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Archivos de Neurociencias is the official journal of the National Institute of Neurology and Neurosurgery “Manuel Velasco Suárez”. It has a quarterly distribution presenting scientific content related to the investigation in the field of neurosciences and any other of this nature.
The main ambition is distribute information with interesting features, scientific breakthroughs and original pieces made by medical students, residents, attending physician, nurses, institute employees and general public.

Therefore, Archivos de Neurociencias considers any contribution on the following Files for Submission:
- Editorials.
- Original Articles.
- Review Submission.
- Case Reports.
- Course Reports or Seminars.
- Other topics.

Every single manuscript is required to be an original work and cannot be shared on any other platform simultaneously, nor had been publish before. In order for the previously mentioned rule to be respected every manuscript is submitted to a validation process using plagium.com. The validation of the articles is done by peers, by the “doble bling” format.
“Archivos de Neurociencias” under the control of a Creative Commons Attribution´s license (non commercial nor any other of the same nature).
The manuscripts should be submitted with a Cover Letter and Disclosure.

Submission Statement
Every manuscript must include a Disclosure Letter signed by the corresponding author. The Disclosure letter file is available in our editorial assistant.

Cover Letter
Every manuscript must include a Cover Letter in which the author(s) makes the statement that the manuscript is in deed original and haven´t been published before nor is being submitted on any other platform simultaneously. It is highly recommended that the author(s) mention the contributions to the scientific knowledge in the manuscript.
The Cover Letter file is available in our editorial assistant.
Once the manuscript is ready for submission must be sent to Archivos de Neurociencias in the link:someter nuevo artículo.

once the author is registered is able to enter the portal as many times as needed for following the submitted manuscript or for submitting another file.
Original Articles
Reports only results of original investigations. We suggest the authors to consult the guides made for scientific manuscript preparation by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors, available in: Manuscript Preparation

All manuscripts must be delivered in Microsoft Word format using Curier New font in number 12 and with a double space. Every single page must be numbered in the right superior corner (including the title page).
In order to make the delivery process easier you are given a stencil, which should guide you along the process.


    1.Title page
      a.Title of the manuscript in Spanish and English (no more than 40 characters)
      b.Author(s)´data in the following order:
        i.Highest academic degree, last name(s), name(s) of every author and a superscript to specify the affiliations.
        ii.Departments, laboratories, institutions, city, or any other locations where the investigation was performed preceded by the superscript related to the correspondent author.
        iii.Personal contact information; email, telephone number, (in case of having it) the number of registration of the Open Researcher and Contributor Identification (ORCID) of every author.
        iv.Personal contact information; email, telephone number and address of the corresponding author.
        v.“Archivos de Neurociencias” accepts a maximum of five authors. In the particular case of projects that include multiple investigation groups and in need of including more than five authors the author in charge must justify the reason in the Cover Letter

      c.Key words. There must be three to six key words (in Spanish an English), in lowercase font, divided by comas, in order to help the manuscript to be included in international indexes. We highly recommend using the terms available in Medical Subject Headings.
      d.Funding. The author should indicate if the investigation received any kind of funding, specifying:
        i.Institution/ Organization that funded the project, including the name and number of the agreement (in case of existence).
        ii.Specify the kind of funding.
        iii.In case of a non-existence funding the author should declare it this way.

      e.Total number of words in the manuscript. We suggest using Microsoft Word´s tools to count the words along the manuscript.
      f.Total number of references.
      g.Number of figures and tables. It is required a list that includes the number and title of each figure and/or table.


    2.Second page
      a. Abstract. Written in Spanish and English limited to 250 words. The abstract must follow this order: introduction, objectives, materials and methods, results and conclusion.
      b. The abstract must contain the same information in both languages (English and Spanish).
      c. The abstract for case reports and very specific issues doesn´t need to be separated in sections.


    3.Manuscript itself (body of the manuscript)

      a.Introduction. The introduction of the manuscript must contain the theoretical bases and background for the investigation, the main issue and the objective of the study.
      b.Material and Methods. This section of the manuscript must be as descriptive as it can be in order to be understood by the reader and to be replicated by another investigation team. The materials and methods section must include the kind of study, characteristics of the sample and the most relevant statistical features. In case of being required the author must mention the approval of the investigation or bioethics committee, also it must be clear that the author in charge posses the patient´s consent. In case the investigation involves the manipulation of any animal species the author has to report the animals where well treated.
      c.Results. In this section the author must include all the most relevant results of the study, the author may use tables or any other graphic supplement as long as the information isn’t repetitive.
      d.Discussion. This specific section of the manuscript must emphasize the most relevant breakthroughs of the investigation and their meaning, in case of being relevant the author must compare this section with the objectives and hypothesis of the investigation. We suggest comparing in the discussion the results with the world literature.
      e.Conclusion. This section has to be very descriptive, explaining the relevant breakthroughs and their impact on the clinical field.
      f.Conflict of Interests. The authors must declare if there is any conflict funding, professional or personal wise, If that is not the case the following legend must be included: “The authors report that there is no conflict of interests related to the material and methods used as well as the results presented on this article.”
      g.Acknowledgments. If considered convenient its is allowed to write the names of the persons involved in the manuscript that do not fulfill criteria for authorship, for that reason it must be noted the specific contribution of each person for the elaboration of the manuscript.
      h.References. The references must be presented with Arabic numerals as a superscript in a progressive number as they appear in the manuscript. In the main text, captions and charts the number must be referred to each reference. The author have to follow the norms for references by NLM´s International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) Recommendations for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing and Publication of Scholarly Work in Medical Journals: Sample reference, available in: Samples of Formatted References for Authors of Journal Articles


    Sample References:


    Journal articles, less than six authors:
    Halpern SD, Ubel PA, Caplan AL. Solid-organ transplantation in HIV-infected patients. N Engl J Med. 2002 Jul 25;347(4):284-7.

