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Guidelines for Authors
MEDICC Review’s editors consider manuscripts by Cuban and international authors on subjects related to Cuban or international health and medicine.
FOR ALL SECTIONS OF THE JOURNAL: The editors give preference to articles particularly relevant to achieving health equity, universal coverage and quality health care in resource-constrained settings or for medically underserved populations.
- Readership: All articles should be written for a general readership of health professionals.
- Original work: All manuscripts submitted to the journal must be the original and unpublished work of their authors.
- Redundant publication: editors consider only manuscripts submitted exclusively to MEDICC Review. If you have submitted the same or a similar paper to another journal, do not submit it to MEDICC Review.
- Languages: MEDICC Review accepts manuscripts written in English or Spanish, preferring that authors write in their native language. The journal assumes responsibility for translation into English when required.
- Case studies: MEDICC Review does not publish case studies.
- Ethics: MEDICC Review editorial policies conform to the Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals (including author, reviewer and editor conflict of interest policies) and the World Medical Association Declaration of Helsinki: Ethical Principles for Medical Research Involving Human Subjects. For details, see Ethics & Policies.
- Editorial process and decisions: MEDICC Review editors are solely responsible for final decisions on selection of articles for publication in the journal. See Editorial Process, Peer Review and Ethics & Policies for details on editorial responsibilities and the appeal process for rejected manuscripts.
We recommend you read the journal, familiarize yourself with subject matter, tone and format.
Choose one of MEDICC Review’s sections below for details on how to submit your manuscript:
Original Research Articles report results of research in clinical medicine, population health, pharmaceutical development, health strategies, international health cooperation, or training in the health professions. The text, including references, is limited to 5000 words (6000 words in Spanish), plus 5 tables/figures/images and no more than 50 references. All submissions to this section are subject to double-blind peer review.
Lessons from the Field are brief reports describing interventions and their results in population health, health sciences education, global health cooperation or clinical practice. The text is limited to 2500 words (3000 in Spanish), plus 2 tables/figures/images and no more than 20 references. All submissions to this section are subject to double-blind peer review.
Review Articles summarize findings on a particular subject related to population health or clinical medicine, with preference for topics relevant to improving health equity and access to quality health care for developing countries or medically underserved populations. These may also be retrospectives on the history of medicine, public health or medical education globally, regionally, in Cuba or another country. The text is limited to 5000 words (6000 in Spanish), plus 5 tables/figures/images and no more than 50 references. All submissions to this section are subject to double-blind peer review.
Perspective provides insightful, well-referenced discussion of current topics in health care, medicine, population health, ethics, international health cooperation, training of health professionals, or health policies and practice, including their implications for health equity, quality of health care or social wellbeing in general. Editors prefer articles using concrete experience as a reference point for discussion. The text is limited to 2500 words (3000 in Spanish), plus one figure/table/image and no more than 20 references. All submissions to this section are subject to double-blind peer review.
Viewpoint is a short essay, reflecting the author’s opinion on a specific health-related and often polemical issue. The text is limited to 1000 words (1200 in Spanish), plus no more than 2 references. All submissions to this section are subject to editorial review.
Letter to the Editors refers to a topic covered in articles published in MEDICC Review. The text is limited to 350 words (400 in Spanish), plus no more than 2 references. The editors reserve the right to edit letters for length and grammar.
Unsolicited manuscripts are not considered for the following journal sections:
Editorial presents the theme of each issue within a global framework, examining the problems and scope thereof, with particular focus on Cuba and the developing world, linking these general considerations to the issue’s specific content.
Policy & Practice describes a Cuban program (usually national in scope), its history, results and challenges. The subject reflects the main theme of a journal issue. This section may be written by MEDICC Review editors or by Cuban authors. Exceptionally, this section may refer to global health policy and practice.
Feature presents an in-depth examination of current practice in Cuban medicine and public health, and usually focuses on subjects related to the central theme of a journal issue. Features are based on primary sources, including health professionals, policymakers, patients and communities. These articles are usually written by MEDICC Review staff or Cuban authors.
Interview reflects the experience and opinions of a leader, innovator, or expert in a particular field, or of a group (the latter in roundtable format). This section is written by MEDICC Review staff or may be solicited from guest authors.
International Cooperation Report is a feature dedicated to international health programs involving a significant Cuban contribution. Articles for this section may be written by MEDICC Review staff or may be solicited from guest authors.
Reprint of original research articles. These are selected by the editors on the basis of their relevance to achieving health equity, universal coverage and quality health care in resource-constrained settings or for medically underserved populations. They may have originally appeared in international or Cuban journals (written by international authors, Cuban authors or collaboratively). Recommendations for reprints may be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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