Manuscript writing: for authors

Information for authors

The Revista Genética y Genómica Clínica Latinoamérica is a peer-reviewed academic journal. The following types of papers are accepted:

Manuscript type

Original articles: these types of papers must contain data collection and static analysis in order to be considered. If human participants are used, the authors must have complied with international ethical requirements and must have requested informed consent.

Topic review: These types of papers must comply with the requested length, on topics of current interest.
Clinical cases: These papers are individual reports of clinical cases, up to 5 cases maximum per manuscript. Informed consent and authorization to use photographs of the patients must also be submitted.

Protocols: Manuscripts describing new clinical or technical protocols.

Conference proceedings: A conference proceedings is the published record of a conference, congress, symposium, or other meeting sponsored by a society or association, which usually, but not necessarily, includes abstracts or reports of papers presented by participants. When the full text of the papers presented is included, the result is called a transaction.

Technical report: In the technical report, the authors will present innovations in clinical or technical procedures and their findings to be reproduced by the community.
Others: Systematic reviews, Letters to the Editor, Opinion, Illustrations and images, Editorial.


The articles are published under an Open Access License that has a cost of $450.00. The CC-BY 4.0 license provides the author with the option to freely distribute the PDF and to comply with international standards of data-sharing. The payment is due once the manuscript is accepted for publication. The method of payment can be via Paypal or bank transfer to the account indicated by email.

For groups or individual that are not funded by any institution, the fee may be waived if medical residents or students. Please add to your cover letter an statement saying that your work was not funded and you request waiver for the publication fees.


All unsolicited articles that have paid the publication fee will be published with Free Distribution and Reproduction License.

Ethical Aspects

All articles in which individuals have participated must comply with international ethical standards depending on the type of manuscript. All data must be anonymized and informed consent requested. Among these requirements we have: 1) Implementation of good clinical practices, 2) Request for informed consent, 3) Declaration of potential conflicts of interest, 4) Declaration of sources of funding.


The International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) standards for authorship determination should be followed. A list of each author’s contributions should be provided.

Technical details of the manuscript

Title: 250 characters maximum. Do not specify dates or year if not absolutely necessary. Send in both Spanish and English.

Keywords: 3 to 5 keywords, in lower case if not proper nouns, separated by comma, in both English and Spanish.

Authors: List the authors starting with the First Name and then the Last Name. Separate each author with a period. In compound names (2 last names or 2 first names), mark the last name in bold for clarification. Place the affiliation numbers in superscript without space, after the surname for each author. Avoid using initials. The numerals should be placed in the order of appearance. Attach additional list to each author’s e-mail address.

Affiliations: use the following format: department, section, unit, institution, city, country. Affiliations should be listed in order of appearance. E.g. starting with the affiliations of the first author, and then the following authors.

Corresponding author: Add full name, affiliation, e-mail, physical address of the corresponding author. Up to 2 corresponding authors will be allowed in exceptional cases.

Abstract: Maximum word count should be 300 words. Send both the Spanish and English version. The abstract should be structured, using the words Introduction, methodology, results, discussion, conclusion.


[Original papers]

For original papers, the above format is used: Introduction, Methodology, Results, Discussion, Conclusion and References.

[Clinical Cases]

For clinical cases, we suggest the following structure: Case Presentation, Diagnosis, Treatment, Follow-up, Discussion, Conclusion.

[Clinical Imaging]

Clinical imaging manuscripts should have the image along with a brief review of the pathology observed. The image should be fully described. The paper should always have references to related articles found in the literature.

[Review articles]

This type of paper should be long enough so as not to ignore the evidence in the literature, but at the same time limited and focused on a particular topic that allows details to be given in 4,000 to 5,000 words.


Images should be sent in JPG or PNG format of acceptable resolution for web viewing or higher (300dpi or more). Images that do not meet these criteria should be resubmitted. Additional costs may be included if corrections are required. Each image must have a short title (not including dates), placed before the image. Captions and font should be placed below the image. Images should be of two possible sizes: 3.3 inches wide or 6.5 inches wide. Text within the images must be legible at the specified size. Please place the images in a separate word file from the body of the manuscript. Use “Figure” to identify each figure in the title. Do not abbreviate. Tables should be numbered in the order of citation in the text.


Tables should be presented in Word or Excel format. Cells should not contain blank space for aligning text (centered or margin options, or multiple columns should be used). Text should be Arial 9pt for tables, and should be legible at the selected size (either 3.3 or 6.5 inches) – one or two columns. The title of each table should be short. Tables should be numbered in the order in which they are mentioned in the text. Please place tables in a separate document from the main text.


For numbers, use commas as thousands separators, and a period as a decimal separator, as follows: 12,4500.00.

When placing percentages or units, there should be a space between the number and the unit
(e.g. 14.5 %). The currency sign in monetary amounts goes before the number. Maintain the same number of significant figures throughout the manuscript if possible.

Citations and punctuation

Paragraphs and lines must have their numerical citations do not use superscript, and are placed in normal format.

In case of termination of a line with a period or semicolon, place the numeral before the period, surrounded with square brackets in this way: The incidence of diabetes mellitus has increased dramatically [2].

In case the citation should be placed in a comma-separated sentence, the citation goes after the comma in this form: The incidence of diabetes mellitus has increased dramatically [2]; however, the prevalence…

In case the line ends in a semicolon, the citation goes before the semicolon. Punctuation at the end of a line with parentheses, the period or comma should go outside the parenthesis (in this form). Reserve the use of brackets “[1,2-4]” for citations in the body of the document.


References should be strictly formed using Vancouver nomenclature.


  1. O’Campo P, Dunn JR, editors. Rethinking social epidemiology: towards a science of change. Dordrecht: Springer; 2012. 348 p.
  2. Schiraldi GR. Post-traumatic stress disorder sourcebook: a guide to healing, recovery, and growth [Internet]. New York: McGraw-Hill; 2000 [cited 2019 Nov 6]. 446 p. Available from: doi: 10.1036/0737302658


Contributions are placed by listing the acronyms of the names and the contribution. Example for Carlos Rodriguez, and Hector Perez

CR, HP: conceptualization, design, execution, analysis, drafting.


You may submit acknowledgements for any person who contributed, but does not meet the authorship criteria.