ABOUT THE JOURNAL
Colombia Médica devoted to the publication of scientific material for
improving academic level of professions related to health sciences. Is located
in Building 118, Faculty of Health, Universidad del Valle, Cali, Colombia,
telephone (57-2) 558-1939, email: firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com
This journal counts on a publishing body constituted by the Scientific Committee
and the Publishing Committee and by a Consulting Committee.
Colombia Médica, is the official journal of the School of Health Sciences,
Universidad del Valle, Cali, Colombia; a quarterly journal submitted to arbitration
by pairs, published without interruption from 1970 on, offering contributions
in Spanish, English and Portuguese of different nature, among others the following
Original articles. In this section will appear investigation and unpublished
papers of interest to the readers of Colombia Médica. Presentations
of these papers should follow the pattern of scientific world literature in
accordance with Vancouver Style (The International Committee of Editors of
Medical Journals). References must be limited to 20 quotations more than 10
Review articles. Review articles are by invitation to researchers with large
experience in the subject area. People willing to submit an uninvited review
article must send the title, abstract, and detailed index of the proposed manuscript.
Additionally, author’s background supporting his/her experience in the
subject area should be included. The Editorial Group review appropriateness
of each proposal and communicates their decision to the proponent author. It
is expected that review articles contain references of original articles published
by the authors submitting the manuscript. References must be limited to 60
quotations more than 10 years-old.
Some thoughs on. They are documents that present investigation results from
an analytical, interpretative or critical perspective of the author, on a specific
subject, where original sources have been consulted. References must be limited
to 20 quotations more than 10 years-old.
Short communications. These are short notes indicating the results of therapeutic
trials, preliminary studies, new techniques and case reports. They may also
be related to a teaching on a specific theme either to comment some recent
problem or to inquire solutions to any inquietude. References must be limited
to ten quotations. References must be limited to 5 quotations more than 10
Case of interest. It is a document that communicates the results of a study
on a particular situation with the purpose of presenting the technical and
methodological experiences given in a specific course. It may include a commented
systematic revision of literature on similar cases. References must be limited
to 5 quotations more than 10 years-old. Consent form to be completed
From medical literature. These are papers of exceptional interest previously
appeared in other journals. In this type of articles a written permission of
the editor of the journal is always mandatory.
Letters to the editor. They are important positions, either analytical or
interpretative, on papers previously published in the magazine that in accordance
with the Editorial Committee opinion may be an important contribution for discussing
the subject by the scientific community of reference. Also they can be a communication
on some important finding. Only five references should be given. References
must be limited to 5 quotations more than 10 years-old.
The contained articles in the supplements are arbitrated by peers and they
fulfill the same selection process of the other articles of Colombia Médica.
Its abbreviated title is Colomb Med, and it should be used in bibliographies,
footnotes, references and bibliographic strips.
Papers appearing in the journal are the exclusive reliability of the author(s)
and do not necessarily represent the thoughts of the Editorial Committee.
Colombia Médica has the right of publishing the papers received by
the Editorial Committee.
The publication of this journal is financially supported by:
* Facultad de Salud - Universidad del Valle