. Abstract
Articles should be accompanied by an abstract written in English.
The abstract should consist of one paragraph of about 200 words. Have in mind that the abstract is of particular value to editors and users of computer-based literature. Provide a word count for the abstract.
If your native language is other than English you may include an abstract written in your vernacular language.

6. Running title (Optional)
Mention in no more than 10 words the main subject of your article.

7. Specialties (Optional)
Mention the main specialty and other specialties related to your manuscript.

8. Essence (Optional)
Provide, in no more than three lines, the essence or succinct conclusion of your article.

9. Key Words and Abbreviations
Provide up to 5 (five) key words under which the paper should be indexed. Key words should be written according to Medical Subject Headings (MeSH).
Avoid abbreviations in the title. The full term for which an abbreviation stands should precede its first use in the text unless it is a standard unit of measurement.

Alphabetical List of Abbreviations. Authors should provide an alphabetical list of the non-standard abbreviations used and the term they stand for.

10. References
References should be numbered consecutively throughout the text and cited as superscript numerals. References should be cited in full at the end of the article following Vancouver style:

1- Order: Type of reference (journal article, journal article in press, article in edited book, abstract), authors, article title, journal title abbreviation, year, volume, number, pages.
2- The names and initials of authors should be given in full. If they are six authors, they should all be included. If they are more than six, include three authors followed by et al.
3- Medical journal abbreviations should follow Index Medicus usage ( and Vancouver Style.
4- Unpublished work, work in preparation or personal communications should not be used as references but can be mentioned in the text.
5- Journal article in press, articles in edited books and abstracts presented in congresses can be used.

If references link to a journal’s website, SIIC may include a hyperlink to that site provided the editor’s authorization.

11. Statistics
Describe statistical methods with enough detail to enable the reader with access to the original data to verify the reported results. When data are presented in a table, the statistical methods used to evaluate the data should be clearly stated in a footnote for each method. Specify the statistical software used.

12. Drugs
Identify drugs and natural and/or synthetic chemicals by their generic names.
Avoid using commercial names or trade marks. Write down drug names according to MeSH.

13. Illustrations, Figures and Tables
You may include up to 2 (two) tables and 4 (four) illustrations o figures in color or black and white.

Figure and table legends: Number figure and/or table legends consecutively according to citation and include them at the end of the text.
Provide enough information to allow an accurate interpretation of figures.
If data, figures or tables have been published elsewhere, acknowledge the original source and submit written permission from the copyright holder to reproduce the material. Submit the tables and illustrations or figures in separate files than the one that contains the text.

14. Multiple Choice Evaluation (Optional)
Write down a multiple choice evaluation for readers, i.e. write a question and four answers. You should state which is the correct answer and add a brief founded explanation.

15. Ethics
The manuscript should be written according to ethical standards that include patients informed consent for publication , if needed. Identifying information (patients’ names, initials, hospital numbers, etc) should not be published unless it is essential for scientific purposes and the patient gives informed consent for publication. Informed consent for this purpose requires that a patient who is identifiable be shown the manuscript to be published.
When informed consent has been obtained it should be included in the published article.

When reporting experiments on human subjects authors should indicate whether the procedures followed were in accordance with the ethical standards on human experimentation consistent with the Declaration of Helsinki and the appropriate national or institutional board. When reporting experiments on animals, authors should indicate whether the institutional and national guide for the care and use of laboratory animals was followed.

16. Acknowledgement
The page preceding the references can include a statement thanking those who assisted substantially with work, technical help, writing assistance, or general support relevant to the study. Financial and material support can also be acknowledged.

17. Conflict of Interest and Funding Disclosure
State explicitly whether potential conflicts of interest do or do not exist according to Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals (

18. Submission Date
The manuscript should be submitted in four to six months’ time from the date you have received this Invitation.
If you cannot comply with this stipulated period, do not hesitate to ask for a time extension.

19. Submittal Form

  • See on line Submittal Form at
  • Open the Submittal Form fill it in and mail it back following the instructions.
  • Include bibliographic references of other articles of your authorship: full Journal Title, Article Title, Volume, Number, Page and Date.
  • Provide full name, complete address, e.mail address, telephone number and fax number of corresponding author who will receive communications.

20. Personal Photograph
Include your personal photographs digitalized at 300 dpi (dots per inch) in an JPG file (photo.jpg), or printed on high-quality photographic paper 2 inches wide or bigger.

