Instructions for authors

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CorSalud is a scientific journal dedicated to cardiovascular diseases. It is the official journal of "Ernesto Che Guevara", Cardiology hospital, a center for the tertiary care of these diseases in the central region of Cuba. It is subordinated to the Cuban Society of Cardiology and Cardiovascular Surgery.

The main interest of this journal lies in the scientific and methodological rigor of the articles to ensure that the information provided is very useful in clinical practice. The frequency is quarterly and it publishes articles in Spanish on all aspects of cardiovascular health and disease, as well as the scientific and technological advances and achievements in this field. It includes original articles on basic or clinical research, brief and special articles, case reports, literature reviews, editorials, images in cardiology and letters to the editor.

CorSalud accepts neither manuscripts that have previously been published nor the ones that are being evaluated for publication elsewhere; this implies a great responsibility on the part of the authors. The full text in electronic format, is published in

All contributions will be evaluated by peer reviewers appointed by the Editors. CorSalud Editorial Committee reserves the right to reproduce articles or other documents previously published in other publications.

The selection of material for publication is based on the degree of interest for most professionals, scientific soundness, originality, topicality and timeliness of information, the seriousness in addressing the issue, its drafting and compliance with medical ethics.


All manuscripts have to conform necessarily to the standards of publication; otherwise they may be rejected without being subjected to review by the experts.
Although a maximum number of words for each type of article is established, we will be flexible with the extent of the work depending on its quality and scientific impact. 
The format should be:

• Sheet of paper: Letter size (8½ x 11 inches or 21.59 x 27,94 cm)

• Margins: 2.5 cm All 

• Font: 12 Arial type

• Spacing: Double-spaced

• Pagination: Pages should be numbered consecutively in the bottom right, with no number on the front page.

• Each of the sections of the manuscript should be properly headed, but neither page breaks nor separate page should be used, except for figure captions and tables (see corresponding sections).

Our instructions are based on the recommendations contained in the Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals, International Committee of Medical Journal Editors. These guidelines are known as Vancouver "system". To access click here.

Front Page

• Title in Spanish (less than 120 characters including spaces).

• Name (s) and surname (s) of the authors.

• Academic, scientific or educational degrees and institution of each of them.

• Center sponsoring the work (name and city or province)

• Type of work

• Full postal address of the author to whom correspondence should be addressed and, if possible, telephone, fax and email address. Remember that our main means of communication is email.

For original articles the abstract should be structured, up to 250 words, excluding the section headings which are: a) Introduction and Objectives ; b) Method; c) Results and d) Conclusions.
The editorials, images in cardiology and letters to the editor do not require abstract. In the rest of the manuscripts, the unstructured abstract must be up to 150 words.
In the abstract, neither reference citations nor abbreviations should appear (except for units of measure). 3 to 10 key words or phrases preferably derived from Medical Subject Headings (MeSH). Available at:

References are cited consecutively in Arabic numerals, bold superscript format, according to their order of appearance in the text.
Only published references will be included, personal communications are not accepted, neither articles accepted for publication (in press), nor unpublished documents. They are only mentioned in the text in parentheses, if necessary.
Most references must be recent.
Abstracts cited from medical journal articles must be within the past 2 years, and identified by: [Abstract], placed after the pages and followed by endpoint.
For reference to medical journals the same abbreviations that appear in the Index Medicus are used: List of Journals Indexed, available at: