Peer-reviewed / Open Access

Viewpoint

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A Viewpoint is a short essay, reflecting the author’s opinion on a specific health-related and often polemical topic. A maximum of 2 co-authors will be accepted. The text is limited to 1000 words (1200 in Spanish), plus no more than 3 references. All submissions to this section are subject to editorial review.

Text

Maximum length 1000 words (1200 in Spanish). Submit in MSWord, single-spaced in 12-point Times New Roman. Do not use any preset or automatic formatting or style features. All macros must be disabled.

Title Page

  • Title
  • Names, degrees and institutional affiliations of all authors. Lead author’s name should be listed first.
  • Contact information for the lead or corresponding author (email, mailing address, and work/home/cellphone numbers).

Body Text
Viewpoint is an essay expressing the author’s personal professional opinion, making reference to specific experiences in Cuba or elsewhere. Manuscripts should focus on a single concrete topic. They should not be descriptive of programs or achievements, except as these serve to buttress opinion.

Write in first person, in defense of a point of view. The style should be fresh, precise and polemical. Broad generalizations, abstract arguments or didactic presentations are not appropriate. Keep in mind that most MEDICC Review readers are health professionals familiar with global health issues..

Keywords
Provide 3–10 keywords.  See Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) list.

References

Include no more than 3 references.

MEDICC Review follows a standard citation style. See  Citing Medicine, The NLM Style Guide for Authors, Editors, and Publishers.

Units of Measurement
Use those established by the International System of Units (ISU); measurements should be in metric units; temperatures in degrees Celsius. NOTE: In decimal units, use periods, not commas, as follows:  0.15 or 3.1%, etc.

Author Agreement & Conflict of Interest
Sign and submit with your manuscript the MEDICC Review Author Agreement, which includes the Conflict of Interest Declaration.

Read MEDICC Review’s Conflict of Interest Policy carefully before submitting your Author Agreement form. Full disclosure of any relationships that could be perceived as potential conflicts of interest must be indicated. Conflict of interest can be financial, personal or professional. The editors will publish all declared potential conflicts of interest.

Submission Checklist

□ Title Page with correct contact information

□ Manuscript text in MSWord 12-point Times New Roman with tables and references (maximum length 1000 words or 1200 in Spanish).

MEDICC Review Author Agreement, including Conflict of Interest Declaration (signed by all authors and scanned for submission)

All manuscripts must be submitted electronically to: editors@medicc.org

Useful References

Citing Medicine, The NLM Style Guide for Authors, Editors, and Publishers

MeSH (Keyword Headings)

MEDICC Review Author Agreement

MEDICC Review Editorial Ethics

Author’s Copies

Lead authors will receive 5 complimentary copies of the issue of MEDICC Review in which their work appears. Each co-author will receive one copy.