Instructions for Authors

Journal of Applied Cognitive Neuroscience follows the guidelines of the ICMJE (International Committee of Medical Journal Editors: Uniform requirements for manuscripts submitted to biomedical journals editors December 2014; www.icmje.org).

In concert with the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE), Journal of Applied Cognitive Neuroscience will require, as a condition of consideration for publication, registration of clinical trials in a public trials registry. Acceptable trial registries include http://clinicaltrials.govhttp://isrctn. orghttp://actr.org.auhttp://trialregister.nl, and http://www. umin.ac.jp/ctr. For this purpose, the ICMJE defines a clinical trial as any study that prospectively assigns human subjects to intervention or comparison groups to evaluate the cause-and-effect relationships between a medical intervention and a health outcome. The trial registry name and URL and the registration number should be included at the end of the abstract. Trials must be registered at or before the onset of patient enrollment.

In agreement with BIREME/PAHO/WHO recommendations for reporting of randomized trials, authors are advised to adhere to the guidelines in the CONSORT STATEMENT (www.consort-statement.org).

PERIODICITY

The visibility and accessibility of the published scientific articles are available in electronic format in open access, with semi-annual periodicity, continuous publication and it receives applications permanently throughout the year without charging fees.

 TYPOLOGICAL RULES:

  • Editorials: the opportunity and characteristics of the Editorials will be exclusively at the discretion of the Management.
  • Reviews: They will be published at the express invitation of the Editorial Committee and must document and synthesize current knowledge on a specific topic in the area of ​​concern. Spontaneous submission will not be accepted. They cannot exceed 4500 words. A summary in English and another in Spanish will also be attached, as appropriate, preceded by the corresponding title. Each abstract should not exceed 200 words. On the same page, 5 keywords in English will be specified according to the Index Medicus.
  • Original articles: clinical, clinical research, basic research and surgical works related to cognitive neurosciences will be considered. They should be as concise as possible. The text of the articles on experimental or observational works will normally, although not necessarily, be divided into sections with the following headings: Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, Discussion and Conclusions. A summary in English and another in Spanish preceded by the corresponding title will also be attached. Each abstract should not exceed 200 words, avoiding the mention of tables and figures. On the same page, 5 keywords in English will be specified according to the Index Medicus
  • Short communications: this type of work, which may not exceed 1,250 words, must introduce a new concept and will be published, as far as possible, quickly. It should not exceed 8 pages, with up to 15 references and no more than 2 tables or figures. A brief summary in English and another in Spanish will also be attached, as the case may be, preceded by the corresponding title. Each abstract should not exceed 200 words. On the same page, 5 keywords in English will be specified according to the Index Medicus.
  • Images in Neurosciences: they may correspond to photographs of patients, neuroradiological images or other iconographic material related to the specialty. Said images, not necessarily exceptional but illustrative, must be accompanied by an explanatory legend, as a whole, they must not exceed one printed page and 10 bibliographic citations.
  • Comments on Books: will be included in this section the commentary of books of the specialty of recent publication. The books will be sent by their authors to the Directorate of the Journal or selected by the Editorial Committee and the Director will assign a commentator. It cannot exceed 600 words.
  • Comments on relevant Articles: a member of the Editorial Committee will be in charge of assigning a Guest in each issue to comment on the 5 best articles of the year selected by the same. The comment of each one cannot exceed 400 words and must correspond to a critical review and not to a simple transcription of the abstract.
  • Letters to the Management: they may be sent to comment on works published in the Journal, in which case they will be answered by the author of the commented work, or to, very briefly, give an account of a new and recent finding. They cannot exceed 200 words, 6 references and 1 table or figure.

 EDITORIAL RULES

Language: Articles must be presented and written in English with a summary, abstract and keywords, keywords in English and Spanish.

Text

The text has a single line spacing, a 12-point font size, Times New Roman font, 2.54 margins on each side, justified. Italics are used instead of underlining (except in URLs), and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed in the appropriate places in the text, rather than at the end. All references must be cited within the text and have DOI or URL.

