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Author Guidelines

Before submitting your manuscript, carefully review the journal's editorial policies in Editorial Policies, Section Policies, Instructions for Authors and Guidelines for Authors.

 NOTE: When you submit a manuscript, the system will send you an automatic notification. This notification can go into the spam folder ( spam, unwanted mail), so it is very important to check that folder and rescue the mail by transferring it to the received folder. With this, the following automatic notifications will be received in your received items folder.

The following data, which must not be included in the body of the manuscript, will be recorded on the OJS platform in order to respect the blind:

  • Name, email address, address and affiliation of each of the authors
  • E-mail address of each of the authors
  • Mailing address (street, number, city, region, etc.)

Remember that to submit your manuscript for peer review, you must submit the following documentation, the forms for which can be downloaded from the following link

  • Declaration of potential conflicts of interest of the authors, and of independence of the sources of funding of the study. One per author, and in all types of manuscripts.
  • Declaration of originality. One per manuscript, and on all types of articles.
  • Informed consent signed by the patient in case of publication of personal data or images relating to individual patients.
  • Details of the ethical approval of the study (original studies).
  • Details of the funding of the study (original studies).
  • Protocol registration number (clinical trials, observational studies, qualitative studies).
  • Authors Identification Form.
  • Collaborator identification form (in case of mentioning your collaborators in acknowledgements).
  • Letter of introduction of the manuscript.

Do not check the boxes on the following checklist if you do not have the items in order.


Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  1. The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  2. The principal or responsible author claims that this manuscript is an honest, accurate, and transparent transcript of the study being reported; that no important aspects of the study have been omitted; and that discrepancies between the study results and the intended results (if relevant) have been recorded and explained.
  3. The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format. The submission file is not a PDF file.

  4. The text adheres to the bibliographic and stylistic requirements indicated in the editorial policies section and guidance to authors.
  5. The text follows the formal aspects indicated in Instructions to Authors.

  6. Whenever possible, URLs of references have been provided.
  7. As your manuscript will be peer-reviewed, the instructions on "ensuring blind review" have been followed. There should be no author information inside the body of the document or in the metadata of the file.
  8. The full names, affiliations and contact details are given in the profile file of each author. All authors of the manuscript have been identified in the submission metadata, including the e-mail and postal address of each of the authors.
  9. You have included the following forms, as appropriate:

    • Declaration of conflicts of interest of each author;
    • Declaration of originality of the work sent;
    • Informed consent of patient(s); or, certificate from the institutional ethics committee;
    • Declaration of each author's contributions according to ICMJE or CreDiT.
    • Cover letter, including information that editors should be aware of.

    Downloadable forms.

  10. I declare that I am aware that the journal publishes in Spanish and English, so in case my manuscript is accepted for publication, I will have to send a translated version of the accepted manuscript, of good quality. I declare that if I do not send the English version, my accepted manuscript will not be published.
  11. I declare that I have read the article processing charges to publish in Medwave policy available here.
  12. I declare that I am aware that if any of the above elements are not met, the Journal reserves the right to reject the manuscript submitted without peer review.


Copyright Notice

All Medwave articles are licensed under a Creative Commons License, and the following statement is attached to each article:

"Esta obra de Medwave está bajo una licencia Creative Commons Atribución-NoComercial 3.0 Unported. Esta licencia permite el uso, distribución y reproducción del artículo en cualquier medio, siempre y cuando se otorgue el crédito correspondiente al autor del artículo y al medio en que se publica, en este caso, Medwave."


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