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Scope and editorial policy
|The general purpose of the Salud Pública
de México is to disseminate information on public health, the latter
being understood as the application of the biological, social and administrative sciences
to the analysis of health phenomena in human population, as well as the identification of
health needs and the organization of integrated services.
The journal's specific objectives are to review historical experiences and stimulate new currents of thought in the field of health issues; to participate in the debate over changes in health conditions and in the organized social response to such conditions; and to serve as a forum where all innovations in the field of public health and related areas can be discussed, with the greatest possible rigor.
It publishes both in English and Spanish full-length original research papers, brief communications, review articles, essays, updates, classics, indicators, health news, book reviews and letters to the editor.
Manuscripts are accepted with the understanding that they represent original material, have not been published previously, are not under consideration for publication elsewhere, and all authors have granted permission for publication.
Full-length typescripts should not exceed 12 to 18 printed pages (about 3 000-4 000 words), including references, and five pages for tables and figures. Short papers must be limited to five pages of text (or about 1000 words) plus two tables and/or figures. (Please see Normas para la publicación de manuscritos).
All manuscripts undergo a preliminary review to determine whether or not they are suitable for publication in Salud Pública de México and also if they comply with its guidelines. All papers deemed suitable are acknowledged and sent out to reviewers. To ensure fairness, each manuscript will be assessed anonymously by two independent reviewers.
Salud Pública de México reserves the right to accept or reject any submitted papers, following the recommendations of its Editorial Board. All accepted manuscripts are subject to copy editing. Manuscripts are not returned to authors. Upon publication of approved papers, reprints are mailed free of charge to the corresponding author.
Style and format
|All papers must follow the guidelines of the International
Committee of Medical Journal Editors. Typescripts should be submitted with two
additional copies; they should be typewritten, doublespaced throughout, on one side of 21
x 28 cm. white paper, as well as the diskette (3.5") with the file in Word, Word
Perfect or ASCII (Macintosh or IBM compatible). If a paper has been presented at a
meeting, this information should be noted on the manuscript.
The front page must only contain the title (not exceeding 90 characters), both in English and Spanish, the full names of the authors, their degrees, academic or professional titles, institutional affiliation, complete addresses, telephone and fax numbers, and e-mail, indicating the author designated as correspondent. Please notify the editor of any change of address.
Criteria for selection include scientific soundness, originality, topicality and timeliness of the information. In addition, the journal gives priority to original articles with research findings over reviews and essays. These two latter types of work are received, preferentially by direct invitation from the journal.
The correspondence should be sent to: Editor Ejecutivo, Salud Pública de México, Av. Universidad 655, Cub 22 PB, Santa María Ahuacatitlán, 62100 Cuernavaca, Morelos, México. If you would like to send your work electronically, please send it to: email@example.com. In all cases, we request that you send the original, signed submission letters to us at our physical address; by fax to: +52 (777) 329-3000 ext. 6426; or by e-mail as an attachment.
Abstracts should be limited to 150 words, structured as follows: objective, material and methods, results and conclusions. For brief communications limit the number of words to 100. Authors must also provide from three to six key words.
Original papers should be structured as follows: Introduction, Material and methods, Results and Discussion. Essays should be structured in: Introduction, Development of the topic and Conclusions.
Authors are responsible for correct reference citation. References should be numbered consecutively.
Journal references must include:
For books use:
In the case of book chapters, include the first and last page of the chapter, separated by a hyphen. All measurements should be reported in Standard International Units.
Each table should start at top of new page. Give each table a title. Number them in Roman numerals (Table I, Il, etc.), in the same order in which they are mentioned in the text. Figures (graphs, photographs or diagrams) should be numbered using Arabic numerals. (Figure 1, 2, etc.). Print each figure in a separate sheet giving each of them a title. Photographs should be glossy printed.
Where to send the papers
|The original manuscript and two copies should be sent to Salud Pública de México, at the
address below, care of the editor, with
a cover letter stating in written:
This letter must be signed by each author.
|Oropeza-Abúndez C, Atrián-Salazar ML, Fuentes-Ramírez MR. Normas para la publicación de manuscritos en Salud Pública de
Méxica. Salud Publica Mex 1997; 39:75-82.
Comité Internacional de Editores de Revistas Médicas. Requisitos uniformes para preparar los manuscritos enviados a revistas biomédicas. Salud Publica Mex 1992; 34(1):94-102.
Llópiz-Avilés M, Gómez-Dantés O. El Sistema Internacional de Unidades. Salud Publica Mex 1988; 30:905-908.
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