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Archivos de Bronconeumologia
will give preference to the publication
of articles related to respiratory health,
involving either clinical surgical or experimental aspects. All accepted articles
will become the permanent property of
Archivos de Bronconeumologia,
and will not be partially or entirely reproduced without the permission of
the Journal. Upon acceptance of their
manuscripts, authors will transfer the
exclusive rights of reproduction,
distribution, translation and public
communication (by means of whatever
medium or support, whether audiovisual
or electronic) to Elsevier Espaa, S.L.
Manuscripts previously published or
simultaneously
submitted
(either
partially or entirely) to another journal
will not be accepted for publication in
Archivos de Bronconeumologia. The
software i-Thenticate (www.ithenticate.
com) will be used to verify potential
plagiarism from previously published
articles and different sources. The
Journal contents will be available for
direct on-line access on its website: (http:
www.archbronconeumol.org).
Direct
access to those contents will also be
possible through the platforms Science
Direct (http: www.sciencedirect.com),
Twitter and Facebook. Archivos de
Bronconeumologa
will
accept
manuscripts written in English or in
Spanish. All manuscripts are to be sent
via our website: http://ees.elsevier.
com/arbr, a link which is also accessible from the main page of Archivos de
Bronconeumologa.
Original articles
These will be original studies that
offer novel information, of very broad
interest to national and international
scientific communities, whose specific
data have not been published in any
other journal. The studies will always
be prospective and will show the results
of research projects or the study design
of projects that are still under way. All
the information contained in the submitted articles will have to be original, and
manuscripts reporting results previously
reproduced in other journals will not
be accepted for publication in Archivos
de Bronconeumologia. In the cover
letter (see below), the original nature
of the manuscript contents, which will be
the authors responsibility, will be made
explicitly clear. All the submitted manuscripts will always be peer-reviewed, and
the final decision will be made on the
basis of the comments from the expert
reviewers and the Editors. When writing
the articles, authors are advised to use the
international guidelines for the report of
health-related research results:

Clinical trials: CONSORT (http://


www.consort-statement.org/).
Besides, all trials must be registered in
one of the international databases,
and the number of the corresponding
registry will always be indicated.
Observational studies: STROBE
(http://www.strobe-statement.org/).
Articles involving diagnostic tests:
STARD (http://www.stard-statement.
org/).
Systematic reviews and metaanalysis: PRISMA (http://www.prismastatement.org/).
For other types of research studies,
verify the corresponding guidelines in the
initiative
EQUATOR
(http://www.
equator-network.org/).
Articles will have a maximum length of
3,000 words. If this length is exceeded,
proper justification will be given by the
authors in the cover letter. A maximum
of 6 figures and 6 tables will be accepted.
A maximum of 40 bibliographical references can be included. Although the
number of authors will not be limited,
they must have made a significant contribution to the manuscript results and
writing. In the cover letter, in a totally
independent document, the specific contribution of each author will always be
specified.
Editorials
These will be articles written by authors
who are experts on a given subject. In
articles of this type, authors will express
an opinion or position about the topic
in question, on the basis of scientific
evidence, with regard to a specific
and relevant aspect which is novel or
controversial. Short reviews on a given
topic will not be accepted, but articles
that reflect the scientific opinion of an
author who is an expert on the subject
concerned. Editorials can be comments
on articles published in the same issue
of the journal, on an article previously
published, or on other aspects of general
interest to the scientific community that
are not reflected in any other type of
articles of the Journal. The editorials
will be explicitly commissioned by the
Editorial Committee of Archivos de
Bronconeumologa. In exceptional cases,
the Committee may consider the acceptance of unsolicited editorials, on novel
or controversial topics, submitted by
authors with experience and publications
in the topic in question.
Editorials will always be peer-reviewed,
and the final decision will be made on
the basis of the comments from the
expert reviewers and the Editors. Articles
should never exceed 1,000 words, with
no abstract, graphs or tables. A maximum