Description of methodological elements:

  1. Title: the title of the article to be published must be written in capital letters and must not exceed 15 words in length, descriptive of the categories and / or dimensions of the subject to be discussed, concise, attractive and original. Likewise, the author must insert a footnote indicating the research project from which the article is derived or proceeds (if applicable), research group and institution that finances the project.
  1. The author or authors: they must write their full names and surnames, in the order of position prior to the agreement between authors according to the scientific contribution of each one, additionally indicate in the initial footer of the article, their level of academic training starting with the highest degree obtained until relating the undergraduate degree, the group, body, line of research to which it belongs with the respective Higher Education Institution where it works and for the purposes of contacting it, the institutional email address, personal email, ORCID, city.
  2. Summary: It must be well structured, it must be concise and synthetic with the work done and it must not have more than 250 words, written in the same paragraph and without indentation. The abstract must contain in strict order. Introduction: a brief description of the problem or topic discussed. Objective / Purpose: research verbs should be used. Design / Methodology / Approach: briefly describe the methodological design implemented. Results / Findings: Describe the main scopes of the study and its importance for the neuroscience sciences. Originality / Value / Contribution: mention the contributions made in the area of knowledge. Conclusions: final considerations of the study that respond to the stated objectives / purposes.
  3. Keywords: A maximum of 6 keywords should be established, which are a brief idea about the content of the article and a reflection of the abstract. They must be arranged alphabetically. An initial indent is placed on it, then a colon at the end of the word, it begins in lowercase and ends without a period.
  4. Title in Spanish: It is the same title, but translated into Spanish.
  5. Abstract: The abstract is the literal translation into Spanish of the abstract.

Note: It is mandatory for the authors to enter the metadata requested by the OJS.

  1. Number of pages and letter: The article must be written in English and not exceed a maximum of 25 pages.
  2. Keywords: A maximum of 6 keywords should be established in English which are a brief idea about the content of the article and a reflection of the abstract. They must be arranged alphabetically.
  3. Graphs, Tables and Illustrations: include graphs, figures, tables, illustrations and photographs, in their original format (preferably in Excel, Power Point or in high resolution image format.

Tables:

  • List with Arabic numerals. Eg Table 1 (Top)
  • Give it a title in italics, brief, clear and explanatory. (Below Table 1)
  • Use 3 fillets or horizontal lines to make the table
  • No vertical lines should be placed. The headings identify the columns.
  • The basic content of the body of the table can be single or double spaced.
  • Letter 12 points (Body of the table).
  • Must have a Note. on italic
  • With a brief description and references from where it was adapted
  • Aligned to the left margin
  • No indents
  • Letter 10 points and double space.

Figures: (Graphs, diagrams, maps, drawings, photographs etc.)

  • Figures do not have a title.
  • The figure caption must have a legend Figure, numbered with Arabic numerals and in italics. Eg Figure 1. Which serves as a title. It works as an explanation of the figure, it should be a short but descriptive sentence.
  • Place the reference from where it was adapted as in the note in the table.
  • Aligned to the left margin.
  • No indentations.
  • Letter 10 points, double spaced.

BIBLIOGRAPHIC REFERENCES

 For the citation, the references and the presentation of tables and figures, the APA 6th Edition Standards will be used. The bibliography must be updated and it is also recommended to include the citation of relevant works published in Spanish cited in LATINDEX and / or LILACS.

Citation format

  • Textual or direct citation: Less or more than 40 words.

* Before starting the appointment there should be an introductory text prepared in your own words.

  • Less than 40 words.
  • Add introductory text. Quote with quotation marks immersed in the text, without a period.
  • Then the source goes to the end of the cited text, between parentheses and a period Ex. (Castro, 2017, p. 3).
  • More than 40 words.
  • Unfold it in a separate block from the text.
  • Omit the quotation marks.
  • Apply an indentation of 2.54 cm to the left margin.
  • If there are other paragraphs within the citation, add 1/2 cm indentation.
  • All citations must be double spaced.
  • Add introductory text, quote, period, then the source goes to the end in parentheses. Eg (Celin, 2017, pp. 2-3)
  • Non-verbatim or paraphrase citation:
  • It is immersed in the text.
  • Paraphrased citation, the Author, year, page and end point are placed in parentheses. Eg (Celin, 2017, p. 3).
  • Indirect quotes:
  • Gould (1989) attributes Darwin's success to his ability to make appropriate metaphors.
  • In a recent study about the impact of the telenovela industry in Latin America (Mazziotti, 1996) it is said that ...
  • Citation by Author: Less or more than 40 words

* Before starting the appointment there should be an introductory text prepared in your own words.

