The Spanish Journal Surgical Research have your publication is each four moths with the possibility of the numbers for indication of the Board of the Spanish Society Surgical Research. The Spanish Journal Surgical Research publishes editorials, original studies, systematic reviews, short reports, and special articles on all aspects of surgical research. Manuscripts written in Spanish o English are considered. An article is reviewed for publication assuming that its contents have not been submitted simultaneously to another to another journal, have not been accepted for publication elsewhere and not already been published. All manuscripts should be submitted electronically using the E-mail Submit one copy of the manuscript, complete with illustration along with 3.5 inch computer disk o CD, prepared with any mayor Windows word processing software program to Prof. Carlos Vaquero. Laboratorio de Investigación Quirúrgica y Técnicas experimentales. Cirugia Experimental. Facultad de Medicina. Avda Ramón y Cajal s/n 47005 Valladolid (Spain) o for e-mail

Editorial: Commissioned by by the Editor in Chief or Board of Editors, it must deal with deal with a deal with a subject of topical interest regarding which the Author expresses his personal opinion. A maximum of 10 typewritten pages and 30 references will be accepted.

Original articles: Manuscripts will generally be divided into the following section: title page, abstract, introduction, methods, results, discussion, references, figures and tables, acknowledgments, figures and tables legends. The normal maximum length is 30 printed pages . One printed page containing 6.400 letters, spaces included. The first page should include the following: The full title of the manuscript, the key words, the name of each author with the initials of the prenom, including his highest earned degree, the institutional affiliation of each author together with the city and state, acknowledgment of the source of support for study, if any, the full name, address and e-mail address of the author to whom correspondence be sent.

Title: Concise but informative , with no abbreviations. Please include a complete article title, with 8-20 words in length

Little title: For use as running head is also required.

Authors: The author (s) full name: first name and surname

Institutional affiliation: Institute and university or Department and Hospital here each authors works with references academic degree.

Address for correspondence: Full address for correspondence, including complete mailing address, FAX number, telephone number, and e-mail address.

Abstract: Supply a structured abstract of minimum 200 and maximum 250 words. The abstract should contain no citation to other published work. Background: state why the study was done and its main aim. Method: describe patients, laboratory material, and other methods used. Clearly identify the nature of the study, for example randomised clinical trial, retrospective review, experimental study. Results: state the main findings including important numerical values. Conclusion: state the main conclusion but controversial or unexpected observation may be highlighted. This is a concise summary of the whole paper, not just the conclusions, and should be understandable without reference to the rest of the paper.

Key words: Include 3-10 key words that describe your paper for indexing purposes. Key words should refer to the terms from Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) of the Index Medicus.

Introduction: In the introduction the aim of the study should be clearly summed up.

Material and Methods: The materials and methods section should describe in logical sequence how the study was designed and carried out, how the data were analysed (what hypothesis was tested, what type of study was carried out , how randomisation was done, how the subjects were recruited and chosen, provide accurate details of the main features of treatment , of the materials used, the drugs dosages, of unusual apparatus, of the statistical method…)

Results: In the results section the answers to the questions posed in the introduction should be given. The results should be reported fully, clearly and concisely with the figures and tables.

Discussion: The discussion section should sum up the main results, critically analyse the methods used, compare the results obtained with other data reported in the literature and discuss the implications of the results. References should include only articles cited in the text. They should be consecutive numbered as they appear in the text. When a reference contains more than three authors, list only the first three authors followed by “et al”. After the author’s listing supply the full title of the manuscript in lower case, the journal title abbreviated according to Index Medicus, the year of publication, the volume number and the inclusive pages. Book references should include: authors, chapter title, book title, editors, place of publication, publisher, year of publication, and page numbers.

Figures: All figures should be identified and numbered using Arabic numerals. Digital files can be sent in JPG, TIF, or EPS format, and should be approximately 300 dpi at 4 inch wide. If sending via e-mail, JEPG images are preferred. Original slides and photos are also acceptable. Please be sure to indicate numbering and orientation of images.

Tables: Number tables in the text in consecutive order using roman numerals. All legends for figures and tables should be typed on a separate sheet.

Review articles: These should discuss a topic of current interest, out-line current knowledge of the subject treated, analyse the different opinions regarding the problem discussed, be up-to-date on the latest data in the literature. A maximum of 30 typewritten pages and 100 references will be accepted.

Case reports: These give a description of particularly interesting cases. A maximum of 10 typewritten pages and 10 references will be accepted. The article must be subdivided into the following sections: introduction, case report or clinical series, discussion and references.

Special articles: These present research projects on the history of surgery, teaching methods and economics and legislative aspects concerning this field. A maximum of the 20 typewritten pages and 30 references will be accepted.

All papers will go to the members of the Editorial Board, performing a peer review, which will assess the appropriateness of them or either will make the necessary considerations to modify the present paper. When needed, it will also be checked by a specialist in the area.


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