of 3 authors and 10 references will be


allowed.
Reviews
These will be articles in which a topic
of interest will be reviewed on the basis
of an up-do-date and objective view extracted from the most relevant and recent
publications dealing with the subject in
question. The authors will not have to
give their own view/opinion about the
topic in question, but they will have to
provide a summary of the state-of-the-art
in an organized, structured, and adequate
manner. As a rule, reviews will be commissioned by the Editors of Archivos de
Bronconeumologia to expert authors,
who have experience and publications
in the subject under review. Occasionally, the Journal may accept unsolicited
reviews by the authors. Authors wishing to submit a review should always
contact the Editor first. The Editorial
Committee will decide whether the authors meet the criteria required for the
submission of articles of this kind, on
the basis of both their publication record, especially of original articles,
and the interest of the suggested topic.
Review articles will always be peerreviewed, and the final decision will
be made on the basis of the comments
from the expert reviewers and the
Editors. Reviews will have a maximum
length of 3,000 words. The article will
include a 250 word abstract, which
will not be structured, and will have
a maximum of 6 figures or tables.
The number of authors will be limited
to three, except where adequate
justification is provided. There is no
limit to the number of references.
Special articles
These will be review articles commissioned by the Editorial committee of the
Journal. As a rule, these articles will deal
with issues of particular relevance for
the scientific community, institutional
documents issued by the scientific societies for whom Archivos de Bronconeumologia expresses their voice (especially
in the case of guidelines, statements,
and consensus reports), as well as the
description of new techniques or diagnostic or therapeutic procedures. Special
articles will always be peer-reviewed,
and the final decision will be made on the
basis of the comments from the expert
reviewers and the Editors.The instructions
with regard to the length and presentation
format will be the same as those that
apply to the review articles, as
described in the previous section, except
for the abstract, which will be unstructured and of 150 words. In some specific
cases, authors may request the modifi-

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cation of the established limits, specifically and particularly in the guidelines,


statements, and consensus reports).
In the case of the guidelines, the GRADE
recommendations must always be
followed in order to define the force of
the recommendation: Guyatt G et al.
J Clin Epidemiol 2011; 64: 383-94.
Case reports
In this type of articles, several clinical
cases of exceptional relevance and perceived significance, which constitute an
important contribution to the knowledge
of aspects related to the pathophysiology, clinical, biology or pathology of the
underlying process will be reported. In
general, case reports in which one single
case is presented will not be accepted for
publication in the Journal. Case reports
will include a single-paragraph abstract
of 150 words. Case reports will always
be peer-reviewed, and the final decision
will be made on the basis of the comments from the expert reviewers and
the Editors. Information that may potentially disclose the identity of the patient must not be included in either the
text or the images. A maximum length
of 800 words, together with a maximum
of 2 figures or 2 tables, or 1 figure and
1 table will be allowed. A maximum of
five references will be accepted.
Letters to the Editor
Two different types of letters are defined.
Letter to the Editor: These articles
will be addressed to the Editor, and
comments in favor or against articles
recently published in the Journal will be
argued. On other occasions, it will be
possible to comment on results published
in other respiratory journals.

Scientific letter: They will also be addressed to the Editor and will contain
information on clinical observations
from patients, experiences or results that
cannot be published as an original
article but which warrant disclosure to the
scientific community in the form of a Letter
to the Editor. Letters to the Editor will
always be peer-reviewed, and the final
decision will be made on the basis of the
comments from the expert reviewers and
the Editors. The maximum length of such
a text will never exceed 500 words, and
a total of one table or one figure will be
accepted. Information that may potentially
reveal the identity of the patient must
not be included in either the text or the
images. A maximum of five references
will be accepted.
Clinical images
This section will consist of the
publication of an endoscopic or pathological image or video clip, of special
singularity as a result of the unusual clinical presentation of the underlying disease or diagnosis. The clinical image or
video clip will be accompanied by a brief
text (no longer than 200 words) about
the main clinical features and diagnosis
of the patient. A maximum of two (2)
references will be allowed as support
to the text. The video clip will
always be submitted in an .mp4
format and will not exceed 150 megabytes size. The number of authors
will not exceed three (3) for this type of
publication.
Other sections
The Journal may include other sections
whose articles will be commissioned by
the Editors to renowned national and
international authors who are experts