Less than 40 words.

  • Add introductory text. It begins with the author's last name and the year in parentheses. Eg Castro (2017)
  • The quotation goes with quotation marks immersed in the text, without a period.
  • Then in parentheses page or paragraph and period Ex. (P. 3). (pp. 2-3). (para. 3).
  • More than 40 words.
  • Unfold it in a separate block from the text.
  • Omit the quotation marks.
  • Apply an indentation of 2.54 cm to the left margin.
  • If there are other paragraphs within the citation, add 1/2 cm indentation.
  • All citations must be double spaced.
  • Add introductory text, source: Author (year) Citation, period at the end of the citation, then the page goes to the end in parentheses Ex. (P. 2)
  • Quotes from various authors:
  • Muñoz, Reyes, Covarrubias and Osorio (1991) point out that "the incorporation of women into the labor market (...) is the most important explanatory action in the modal configuration of the Chilean family" (p. 29)
  • "The incorporation of women into the labor market (...) is the most important explanatory action in the modal configuration of the Chilean family" (Muñoz, Reyes, Covarrubias & Osorio, 1991, p. 29).
  • There are three undesirable behaviors in the classroom: incompetence, indolence and irreverence (Kearney et al., 1991)

Referencing format

  • Book: A reference must contain the name of the author, the date of publication (year), the title of the work and the publication data (city, country and publisher). Each book has a description on the preliminary pages that provides the necessary data to make the bibliographic reference.
  • Example: Moreno C. F, Marthe Z. N. and Rebolledo S., L. (2010). How to write academic texts according to international standards: APA, IEEE, MLA, Vancouver and ICONTEC. Barranquilla, Colombia: Uninorte Editions
  • Book in electronic version
  • Surname, A. A. (Year). Title. Recovered from http://www.xxxxxx.xxx
  • Gutiérrez, H. (2013). Statistical quality control and Six Sigma. Recovered from http://ezproxy.cuc.edu.co:2264/?il=280
  • Book chapter: A book chapter is referenced when the book is with an editor, that is, the book consists of chapters written by different authors.
  • Surname, A. A., and Surname, B. B. (Year). Title of the chapter or entry. In A. A. Surname. (Ed.), Book Title (pp. Xx-xx). City, Country: Editorial.
  • Duncan, M., and Fajans, E. (2016). "Formative research": a way to build knowledge in legal training. In J. S. Trujillo (Ed.), Lessons and comparative experiences on the teaching of law (pp. 353-374). Sabaneta, Antioquia, Colombia: Unisabaneta Editorial Fund.
  • Articles from scientific journals.
  • Surname, A. A., Surname, B. B, and Surname, C. C. (Date). Article title. Name of the journal, volume (number), pp-pp.
  • Marenco-Escuderos, A. D, and Ávila-Toscano, J. H. (2016). Dimensions of social support associated with burnout syndrome in teachers of academic average. Psychological Thinking, 14 (2), 7-18
  • Journal article: variation according to the authors

An author

  • Surname, A. A. (Date). Article title. Name of the journal, volume (number), pp-pp.
  • Arias, G. (2015). One structure, two houses. Axxis, 262, 48-49.

Rom two to seven authors

  • All authors are written separated by commas and the last one is written "and".
  • Acosta, L., and Medina, R. (2015). The victim and his compensation in the Colombian penal systems. CUC Law Review, 11 (1), 39-58.
  • Astocondor, L., Chávez, G., García, Y., Montalvo, R. (2005). Malignant external otitis with ecthyma gangrenosum in a patient with HIV infection. Infectio: Journal of the Colombian Association of Infectology, 20 (1), 41-44.

Internet articles.

  • General form - online documents
  • Surname, A. A. (Date). Article title. Name of the newspaper. Retrieved from http: / / www. xxxxxx.xxx

Newspaper references.

  • General form - newspapers [Published on paper]
  • Surname A. A. (Date). Article title. Name of the newspaper, pp-pp.
  • Herrera D., L. (March 9, 2017). Venezuelan children, a dilemma for schools. aDN, pp. two.
  • Laws
  • Title or name of the law (Information such as the decree or resolution number) (Date of issue). Publication name, publication number, year, day, month of publication
  • Photographs

[Photograph of Name and Surname of the photographer]. (Place, year). Name of the collection. Location.