    Journal articles, more than six authors:
    Rose ME, Huerbin MB, Melick J, Marion DW, Palmer AM, Schiding JK, et al. Regulation of interstitial excitatory amino acid concentrations after cortical contusion injury. Brain Res. 2002;935(1-2):40-6.

    Supplemented Volumes:
    Geraud G, Spierings EL, Keywood C. Tolerability and safety of frovatriptan with short- and long-term use for treatment of migraine and in comparison with sumatriptan. Headache. 2002;42 Suppl 2:S93-9.

    Books:
    Murray PR, Rosenthal KS, Kobayashi GS, Pfaller MA. Medical microbiology. 4th ed. St. Louis: Mosby; 2002.

    Book chapter:
    Meltzer PS, Kallioniemi A, Trent JM. Chromosome alterations in human solid tumors. In: Vogelstein B, Kinzler KW, editors. The genetic basis of human cancer. New York: McGraw-Hill; 2002. p. 93-113.

    Thesis:
    Borkowski MM. Infant sleep and feeding: a telephone survey of Hispanic Americans [dissertation]. Mount Pleasant (MI): Central Michigan University; 2002.

    Paper´s article:
    Tynan T. Medical improvements lower homicide rate: study sees drop in assault rate. The Washington Post. 2002 Aug 12;Sect. A:2 (col. 4).

    Website:
    eatright.org [Internet]. Chicago: Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics; c2016 [cited 2016 Dec 27]. Available from: http://www.eatright.org/.

    Specific part of a website:
    American Medical Association [Internet]. Chicago: The Association; c1995-2016 [cited 2016 Dec 27]. Office of International Medicine; [about 2 screens]. Available from: https://www.ama-assn.org/about/office-international-medicine

    Blogs:
    Holt M. The Health Care Blog [Internet]. San Francisco: Matthew Holt. 2003 Oct - [cited 2009 Feb 13]. Available from: http://www.thehealthcareblog.com/the_health_care_blog/.

    Sample Tables and Figures


    a.“Archivos de Neurociencias” establishes a limit of eight figures and tables in total.
    b.Tables. The tables have to be created in Microsoft Word (using “insert table”). The tables must be in consecutive order along the text, titles in the superior section and the caption at the bottom, The author has to point out in which part of the text they must be included. Example:The demographic features are shown in the table 1 (insert table 1).

    All tables must be in ONE file, with just one table per page and with the title “tables”. The file must be submitted to the section called “Subir Imagenes” by the Editorial assistant. DO NOT SENT SEPARATE FILES OR AS PART OF THE MANUSCRIPT.

    Figures/Photographs. The figures and Photographs must be sent in a TIFF, JEPG or PNG format. The minimal resolution scale required is: 300 DPI (grey) 600 DPI (colour) (“Archiivos de Neurociencias” is no responsible for the images´ quality if they don´t fulfill this requirements). The figures and photographs must follow a consecutive order, as they appear on the text, with the titles in the upper section and the caption in the lower one. The author must emphasize where to insert the figures. Example:The world´s neoplastic illness distribution it is shown in figure 1 (insert figure 1).

    Each figure must be sent as an independent file, with the figure´s number as the name of the file. The figures must be submitted to the “Subir imágenes” section by the Editorial assistance.

    a.In case of a photograph the author must take out any given information that could give away the patients´ identity.
    b.Legends or captions. Every image must be accompanied by a legend or caption that specifies which kind of image is it (MRI, graphics, CT), most important features, definitions or abbreviations. All images descriptions must be in present form.
    c.Microscope photographs. The microscope photographs must be accompanied by a caption that specifies the amplification and stain technique. (Hematoxylin and eosin, magnification 200x).
Editorials.
This section is designated to express opinions about important scientific issues in the neuroscience field, it should promotes debates and the invitation it is made by the Editor in chief. This section cannot exceed the 1000 words.

Review articles.
This section talks about current matters in the Neuroscience field. All sections and subtitles are up the author. This section has a limit of 4000 words. We highly recommend the number of references or quotes doesn´t exceed 50.

Case reports.
This section´s main ambition is to promote the discussion in important matters of the Neuroscience field. This section must be structured in the following order with a 4-pages limit:
    1. Title
    2. Clinical story presentation.
    3. Imaging studies and labs.
    4. Clinical discussion, including the differential diagnosis.
    5. Presentation of relevant microbiological, imagining, genetics, etc. findings that where fundamental for the final diagnosis.
    6. Brief clinical-pathological relation.
    7. Bibliography.
    8. Illustrations are allowed with a limit of 5. They should follow the norms established in the Tables and figures´ section.

Course Reports or Seminars.
The Course Reports or seminars are descriptive files from relevant information in the neuroscience field during a course or seminar.

Technical Notes.
This section includes articles related with historical, philosophical, ethics or any other important issue in the scientific community. Even though the structure to the author’s free style, it is required that the manuscript follows with the norms stipulated for the usual manuscripts in “Archivos de Neurociencias”.

Before Submission Manuscript.
Every manuscript must be submitted with a Cover Letter and The submission Statement. In order for this process to be easer we provide a checklist.
Publication Department

National Institute of Neurology and Neurosurgery “Manuel Velasco Suárez”
Insurgentes sur 3877, La Fama, 14269 Tlalpan, CDMX.
Phone number: 5606 3822- 2516
Email: soniamejia@neurocirugia-innn.com
Sonia I. Mejía Pérez .MD
Editorial Coordinator
5606 3822- 2516
soniamejia@neurocirugia-innn.com