Instructions To Authors

Scope and policy


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 anatomy in all its aspects-gross, histologic and developmental, as applied to medical practice, as well as morphological aspects of molecular, cellular, 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 previously either in whole or partly, 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.
Fono:56-452325570-452325571 Email:

Form and preparation of manuscripts

Manuscripts should be as concise as possible (no more than 12 pages long, including text, illustrations, and References). Only manuscripts written in English and Spanish will be considered. They should be organized as follows: title page, running title, summary and key words, introduction, material and method, results, discussion, summary and key words in Spanish (the summary translation will be made 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, running title not exceed 45 letters and spaces, and the name, address, phone and fax number, and the e-mail address of the corresponding author; if this manuscript (or grant) was subsidized, indicate the sponsorship and the number of the process at the bottom of the page.

The 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. Append three to five key words at the end of the summary.

Text: Introduction, Material and Method, Result and Discussion.

Tables and Illustrations: Tablas enumeradas con algorismos romanos e ilustraciones con algorismos arábicos, deberán estar en hojas separadas del texto. Tablas necesitan de títulos e ilustraciones de leyendas en hojas separadas. Para la reproducción de las ilustraciones, solamente buenos diseños a trazo. Si es necesario usar letras, números o símbolos transferibles.

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

References: Maximum 25 references. Text references to literature should be arranged chronologically by author’s last name, following the standards of the journal’s technical format. Every author should be named in the References. When there are more than two authors, use the first author’s name and et al.. 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, only in the first quotation. The year should be repeated in each citation if the author has more than one article mentioned.

Follow these examples:

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.

Moore K.L.; Dalley A. F. & Agur, A. M. R. Clinically Oriented Anatomy. 6th ed. Philadelphia, Wolters Kluwer/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2010.

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

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 250). All articles including the translation of the summary to Spanish will be reviewed at a rate of US $50- per article.

Sending of manuscripts

Dr. Mariano del Sol
International Journal of Morphology,
Facultad de Medicina
Universidad de La Frontera
Casilla 54-D
Temuco – Chile