on a given subject. The submission of


unsolicited manuscripts by expert authors
may also be considered by the Editors.
However, authors interested in submitting an article of this kind will always
have to send a request to the Editors
of the Journal beforehand. The Editors
will decide whether the eventual acceptance of the article will be of interest to
Archivos de Bronconeumologia. The
Editorial Committee will decide whether
the authors meet the criteria to submit
this type of manuscripts regarding their
publication record of original articles in
the topic in question. The instructions to
authors for this type of articles will be
specifically established by the Editors
in each case. This type of articles will
always be peer-reviewed, and the final
decision will be made on the basis of the
comments from the expert reviewers and
the Editors.
Presentation and general structure of
the manuscripts
The manuscripts can be submitted either
in Spanish or English. The formatting
will always be double space, font size
12, with side margins of 2.5 centimeters.
As already mentioned, all manuscripts
will be submitted electronically (http://
ees.elsevier.com/arbr). The articles must
always include the following files: the
cover letter, the authorship page,
the body of the manuscript, the tables
and figures. The publication of other
materials (methods, results, images,
figures,
questionnaires,
video-clips,
etc) will be allowed in the online only
supplement.
Cover letter. All articles submitted
must always be accompanied by a cover
letter, addressed to the Editor in Chief

Summary table
Number of
authors

Abstract, maximum
number of words

Length of text
(words)

Figures and tables


(total number)

References
(number)

Editorials

No abstract

1,000

10

Originals

Unlimited

250 words
structured

3,000

12

40

Reviews

250 words
unstructured

3,000

Unlimited

Unlimited

150 words
unstructured

3,000 (recommended)
subject to exceptions

Unlimited

150 words
unstructured

800

Special articles
Case reports
Letters to the Editor

No abstract

500

Clinical images

No abstract

200

1 image or
1 videoclip

INFORMATION FOR AUTHORS

of the Journal, in which the manuscript


title, the section of the Journal in which
it is intended to be published, and a brief
summary of the novelty and relevance of
its contents must be included. Besides,
in the cover letter, it should be clearly
stated that no part of the contents of the
manuscript has already been published
in any other journal, that all the authors
agree to the reported contents and transfer their copyright to Elsevier Espaa
S.L. Any granted permissions for the
reproduction of materials that have already been published must also be included. This will particularly affect
manuscripts submitted under the review and special article categories.
Besides, the authors will have to to declare openly any potential conflict of interest that might be directly or indirectly
related to the manuscript contents. If no
conflict of interest exit, the authors will
have to declare: The authors declare
to have no conflict of interest directly
or indirectly related to the manuscript
contents . Conflicts of interest, in the
broadest sense, will generally be of an
economic or scientific nature.
Authorship page. The manuscript of any
kind will always have to be accompanied
by a separate document which will be the
first page of the manuscript itself. The title of the manuscript, the authors names
as they usually appear in the international
databases, the full names of their institutions, as well as the name and contact
information, including postal address,
telephone number, and email of the corresponding author will have to be clearly
indicated. The word count of the main
manuscript body (the abstract, references,
and figure legends are excluded from this
count) will be reported at the end of the
authorship page in all types of articles.
The body of the manuscript. A third
file will be sent containing the main text
of the article. This file must not include
the first page abovementioned, in which
the names of the authors and institutions
are indicated. Depending on the type
of document, it will have the following
sections, which must always begin on a
new page:
Editorials: main text, acknowledgements and funding, references.
Original articles: abstract, main text
(divided into the following clearly
differentiated sections: introduction,
methods, results, and conclusions),
acknowledgements, specific contribution of each author and sources of
funding, references, figure legends,
tables and figures.

