Scope and policy


The International Journal of Morphology (Revista Internacional de Morfología), Print ISSN 0717-9367; Online ISSN 0717-9502  an official publication of the Chilean Society of Anatomy, Argentine Association of Anatomy  and Panamerican Association of Anatomy. It is the continuation of Revista Chilena de Anatomía (Chilean Anatomical Journal) and is published quarterly. The four  issues published  yearly constitute one volume. This journal covers morphology in all its aspects, Gross Anatomy, Histology and Developmental Biology, as well as human and animals morphological aspects, including Celular, Molecular, systems or Evolutionary Biology. Reviews, short and brief communications and Letters to the Editor are also accepted.

All articles submitted to International Journal of Morphology  must be original.  In  letters to the Editor, signed by all the authors, it should be expressly declared that  all manuscripts must be approved by all authors, may not have been published  or previously sent either in full or a part thereof, except in abstract form, and may not be under consideration by any other journal.

Electronic submission of articles.  The  manuscripts should be sent by email (Text and tables in word format and figures in jpg format at 300 dpi).

Correspondence to:
Dr. Mariano del Sol
Editor, International Journal of Morphology
Faculty of Medicine, Universidad de La Frontera
Casilla 54-D, Temuco-Chile

Teléfono: (56-45) 2325571
Email: –

The articles will be subject to evaluation by the Editing Committee and the Scientific Council. The review will be carried out by two evaluators, members of the Editing Committee and/or the Scientific Council, and ad hoc advisors specialized in the field of study of the article. The specialists in the subject matter will determine if the article may a) be published; b) be published with modifications or c) is rejected. A copy of the determination will be sent to the first author or corresponding author.

Form and preparation of manuscripts.

Form and preparation of manuscripts


Manuscripts should be as concise as possible (no more  than 12 pages long, including text, illustrations, and References).

The manuscript should be prepared in Word format, in letter-size, use Arial font, size 12, spaced 1.5 pt, with a 3 cm margin.

In human and experimental animal studies, authors must submit a copy of the institutional Ethics Committee approval. Should the Journal consider it necessary, it will request the informed consent form.

Only manuscripts written in  English  and Spanish will be considered. They should be organized as follows: Title page, summary and key words, introduction, material and method, results, discussion, summary and key words in Spanish (the summary translation will be realized in Chile), acknowledgments,  and references. The results and discussion sections may be combined.

  • Title page: should include: title, full name of author(s), institutional affiliation with complete address, the name, address, telephone number and e-mail address of the corresponding author; at the end of each author’s name, the name of the Department and Institution to which each author was associated during execution of the research work must be identified in Arabic numerals, in superscript., if this manuscript (or grant)  was subsidized, indicate the sponsorship and process number at the bottom of the page.

  • Summary (structured)  should not exceed 300 words and should be formatted to serve in lieu of a concluding summary. It should refer concisely to the rest of the paper. Key words. 3 to 5 key words of the MeSH Headings (Medical Subject Headings

  • Text: Introduction, Material and Method, Results and Discussion.

  • Tables and Figures: Each table must  have a self-explanatory title, be numbered in order of appearance with Roman numerals, and be cited at an appropriate point in the text. Tables should present comparisons of data that are too cumbersome  to describe in the text. Figures  are numbered  with Arabic numeral. (A Figures are all Illustrations that are not Tables, (graphics, x-ray images, presentations, etc.

  • Abbreviations used in  figures should be defined in the legend and must match exactly those used in the text. If necessary, use letters, numbers or transferable symbols.

  • Summary  and key words in English (or in Spanish, in case the article is written in English).
  • Acknowledgments.

References: Maximum 25 references. Text references to literature should be arranged alphabetical by author′s last name, following the standards of the journal′s technical format. Every author should be named in the References. In the text, when there are more than two authors, use the first author′s name and et al acompanied by the year of publication in parenthesis. When references are made to more than one paper by the same author, published  in the same year, refer  them to as a, b, c, etc. along with the year of publications in parenthesis. The year should be repeated in each citation if the author has more than one article mentioned.

Follow these examples:

Al-Talalwah, W. The inferior epigastric artery: anatomical study and clinical significance. Int. J. Morphol., 35(1):7-11, 2017.

In text: Al-Talalwah (2017)

Kopuz, C. & Ortug, G. Variable morphology of the hyoid bone in Anatolian population: Clinical implications- A cadaveric study. Int. J. Morphol., 34(4):1396-1403, 2016.

In text: Kopuz & Ortug (2016)

Castrogiovanni, P.; Mazzone, V. & Imbesi, R. Immunolocalization of HB-EGF in human skin by streptavidin-peroxidase (HRP) conjugate method. Int. J. Morphol., 29(4):1162-7, 2011.

In text: Castrogiovanni et al. (2011)

Standring, S. Gray′s Anatomy. The Anatomical Basis of Clinical Practice. 41st ed. New York, Elsevier, 2016.

In text: Standring (2016)

Nomenclature. The terminology should be used according to the last edition of the Terminologia Anatomica, Terminologia Histologica, Terminologia Embryologica,  Nomina Anatomica Veterinaria or the Nomina Anatomica Avium. The terms in Latin can be translated into the native language (English or Spanish).

  • The abbreviations or symbols must conform to the international scientific nomenclature. Use the International Measurement System (SI).

Cost of publications: Authors are encouraged to submit color illustrations when the color conveys essential scientific information. Color reproduction will be subsidized by the publisher, reducing author costs to  US300 per page. (Articles in black and white =US 300).

Sending of manuscripts


Sociedad Chilena de Anatomía

Casilla 54-D
Temuco – Chile
Tel.: (56-45) 232 5571