Types of articles
RIICS publishes research articles, reviews, reflections, Editorials and letters to the Editor. This type of production must be original, making an important contribution to the understanding and solution of social problems in health issues, as well as to the development, discussion and advancement of the discipline. The sources cited should be primary and from recognized Editorials that use peer review.
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A research article is an original and unpublished production that presents in a detailed and organized manner the results derived from a completed research project. This type of article follows the RIMRDyC structure (resume, introduction, methodology, results, discussion and conclusions). It should have a maximum length of 5000 words and at least 25 bibliographical references.
Document derived from research that systematically compiles, organizes and analyzes the most recent and important researches in the area; it presents the evolution of a topic providing a general and current overview of its trends, controversies and debates; its authors should be researchers with expertise in the field of research.
For this typology, RIICS includes systematic reviews and meta-analyses that follow the guidelines of the PRISMA statement. Similar to the research article, it should follow the RIMRD&C structure. The maximum length should be 6000 words and use at least 50 bibliographic sources for its analysis. Please, refer to PRISMA statement for information on your method. It is also recommended to visit the official publication and updated of the method in The PRISMA 2020 statement: an updated guideline for reporting systematic reviews and PRISMA 2020 explanation and elaboration: updated guidance and exemplars for reporting systematic reviews; you can also review this version in Spanish: Declaración PRISMA 2020: una guía actualizada para la publicación de revisiones sistemáticas; you can find more information in Ekuator Network. We recommend reviewing the Cochrane Handbook for Systematic Reviews of Interventions.
Original document that presents research results from an analytical, interpretative and critical perspective; the reflection should be focused on a specific, controversial, emerging or current topic in the area. Although it is a particular position adopted by a person or group of people based on evidence, it must be expressed in a clear, coherent, organized and argued manner to demonstrate a deep and broad understanding of the topic, leading to new ideas and perspectives. The author must have experience and expertise in the field of research to justify his or her position well, and be clear about the implications or consequences of the opinions expressed. The structure of the article should contain the following parts: summary, introduction, reflection or point of view, conclusions and references. The maximum length of the article should be 4500 words and at least 25 bibliographic sources should be used.
Document written by the Editor, a member of the Editorial Board or an invited researcher in which orientations are provided in the thematic area of the journal, or an opening is given to the published issue, or discussions are opened around emerging or current issues in the Health Professions. Editorials should have a length between 1000-1500 words and contain no more than 10 references.
Letters to the Editor
Document that presents a critical, analytical or interpretative position about an article published by RIICS. The Editorial Committee will publish those letters that make an important contribution to the discussion and will make the decision to invite the authors of the article under discussion to write a letter in response to the Editor. The letters should be submitted one year after the article has been published, have a clear, concise title that refers to the article, and should be no longer than 750 words and have 10 references.