21. Software required for text and illustrations

  • Type your manuscript in Word Format.
  • Type your tables in Word files or Excel files.
  • Color or black and white photographs, illustrations, drawings or figures should be at least 300 dpi provided as JPG files or printed on high-quality photographic paper with high-resolution. If you can, provide both formats, electronic and printed.
  • Slides and photographs should be at least 300 dpi. provided as JPG files and not exceeding 6 inches wide, or printed on high quality photographic paper with high resolution. If you can, provide both formats, electronic and printed.

Remember you can condense your files using WinZIP or other software.

22. Remittance by e.mail
Submit your complete manuscript in separate files to

  1. Covering letter.
  2. Complete Manuscript. Long and short version or only one if you have chosen this option (Item1)
  3. Personal Photograph.
  4. Tables, illustrations or Figures. (Item 21)
  5. Please, remember to complete and send the Submittal Form (Item 19)

23. Remittance by post mail (Optional)
Print Submission should include:

  1. Covering letter.
  2. Complete Manuscript. Long and short version or only one if you have chosen this option (Item1)
  3. Personal photograph of principal author.
  4. Submittal Form. (Item 19)
  5. Tables, Illustrations or Figures. (Item 21)
  6. Diskette or CD containing previous information (word file with covering letter, word files with both versions of our article, submittal form, files with illustration, tables or figures)
  7. Optional: If you wish you can include the Logo of the institution where research was performed.
  8. If you wish you can include in another word file additional information (curriculum vitae, other publication titles, etc)

24. Postal Addresses
Manuscripts should be shipped to:

Expertos Invitados - Departamento de Relaciones Científicas
Sociedad Iberoamericana de Información Científica (SIIC)
Casilla de Correo 2568 (C1000WAZ) - Correo Central
Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires - Argentina

In case the hard copy version is mailed by private post (Fedex, DHL, etc), mail to the following postal address:

Expertos Invitados - Departamento de Relaciones Científicas
Sociedad Iberoamericana de Información Científica (SIIC)
Avda. Belgrano 430 - Piso 9 - (C1092AAR)
Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires - Argentina

25. Peer Review and Notification of Acceptance
Every manuscript submitted to SIIC undergoes external peer review.
When the Scientific Review Committee has assessed that a manuscript is acceptable for publication on the basis of scientific merit the author is required to sign the Authorship Certificate and Copyright Assignment.

The manuscript then undergoes editorial process.
If they have been prepared according to the criteria set forth in this instructions, this process will be successfully completed. If something fails the author will be required to supply what might be missing or has not been prepared as required.
Once this process is finished, the manuscript is scheduled for publication in, and a notification is mailed to the author.

The author may use his manuscript for other publications only if:

  • The author asks SIIC for a written permission and informs the title of the journal.
  • SIIC is acknowledged as original source.
  • The manuscript has already been published by SIIC.

26. Printed publication of short version or single version of your manuscript.
SIIC will send you an issue of the Journal that includes your work as soon as it is published. You will receive by post mail the issue so you can see the complete original version of the publication. Please, take into consideration the following: virtual and paper publication times are very different, SIIC publishes articles of Invited Experts on the Internet every day while printed publications are published every two months.

Write your Case Report in English
Up to four authors can be included (Item 3)
Submit your Case Report with a Covering Letter (Item 4)
Write an Abstract of 50 words
The length of the article should be of 800 up to 1,500 words. Abstract, references, tables and ilustrations are not included in this length.
Provide a word count at the beginning of the text.
Write up to three key words.
Please, read recommendations in items 7, 11, 12, 13, y 15.
Include up to 10 bibliographic references (Item 10)
You may include up to two figures or photographs in JPG files of least 300 dpi. (Item 21)
Send your Case Report by email (Iten 22) indicating Case Report in the subject of the message and by ordinary post (optional) (Item 23)

Submittal Form
See on line Submittal Form at

Letters with comments or reports are admitted. Up to two authors con be included.
Letters with comments of articles published in the last two numbers of Salud(i)Ciencia

  • Letters should be short and pertinent to the article in question. They should be submitted within 90 days of the publishing date of the original article.
  • They should be written in no more that 400 words.
  • They should have up to four bibliographic references, one of which should be the article in question.

Letters including a scientific report about an original and novel research or inluding a report with a reduced numer of cases

  • They should not exceed the 600 words
  • They should have up to sixs references and they could include one figure or photograph

Send your Letter by email to indicating "Letter to the Editor" in the subject of the message or fax it to +54 114 331 3305.

These Instructions comply with the Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals, established by the Committee of Medical Journal Editors (

For further information or inquiries, please contact or call to telephone number (0054 11) 4342-4901; Fax: (0054 11) 4331-3305.