Reviews and special articles: introduction, text, acknowledgements


and sources of sources of funding,
references, figure legends, tables
and figures.
Case reports: introduction, clinical
observation, discussion, acknowledgements and sources of funding,
references, figure legends, tables
and figures.
Letters to the Editor: main text,
acknowledgements and sources of
funding, references, figure legends,
table or figure.
Abstract. This will always accompany
the original articles, the reviews, the special articles and the case reports. In the
case of the original articles, the contents
of the abstract will be divided into four
sections: the introduction (which should
also include the study objective), the
methods, the results and the conclusions.
In the case of the reviews, the case reports and the special articles, the abstract
will be unstructured.
Key words. At the end of the abstract, 3
to 5 key words will always be included,
in accordance with the Medical Subject
Headings de Index Medicus, available at:
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/mesh.
References. These will be indicated by
order of appearance in the text, with the
corresponding numbers in superscript,
regardless of whether the authors names
are mentioned or not. If a study has
been published by two authors, the two
authors names will be mentioned in the
text followed by the reference number.
When a study has been conducted by
more than two authors, the most frequent
situation, the first author will be cited
followed by the expression et al.
The specific format to include the
citations is available in the softwares
Reference Manager and Endnote, the
latter for both PC and MAC systems.
The authors are invited to use the following links in order to download the
corresponding output style for each type
of software and save it into the computers:
ftp://support.isiresearchsoft.com/
RefMan/Styles/Archivos%20de%20
Bronconeumologia.os
http://endnote.com/styles/Archivos%20
Bronconeumologia.ens
Citations must conform to a specific format,
according to the following instructions:
Authors. All authors names must
be listed if there are six or fewer. If
there are seven or more, the names
of the first six authors must be listed
followed by the expression et al

after a comma.
The names of the journals should
be abbreviated in line with the style
used in the Index Medicus, available at: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.
gov/mesh.
The number of the volume will
be included, but not the particular
issue, and the second page will
appear truncated.
See below a few examples of how to cite
an article to be published in Archivos de
Bronconeumologia:
1. Article
Soto Campos JG, lvarez Gutirrez FJ,
Abad Cabaco F, Carboneros de la
Fuente F, Durn Cantolla J, Freixenet Gilart J, et al. Distribution of
pulmonological and thoracic surgeons in Spain. Arch Bronconeumol.
2002;38:209-13.
2. Supplement
Cneva JO, Osses JM. Diagnosis of
primary pulmonary hypertension
Arch Bronconeumol. 2002;38 Supl
1:16-23.
3. Study in press
Martn Daz E, Arnau Obrer A, Martorell
Cebollada M, Cant Armengod A. La
toracocentesis en la evaluacin del
cncer de pulmn con derrame pleural
[in press]. Arch Bronconeumol.
4. Book
Mvoelkel NF, MacNee W, editors.
Chronic obstructive lung diseases.
Hamilton: BC Decker Inc.; 2002.
5. Book chapter
Weibel ER. The structural basis of lung
function. In: West JB, editor. Respiratory physiology: people and ideas.
New York: Oxford University Press;
1996; p. 3-46.
6. Journal article in electronic format
Morse SS. Factors in the emergence of
infectious diseases. Emerg Infect Dis
[electronic journal 1995;1(1) [consulted 05-06-1996]: Available at: http://
www.cdc.gov/ncidod/EID/eid.htm
7. Monographs in electronic format
CDI, Clinical Dermatology Illustrated
[monograph in CD-ROM]. Reeves
JRT, Maibach H. CMEA Multimedia
Group, producers. 2.a ed. Version 2.0
San Diego: CMEA; 1995.
Figures. Photographs, graphs and drawings will all be numbered consecutively and as whole, as figures, using
Arabic numerals, and always by order
of their appearance in the manuscript.
Photographs will be carefully selected,
always of good quality and high resolution, and those that do not contribute to
a better understanding of the text will be
omitted. Although on the printed version
only black and white figures will be pub-

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lished, both black and white and color


images will be accepted in the online
version. Information that may potentially
disclose the identity of the patient must
not be included in either the text or the
images. All the figures will be submitted
as separate files, duly identified with the
corresponding figure number, preferably
in TIFF or JPG formats. In a separate

page, captions and figure legends will


be provided, right at the end of the main
body and the reference list.
Tables. The tables will be numbered
consecutively using Arabic numerals,
and following the order in which they
appear in the text. Each table will be
uploaded in a separate document together
with the manuscript documents. In each

table, the following information will be


present: 1) the number of the table in
Arabic numbers; 2) the table title, and
3) the table legend, in which acronyms,
abbreviations and the statistical significance of the different results will be
indicated. If the table size is larger than
two pages, the title should be included in
both pages.

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