Information for authors

The Journal of Medicine and Movies, which appears quarterly, will consider for publication those original research papers, sent in Spanish or English (preferably in both languages) related to medicine and movies. All originals accepted will become the property of the Journal of Medicine and Movies and may not be reproduced either partially or totally without prior written permission. If the paper is published, the author exclusively yields all the rights of reproduction, distribution, translation and public disclosure of such paper by any audio, audiovisual or electronic medium or aid. Papers that have been previously published or that at the same time have been submitted to other journals will not be accepted.

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Submission of originals

Manuscripts are to be submitted electronically in Word format to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. This e-mail address is protected from spam bots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. They can also be submitted in word format via a CD addressed to the Editorial Secretary: Departamento de Medicina Preventiva Salud Pública y Microbiología Médica. Facultad de Medicina. Alfonso X El Sabio s/n. 37007 Salamanca (Spain). The CD’s label must include the title of the paper, name and both surnames of the author, and the word processor that has been used.

In any case, all papers must be accompanied by a cover letter including the title of the paper, which will be addressed to the Journal’s Editorial Secretary. It must be clearly stated that the paper has not been previously published and that this same paper has not been sent, even partially, to any other journal. It must also be made clear that the authors agree with its content and that they transfer all rights of publication document attached). The following data must be included: Title of the paper (in both Spanish and English); full name and both surnames of the authors; full name of the work place of each author; postal address, telephone number, fax and e-mail address of the author appointed to deal with correspondence.

If the contents of the article have already been previously presented at a scientific meeting, the data regarding such meeting shall be noted in it. If necessary, individuals, centres or entities that have collaborated or supported the completion of the work will be mentioned. The authors are in charge of obtaining the necessary permission from these mentioned individuals or entities.


Requirements for the papers

Originals:

The paper will be headed by its title printed in bold (ex.The Tuskegee Experiment (1997). A Study of the Evolution of Syphilis in Untreated Black Patients), followed by the name(s) of the author(s), the corresponding work place and an address for correspondence, which will also include an e-mail address.

In general, it is recommended that the length of the text does not exceed 10 pages (DIN-A4) in Calibri font size 10 and single-spaced. A maximum of 25 bibliographic references, 3 tables and only the essential images shall be accepted.

The title of the films, literary works and the scientific name for microorganisms must be written in italics.

All articles must include two abstracts: one in Spanish and the other in English. The length of these should not exceed 200 words in length and they will not include abbreviations or bibliographic references.

Between 3 and 6 key words will be added at the end of each abstract, preferably those found in the Index Medicus (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov) or in other international indices. Each film will be accompanied by its corresponding synopsis, complying with the features of those already published in this journal and following the data found in www.imdb.com. The reference bibliography will be quoted following its order of appearance in the text and it will bear continuous numbering in superscript or between brackets, in no case shall it be linked to the text. Quotes should be verified against the original articles and will be listed according to the rules of the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors.


Letters to the Editor:

This Section will favour contributions regarding articles that have been previously published in the journal. They should not exceed 2 pages (DIN-A4) in length, typed in Calibri font size 10 and single-spaced. A maximum of two figures or images, one table and 10 bibliographic references will be allowed. The number of authors should not be higher than four. Both the title and the key words will be included in both Spanish and English. Reference bibliography will be quoted following its order of appearance in the text and it will bear continuous numbering in superscript or between brackets. Quotes should be verified against the original articles and will be listed according to the rules of the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors.


Editorial Review Process

Correspondence between authors will be carried out via e-mail. An acknowledgement will be sent for each of the papers submitted, notifying their acceptance. Each manuscript will be assigned an editor who will be in charge of the editorial review process.

All papers will be anonymously reviewed by expert and independent authors. The Drafting Committee will assess any comments and reserves the right to reject those papers it does not consider appropriate, as well as the right to suggest modifications where it deems necessary.

When modifications of an article are suggested, the authors will send the new version of the article via e-mail, together with a letter providing a detailed account of the changes made.


Review of Drafts

The author who is singled out to do so will receive proofs via e-mail in Spanish and English when the article has gone to press, and will have to return them fully corrected within 72 hours.

The aim of these proofs is to detect typographical, orthographical and formal errors.

Corrections that affect the contents or modify the article in its original sense will not be accepted.