  • Symposiums and conferences

Author, A. and Author, A. (Date). Title of the presentation. In A. Last name of the president of the congress (Presidency), Title of the symposium or congress. Symposium or conference held at the congress Name of the organization, Place.

Olaciregui, J. (September 2010). Us and the myths. In N. Gil (Presidency), Nature, law and democracy. Symposium held at the IX Congress of the Colombian Association of Philosophy of Law and Social Philosophy (ASOFIDES), Barranquilla, Colombia.

  • Online thesis and degree projects

Author, A. and Author, A. (Year). Thesis title (undergraduate, master's or doctoral thesis). Recovered from http://www.xxxxxx.xxx

García, A. M. (2013). Design of the salary structure for the administrative area of ​​the company Aseocolba s.a in Bogotá (Undergraduate thesis). Recovered http://repositorio.cuc.edu.co/xmlui/handle/11323/116

  • Online encyclopedia

Surname, A. (Year) Title of the article. Encyclopedia title [Medium used]. Place of publication: Publishing house, URL Great planet encyclopedia [electronic version]. Barcelona, ​​Spain: Editorial Planeta, www.planetasaber.com

  • Blogs

Surname, A. (Day, month, year). Post title [Post in a blog]. Retrieved from http: / /www.xxxxxx.xxx

  • Cases

Name vs. Name, source volume page (court date).

 ABOUT SUPPLEMENTS

The Journal of Applied Cognitive Neuroscience will publish at least one supplement per year related to the Annual Congress of the Ibero-American Forum of Cognitive Neuroscience. It will be coordinated by the President of the Forum or the person designated by him and will include the opening or closing conference, the event program, the full text of the main conferences and the summaries of the papers presented.

The texts of the central conferences will adjust to the conditions referred to in the section Revisions and the summaries of the works to the regulation of the Congress but will not exceed 250 words each.

At the request of the Management or the Editorial Committee, other supplements may be issued for subject reviews.

 SHIPMENT DETAILS

 Articles must be submitted electronically through our OJS system. The article must be prepared strictly according to the style of the magazine (see below) with Microsoft Word word processors. Figures (composed of images, photographs or illustrations) must be included within the main article file at the end of the text and as separate files in high resolution PPT, JPEG, TIFF or PNG formats. In addition to the document, you must send the author information format, transfer of rights and letter of presentation of the article.

 STEPS TO UPLOAD A DOCUMENT TO THE OJS SYSTEM

1) Enter the journal's website (https://revistascientificas.cuc.edu.co/JACN/issue/current)

2) Register

3) Enter the option "make a new shipment"

4) Confirm that the document meets the shipping requirements (see shipments)

5) Load the shipment. In this step you must upload the original article with all the tables and graphs in place and taking into account the steps to guarantee an anonymous review (See below), the article presentation letter, author information format and Transfer of rights .

6) Enter the requested metadata in the system (name of the authors, article title, abstract, keywords and references)

7) Confirm and finalize the shipment.

 STEPS TO ENSURE AN ANONYMOUS REVIEW

To ensure the integrity of anonymous peer reviews of submissions to this publisher, every effort will be made to prevent authors from knowing the identity of the reviewers and vice versa. To do this, authors, editors and reviewers (who upload documents as part of the review) must verify that the following steps related to the text and the file properties have been followed:

  • The authors of the document have deleted their names from the text, and have used "Author" and the year used in the references and footnotes, instead of the name of the author, the title of the article, etc.
  • In the case of Microsoft Office documents, the author's identification must also be removed from the file's properties (see the File option in Word), by clicking on the options indicated below. Start with File in the main menu of the Microsoft application: File> Save As> Tools (or Options on Mac)> Security> Remove personal information from file properties when saving> Save.
  • In the case of PDF files, it is also necessary to remove the names of the authors from the Document Properties, which can be found in the File option in the main menu of Adobe Acrobat.

 ASSIGNMENT RIGHT

In accordance with the provisions of the copyright laws currently in force, publishers must have the explicit authorization of the authors.