REQUISITOS UNIFORMES PARA PREPARAR MANUSCRITOS ENVIADOS A REVISTAS BIOMÉDICAS
Comité Internacional de Editores de Revistas Médicas
INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE AUTHORS
UNIFORM REQUIREMENTS FOR MANUSCRIPTS SUBMITTED TO BIOMEDICAL JOURNALS
International Committee of Medical Journal Editors
The particular requirements for this journal are identiﬁed by the Vet. Mex.abbreviation A small group of editors of general medical journals met informally in Vancouver, British Columbia, in 1978 to establish guidelines for the format of manuscripts submitted to their journals. The group became known as the Vancouver Group. Its requirements for manuscripts, including formats for bibliographic references developed by the National Library of Medicine, were ﬁrst published in1979. The Vancouver Group expanded and evolved into the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE), which meets annually; gradually it has broadened its concerns. The committee has produced multiple editions of the Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals. Over the years, issues have arisen that go beyond manuscript preparation. Some of these issues arenow covered in the Uniform Requirements; others are addressed in separate statements. The entire Uniform Requirements document was revised in 1997. Sections were updated in May 1999 and May 2000. A major revision is scheduled for 2001. The total content of the Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals may be reproduced for educational, not-for-proﬁt purposes withoutregard for copyright; the committee encourages distribution of the material.1 Journals that agree to use the Uniform Requirements (over 500 do so) are asked to cite a version published in 1997 or later in their instructions to authors. It is important to emphasize what these requirements do and do not imply. First, the Uniform Requirements are instructions to authors on how to prepare manuscripts, notto editors on publication style. (But many journals have drawn on them for elements of their publication styles.) Second, if authors prepare their manuscripts in the style speciﬁed in these requirements, editors of the participating journals will not return the manuscripts for changes in style before considering them for publication. In the publishing process, however, the journals may alteraccepted manuscripts to conform with details of their publication style. Third, authors sending manuscripts to a participating journal should not try to prepare them in accordance with the publication style of that journal but should follow the Uniform Requirements. Authors must also follow the instructions to authors in the journal as to what topics are suitable for that journal and the types ofpapers that may be submitted-for example, original articles, reviews, or case reports. In addition, the journal’s instructions are likely to contain other requirements unique to that journal, such as the number of copies of a manuscript that are required, acceptable languages, length of articles, and approved abbreviations. Vet. Mex. requests that authors interested in publishing a manuscript in thejournal of the Facultad de Medicina Veterinaria y Zootecnia, should follow the following guidelines, publishing only articles and original and unedited scientiﬁc studies that relate to veteri-
Los requisitos particulares de la revista Veterinaria México se identiﬁcan por la abreviatura Vet. Méx. En enero de 1978, un pequeño grupo de editores de revistas médicas generales se reunió en Vancouver,Columbia Británica, para establecer pautas con respecto a los manuscritos enviados a sus revistas. El grupo ha llegado a ser conocido como el Grupo de Vancouver. Sus requerimientos para la presentación de los manuscritos, incluyendo normas para las referencias bibliográﬁcas desarrolladas por la National Library of Medicine, fueron publicados por primera vez en 1979. El Grupo de Vancouver se...